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One of my missions during my recent trip to the Mallee town of Birchip was to photograph the birds of prey, including the unique wedge tailed eagle. I only caught a glimpse of the eagle but Tim and I did spot this brown falcon perched high on the electrical wire. Tim, who was driving, pulled up by the roadside and inched his car forward in order to obtain for me the closest possible shot. One has to be very careful with such birds as they are very wary of humans since before all birds of prey became protected,humans used to blast them out from the sky. A few seconds later, after looking at us closely and studying the camera lens protruding from the side window, it flew away- but not before leaving this portrait of himself for me to enjoy and share.

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  • Copyright: Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2980 W: 103 N: 5130] (23104)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-08-02
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-20 18:54
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