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Douglas Goodell Photography

Flight Series - Merlin

Cape May, NY

An adult Merlin (Taiga type), probably female based on the brownish rather than blue-gray color on the back. This is a small falcon which is not especially common.  Unlike the Kestrel, it does not hover. This photo was shot at Cape May during the October migration.  It's attention is focused on Art Morris' pole decoy owl "Hooty" which was used to attract passing raptors.  Shot on Provia-F fils at ISO 200 with a 600mm lens at f4.0 and 1/1600sec.  
This is an interesting shot of the bird but it is only a small portion of the frame and is not suited to larger print sizes than 8x10.

Availability: on request.

Image No. 7125-23

    
    
 
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