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Young Peregrine Falcons
Photographer: Nick Dunlop
Location: Northern California
I watch a local pair of peregrine falcons raise their young every year and took this photo of two recently fledged young practicing their flight skills. And yes the birds are wearing bands. A biologist friend bands the young every season and I let them know when the young take wing. We have not had a band return yet.
Digital Alterations: 
Crop, levels, curves, saturation, shadow highlight and sharpening
Camera Information: Canon 1DX, 500mm lens with 1.4 extender
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