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author Greg (Greg Governale)
subjectWild life
title The Peregrine Survives
date8/20/2005 1:29:17 PM
detailsI don't know of any photographer who had the opportunity to witness such a scene that would take only one photograph. This is the third image of this particular series that I am posting on photoblink. Fuji S2, Nikon 400 mm F3.5, 1/60 f8, tripod. Manual focus, manual exposure. Greg Governale Logicor tumescent arthroplastic figured phototype malonanilic.
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1 Gianluca Posella   (8/20/2005 1:33:30 PM)
excellent Greg as usually :) for me a 9 bad luck i cant vote
2 Andy P. (No Friends - No Blinks)   (8/20/2005 1:35:01 PM)
don't worry, you can go about 1 more before it gets old for me :)
3 steve sharpe   (8/20/2005 1:36:41 PM)
I remember the first one greg, in this one the bird is looking at you, great eyes.
Superb in all respects. Very well done
4 Greg (Greg Governale)   (8/20/2005 1:40:12 PM)
Gianluca, thank you very much for taking a look. In many ways a comment is equally important as any vote. Greg Governale
5 Nannini Van Gestel   (8/20/2005 1:50:24 PM)
Just terrific, Greg! Wonderful catch!
6 Greg (Greg Governale)   (8/20/2005 1:51:43 PM)
thank you very much for taking the time to comment. It was nearly 2 years ago that I posted the first one. It's nice to hear that you still remember.
7 Rudi Van Gestel   (8/20/2005 1:54:23 PM)
Ninni 's words are mine! Cool shot!
8 JIM TAYLOR   (8/20/2005 1:55:02 PM)
9 nitzan cccc (Nitzan Cohen)   (8/20/2005 1:59:33 PM)
Greg, this is outstanding.
10 Martynas   (8/20/2005 2:08:32 PM)
Superior capture Greg!
11 FrankT ( pot'hbe'chug yay qa)   (8/20/2005 2:08:41 PM)
Splendid Greg.
12 Sandra M. H.   (8/20/2005 2:10:25 PM)
really excellent image and scene!!
13 Fred Vnoucek   (8/20/2005 2:20:36 PM)
very good work and opportunity
14 Greg (Greg Governale)   (8/20/2005 2:57:57 PM)
A couple of things I take into consideration when scoring an image.... is how likely it is that a similar type image could be taken.... or how many similar type images are already in the marketplace? If I take a picture of a flower, It is competing against the millions of flowers photographed every day. It is difficult to produce a flower image that can stand on its own and not be extremely similar to other flower pictures already taken..... in the case of this image it is extremely unlikely that a photographer could duplicate my style, or produce a very similar type image very easily. I have been shooting full-time for more than 20 years, I spend approximately 1500 hrs per year outdoors, I have never come across a similar type scene, let alone had the opportunity to photograph it. Greg Governale
15 Viki (Viktor Čater)   (8/20/2005 3:02:53 PM)
Great photo again, Greg!
16 Victoria ( .)   (8/20/2005 3:14:38 PM)
amazing capture! he is looking straight at you!
17 Marek (Mzungu)   (8/20/2005 3:25:46 PM)
superb shot!
18 Les McLean (**** ))   (8/20/2005 3:31:17 PM)
No nits from me, outstanding.
19 Kazimierz Morski   (8/20/2005 3:39:40 PM)
Yes!!! :)K.M.
20 John More   (8/20/2005 3:47:28 PM)
excellent wildlife shot Greg
21 Andy Cooper ( What I SHOULD have done was.....)   (8/20/2005 4:04:45 PM)
Thought I'd seen this before till I read the description, Greg....
how on earth did you resist the temptation to post this before now ?
Amazing scene perfectly captured....because of
the way he's looking at the camera, I can just
imagine him saying " Well, don't blame me,
that's nature ". Superb.
22 MJFerron   (8/20/2005 4:40:41 PM)
Yes I remember the first one too. (forgot it was yours though. :) Not only technically excellent Greg but full of emotion as well. you just have to feel for the duck some.
23 Sergio Pessolano   (8/20/2005 5:02:37 PM)
Only a word: perfect.
24 Catsnet   (8/20/2005 5:28:36 PM)
78226 look
25 Catsnet   (8/20/2005 5:31:32 PM)
136633 look
26 Ralfs World () ()   (8/20/2005 5:31:57 PM)
Excellent, my 10!
27 Dan Cardiff   (8/20/2005 5:45:26 PM)
Greg, I like all three. In each one the predator's head is in a different pose. I like the straight on stare of this one, but my favorite pose you captured is where he is looking to his right.(from 8/3/2003) IMHO it has a little more impact because it appears he is surveying the area ready to defend his food.
28 Martynas   (8/20/2005 6:06:22 PM)
Yes Catsnet - to the right, to the left and than stright to the middle!:)
29 Ivan (Ivan Miksik)   (8/20/2005 6:28:40 PM)
Simply excellent!
30 LindaY (Linda Y)   (8/20/2005 6:32:29 PM)
I looked back at the other two and while both are extremely well done, I think this one is the pick of the litter. The alert, sharp look of the falcon facing straight into the camera is extremely dramatic. Details and colors are excellent as well. Excellent!
31 Greg (Greg Governale)   (8/20/2005 7:45:08 PM)
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to comment. I especially appreciate the people who took a look at the other ones and shared their opinions. I had a difficult time deciding which one I preferred the most. It was a wonderful experience to be there. I enjoy sharing the images with the people on photoblink. Thanks again, I hope everyone enjoys the weekend. Greg Governale
32 cARTerART (Claire Carter)   (8/20/2005 8:54:06 PM)
If I live to see such a scene I'd be happy; let alone photograph it.
33 Carolyn1124 (Carolyn Wiesbrock)   (8/20/2005 9:26:55 PM)
Fantastic capture!
34 yurko   (8/21/2005 2:13:09 AM)
35 Ehdae   (8/21/2005 3:57:56 AM)
36 khaled   (8/21/2005 8:43:28 AM)
37 fotokatz (cat woman)   (8/21/2005 11:47:33 AM)
38 Rick Coleman   (8/21/2005 11:59:25 AM)
Congratulations on witnessing and capturing a once in a lifetime moment - and capturing it so perfectly. I have no doubt this was a very fun and exciting moment for you (I imagine you had quite the spring in your step that day) and now you have some great pictures to share with everyone. That's what it's all about, isn't it?
39 Jim Norton (James Norton)   (8/21/2005 3:52:31 PM)
Simply beautiful Greg!
40 Jasper Doest   (8/22/2005 7:56:00 AM)
This is excellent Greg, as you said a once in a lifetime moment...and you did excellent! I only would like to see a bit more space around the bird as it's a bit too tight on top for my taste.
41 Greg (Greg Governale)   (8/22/2005 10:53:26 AM)
thanks Jasper, with the bg the way it is it would be very easy to copy and paste a thin strip across the top, a little cloning and you would never see it. Thanks again! Greg
42 fresco   (8/30/2005 2:39:07 PM)
Every day I love this shot more and more!! Bellissimo!!!
43 Marc Adamus   (9/3/2005 5:25:16 PM)
Certinly one of the most telling and impressive raptor images that has ever been captured. WOW!
44 KORNEY   (12/30/2005 3:36:54 PM)
Good moment.For me,the white balance is wrong a litle(more green).
45 ChrisC (Christopher Cove)   (1/10/2006 6:47:20 PM)
Greg, I was just looking over your pictures and this images just amazing me. The colors, the drama the uniqueness is truly makes this image in a class by itself! One of my favorite of yours!
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