National Pride

© Doug Gould

National Pride

Sylvia Rossler 5/5/2006 10:48:03 AM

Beautiful shot of this caracaras Doug ! Very unusual shot and opportunity as they prefer to run rather than fly ! #440093

Gary G. Stewart 5/5/2006 10:53:45 AM

Great photo. Any time you have to crawl on your belly around cactus you deserve to get a good shot. #2728741

Tarun Bose 5/5/2006 11:42:31 AM

Great shot Doug. Excellent timing and lighting. Well done. #2728889

Gary Lange 5/5/2006 12:23:38 PM

Wonderful image, Doug!! And nice going in getting it, it isn't easy. #2729054

Jose R. Avina 5/5/2006 3:09:09 PM

Great job and beutiful composition. #2729513

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 5/5/2006 4:08:54 PM

WOW!!! What a great capture. #2729689

Janine Russell 5/5/2006 6:49:50 PM

Doug, great detail, lighting and exposure. #2730061

Doug Gould 5/5/2006 10:27:58 PM

Thank you all very much. I was in another world when I was shooting these beauties. But I'm sure you guys know the feeling! #2730544

Jo Berry 5/6/2006 4:01:22 PM

Absolutely fantastic!!! This must have been a real thrill..Congrats. #2732653

Donna J. Eaton 6/18/2006 5:45:38 AM

Okay, now I'm jealous! What a great experience! I'm pretty sure I know what world you were in while shooting these guys! :-) Great job! #2910554

Greg Briley 9/27/2006 8:10:21 PM

What a back yard you have there. I love this capture. I remember it so well on the POTD on your website. #3376648

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Description

This was shot in an area north of Cabo San Lucas that seems to be the home of a large population of Cara Caras, the Mexican national bird. My partner Linda noticed two gorgeous specimens perched on a Cordon cactus. So I made a quick u-turn, crawled on my belly under a barbed wire fence, scratched my way through some prickly desert scrub, and found myself within a few yards of them without being noticed. I began shooting away and nailed the flight shot I'd been hoping for.
1/2000 @ 6.3 - ISO 400 - 400mm

Uploaded on 5/5/2006 10:38:04 AM



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