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Aplomado Falcon - sub species falco femolaris pichinchae

Discussion in 'Birds' started by mao ouyang, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Met up with a falconer who had an Aplomado Falcon. What a beautiful bird!

    Canon EOS-1D Mark III    ---    800mm    f/7.1    1/1000s    ISO 800

    Canon EOS-1D Mark III    ---    800mm    f/7.1    1/1250s    ISO 800

    Canon EOS-1D Mark III    ---    500mm    f/8.0    1/1250s    ISO 800

    Canon EOS-1D Mark III    ---    500mm    f/8.0    1/1250s    ISO 800

    Canon EOS-1D Mark III    ---    500mm    f/8.0    1/1250s    ISO 800

    Canon EOS-1D Mark III    ---    500mm    f/8.0    1/2500s    ISO 800
  2. BirdLady


    Jan 8, 2006
    Mao, those are beautiful!
  3. There were sightings of these guys hanging out near the Bosque del Apache store around the end of November last year. Unfortunately I never saw one in the wild - just a fuzzy photo in the store. They were recently re-introduced into the NM Rio Grande valley a few years ago - their traditional range.

    Your shots of this ultra-rare species are spectacular, Mao.
  4. Great looking bird and photo are great also. Hope by keeping some captive they can release some offspring into the wild.
  5. NO KIDDING! Love #6! But then they're all gorgeous! Lucky you for finding such a gorgeous subject! WOW, gotta look again.......
  6. Mao, another extrodinary series.
  7. Very cool Mao. Nice job. I want one of these for Christmas *-)
  8. Slingher


    Jun 30, 2007
    Titusville FL
    Wow! What an extraordinary looking bird. You have captured him beautifully. Another amazing set Mao.
  9. Mao,

    Fantastic shots. A beautiful bird indeed. Color on this bird looks
    a bit different but it's the same bird, isn't it?
    Thanks for sharing.
  10. beauties Mao, the last one is cool.
  11. Great stuff Mao!
  12. glewis1


    Aug 24, 2008
    Rochester, NY
    Very cool. The falconer had to have loved these shots!!!
  13. Thanks Debbie.

    Thanks Nick. I was all excited looking forward to seeing this bird at Bosque last winter but couldn't make it due to last minute family sickness. A good friend remembered me and invited me down for this shoot.

    Thanks Norm. Normally I don't shoot captive birds but this was an opportunity I couldn't turn down.

    Thanks Diane. I'm fortunate to have many friends who invite me for special occasions.

    Thanks Louie.

    Your wish list keeps getting higher and higher Mike.:biggrin: Thanks buddy.
    I'll see what I can do!

    Thanks Jessie. Hey, I've missed you, probably will see you in the Spring.

    Thanks Hide. Same bird but the South American one has more rufus coloring on the chest.

    Thanks buddy.

    Thanks Fred.

    Thanks. Yup, he's getting a whole set of 13 x 19's being sent to him as a gift.:biggrin:
  14. Mao these are another fine example of your great work. Beautiful bird and well captured.
  15. super captures, well done!
  16. I don't think I've ever seen a picture of this beautiful bird! What amazing markings! Thanks for sharing this. :biggrin:
  17. Caleb


    May 28, 2008
    New York
    Stunning pictures of a beautiful bird. What a pleasure to view your photographs.

  18. Met up with a falconer who had an Aplomado Falcon. What a beautiful bird!

    What a beautiful bird? But what a beautiful photo capture:wink:
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