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~ Horus ~

.....Male American Kestrel ....are not true kestrels and genetically are related to falcons which includes the Peregrine and Alpomado and Prairie falcons ...Read more

.....Male American Kestrel ....are not true kestrels and genetically are related to falcons which includes the Peregrine and Alpomado and Prairie falcons ...
..... Horus, Egyptian Hor, Har, Her, or Heru, in ancient Egyptian religion, a god in the form of a falcon whose right eye was the sun or morning star, representing power and quintessence, and whose left eye was the moon or evening star, representing healing. Falcon cults, which were in evidence from late predynastic times, were widespread in Egypt.
,,,,, In the myth of Osiris, who became prominent about 2350 BCE, Horus was the son of Osiris and Isis and was the nephew of Seth, Osiris’s brother. When Seth murdered Osiris and contested Horus’s heritage (the royal throne of Egypt), Horus became Seth’s enemy. Horus eventually defeated Seth, thus avenging his father and assuming the rule. In the fight, Horus’s left eye (i.e., the moon) was damaged—this being a mythical explanation of the moon’s phases—and was healed by the god Thoth. The figure of the restored eye (the wedjat eye) became a powerful amulet. Horus is also associated (sometimes as son, sometimes as partner) with the ancient cow-goddess Hathor, who is often depicted with cow’s horns, sometimes with cow’s ears.
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After the Storm
American Kestrel ...smallest of the falcons.
...Although not a true Kestrel ... DNA analysis shows the American kestrel to actually be genetically more closely related to the larger American falcons such as the aplomado, peregrine, and prairie falcons. The species has not been renamed as a result of these genetic analyses ...as of yet.
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yorkielad November 02, 2020
Excellent capture
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richardpetersen November 02, 2020
Thank you very much yorkielad ...!!!
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Cbreeze November 02, 2020
Great capture!
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richardpetersen November 03, 2020
Thank you very much Cbreeze ...!!!
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Arzhtatiana November 05, 2020
Nice work!
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richardpetersen November 06, 2020
Thank you very very much Arzhtatiana ...!!!
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NatureLoverJJWal November 06, 2020
Amazing action captured here in this photo!
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richardpetersen November 06, 2020
Thank you very very much GigiJim08 ...!!!
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RSeanC November 22, 2020
Beautiful
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richardpetersen November 22, 2020
Thank you very very much RSeanC....!!!
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Sun-Bee November 30, 2020
Amazing capture!!
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richardpetersen November 30, 2020
Thank you very very much patsydunn_6499 ...!!!
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RickL December 11, 2020
Excellent action photography
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richardpetersen December 12, 2020
Thank you very much RickL...!!!
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jeffgauthier December 21, 2020
Great shot!! I love the kestrel hawks!!
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richardpetersen December 21, 2020
Thank you very much jeffgauthier ...!!!
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terrymccollum December 27, 2020
I can't imagine how you got this shot but WELL DONE! One of my most favorite birds that have tried and failed to capture in flight. Love it!
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richardpetersen December 27, 2020
Thank you very much terrymccollum ...!!!
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texaaronpueschel January 31, 2021
Very good composition on this falcon.
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richardpetersen January 31, 2021
Thank you very much texaaronpueschel ...!!!
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