Peregrine Falcon

© Paul Michko

Peregrine Falcon

Paul Sikora 9/28/2006 2:04:37 AM

Paul, some great detail in this image. Beautiful bird, nicely framed #530541

Lynne Morris 9/28/2006 2:07:58 AM

Wonderful image Paul, great detail! #3377669

Margaret Sikora 9/28/2006 2:10:11 AM

IM sorry Paul but as much as it hurts me (lol) I have to agree with Paul S on this one ,it is beautiful and such a sad story ,but he will be well looked after their . #3377677

Sherry S. Boles 9/28/2006 2:32:30 AM

What a sad story...No wonder he looks so mad! :)
Wonderful capture of this beautiful bird! #3377723

Glenn E. Urquhart 9/28/2006 2:33:16 AM

Stunning capture of a magnificent creature, Paul!!! Excellent color, lighting, Detail, contrast, very well composed and quite beautiful! Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #3377726

Alan L. Borror 9/28/2006 2:36:24 AM

Beautiful color and detail, Paul! My understanding is that once in captivity, birds of prey are often rejected by the their community if released. #3377735

Roxanne M. Bubar 9/28/2006 2:38:30 AM

Awesome details, colors and capture. #3377745

Donald K. Cherry 9/28/2006 2:44:17 AM

Beautiful portrait, Paul! #3377782

Carolyn M. Fletcher 9/28/2006 2:51:45 AM

Great portrait of this guy! #3377824

Renee Doyle 9/28/2006 2:54:39 AM

Fantastic detail and close up Paul!!!!! #3377844

Paul E. Earl 9/28/2006 3:16:11 AM

A sad story but it least there are some positives to it.
A wonderful capture of this beautiful bird. #3377921

Wally Orlowsky 9/28/2006 3:23:53 AM

What a stunning portrait of this marvelous bird, Paul! #3377955

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 9/28/2006 3:27:06 AM

Awesome clarity on this great portrait! #3377982

Bobby Ray Goodman 9/28/2006 3:27:46 AM

Wonderful image Paul,great detail and color.The thing is,he has a home!!!!!! #3377987

Nadine A. Lewis 9/28/2006 3:29:51 AM

Beautiful capture of this amazing bird, Paul! So sad he is damaged but thankful there are places to keep them. Well done!

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ADILSON F. FERREIRA 9/28/2006 3:35:43 AM

Wonderful capture Paul!!!
Great details!!! #3378049

Su Sana E. P 9/28/2006 3:36:14 AM

Awesome details on this cute bird, Paul. I'm happy that he'll be safe for rest of his life. #3378053

Joy Rector 9/28/2006 3:47:03 AM

beautiful shot, beautiful bird #3378151

Vicki Hunt 9/28/2006 3:59:38 AM

Great capture! Wonderful story! #3378242

Bonnie C. Lackey 9/28/2006 4:12:55 AM

Great that he'll have a safe haven - nice portrait, Paul. #3378346

Jeff W. Robinson 9/28/2006 4:32:11 AM

Great portrait of him Paul! It is nice to see that he has a good home now to look after him! Jef #3378493

sharon K. King 9/28/2006 4:42:18 AM

Great clarity and lighting on this Paul, wonderful detail. #3378572

Agnes Fegan 9/28/2006 4:48:42 AM

Beautiful details...glad he has a safe haven now! #3378622

Alison Greenwood 9/28/2006 5:06:41 AM

One word Paul...WOW!!! #3378725

Terri L. Scribner 9/28/2006 5:12:12 AM

Fantastic details on this stunning falcon! At least he has a home that can help him considering the neurological problems!! #3378773

Donna J. Eaton 9/28/2006 5:14:14 AM

It's a gorgeous Peregrine! I'm glad he was rescued and I think it's great that you support the conservatory. Of course, I'm a little biased! I'm very fond of the Peregines we have at our center! #3378789

