Peregrine Falcon

© Paul Michko

Peregrine Falcon

Uploaded: September 28, 2006 01:53:29


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.


Paul Sikora September 28, 2006

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

Lynne Morris level-classic September 28, 2006

Wonderful image Paul, great detail! #3377669

Margaret Sikora September 28, 2006

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 September 28, 2006

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

Glenn E. Urquhart September 28, 2006

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 September 28, 2006

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 September 28, 2006

Awesome details, colors and capture. #3377745

Donald K. Cherry level-classic September 28, 2006

Beautiful portrait, Paul! #3377782

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe September 28, 2006

Great portrait of this guy! #3377824

Renee Doyle level-classic September 28, 2006

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

Paul E. Earl September 28, 2006

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

Wally Orlowsky September 28, 2006

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 28, 2006

Awesome clarity on this great portrait! #3377982

Robert R. Goodman level-addict September 28, 2006

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

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic September 28, 2006

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 September 28, 2006

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

Su Sana E. P level-classic September 28, 2006

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

Joy Rector September 28, 2006

beautiful shot, beautiful bird #3378151

Vicki Hunt September 28, 2006

Great capture! Wonderful story! #3378242

Bonnie C. Lackey September 28, 2006

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 28, 2006

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

Sharon King September 28, 2006

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

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe September 28, 2006

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

Alison Greenwood September 28, 2006

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

Terri L. Scribner September 28, 2006

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

Donna J. Eaton September 28, 2006

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 level-classic September 28, 2006

Love the details and the story! #3379185

Melissa G. Meiselman September 28, 2006

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 September 28, 2006

Fabulous capture and details, Paul!! #3379343

Tarun Bose September 28, 2006

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

Paula Dwyer September 28, 2006

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. :)

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 28, 2006

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

Lisa D. Greer September 28, 2006

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

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 28, 2006

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

Carla Metzler September 28, 2006

Great colors and detail, Paul! #3379749

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 28, 2006

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


Karen Engelbreth September 28, 2006

Wonderful image, Paul - great details! #3380019

Pamela Shane September 28, 2006

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

Ronald F. Fischer September 28, 2006

Wonderful capture and story, Paul! #3380112

Stephen Zacker September 28, 2006

Amazing detail you have captured #3380225

Jessica Jenney September 28, 2006

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

Arya Bandyopadhyay September 28, 2006

What a fantastic capture, Paul!! #3380418

Shirley L. Carpenter September 28, 2006

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

Jo Berry September 28, 2006

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

Jill Odice level-classic September 28, 2006

Beautiful detail here Paul! #3380981

Pat Gamwell September 28, 2006

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 level-classic September 28, 2006

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

Paul Michko September 28, 2006

Thank you all so much!!! #3381838

Nadya Johnson September 28, 2006

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 level-classic September 28, 2006

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

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic September 28, 2006

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 September 29, 2006

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

Daniel Diaz September 29, 2006

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

Kathy Reeves September 29, 2006

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

Bill Houghton September 29, 2006

Great shot Paul. Great sharpness and detail. #3384833

Karen Bacon September 29, 2006

WOW!!!Aperfect capture Paul! #3386167

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 29, 2006

Beautiful capture, colors and details! #3386217

Bill Wyatt September 29, 2006

Excellent job beautiful details, Paul! #3387046

John Connolly September 29, 2006

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

Stan Lubach October 01, 2006

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

Elisabeth A. Gay October 02, 2006

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

Judyann Plante October 02, 2006

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

Judyann ><> #3399844

Paul G Slate October 24, 2006

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

Adilson F. Ferreira October 26, 2006

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Paul!!! #3501744

Judyann Plante October 26, 2006

Congratulations on this great finalist, Paul!

Judyann ><> #3501801

Ray Clarke October 26, 2006

Wonderful finalist Paul, well done #3502045

Karen Bacon October 26, 2006

A big congratulations Paul! #3502052

Karen Slagle October 26, 2006

Big congrats, Paul... #3502080

Donna J. Eaton October 26, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Paul! #3502148

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 26, 2006

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

Renee Doyle level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations Paul on this wonderful finalist!!

Paul E. Earl October 26, 2006

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

Glenn E. Urquhart October 26, 2006

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

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic October 26, 2006

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

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 26, 2006

Congrats Paul, beautiful portrait! #3503111

Nadya Johnson October 26, 2006

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

Tarun Bose October 26, 2006

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

Robert R. Goodman level-addict October 26, 2006

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

Bobbie Davis October 26, 2006

Congrats #3504611

Paul Sikora October 26, 2006

Congratulations, Paul!


Su Sana E. P level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations, Paul!! #3504647

Su Sana E. P level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations, Paul!! #3504676

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe October 26, 2006

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

Tammy Scott level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations #3505166

Sherry S. Boles October 26, 2006

Congratulations, Paul! #3505253

Melissa G. Meiselman October 26, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Paul!! #3505271

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 26, 2006

Paul, congratulations on your finalist. #3505903

Paul Michko October 27, 2006

Thank you all so very much!!! #3506354

Lani J October 27, 2006

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

Darryl Wilkinson October 27, 2006

Terrific finalist, Paul! Congratulations! #3506492

Manuel Barrera October 27, 2006

Congratulations, Paul #3506667

Colleen Braun October 27, 2006

Congratulations #3506923

Walter Graziano October 27, 2006

Congratulations Paul, great shot!! #3506996

Tonya R. Boles October 27, 2006

Wonderful shot, congrats. #3507667

Donna W. Neal October 27, 2006

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist Paul #3507756

Sharon King October 27, 2006

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

Evy Johansen level-classic October 27, 2006

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

Crystal M. Gove October 27, 2006

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

Laura Clay-Ballard October 27, 2006

totally awesome image! congrats! #3509234

Cliff & Patti Smith October 27, 2006

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

Jenny Bosmans October 27, 2006

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

October 27, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist,Paul!! #3511590

Jill Odice level-classic October 27, 2006

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

Pamela Shane October 27, 2006

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

Lorraine A. Cook October 27, 2006

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

Michelle R. Kovach October 28, 2006

What a gorgeous Bird Paul! #3512973

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 28, 2006

Congrats Paul on this excellent Finalist! Jeff #3513496

Terry R. Hatfield October 28, 2006

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 28, 2006

Excellent finalist!! Congratulations Paul!! #3515836

Vicki Hunt October 31, 2006

Congratulations! #3526486

Bill Wyatt November 02, 2006

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

KHAWLA Haddad November 03, 2006

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

Stanley J. Contrades November 04, 2006

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

Barbara Helgason November 06, 2006

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

ronda chatelle level-classic November 08, 2006

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

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