Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Argentinian interlude 4

Apologies for the picture quality here. My two excuses are:
1. It was taken through a slightly tinted and dusty minibus window; and
2. I have only the vaguest idea of what I'm actually doing with any of the settings on a camera, and even less about Photoshop.

But anyway this is an Aplomado Falcon, photographed near Bariloche in Patagonia. They're about the size of a small Peregrine, but more slender in build, and longer-winged, and act more like Hobbies, pursuing birds in level flight but feeding on large insects for much of the time.

And of course, all you students of Spanish out there will already have worked out that the name means 'leaden' or 'lead-coloured'.

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