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The Saker falcon (falco cherung)

The Saker Falcon is a raptor of open grasslands preferably with some trees or cliffs. It often hunts by horizontal pursuit, rather than the Peregrine's stoop from a height, and feeds mainly on rodents and birds. In Europe, Ground Squirrels and feral pigeons are the most common prey items. This species usually builds no nest of its own, but lays its 3-6 eggs in an old stick nest in a tree which was previously used by other birds such as storks, ravens or buzzards. It also often nests on cliffs.
(courtesy Wikipedia)
This bird is of course a captive bird and resides at that superb place -- the Hawk Conservacy Trust at Weyhill.

My very grateful thanks for all the wonderful c/c's on the Starling. I am indebted to you all. Particular thanks to John (johnke), Mike (Mike Smith), Stace (stace), David (johnjo58), Ken (franken) and Peter (jaktis) for the User Awards.

Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:300.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Dec 2012 - 1:10 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/4000sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Saker Falcon
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:11 Mar 2013 - 6:58 PM
Tags:Bird, Falcon, Hct , Nature., Pets / captive animals, Wildlife
Votes:89

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 7:01 PM

Super in flight capture..............GrinGrinGrinGrin

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 7:05 PM

Bingo, I was nearly firstWink great shot Ron

Last Modified By pluckyfilly at 11 Mar 2013 - 7:06 PM

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85856 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 7:10 PM

A good turn of the head, bringing the catch-light to the eye

A fine in-flight shot Ron

Adrian

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 7:12 PM

An excellent capture, Ron. Carol

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
11 Mar 2013 - 7:14 PM

Excellent capture Ron, great composition and detail,
Fred.

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 7:23 PM

Hi Ron, not easy to do but this BIF image is again fantastic. Presentation is exemplary...John

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Ted447
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11 Mar 2013 - 7:23 PM

A beautiful well taken image.TedGrinGrin

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 7:32 PM

Thank you all.
Ron

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sparrowhawk
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11 Mar 2013 - 7:37 PM

stunning shot

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 7:52 PM

Showing good plumage detail Ron. You did we'll to get this speed merchant so well in the frame. How much did you have to crop
Richard

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2013 - 7:54 PM

Great capture Ron.
Shaun

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 7:54 PM


Quote: Showing good plumage detail Ron. You did we'll to get this speed merchant so well in the frame. How much did you have to crop
Richard

Best for me to send you the original when I have a moment Richard.
Ron

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
11 Mar 2013 - 7:59 PM

Superb in flight capture!
Effrossini

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 8:05 PM

Excellent detail

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bobhowell
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11 Mar 2013 - 8:06 PM

Nice one Ron, stunning detail and so colourful.

Bob

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 8:30 PM

A finely detailed inflight capture Ron - great camerawork...

Mike

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johnjo58
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11 Mar 2013 - 8:57 PM

These birds are really fast so you have done really well here Ron
David

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 9:48 PM

Very good in-flight capture - like the angle it's flying at here.

Anne

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 10:05 PM

An informative narrative accompanying this fine in-flight shot, Ron.
Ronnie.

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franken
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11 Mar 2013 - 10:05 PM

Super image Ron.


ken

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ColinEJ
ColinEJ  8 United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 1:14 AM

Excellent in flight shot of "Drifter", with spot on exposure and position in the frame.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 7:24 AM

An excellent capture Ron - great plumage detail - done exceptionally well considering the speed they go

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 9:06 AM

fantastic. Took me half an hour to get a shot half as good as that!!

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
12 Mar 2013 - 10:08 AM

What a beauty this is Ron !! Excellent !

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 10:49 AM

Great shot
well timed Ron, I keep trying for these,
but too slow!
Lillian

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 739 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 11:16 AM

Beautiful subject matter, and fantastic detail considering the bird is in flight as well, very well done.

Best Matt

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FeatherFriend
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12 Mar 2013 - 11:32 AM

Superb in flight shot Ron, not as easy as some might think, lovely detail and like the composition, top marks Wink
Geoff.

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A Booth
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12 Mar 2013 - 12:00 PM

beautifully captured in flight image. excellent detail.

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Meheecho
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12 Mar 2013 - 1:16 PM

A fine well detailed capture
Steve

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 2:04 PM

Many thanks Ron, just looked at the original. Your marksman eyes were in for this one. Great tracking and capture.
Richard

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2013 - 6:47 PM

Thanks everyone.
Ron

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WindowonWildlife
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12 Mar 2013 - 6:47 PM

Now that wasn't easy Ron, excellent capture mate Wink

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Mike_Smith
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12 Mar 2013 - 9:37 PM

Cracking sharp inflight shot Ron

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bricurtis
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12 Mar 2013 - 9:47 PM

Excellent flight shot Ron.
Brian.

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Brian65
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13 Mar 2013 - 9:15 PM

WOW! fantastic shot Ron.
Brian

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2013 - 9:39 PM

Fantastic in-flight Falcon Capture ~

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 3:13 PM

Not only is it a beautiful bird, but also a very well taken image. Great against that blue bg.
Johanna

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AnnJ
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14 Mar 2013 - 4:50 PM

Beautifully captured. Ann.

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Snapitt
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14 Mar 2013 - 11:34 PM

Superb capture Ron. Excellent detail.

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User_Removed
15 Mar 2013 - 8:59 AM

A beautifully detailed capture.

Lucien.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 1:55 PM

Thanks everyone.
Ron

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NeilWigan
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15 Mar 2013 - 11:37 PM

A very well captured shot Ron ,great detail.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 9:59 AM

A perfectly timed and composed in flight capture, Ron. Lovely plumage detail and patterning showing to perfection on the outstretch wingspan and fanned tail.
Sylvia

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Glostopcat
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19 Mar 2013 - 9:41 PM

An exceptional inflight capture Ron, this beautiful and majestic raptor stands out so well against that clear blue sky

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senn
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22 Mar 2013 - 3:08 PM

fabulous capture here, Ron ..

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accipiter
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22 Mar 2013 - 3:45 PM

Superb flight capture Ron. A

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