Gail Vitikacs 9/28/2006 6:28:45 AM

Love the details and the story! #3379185

Melissa Gurdus 9/28/2006 6:55:08 AM

Wonderful capture of this magnificent Peregrine. Sad that he has permanent health issues but a great thing that there are rescues for these birds and animals. We adopted a rescue bird..a male Eclectus... about two years ago with a lot of health issues. #3379290

Patty Razonable 9/28/2006 7:06:13 AM

Fabulous capture and details, Paul!! #3379343

Tarun Bose 9/28/2006 7:10:15 AM

Fantastic capture with great details and lovely lighting. A winner. Well done Paul. #3379363

Paula Dwyer 9/28/2006 7:14:29 AM

Incredible detail, clarity and lighting. My heart goes out to this magnificent bird. Im glad he is in a safe place. Fantastic image and info on his history. :)
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Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 9/28/2006 7:54:46 AM

Oh WOW, Oh WOW!!!! What a gorgeous image!!!!! ^.^ Kitty #3379632

Lisa D. Greer 9/28/2006 8:05:36 AM

Great image of a majestic creature Paul! :) #3379680

Janine Russell 9/28/2006 8:13:18 AM

Paul, excellent detail, colors, clarity and lighting. #3379720

Carla Metzler 9/28/2006 8:19:18 AM

Great colors and detail, Paul! #3379749

Rakesh Syal 9/28/2006 8:32:46 AM

Wonderful image Paul, great details!
A winner in my books!

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Karen Engelbreth 9/28/2006 9:10:44 AM

Wonderful image, Paul - great details! #3380019

Pamela Shane 9/28/2006 9:15:27 AM

Awwww - poor baby! At least he will have a good life, & was saved. Superb
coloring & details in the feathers Paul. :) #3380034

Ronald F. Fischer 9/28/2006 9:33:02 AM

Wonderful capture and story, Paul! #3380112

Stephen Zacker 9/28/2006 10:03:57 AM

Amazing detail you have captured #3380225

Jessica Jenney 9/28/2006 10:13:40 AM

Beautiful capture and increadible detail, Paul!!! #3380285

Arya Bandyopadhyay 9/28/2006 10:40:01 AM

What a fantastic capture, Paul!! #3380418

Shirley L. Carpenter 9/28/2006 11:13:08 AM

WOW!! Wxcellent detail, composition and capture Paul!!! #3380537

Jo Berry 9/28/2006 12:38:31 PM

Outstanding capture--love the detail and lighting. Wonderful portrait!!!Glad he was rescued!! #3380837

Jill Odice 9/28/2006 1:13:15 PM

Beautiful detail here Paul! #3380981

Pat Gamwell 9/28/2006 2:15:45 PM

WOW! This has a 'jump out of the monitor' clarity, Paul! Fabulous details! I'm so happy to hear he is being protected. #3381316

Claudia Kuhn 9/28/2006 2:38:46 PM

Great close up of this falcon Paul, I like how you captured its mouth open. #3381417

Paul Michko 9/28/2006 5:04:35 PM

Thank you all so much!!! #3381838

Nadya Johnson 9/28/2006 5:38:53 PM

Here's another "WOW!" This is an OUTSTANDING capture, Paul!! He's a beauty. Glad he'll have a home at the Conservatory. What a gorgeous shot! #3381932

Linda Boehme 9/28/2006 7:00:10 PM

Great photo, Paul! Beautiful details and great exposure. #3382248

Carolyn J. Connolly 9/28/2006 9:53:51 PM

FABULOUS capture...AND story about this BEAUTIFUL falcon, Paul!! WONDERFUL colours, clarity, lighting, details, textures, AND composition!! A VERY nicely seen AND taken image!! :o) #3382736

