Brown Falcon (immature)

Disturbed from his perch on this powerline I managed to catch him just as he took flight.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 5th July 2009, This photo: 11:25am

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  • [ Kane ] said:
    Fantastic glow on the feathers mate, how was your trip?
  • James Lagden said:
    Attempting the tightrope.
  • mlilasic said:
    great catch
  • accesser said:
    Defiantly love that glow from the sun shining through the feathers
  • SkattyKat said:
    Welcome back David - love the sun through the feathers as well
    Such gorgeous "markings" is that what they are called on birds ?? lol
    Well captured
  • Glen-Michael said:
    Great shot David.
  • Adam Randell said:
    Crystal clear detail with that back lighting David. So much detail mate!!
  • Out_and_About said:
    WOW - that is wonderful!
  • Cass n Dan said:
    This looks awesome :) well done
  • Jennifer Renee said:
    nice shot David
  • David de Groot said:
    Quite good :)
    Just spent the weekend at The Abbey too. Somewhat tired now.
    Indeed ;-)
    'twas fortuitous :)
    Thanks Kath :) Yeah markings will do.
    Thanks :)
    Pretty nifty eh ?
    Thanks Michelle :) I was pretty happy when I saw that on the LCD.
    Thanks Cass :)
    Thanks Jennifer :)
  • Mitch Lahey said:
    Very nice. The blue is very saturated and goes well behind the bird. You should edit the rope out :p
  • David de Groot said:
    I thought about editing the powerline out, but decided to leave it there as it was what he was sitting on just a moment before and kinda helps with the story.
  • dyoshida said:
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • photobitz said:
    Ooooh nice. Love the way the wings are lit.
    I came across one of these on the weekend but it was too far away to get any decent shots unfortunately.
  • David de Groot said:
    This one wasn't happy about me getting close either. If it wasn't for being in the car, I think it would have taken off long before I got this close.