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Camera Data

Canon EOS 50D
Shutter Speed
1/64 second
Focal Length
116 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Feb 19, 2014, 12:09:46 PM
EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
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Finn 17 by EdgedFeather Finn 17 by EdgedFeather
My sponsor's Peregrine Falcon, Finn.

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WilliamJCovello Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work! :)
Splendid capture! :)
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
WilliamJCovello Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
innerviki Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
I like the perspective from which you show the bird :nod:
falcons are very slender while this one here seems to be really well built,
furthermore, the position of his head and beak
makes me feel like he's going to peck Your lens right away :D
I find this capture very creative,
however I do wonder how it looks in colour...
and I do believe that the shot would benefit much from a colorful scheme,
although it's very interesting how it is now :)
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I am very lucky that this bird is pretty curious, so when I get close, he sometimes has a goofy way of looking straight at me.

I honestly don't remember what it looks like in color anymore! But thank you for your input! I appreciate it! :)
innerviki Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
always a pleasure to take a closer look to a good piece :la:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
belfastrush Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This cannot be faulted as an idea -- I mean, who doesn't like birds of prey, right? Rendering it into b&w also eliminates the distraction to the eye provided by the colours in the wings and beak. Your sharpness is good overall, though (it might just be me and my eyesight), Finn's eyes seem . . . soft? Not wholly, terribly out of focus, just not as sharp as they could have been, as the feathers and beak between them are. His posture is great, the slight tilt makes the image seem far more dynamic than if you'd captured him sitting straight on -- the contours of his body leads the eye through the image and down eventually to the blurred feet. This blurring I find really effective, because it is merely the suggestion of his fierce talons and the power therein, without explicitly showing them; instead the focus is on the intelligence of Finn's expression. As Myrandas said, your framing/cropping is well-balanced and only enhances the photograph. 

(Side-note: I wonder, have you any photos focusing on the feet/talons/claws of the birds? I personally think that could turn out to be really interesting.)
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, thanks for the long comment! It's really appreciated!

I have a tough time with focusing well with that lens when I am that close. I sometimes end up getting too close without realizing it until after I take a few shots and look at them close enough. I struggle sometimes with getting new and interesting photos of the birds. I have tons of photos of him straight on. But after a while, everything just sorta starts to look the same to me.

I have thought about that before, haven't in a while though. It's a great thought! I will have to see what I can do!

Again, thank you! Glad you liked my photo! :)
belfastrush Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sure everything does begin looking the same -- it's unfortunate in one way, but in another it forces you to think and get creative like you did here. I have to confess to not being stellar at focusing myself, thus I only mentioned it because it might have been that you focused so sharply on a portion of his face you didn't mean to. 

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your bird shots soon! :D
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