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One-point Landing


Posted by Gene Gwin on Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:59 am

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Photo of a Crested Caracara taken at Laguna Seca Ranch in South Texas January 5, 2018.

Nikon D5, 300mm lens, 1.4 TC, 1/2500 sec at ISO 2000.

Photographing with a friend on a very overcast day who was using his new Nikon D850 and allowed me to use his D5.  Have never photographed with anything that shot at more than 5 FPS.  The autofocus, ISO capability, and frame rate is amazing.  This image was taken at ISO 2000.

Look closely and you'll notice the Caracara is missing one leg.  He walks fairly well and is not targeted by the other Caracaras.

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by Jakejacoby on Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:29 am
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Great shot with everything the bird has is extended for landing - really nice Gene.
 

by david fletcher on Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:54 pm
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super shot Gene. Clocked that leg early as has super detail
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by swanuck on Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:20 pm
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nice landing pose
 

by Ron Day on Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:24 pm
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Wow, the wing spread and tail spread is wonderful, Gene. Great detail, color, and lighting.
 

by Karl Egressy on Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:21 am
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Wow, amazing image!!!
 

by Ed Cordes on Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:12 am
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Not only is this a nice shot of a landing with good detail and nice background. It shows a unique behavior adaptation due to the bird only having one leg. Thanks for sharing.
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by Antino_Cervigni on Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:49 am
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Excellent shot. Regards Antino
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by Alan Bryant on Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:00 pm
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Awesome landing pose Gene. Nice image
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by sraja on Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:15 pm
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Nice Image..
 

by joem on Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:56 pm
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Great landing pose Gene.
 

by Carol Clarke on Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:53 am
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Amazingly confident landing for a one legged bird, Gene! Excellent shot.
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by himadri roy on Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:58 am
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Look like a man wear a mask of the bird & jumping on the ground with his one leg. Phenomenal photograph.
 

by Sandy R on Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:09 pm
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I remember this guy at Laguna Seca - good to know he is still doing well.
Beautiful detail and excellent pose, and very sweet BG.
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