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Rousing



Peregrine Falcon Rouses to put feathers back in place. Ahhh that feels good.

Peregrine Falcon Rouses to put feathers back in place. Ahhh that feels good.
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coffeebeannc PRO+
 
coffeebeannc September 20, 2011
Fantastic shot. Love his face.
cilla8 PRO
 
cilla8 September 20, 2011
I want me one of those LOL...gorgeous bird, and terrific capture :)
MRL2011 PRO
 
MRL2011 September 20, 2011
great capture!
andrew2
 
andrew2 September 20, 2011
Beautiful Raptor, Amazing Photo and Excellen Detail...You are fortunate to be able to work with these trained animals
KarenRoberts
 
KarenRoberts September 20, 2011
WOW! what a shot!
beetlestone
 
beetlestone September 20, 2011
Wow! What a capture! Is this a wild falcon or a tame one?
docdpp
docdpp August 08, 2013
This is my personal hunting partner a Peregrine Falcon.
slnemethy
 
slnemethy September 20, 2011
very nice!!!
Ladijane
 
Ladijane September 20, 2011
Utterly Outstanding Danny! BRAVO!!!!
docdpp
docdpp September 20, 2011
Thanks Robin, she is my other hunting partner. I have had her for two years. She is a full blood Peregrine Falcon
valzart
 
valzart September 21, 2011
Beautiful sweetheART ;~} Valz
dareco
 
dareco September 21, 2011
Fantastic!!! Awesome detail!!
dragonfly728
 
dragonfly728 September 22, 2011
Awesome shot! Love it!
desertpagan
 
desertpagan September 22, 2011
OMG! This is the most beautiful capture of a bird! Just a lovely and perfect shot!
aprilrena
 
aprilrena September 23, 2011
Wow! Awesome capture!
CamphorTreePhotography
 
CamphorTreePhotography September 23, 2011
Good shot!
KarenB
 
KarenB September 23, 2011
What an amazing capture ! Lovely detail & colors. You are a great photographer. I really enjoy looking at your work !
davidg
 
davidg September 26, 2011
I love raptors great photo! Dave
photojourney
 
photojourney September 26, 2011
Great raptor capture!!!
coffeebeannc PRO+
 
coffeebeannc September 26, 2011
This is the one.
docdpp
docdpp August 08, 2013
Thank you so much Tammy. I appreciate it.
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud September 27, 2011
Absolutely FANTASTIC capture, detail and color!
DianeCArtography
 
DianeCArtography September 29, 2011
Wow, awesome capture! He's gorgeous! I love the detail, expression, action and feeling when you look at him.
Dochart36
 
Dochart36 October 03, 2011
Stunning!
crazyphotolady PRO+
 
crazyphotolady October 28, 2011
Awesome capture! Aren't falconry birds just amazing??
ornani
 
ornani July 22, 2012
wow. great shot.
Venny
 
Venny July 24, 2012
Great capture!
jleiweke
 
jleiweke August 08, 2013
Congrats!
Krishna_Kumar
 
Krishna_Kumar August 08, 2013
Great shot! Congrats on being featured!
kasper PRO+
 
kasper August 08, 2013
congratulations. Terrific shot.
caveman
 
caveman August 08, 2013
very nice
d0nn3112009 PRO
 
d0nn3112009 August 08, 2013
awesome!!!
GordonD
 
GordonD August 08, 2013
wow, conggratulations
cilla8 PRO
 
cilla8 August 08, 2013
WTG Danny, fantastic capture...Well deserved feature!! :)
dalepausinga PRO
 
dalepausinga August 08, 2013
nice capture
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade August 08, 2013
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works.
photosue50 Premium
 
photosue50 August 08, 2013
Awesome
hotpixel
 
hotpixel August 08, 2013
Eye level with the bird... awesome pov... congrats on your feature !
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet August 08, 2013
great shot, nice detail,congrats
mylene_ralph
 
mylene_ralph August 08, 2013
What a fantastic shot, congratulations on being featured, well deserved.
Pinhole Premium
 
Pinhole August 08, 2013
Wonderful image Danny, the eye contact puts us in the moment!! Congratulations on a beautiful work and well deserved Feature.
catini
 
catini August 08, 2013
Great capture and DOF, congrats on your feature!
Juliamclean PRO+
 
