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dmartin
11-27-2007, 06:02 PM
Hello.

My name is David Martin. Im a spanish falconer and new to this forum.
My passion are falcons and Ive been an active falconer since 1995. During those years Ive flown peregrines, sakers and several hybrids like gyrxper, gyr/saker and saker/per. Now Im flying a cast of brookey peregrines and a male gyrxperegrine.
Beside my falcons I have another passion and thats painting. You can visit my Falconry art gallery at http://www.telefonica.net/web2/dmartinfalcons
There you can now more about me and my work.
Hope you like it.

All the best

Jimmy
11-27-2007, 06:34 PM
Good to have you here, David.
You have some impressive artwork there!
I'd love to hear about some of your hawking adventures in Spain. What's your prefered quarry?

KidK
11-27-2007, 06:38 PM
David,

Beautiful, beautiful work.

Welcome to NAFEX.

Bodarc
11-27-2007, 06:51 PM
Gorgeous pics David

Welcome

`Chris L.
11-27-2007, 07:07 PM
David,
Welcome to NAFEX, your art work is beautiful. You are a very talented artist. I am interested in a few of the pieces you have done but I don't see any prices. Can you PM me a price list.

I hope you find the forum useful and I look forward to you posts. We have a friendly group here. If you need anything don't hesitate to ask

again Welcome to NAFEX.

chamokane
11-27-2007, 11:16 PM
Welcome, David.

dmartin
11-28-2007, 10:34 AM
Good to have you here, David.
You have some impressive artwork there!
I'd love to hear about some of your hawking adventures in Spain. What's your prefered quarry?

Thanks everyone for the compliments. I appreciate it.

Jimmy,

My prefered quarry are ducks, but unfortunately, there are a few of them in the place I live. Thats why they are strictly protected by law. I was practising duck hawking last year in the south of Spain and Portugal, and I really love it.

In the centre of Spain we have a very open country and the best quarry for waiting on falcons are red-legged partridges. They have a short flight when flushed but very very strong. So, falcons need a good pitch in order to catch them. Now I fly two spanish peregrine falcons (Brookeys) at this quarry, being a challenge fligth for the male.

There are another quarry that falconers from the centre of Spain like very much and thats magpies. They are very clever and opportunist birds. They have a slow but extremely acrobatic flight. Magpies always looks for cover and are difficult to flash in the proper moment. So, you need a strong falcon with low-meddium pitch and very centered over you. Flights at magpies are very dynamic and make falcons very fit and strong. Usually, they have to stoop many times at the magpie until they get their price. I have an eight years old gyr-per who has mastered this kind of flight and I enjoy very much every catch.

Would like to show you some pictures of my falcons but I dont know how to post it. I will try later.

Best regards
David Martin

dmartin
11-28-2007, 10:37 AM
David,
Welcome to NAFEX, your art work is beautiful. You are a very talented artist. I am interested in a few of the pieces you have done but I don't see any prices. Can you PM me a price list.

I hope you find the forum useful and I look forward to you posts. We have a friendly group here. If you need anything don't hesitate to ask

again Welcome to NAFEX.

Chris,

Thanks for your interest. Ive sent you a PM.

Best regards
David Martin

kimmerar
11-28-2007, 11:28 AM
David - no need to ask - WE LOVE PICS. Chris can help ya post them. He has instructions on here somewhere.

Welcome to the forum

dmartin
11-28-2007, 02:00 PM
I got it. here you have the pictures. Hope you like it
1. Me and Ronda- female brookey peregrine
2. Ronda
3. Ronda
4. Pinto on partridge- youngster male brookey peregrine
5. Pinto
6. Nuno- male gyrx peregrine hybrid
7. Nuno with magpie
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff187/dmartinfalcons/1.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff187/dmartinfalcons/2.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff187/dmartinfalcons/3.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff187/dmartinfalcons/4.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff187/dmartinfalcons/5.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff187/dmartinfalcons/6.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff187/dmartinfalcons/7.jpg

kimmerar
11-28-2007, 02:55 PM
[smilie=eusa_clap.gif] Beautiful birds - thanks for posting.

sharptail
11-29-2007, 02:02 AM
Very nice, Thank you and Welcome!

PeteJ
11-30-2007, 08:44 PM
Welcome to the Forum David. Lovely artwork! I like the style of it very much. Do you sell prints or just originals? Beautiful falcon pics as well!
Pete J.

dmartin
12-01-2007, 06:54 PM
Welcome to the Forum David. Lovely artwork! I like the style of it very much. Do you sell prints or just originals? Beautiful falcon pics as well!
Pete J.

Thanks, Pete,

For the time being, only originals