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The Peregrine and the Field Mouse
2nd PlaceThe Peregrine and the Field Mouse
DrAchoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wildlife IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Eugene, OR
Date: Oct 18, 2008
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Animals, Birds
Date Uploaded: Oct 18, 2008

The truly astute will know something is up because Peregrines almost exclusively hunt birds. This was taken at a raptor rehabilitation center. The bird is not in a cage, but is injured and cannot be released (torn pectoral muscle if I recall).

POST: Hey! The elusive Wildlife Ribbon even if the score is half a point less than last time. :) As mentioned by a few people, that is no "field mouse". It's a rat, but that just wouldn't sound very nice in a title.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 159
Avg (all users): 7.0490
Avg (commenters): 8.0833
Avg (participants): 7.0822
Avg (non-participants): 7.0305
Views since voting: 7763
Views during voting: 452
Votes: 204
Comments: 47
Favorites: 9 (view)


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10/31/2008 07:23:34 PM
Excellent shot, congrats.
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10/31/2008 09:56:35 AM
Beautiful image as usual, congratulations.
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10/29/2008 01:51:21 AM
You were one of the few 10's I gave out in this challenge. Congrats on the red. Glad to see you got your 'mojo' back.
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10/27/2008 03:29:26 PM
Beautiful photograph! I love the composition and your color is just amazing! Tack sharp as well. Well deserved ribbon!
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10/27/2008 12:29:26 PM
Great capture of this awesome bird. Congrats on your Red Ribbon. :)
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10/27/2008 12:14:53 PM
What a ribbon! Congrats, Doc! :)
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10/27/2008 11:45:46 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, Jason. Terrific capture.
WOW AGAIN!
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10/27/2008 10:50:58 AM
Congrats on your second place win! Excellent capture.
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10/27/2008 09:03:20 AM
Beautiful capture congrats on your Red Ribbon. :)
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10/27/2008 08:39:41 AM
Thought it looked kinda big to be a field mouse :-) wonderful shot, well done!
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10/27/2008 06:29:21 AM
Great details, nice image. Congrats!
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10/27/2008 06:15:25 AM
congrats on the ribbon
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10/27/2008 04:45:21 AM
Proficiat! on your Yellow. I voted this shot a 10
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10/27/2008 03:17:15 AM
Terrific detail on the Peregrine and beautiful setting.

Congrats on getting your Ribbon this time around :- )
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10/27/2008 02:29:31 AM
Originally posted by roba:

Congrats on the Red, Doc! Love the clarity & DoF on this. Always a risky move with a somewhat "gory" subject matter, but it sure paid off here. Wonderful image :O)


Jason has probably figured out the trick. It seems the more colorful you make the gore the better it'll do. Take this one for example. That shot makes this Peregrine shot look desaturated. :P
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10/27/2008 01:43:07 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, Jason. Terrific capture.
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10/27/2008 12:53:32 AM
Congrats on the Red, Doc! Love the clarity & DoF on this. Always a risky move with a somewhat "gory" subject matter, but it sure paid off here. Wonderful image :O)
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10/27/2008 12:42:05 AM
I loved this shot and I love even more that it is not a true "wildlife" shot as some people attempted to argue in "the thread". Excellent work!!
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10/27/2008 12:38:18 AM
Beautiful photograph, congratulations on your ribbon!
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10/27/2008 12:33:54 AM
Great job Jason. This was my fourth highest rated shot even though it was obviously captive.
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10/27/2008 12:09:43 AM
Congrats Jason! Glad to see this ribbon.
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10/27/2008 12:04:56 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! You got an 8 from me on this one! Beautiful bird!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/26/2008 10:07:54 PM
nice dof and light
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10/26/2008 10:05:28 PM
Beautiful
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10/26/2008 05:12:44 PM
i wish i could see the feet more........other wise excellent.....8
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10/26/2008 02:36:21 PM
Nice focus. The blurred background and the border both add to the image.
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10/26/2008 08:10:45 AM
Field mice are clearly a lot larger in your country than in mine! That aside, an interesting photo showing animal behaviour - a bit of a shame that the talons and tail are cut off.
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10/25/2008 11:43:51 AM
Terrific capture, Great detail & tac sharp. 10
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10/24/2008 03:19:36 PM
Razor sharp and clear.9
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10/24/2008 10:40:05 AM
There's so few of these gorgeous birds left in Scotland, it's really nice for me to see a good clear shot of one. The focus is really good. Don't you just love those stripey long shorts he wears? :)
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10/24/2008 01:29:25 AM
The Peregrine and....what's left of the field mouse
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10/23/2008 11:08:04 PM
Nice shot - like the subtle vignette. 8.
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10/23/2008 10:22:29 PM
Beautiful!
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10/22/2008 07:50:52 PM
Outstanding! Picture Perfect in everyway! Great Job!
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10/22/2008 02:25:46 PM
Great shot! Another one I'll be anxious to see if you really found in the wild. Really nice bkgrd colors & perfect detail. Very nice - 8
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10/22/2008 01:46:03 PM
Great clarity. 8
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10/22/2008 12:16:07 PM
Stunning shot. Fantastic detail and lovely bokeh.
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10/21/2008 03:18:18 PM
Beautiful capture - if you could have persuaded him to look at you instead of away from you this would have been perfect.

But still a tremendous shot.
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10/21/2008 12:41:58 PM
cool! i love the detail here, maybe a bit too tight of a crop on his toes though
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10/21/2008 09:49:13 AM
Ah, the icky part of nature: critters eating critters. Looks like a rather large (and white) field mouse. Bird is beautifully sharp, as he should be.
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10/20/2008 09:01:30 PM
Sweet shot, great bokeh, very nice crisp focus, great dof as well, 9
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10/20/2008 06:14:43 PM
A bit gross, but wonderfully caught! Excellent clarity and detail. 9
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10/20/2008 03:04:42 PM
This is just a great photo, love the flecks of blood on his face/beek. I'm torn between a 9 and a 10 for this photo! I think ill round up and 10 it.

Oh and a fav.
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10/20/2008 02:14:24 PM
Beautiful bokeh here... If the bird were facing us a smidgeon more I think it would score more highly.. .but it's a wonderfully sharp image and full of interest.
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10/20/2008 10:29:54 AM
wow, that's a great shot - lucky you being able to get it! Interesting rufous tinge to the breast feathers. 8
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10/20/2008 08:41:29 AM
Terrific DOF. The bokeh is gorgeous.
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10/20/2008 07:05:34 AM
so sharp, very good 7
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