Juliamclean August 08, 2013
Congratulations! Beautiful capture......
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair August 08, 2013
Pretty capture!
avguzzi Premium
 
avguzzi August 08, 2013
WOW...very nice
iceman2
 
iceman2 August 08, 2013
Wonderful shot.Congrats!
Qasica
 
Qasica August 08, 2013
OH WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's a absolute masterpiece!!!
VHiggins
 
VHiggins August 08, 2013
awesome capture...congratulations on your Feature!
HiCon
 
HiCon August 08, 2013
WOW!
lisawiza
 
lisawiza August 08, 2013
beautiful capture. love the colour, great clarity. congrats!
docdpp
 
docdpp August 08, 2013
Thank you everyone for the congratulatory remarks! I really appreciate all the kind words and complements. I have to admit I am really excited to finally have a feature photo. I am humbled this image was chosen given all the wonderful images uploaded daily to this site.

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Danny Pickens
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter August 08, 2013
Great image. Congrats. - Jake
djensen Platinum
 
djensen August 08, 2013
Fantastic shot, congrats on the feature!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta August 08, 2013
Fabulous portrait. Congratulations on being featured.
Etna PRO+
 
Etna August 08, 2013
great
Thimbee
 
Thimbee August 08, 2013
Cute! Fantastic capture! Congrats
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 August 08, 2013
Awesome capture! Great detail and color and eye contact! Love it! Congrats!
PKnot
 
PKnot August 08, 2013
Fantastic! And what a pose!
PKnot
 
PKnot August 08, 2013
Fantastic! And what a pose!
dStyle
 
dStyle August 08, 2013
This is truly an amazing shot!!!
PhotoAlaska
 
PhotoAlaska August 08, 2013
very nice
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 August 08, 2013
Fantastic shot, beautiful bird. She does look a little ruffled! Congratulations on being featured!
CoffeeBear
 
CoffeeBear August 08, 2013
Breathtaking, bravo!!
Tkay
 
Tkay August 09, 2013
Wow! Perfect timing! Congrats!
SVRphotography
 
SVRphotography August 09, 2013
beautiful
caiotorrado
 
caiotorrado August 10, 2013
perf!!! congrats
Maloptics2
 
Maloptics2 August 11, 2013
Breathtaking!
sreesriyakm
 
sreesriyakm August 13, 2013
really awesome!!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 18, 2013
Great shot! Congrats.
FreddieMeagher
 
FreddieMeagher August 18, 2013
Amazing
SherranAndersen
 
SherranAndersen August 20, 2013
Nice clarity and eye contact.
SuretoShine
 
SuretoShine August 21, 2013
Amazing photo
nathanstinson
 
nathanstinson August 22, 2013
Wow! Talk about strike the pose!!!!!!!!!!
PhotoLux
 
PhotoLux August 22, 2013
Very skilled capture!
gail_yeah Premium
 
gail_yeah September 06, 2013
simply stunning capture!
EnjoyingLife
 
EnjoyingLife September 17, 2013
Just beautiful
maureenlight
 
maureenlight September 28, 2013
Nice shot! Intensity ever present in the eyes..
DarleneCox
 
DarleneCox September 28, 2013
Beautiful shot.
pattyheckathorn
 
pattyheckathorn October 19, 2013
Love this! What a great picture!
StefCarle
 
StefCarle November 19, 2013
Nice!!
sharischultzmccollough
 
sharischultzmccollough November 29, 2014
Wow!!!!
melda PRO
 
melda December 06, 2014
Beautiful bird.
sydneyosbourne
 
sydneyosbourne February 04, 2015
Kudos!
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe September 16, 2017
Really cool shot!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my back yard, with the bird tied out to a perch.
Time
Early Morning golden hour.
Lighting
This was taken in natural light. The sun had just risen and was perfect for this photo.
Equipment
Taken with a Canon 7D, and a 70-200mm L series lens.
Inspiration
This is my captive Anatum Peregrine falcon. She has a habit of taking her early morning bath and then rousing (putting her feathers back in place by shaking). I knew this so I got on the ground and prepared for her to rouse, snapping a series of photos as she did. I feel the eye-level shot and the strong focus on the eyes, makes the shot!
Editing
No post processing except slight cropping.
In my camera bag
I always have my 70-200mm, my 24-105mm, and my 400mm handy when I am out shooting.
Feedback
Find a falconer and befriend him or her. Often times they will allow photographers to come over and shoot their birds. This is an excellent way to get up close shots of birds of prey.

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