Crested Caracara Portrait

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This morning I drove out to Brumley Rd looking for birds to add to my year list.

Top on my list were Summer Tanager (missed), Red-eyed Vireo (found), and Yellow-throated Vireo (found).

But perhaps the best moment of the morning was when this Crested Caracara flew up on a fence post. It was so close, I pretty much could only get the whole bird in the frame when its head was facing to the left.

So this is just about a full frame shot. I cropped a little bit of the barbed wire from the bottom of the frame, but that’s about it.

Crested Caracara

 

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Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

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Maggie

“: Crested Caracara Portrait by Scott Simmons http://t.co/niVdQMBxfR http://t.co/sQzh9xn8LQ”

Jackie Malinowska

Florida is blessed with so many great birds! That's a good photo of the caracara, please post a wild turkey!

Linda French

Saw these birds in Costa Rica – very large!

Leigh Lofgren

Lovely shot and they are funny birds – saw them in Brazil and have some wonderful shots myself.

Tonia Vassila

So beautiful posing like a star.

Maggie

“: Crested Caracara Portrait by Scott Simmons http://t.co/niVdQMT8Er http://t.co/sQzh9xEKaq”