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A Maltese Falcon

Something completely different today, I saw this beautiful bird of prey while exploring the southern coast of Malta. A subspecies of the peregrine falcons is the so-called Maltese falcon or Mediterranean peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus brookei), although comparing pictures of this species with the one I caught, I don’t think this is an actual Maltese falcon. It was sitting with its keeper at the side of the road from the town of Żurrieq to the coast, while it caught the last rays of sunlight in 2018.

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Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/250 sec
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 160
Focal Length: 8032/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-12-31 15:40
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1244 kb

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Additional Photos by Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11130 W: 57 N: 19218] (71978)
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