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Juvenile Crested Caracaras

Posted by Gene Gwin on Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:31 am

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Photo taken at Laguna Seca Ranch in South Texas last week.

Nikon D810, 300mm lens, 1/2000 sec at f/5.6, ISO 640.

There's always a dominant Caracara at every gathering.  This shows the dominant Caracara with his head back.  They seem to do this whenever they are proud of something they just did or just want to show off.

Better detail if you click on the image.

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by john on Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:55 pm
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Nice interaction! Looks like it could go just a tad darker on my screen.

by Karl Egressy on Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:35 pm
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Excellent poses. I love the expression on the face of the other one as well.

by Ed Cordes on Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:19 pm
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Really interesting behavior. Good detail and techs are spot on.
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by Greg Oakley on Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:27 pm
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They look like a really charismatic species, Gene.
Nice behavior capture here - and another vote for a touch darker

by joem on Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:01 pm
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Great action caught here Gene.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:42 am
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Great interaction and capture of this moment!
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