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Finn 17 by EdgedFeather Finn 17 by EdgedFeather
My sponsor's Peregrine Falcon, Finn.

Feel free to use my photos as stock or references. Please give me credit if you use my photo! I would love to see what you make, so send me a link! :) (Smile)

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:iconnikonfinest:
Nikonfinest Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Photographer
So cute and perfection in black and white! 
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, I really love this one of him :)
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:iconnikonfinest:
Nikonfinest Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Photographer
Me too! Really great job!
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, I really love this one of him :)
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WilliamJCovello Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work! :)
Splendid capture! :)
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconwilliamjcovello:
WilliamJCovello Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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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 :)
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:iconedgedfeather:
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! :)
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innerviki Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
always a pleasure to take a closer look to a good piece :la:
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
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:icona-murmuration:
a-murmuration Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student General Artist
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.)
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:iconedgedfeather:
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! :)
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a-murmuration Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
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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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yea, you're right. Every once in a while I will go back and try something new with the birds. I try to get shots of them flying when I can. Still working on that though.

Thanks, there will be more for sure! :)
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Myrandas Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I think your use of black and white fits this photo nicely. I am not sure if there is an exact calculation for when to use it, I have always gone with my instincts.  I also like your framing. I like that you cut out most of the background to give Finn the attention. Good job.
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the comment, it's really appreciated! I am glad you like the photo! :) Instincts seem like a good thing to follow.
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Myrandas Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome.
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MimiManderly Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Oh, what a sweet expression!  "Who, ME grab and kill innocent little birdies on the wing???  Nahhhh... you must have me confused with some other bird...."
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha yea, it's hard to believe that cute little face could take down anything :)
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:iconmagicrat:
MagicRat Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
OMG THAT IS THE CUTEST WEE BABY!!!
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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Broken-Stone-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
A-Freaking-dorable!
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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Broken-Stone-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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RedFeatherFalconHawk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Could that picture be any more adorable?
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha thank you, yes he is definitely a cutie!
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PeregrineFalconLady Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

So cute!!! Does your sister have a Tumblr? I saw this picture on the peregrine falcon tag on Tumblr and the blog owner wrote something like "This is Finn and peregrine falcon that my sister works with" promoting your Facebook page and stuff, and I was like "OMG I know EdgedFeather!" in my head. Haha.

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xseakingxshinjitsux Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
That's Me. :)
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PeregrineFalconLady Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi :D
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep, that's my sister! I asked her for some help with promoting my photos! :D
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PeregrineFalconLady Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay cool :D Just making sure there wasn't a weird person out there impersonating your sister ;)
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, nope, it's all good! :)
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:iconbroadwinger:
Broadwinger Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That cute face!!
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I know right?!s
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:iconokemani:
OkeMani Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Sooooooooo beautiful...
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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