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Taken 1-May-12
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Keywords:Sunset, bird, gulf of mexico, nature, Texas, aves, Falco, falconiformes, falconidae, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Falco femoralis, Aplomado Falcon
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Dimensions2032 x 1348
Original file size689 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken1-May-12 18:30
Date modified4-May-12 23:25
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 40D
Focal length600 mm
Exposure1/100 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 500
Metering modePattern
Aplomado Falcon with prey - Texas

Aplomado Falcon with prey - Texas

Near Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge - Texas. The Aplomado Falcon has been extirpated from the United States since the 1950s. Re-introduction efforts in southern Texas and New Mexico began in the 1990s. This has been a target bird my last four trips to Texas. I finally had a sighting, and as a bonus it was a pair. I believe the main photo is an adult male. It caught some type of bird. Note that it does not have any bands indicating that it must have been born wild. These photos are in extreme low light with the sun just about to disappear below the horizon. My stocklist