Slamming on the Brakes

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© Chuck Homler
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Photo Info
UploadedDecember 1, 2012
TakenSeptember 9, 2012
ModelCanon EOS 7D
Exposure1/1600 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length400 mm

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Q: I've noticed that five of my uploads have " Hot" in front of the caption. Why are they caterogized that way ?

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This is a juvenile Peregrine Falcon. Its probably three or four months old in this image and it is still learning the ropes of high speed flight.

Over the mudflats of the Scarborough Marsh where the Jones Creek drains into the Nonesuch and Dunstan Rivers in Pine Point it prosecuted sandpipers, plovers and in this photo, a whimbrel.

The Peregrine Falcon is an endangered species in Maine. It is also the FASTEST ANIMAL ON THE PLANET and some have be clocked at 242 MPH in the "stoop."

In this case, this young and inexperienced Peregrine came in too fast and overshot his target bird. The band on the birds right leg is not indicative of a "local" bird and it is believed this youngster may have come south to Maine from Canada.

5 responses

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (1 Dec 2012):

    cool shot

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2012):

    Too close for comfort!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (1 Dec 2012):

    fab action capture

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (1 Dec 2012):

    Fantastic action shot!!! Enjoy the info on the Peregrine Falcon!

  • Drora Baharal

    Drora Baharal said (1 Dec 2012):

    excellent capture

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