Friday, June 5, 2009

Denali-Merlins



Both of these Merlin images were captured on conifers adjacent to the Denali Park road. The top image is a male and the bottom is a female. Blue Skies.

11 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Beautiful images Ken. I do not know them at all, are they of the falcon family? Have you had your days off and done your hike yet?

Tim Rucci said...

They are both beautiful birds, Ken. And well composed with such clear backgrounds. The female almost resembles a red-shoulder hawk, although a lot smaller. I really like the coloration of the male.

Ken Conger Photography said...

Joan,
Yes, they are in the falcon family.
And yes, I have gone into the backcountry once, but have not had an opportunity to photograph lambs yet. Blue Skies.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks for this info Ken. They aree beautiful birds and I look forward to seeing the lambs when you take the pics. Have a great week. :)

Jose's World said...

Love the first one...no hawk owls or boreal owls yet?

harold davis said...

these are awesome, ken!! first time checking in for a few days. love all the images. keep up the great work...btw, i like the new equipment lackey!!! lol.

Juan C. Aguero said...

Good information and good photos.
Greetings.

gidje said...

Great shots. I really like the first image. The lighting is great in that photo.

Atanasio Fernández García said...

Excellent images, bright and sharp. These little falcons are a marvel. Greetings!

Bradley Myers said...

Hello Ken, I have been stopping by everyday and enjoying your adventures I just have not had much time to comment.

With the quality you have posted in your short stay so far I can't imagine what you will have by September. Beautiful photos and great lessons as always.

Stay safe, Brad.

kjpweb said...

Cool - getting both genders. Seems that you're having a blast up there and all's going well!
Stay safe!
Cheers, Klaus