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Peregrine Falcon

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 3 June 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Picture taken at the Medieval Fayre in Jarrow on Sunday 22nd. May, this Peregrine Falcon was part of a display team.

PENTAX K100D 1/350 second F/6.7 ISO 200 199 mm (35mm equiv.)

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chakrapani from Hyderabad, India

That is a very sharp shot ! how far was the bird !

3 Jun 2011 5:52am

@chakrapani: Probably about twenty feet away, not far at all really.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Excellent light and details!

3 Jun 2011 5:53am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Great capture and light

3 Jun 2011 6:08am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

excellent close-up of the falcon!
very sharp and perfect focused on the eye.

3 Jun 2011 6:41am

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Lovely bird, cracking sharp shot.

3 Jun 2011 6:55am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Feather sharp, and well separated from the background-lovely!

3 Jun 2011 7:51am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Brilliant sharp shot of this beautiful bird

3 Jun 2011 8:04am

STEED from D, France

Excellent !!!!!!!! Excellent !!!!!!!!!!

3 Jun 2011 8:32am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

3 Jun 2011 8:55am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Wow! What fabulous portrait !!!!!! 5 *. Nice day.

3 Jun 2011 9:23am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent framing and superb close up!

3 Jun 2011 11:07am

Marc from Montpellier, France

Great shot, very crisp!

3 Jun 2011 11:55am

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

magnificent creature well framed and focused! nature's power and beauty nicely captured :)

3 Jun 2011 12:07pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Sharp - down to the last feather! A proud looking falcon - perfect angle you get to show the glint of light in its eye.

3 Jun 2011 12:11pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful capture of the intensity of this raptor's eye Curly! ;-)

3 Jun 2011 12:40pm

Zorilla from H, T & E, United Kingdom

Magnificient bird - Could it be Kes, just flown up from Barnsley?

3 Jun 2011 12:50pm

tataray from france, France

Magnifique capture. Un beau portrait )

3 Jun 2011 1:13pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Impressive. Nice light, colours and sharpness.

3 Jun 2011 1:22pm

Florence from Paris, France

Fantastic and unique portrait of a falcon. How beautiful they are. Born to fly and hunt.

3 Jun 2011 1:33pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

I like the clear colors and the eye. Nice portrait.

3 Jun 2011 1:39pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Beautiful portrait of this falcon.

3 Jun 2011 2:23pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


3 Jun 2011 3:08pm

dean musgrove from Simi Valley, United States

Wonderful! This falcon's eye is as trained on you as your lens is on it.

3 Jun 2011 3:09pm

cristoF from montbéliard, France

un superbe oiseau!bravo pour cette photo.

3 Jun 2011 3:44pm

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

stellar image!!

3 Jun 2011 4:29pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Beautiful portrait. I like the coloring.

3 Jun 2011 4:46pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent light and details, Wonderful!

3 Jun 2011 5:05pm

Gipsy Ele from Basauri, Spain

..superbe close-up with a terrific (I remember this word from you!;-) ) clarity.. :-)

3 Jun 2011 5:39pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great portrait of this powerful bird. The look in his eye almost says "don't mess with me"!

3 Jun 2011 5:42pm

alex centrella from California, United States

great shot !

3 Jun 2011 6:22pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Now that´s a sharp beak! and so close - lovely details on his face, they do look so very intelligent, don´t they?

3 Jun 2011 6:49pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Serious fellow...Stunning portrait! Undoubtedly 5*!

3 Jun 2011 6:57pm

skarlet from kerman, Iran

great composition and great colors!
well done

3 Jun 2011 7:01pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What a portrait

3 Jun 2011 7:03pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastic *****

3 Jun 2011 7:13pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

ABSOLUTELY ASTOUNDING ... a super shot in all ways, Curly!

3 Jun 2011 7:36pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great portrait full of details, well done !

3 Jun 2011 7:47pm

gobou from Bamako, Mali

The quality is outstanding and the capture very nice

3 Jun 2011 8:13pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom


3 Jun 2011 9:03pm

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

Crips and sharp and I can see you in his eyes!

3 Jun 2011 9:36pm

Dulang from United States

Crystal clear image...beautiful! Where is South Shields?

3 Jun 2011 10:22pm

@Dulang: South Shields is on the coast in north east England at the mouth of the River Tyne - [url=South Shields is on the coast in north east England at the mouth of the River Tyne - here.]here.

José Carlos Caria from Lisbon, Portugal

Fantastic detail. Just amazing. Congrats.

4 Jun 2011 12:03am

Amuse Bouche from Pomona Park, United States

Again, an excellent job. Superb, marvelous and other superlatives!

4 Jun 2011 3:33am

marci from in, Morocco

fantastic! majestic creatures, aren't they?

4 Jun 2011 6:38am

Stefanie from France

Excellent. The falcon looks you in your eyes.

4 Jun 2011 9:09am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful capture with great detail seen in the falcon's plumage. I love the reflection in the falcon's eye as well.

4 Jun 2011 11:45am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Oh wow! What a gorgeous creature! I wouldn't want to be on his bad side!)

4 Jun 2011 1:37pm

Yonatan from New York, United States

Beautiful shot with wonderful focus and DOF!

4 Jun 2011 2:39pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful, So sharp. Great capture ... :)

4 Jun 2011 3:16pm

Roland from Manila, Philippines

great portrait of the falcon...very sharp and detailed...impressive!

4 Jun 2011 5:23pm

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

thisi is very beautiful!

5 Jun 2011 4:05pm

Rebecca from Oregon, United States

My favorite bird. Beautiful capture. Everything works.

5 Jun 2011 4:53pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A very beautiful creature! Well captured!

5 Jun 2011 5:34pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States


6 Jun 2011 2:08am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Wonderful capture..nice clarity,colors and details...

6 Jun 2011 5:08am

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Wonderful details!

6 Jun 2011 4:33pm

Judith from Linz, Austria

Great portrait!

6 Jun 2011 8:30pm

LM from Aix en Provence, France

very nice capture, well done

9 Jun 2011 9:30am

Taina from Madrid, Spain

Wow! Excellent!

12 Feb 2012 11:59am

1/350 second
ISO 200
199 mm (35mm equiv.)