Lani J 9/29/2006 1:44:51 AM

Gorgeous portrait of this beautiful hunter! Love the detail, wow! :o) #3383495

Daniel Diaz 9/29/2006 3:35:33 AM

WOW Paul, this is GORGEOUS!!!!!! #3383961

Kathy Reeves 9/29/2006 5:15:49 AM

The detail on the lovely bird is fantastic Paul. Excellent image! #3384500

Bill Houghton 9/29/2006 6:16:41 AM

Great shot Paul. Great sharpness and detail. #3384833

Karen Bacon 9/29/2006 9:52:37 AM

WOW!!!Aperfect capture Paul! #3386167

Shelly A. Van Camp 9/29/2006 10:01:55 AM

Beautiful capture, colors and details! #3386217

Bill Wyatt 9/29/2006 1:25:08 PM

Excellent job beautiful details, Paul! #3387046

John Connolly 9/29/2006 4:09:47 PM

A dynamic capture of this magnificient bird, Paul! Raptors have a special place in my heart! #3387646

Stan Lubach 10/1/2006 8:06:24 PM

Gorgeous detail, Paul. Love the different patterns. #3396016

Elisabeth A. Gay 10/2/2006 12:50:17 PM

What a beautiful bird, well captured - I'm so glad it is well again. #3399060

Judyann Plante 10/2/2006 5:29:40 PM

Wow, Paul! Great capture! Beautiful clarity, color, and detail.

Judyann ><> #3399844

Paul G Slate 10/24/2006 3:33:32 AM

wow Great shot !Paul looks like you got the nod on this one ! very sharp!awsome photo paul! #3492051

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 10/26/2006 2:07:35 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Paul!!! #3501744

Judyann Plante 10/26/2006 2:14:05 PM

Congratulations on this great finalist, Paul!

Judyann ><> #3501801

Ray & Audrey Clarke 10/26/2006 2:32:40 PM

Wonderful finalist Paul, well done #3502045

Karen Bacon 10/26/2006 2:33:11 PM

A big congratulations Paul! #3502052

Karen Slagle 10/26/2006 2:35:02 PM

Big congrats, Paul... #3502080

Donna J. Eaton 10/26/2006 2:42:03 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Paul! #3502148

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 10/26/2006 2:48:56 PM

Congratulations, Paul!!!!! Gorgeous bird!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3502240

Renee Doyle 10/26/2006 3:28:57 PM

Congratulations Paul on this wonderful finalist!!
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Paul E. Earl 10/26/2006 3:48:42 PM

Fantastic finalist. Good luck in the next round. Congratulations!!! #3502868

Glenn E. Urquhart 10/26/2006 3:55:18 PM

Congrats on your award, Paul! Very well deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #3502938

Kay E. Mahoney 10/26/2006 4:03:55 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3503040

Claudia Kuhn 10/26/2006 4:11:12 PM

Congrats Paul, beautiful portrait! #3503111

Nadya Johnson 10/26/2006 5:19:50 PM

So glad to see this STUNNING photo in the finals, Paul!! And no surprise -- ! Best of luck in the next round! #3503615

Tarun Bose 10/26/2006 5:35:52 PM

Big congrats Paul for finalist. I had predicted earlier. #3503742

Bobby Ray Goodman 10/26/2006 6:24:20 PM

A very big congratulations Paul!!!!! #3504190

Bobbie Davis 10/26/2006 7:06:48 PM

Congrats #3504611

Paul Sikora 10/26/2006 7:09:11 PM

Congratulations, Paul!

