Caracara cheriway--Crested Caracara

© Robert G. Stalnaker

Caracara cheriway--Crested Caracara

Michelle Alton March 29, 2008

A fabulous capture, Robert. Sounds like you had a wonderful day! And time to set up the tripod for a perfect capture! What more could one ask for?
Michelle #888388

Jennifer Burt March 29, 2008

Great capture of a very interesting looking bird. #5713643

Robert G. Stalnaker March 29, 2008

Hi Michelle and Jennifer and thank you both. I learned my lesson the hard way, Michelle--always get some first photos before you attempt to get closer and/or set up a tripod. I compared the photos I took handheld versus the tripod and the difference in sharpness is to be expected and was certainly there in this case. #5714710

Linda A. Braddock level-classic April 07, 2008

Robert, This is Gorgeous! I have never seen one of these birds, the color and clarity are perfect, and there was an Eagle there also, how cool. I love it!
Great work. Linda #5756179

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You know you are having a good day when a Bald Eagle is watching you watch the elusive and secretive Least Bittern directly below him, then a Crested Caracara flies into a tree opposite the Bald Eagle--a fortunate day for sure.

f/8, 1/640, ISO 200, daylight, spot, lens Canon EF 400mm L, tripod, Viera Wetlands, FL, 3/28/08.

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

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