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Crested Caracaras


Posted by Gene Gwin on Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:50 am

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Photo taken at Laguna Seca Ranch in South Texas March 27, 2019.

Nikon D7500, Nikon 300mm f/2.8, 1/2500 sec at f/6.3, ISO 400, FF.

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by SantaFeJoe on Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:15 pm
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Great trio and the BG nicely mirrors to branch and birds. Nice you got the eyes of all three.

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by Jakejacoby on Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:26 pm
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Nicely done Gene. How many Caracara's would you say are around the ranch these days?
 

by Ron Day on Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:45 pm
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A great lineup of these Caracaras, Gene. Beautiful lighting and detail. Very nice!
 

by Gene Gwin on Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:20 pm
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Jakejacoby wrote:
Nicely done Gene.  How many Caracara's would you say are around the ranch these days?


Jake, Starting in about April is the "off-season" for Caracaras.  Most of the adults have paired up and are on nest.  Some adults come in, but most are Juveniles.  Personally, I prefer photographing Juveniles because their feathers are lighter and that allows the camera to capture better detail in the feathers.  When I say off-season, I mean there are about 15 to 20 Caracaras that will come in.  The most Caracaras that I've seen at one time is probably about 100.  At some point, it becomes pretty hard to count them when they're all moving around.  Thanks for asking.
 

by peter makuch on Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:17 pm
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a great pleasant image to look at, wright on GENE.
 

by Jim_B on Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:26 pm
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Outstanding image! Love how the outer birds are looking into the frame at the center bird.
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by Dan Kearl on Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:02 pm
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3 good head angles..lovely BG, perch,
I need to come to your ranch.
 

by himadri roy on Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:32 am
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Fantastic story telling image.
 

by Moby Dick on Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:46 am
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I like the way there just standing around.  This appears to be fairly typical behavior for the species.  Excellent job on the color, detail, light.
 

by david fletcher on Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:23 pm
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very well done Gene.  Good trio and the eyes showing.
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by Karl Egressy on Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:07 pm
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Looks like they have a discussion going on. Great shot.
 

by Mako_Elite on Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:50 am
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Very nice group photo. Caracara reunion :-)

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