#3504636

Su Sana E. P 10/26/2006 7:09:54 PM

Congratulations, Paul!! #3504647

Su Sana E. P 10/26/2006 7:12:10 PM

Congratulations, Paul!! #3504676

Jim Kinnunen 10/26/2006 7:36:27 PM

Congratulations on this very excellent portrait, Paul!!!:) #3504948

Tammy Scott 10/26/2006 7:51:28 PM

Congratulations #3505166

Sherry S. Boles 10/26/2006 7:58:21 PM

Congratulations, Paul! #3505253

Melissa Gurdus 10/26/2006 7:59:33 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Paul!! #3505271

Janine Russell 10/26/2006 9:29:19 PM

Paul, congratulations on your finalist. #3505903

Paul Michko 10/27/2006 12:08:34 AM

Thank you all so very much!!! #3506354

Lani J 10/27/2006 12:50:36 AM

Gorgeous! Congratulations, Paul!! :o) #3506484

Darryl Wilkinson 10/27/2006 12:53:05 AM

Terrific finalist, Paul! Congratulations! #3506492

Manuel Barrera 10/27/2006 2:22:09 AM

Congratulations, Paul #3506667

Colleen Braun 10/27/2006 3:31:42 AM

Congratulations #3506923

Walter Graziano 10/27/2006 3:50:55 AM

Congratulations Paul, great shot!! #3506996

Tonya R. Boles 10/27/2006 6:02:27 AM

Wonderful shot, congrats. #3507667

Donna W. Neal 10/27/2006 6:15:00 AM

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist Paul #3507756

sharon K. King 10/27/2006 6:25:56 AM

Glad to see this one again Paul, Congratulations! #3507849

Evy Johansen 10/27/2006 7:10:25 AM

Big congratulations on your beutiful finalist, Paul!! Good Luck!! #3508151

Crystal M. Gove 10/27/2006 8:56:22 AM

CONGRATS on getting a finalist with this AWESOME photo, Paul :o)! #3508855

Laura Clay-Ballard 10/27/2006 9:35:13 AM

totally awesome image! congrats! #3509234

Cliff & Patti Smith 10/27/2006 11:59:47 AM

Congratulations on your finalist with this awesome image Paul! #3509954

Jenny Bosmans 10/27/2006 1:24:29 PM

Congrats on this fantastic finalist, Paul! :) #3510261

Dawn Tulys 10/27/2006 6:55:24 PM

Congratulations on your finalist,Paul!! #3511590

Jill Odice 10/27/2006 7:48:11 PM

Congrats and good luck in round #2 Paul!!! #3511791

Pamela Shane 10/27/2006 8:00:52 PM

Big congratulations on your gorgeous
finalist Paul! :) #3511850

Lorraine A. Cook 10/27/2006 9:34:25 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist, Paul!<:)) #3512209

Michelle R. Kovach 10/28/2006 5:08:59 AM

What a gorgeous Bird Paul! #3512973

Jeff W. Robinson 10/28/2006 7:02:46 AM

Congrats Paul on this excellent Finalist! Jeff #3513496

Terry R. Hatfield 10/28/2006 7:20:23 AM

You Gotta Love That Detail,Congrats To You Paul!! #3513636

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 10/28/2006 7:10:54 PM

Excellent finalist!! Congratulations Paul!! #3515836

Vicki Hunt 10/31/2006 3:17:26 AM

Congratulations! #3526486

Bill Wyatt 11/2/2006 9:57:37 AM

Fantastic I love the details and colors. Congratulations, Paul!! #3537328

KHAWLA Haddad 11/3/2006 6:23:35 AM

Congrats on this Wonderful finalist, Paul!!! #3540965

Stan J. Contrades 11/4/2006 10:02:47 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this fantastic Finalist, Paul! Outstanding color and details!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #3546851

Barbara Helgason 11/6/2006 7:58:02 AM

A belated congratulations on this beautiful finalist Paul!! #3552484

ronda chatelle 11/8/2006 2:34:22 AM

Wow Paul!!! Fantastic image captured and presented perfectly! Congratulations...you deserve the recognition- #3559678

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Description

This guy was rescued from an accident with a broken wing and is now physically sound, however he has neurological damage and will be a permanent resident of the Great Valley Bird Conservatory here in Southeastern PA.

Shot raw format with Nikkor 18-70mm lense at 70mm ISO 200.

Uploaded on 9/28/2006 1:53:30 AM

Made With

Camera: Nikon D70S Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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