Taken 24-Aug-12
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:Bird of Prey, Falcon, Merlin, Silent Hunter, Taiga Merlin, fast, silent, stealth
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Dimensions1000 x 664
Original file size374 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken24-Aug-12 13:16
Date modified22-Oct-12 09:17
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D800
Focal length400 mm
Focal length (35mm)400 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/1600 at f/4
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Digital zoom1x
Taiga Merlin: Perched and Flight

Taiga Merlin: Perched and Flight

Here we have a Taiga Merlin in Lockerby. I think it's a young male but i'm not sure. He seemed unusually tolerant and patient and consequently i think it is young and inexperienced for i actually got out of my truck and approached him in plain sight to about 50'. I really am touched when a wild bird allows this and can't help but comment on it as stalking is both really exciting and very peaceful at the same time. What can i say.....this guy made my day.....cheers....dave.