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Finn 9 by EdgedFeather Finn 9 by EdgedFeather
Finn, my sponsor's Peregrine Falcon.

Please give me credit if you use my photo! I would love to see what you make, so send me a link! :)
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:icongamingkittyunderbed:
GamingKittyUnderBed Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awww, I love birds of prey :)
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Me too!
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GamingKittyUnderBed Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
<3 Birds of prey lovers unite!
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:iconbodybagsoto:
BodyBagSoto Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Such a beautiful bird.
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice capture. :)
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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:iconnikonfinest:
Nikonfinest Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Photographer
awww beautiful eyes on this fellow!
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yea, he is a super cute little guy :)
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PeregrineFalconLady Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww! I love his eyes, they're so innocent! :heart:
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I know, he's just so cute! :D
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:iconbetween-the-divine:
Between-the-Divine Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dat Detail! Super Macro?
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! No, it's just a standard zoom lens. :)
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:iconbetween-the-divine:
Between-the-Divine Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap, just imagine if you did use macro 0.o. I would be nervous to get so close haha, and your welcome!
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I want to get a Macro lens at some point! No worries, these birds are used to me, I help handle them.
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:iconsynari:
Synari Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great capture!
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconbroadwinger:
Broadwinger Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TOO CUTE!
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gotta love my little buddy!
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:iconcherrysapphire:
CherrySapphire Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I love Peregrine Falcons! Great pic :3
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:iconedgedfeather:
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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:iconterceleto:
terceleto Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
love these guys :)
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yea, he is a pretty neat little guy. Really hoping that we can get him going free soon. He has some issues with carrying his food and will try to fly off when you reach for his jesses when he is on the glove.
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terceleto Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sting has carrying issues, too, which resolve when I have him at weight [instead of 10g heavy].   I'm hoping to get him back to 475 and have a go this coming week.
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Maybe that's his issue. We are trying to get a good weight for him. So far, 610 seems to be a fairly good weight for him. He has some issues with hooding too. The guy we bought him from told us he hooded perfectly. NOPE!
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terceleto Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That can be a matter of technique and weight.  One of the birds here at work, if he's not 'on' he's kind of a pain in the butt for hooding... and if my co-worker does have to hood him he's an out-right butthead and very uncooperative.  My coworker's hooding technique is rough at best, it's not a smooth motion, he's kinda clunky and puts fingers on the back of the bird's head and pushes it into the hood... It took me weeks to get Razor to accept the hood to begin with [he came with an ill-fitting one] and then co-worker's handling issues rekindled the hooding problems.
It could just be however you guys hood him is different than how his previous handler did.
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I never thought about him being hooded differently before. That could be it. He gets very impatient with unhooding too. The second you touch the hood at all, he starts to freak out and jump around. My sponsor is way better at hooding than I am, but he has the same issue.
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terceleto Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
some people stroke the chest before hooding.. some with the chinstrap others with the braces, some don't do that at all. some have a light deft wrist flick sort of motion and others are more heavy handed. Individual technique and of course the bird's weight could play a lot into that.
I hold the topknot between my thumb and first two fingers, stroke the bird's chest gently with the back of the hood (or in the case of Elena and Nantucket let them bite the braces) for a couple times then quickly and gently slip the hood on. I make sure its seated correctly then tighten the braces.

Sting is superpro at launching the hood from his head after I get it on and go for the braces. He does this backwards lean then a quick flick of his neck forward and off it flies. Little brat ;) I was told accipiters never hood as nicely as falcons (especially passage birds)... he used to hood nice but now that he seems to have become accustomed to falconry life he does that launch every now and again.
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I have tried doing the stroking thing. Sometimes he doesn't mind it, other times he does. I know that the bird is supposed to be an imprint. I always wait a few seconds before I tighten the braces when I put it on, and wait until he is calm before I pop the hood off when I loosen it. He has been like this since we got him, so we kinda think the previous handler had issues with the bird that he just wasn't telling us. We lowered his weight a little, hoping to see if that helps a little. I am gonna really watch his body language a little more closely to see what he likes and what he doesn't. The first couple of times I hooded him he didn't seem to mind as much. He likes me more that he likes my sponsor.

It always gets me when they do that. It's always fun when a bird figures out how to take a hood off, even when it's tightened. My sponsor had a Gyrfalcon that would scratch at his hood a bunch and would end up getting it off. The hood fit him just fine, he would just keep messing with it until he popped it off!
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Canon EOS 50D
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F/8.0
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123 mm
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640
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Nov 19, 2013, 3:25:55 PM
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