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Viera Caracara in flight

Discussion in 'Merritt Island VI' started by DW Brewer, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. DW Brewer

    DW Brewer Guest

    On February 3 I spent the afternoon imaging flight sequences of the Caracaras at Viera, as the birds flew between their roost tree and the nest. I was joined by Kristinb (Kristin) and Clix Pix (Connie). Here are three images from one such sequence.

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  2. johncarol


    Jan 31, 2006
    SW Florida
    Nice shots and poses Dave, shame the light was not a little lower.
  3. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Excellent set Dave.
  4. KristinB


    Apr 12, 2007
    Stafford, VA
    Fabulous, Dave, your patience was rewarded -- how long were you there that afternoon? Three hours, right?
  5. DW Brewer

    DW Brewer Guest

    Right at three hours. In that period of time, I observed 8 takeoff sequences: 4 times the bird(s) went out the front; 4 times they went out the back. All the landings took place from the back, so branches obscured the actual landings (sigh). I went to MIVI with a priority of obtaining Caracara BIF images. The four good sequences gave me about 25 very good images with several other poses; aka "bird on a stick" gendre.
  6. luisv


    Feb 8, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    Excellent series, David.
    That's a bird I didn't get to see at Viera.
  7. Ooh, Dave, these are so nice! Lucky you! I'm glad that your patience was rewarded after standing there so long! I was happy to at least just SEE a caracara......maybe next year I'll be able to capture one in flight, too! They are most unusual looking birds, aren't they? Really cool!
  8. Your patience paid off Dave. Well done.
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