September 30, 2006

Up Close And Personal (for Meg) - #30


In response to a request from Ms. Meg from NZ - here is a close up of the falcon's headress.

From what I know, the headress is used to simulate night time. A hunting bird will be calm when dark as they can not hunt or even fly at night, so if as a human you wish to calm a bird of prey, make it night...

7 comments:

Matthieu said...

What an uncommon shot ! Thank you for sharing it :)

Lisi said...

an unusual photo indeed...also reminds me of the mask of Hannibal Lector ;p

Anonymous said...

You show dubai in a beautiful light. Enjoying your blog.

Kate said...

Highly unusual. Who's holding the bird??

Curly said...

What a fine picture!

Curly's Photoshop

Meg Nakagawa said...

Wow, Bluey, how fantastic is this! I though in your previous photo of the bird that it's made of brass-like metal like their jewellry, but it looks like leather. And the emboidery/stamping, and the bead. I would have never known it is this intricate. And in a comical way, the nose (?) makes this bird looks cross-eyed. Thank you very much!!!

Would it be ok for me to download and print out one copy?

Eric said...

A really unusual shot for a DP blog. Thank you for bringing this to us.