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Brown Falcon

Brown Falcon
Photographed byBill Harding on Thu 7th Sep, 2017 and uploaded on Wed 25th Oct, 2017 .
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Viewed483
ID27992
CommentI watched the duel between this bird and the snake for some time using my car as a bird-hide. The risk of death was quite real for the bird as the snake made several attempts to strike with its fangs. I entered this photo as it depicts the moment when the bird seemed to finally be in control. I was fortunate to have the morning sun behind me and the bird was completely preoccupied, allowing a candid shot.
EquipmentCanon 7D Mark II with Canon EF 600mm f4/L USM non IS lens at 600mm, 1/2000sec, f7.1, ISO 400 resting on car door frame with window down.
LocationLake Cargellico (New South Wales)
Keywordswith prey, feeding, adult
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