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Caracara Quest 2015

 
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Nov 07, 2015 11:14 |  #1

Back in 2010 I saw my first Crested Caracara in Florida. I managed a distant shot but I don't think I've ever shared it anywhere. Still I was happy to have seen one since they don't make an appearance in my neck of the woods. This past spring I made it a priority to find these birds and fortunately I did with the help of a good friend. These are the last of this year's collection. The juveniles were more plentiful and somewhat curious about the guy with the big lens along the road. I didn't get as much action as I'd like too but maybe next time.

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This is what happens when you're shooting a static bird in portrait format and it decides to stretch its wings. I don't like to clip wings but this shot of an adult Caracara reminded me of the classic Bald Eagle pose.

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Nov 07, 2015 11:24 |  #2

Excellent set.
These guys are found very close to me in AZ but I've only seen one ever.



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Nov 07, 2015 14:20 |  #3

jhayesvw wrote in post #17775324 (external link)
Excellent set.
These guys are found very close to me in AZ but I've only seen one ever.

Great shots as always, Steve. And Jeremy, the only one I've ever seen was from the freeway outside Tucson, going about 75 mph - me that is.


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Nov 07, 2015 14:33 |  #4

I'm glad they've left your moniker as "Cream of the Crop" Steve, because you are, always producing top shots like these. And I agree, Caracaras are too cool. :)


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Nov 07, 2015 16:54 |  #5

very nice treatment of my very favorite subject


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Nov 07, 2015 17:59 |  #6

These are great,Steve!


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Nov 08, 2015 05:22 |  #7

I'd say you had a good day. Excellent shots, Steve. It seems I'm always where they ain't. :rolleyes:


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Nov 08, 2015 08:31 |  #8

Great set Steve! As usual. :) Congrats on finding them and thanks for sharing them. :)


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Nov 08, 2015 08:33 |  #9

Fan-tabulous !


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Nov 08, 2015 09:53 |  #10

Very nice Steve. As you might imagine, we don't have any in Montana so thanks for posting these!


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Nov 08, 2015 12:58 |  #11

Excellent shots Steve, these are quite impressive birds, not to be messed with.


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Nov 11, 2015 12:36 |  #12

Holy smokes Steve! These are just so damn good! I am jealous.


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