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Southern Crested Caracaras are really shy and hard to approach. Even using your car as a blind, they'll often fly away before you are able to come close enough to shoot, especially adults. I once had two juveniles curious and dumb enough to approach me while I was crawling, guess I made an interesting sight for them ... but that only happened once. The norm is for them to go away as soon as a human or a car approaches. The bird in these 2 photos allowed me to come closer than usual using my car, but I couldn't figure out why.
I really like these 2 images, especially the second one with the nice texture provided by the grass, and would appreciate to hear other people's opinions on them. Critique obviously very welcome, and feel free to edit them as you please
420mm f/5.6, ISO 140, 1/1000s
420mm f/5.6, ISO 180, 1/1000s