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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sun 06-Jan-13 02:06 AM
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"Falcon Perch"


Rocky Hill, US
          

The falcons seem to like this perch. It is about 12 feet high and overlooks two small corn fields. Also had a couple of Northern Harriers cruising by but not close enough for a decent image.

D300,300F4,1.7tc,ISO 400,hand held,manual

American Kestrel,F/8@1/1600


Merlin,F/8@1/1000


Peregrine,F/8@1/800


Rick





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Gamecocks Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jul 2010Sun 06-Jan-13 02:16 AM
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Joanna, US
          

Enjoyed viewing these fine shots. Thanks for sharing.

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sun 06-Jan-13 02:33 AM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Thanks John,I'm glad you enjoyed them.

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Rassie Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006Sun 06-Jan-13 02:19 AM
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Milton, CA
          

Beautiful pictures, Richard. The first two are great with the blue sky. The peregrine is still very well exposed, even though the sky was not cooperating. Looking at its leg, I feel like getting on my high horse again. We already have the technology to track animals invisibly. I wish the conservation folks would get with the times and find a way to track birds by other means than to put bands around their legs Someone needs to knock a few heads together....

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sun 06-Jan-13 02:43 AM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Thanks Koos. The first two were Friday and the peregrine was shot today under mostly cloudy skies.

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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Sun 06-Jan-13 02:26 AM
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Superb series Rick. Those shots belong in a frame. Well done....Scotty.

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sun 06-Jan-13 02:45 AM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Thanks very much for that great compliment,Scotty.

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Bump57 Silver Member Awarded for his high skill level in Landscape and Nature Photography and willingness to share his learning experiences to help others. Nikonian since 01st Apr 2007Sun 06-Jan-13 05:45 AM
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These are absolutely beautiful Rick! Your post work is very nice as well.

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sun 06-Jan-13 04:43 PM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Appreciate your comments,Scott,thanks.

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Plover, US
          

Dynamite shots Richard!

I honestly think a Kestrel will be the one bird I never will get a shot of. Super flighty!

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sun 06-Jan-13 04:51 PM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Thanks,Al. Both the Kestrel and the Merlin gave me only 2 or 3 shots before they took off in a flash. There were two snow covered small corn fields that were full of little birds that drew the hunters in. The Kestrel landed on a roadway post a few times but I could not get close enough to him. I think the Peregrine recognizes me and lets me walk pretty close without seeming bothered.(I've seen it many times over the last two months)

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Denver, US
          

Outstanding series Rick! It must be nice to have a reliable falcon pearch to shoot. Also thanks for the merlin ID. I had no idea what it was.

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sun 06-Jan-13 04:56 PM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Thanks,Vaughn. It was good one day and the next the small birds were gone as well as their hunters. I did catch sight of the Kestrel in the distance hunting so maybe I'll run into it again before winter is over.

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Excellent set of these hunters very clear and sharp. I like the no 1.

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sun 06-Jan-13 05:00 PM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Thanks,Pakku.

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Beautiful shots Rick. The Kestrel is stunning.

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Rocky Hill, US
          

Thanks,Linda. I agree,the Kestrel is a beautiful,but deadly,little bird.

Rick

  

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Ottawa, CA
          

Very nice shots. The second one looks like he/she is stepping out...

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sun 06-Jan-13 05:05 PM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Thanks,Victor. It was gone in a flash and I couldn't react fast enough to keep my lens on it but I did get a so so shot of the Kestrel in flight that I may post with a couple other flight shots(they are not all that good).

Rick

  

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Sunrise, US
          

Fine shot of the Kestral. Pretty bird, well captured.

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sun 06-Jan-13 09:22 PM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Thanks,Larry. Your comments are appreciated.

Rick

  

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Mississauga, CA
          

Great shots Rick, you're going to have to set up a remote camera at this site nad just let it shoot every few minutes!

They're all great but really like the Kestrel, haven't seen one in our area yet this winter. When the Northern Shrike are around, these seem to be scarce for some reason.

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Mon 07-Jan-13 12:37 AM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Thanks,Richard. I spent about 2 1/2 hours there today and only saw a far off Northern Harrier and the Peregrine at the top of a 50' tree. No little birds to prey on so no hunters. As I was leaving,I saw a large flock of sparrows arriving so maybe Monday will be a good day.

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Grimsby, CA
          

Very nice Richard. Great to see a merlin shot - even though the kestrel has great colour. The 300 f4 and TC-17E is certainly doing the job!

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Mon 07-Jan-13 10:49 AM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Thanks,Jim. I've seen the merlin a few times high up in the trees but this is the 1st and only time that it came low enough for a good image. I have been quite pleased with the results that I have been getting with the 300F4 lens with both the 1.4 & 1.7 tcs(Nikon).
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