Birding (No BIF)

Challenge #12 in the Human Awareness series. Hosted by Kokeen4231.
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This challenge is dedicated to pictures of birds not in flight. The aim is to find out who has the best stealth to capture birds when they are still. One or more birds can be present.
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Gyrfalcon2336
by mwerth
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One of 4 young Gyrfalcons, hatched near Thule Air Base, Greenland 2012. Even if it's about being stealth, in general they did not fear me, if I approached them carefully..........great experience. In the far North, Gyrfalcons are almost completely white.....beautiful birds.
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Submitted: Friday, 8th March, 2013 23:50 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 19th August, 2012
Focal length: 500 mm
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 500
Notes: Monopod used, crawling around a steep slope filled with boulders. Duration: more than 1½ hour...........arctic at it's best.........
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