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A portrait of this lovely female kestrel. She was very busy all day feeding her young. Many thanks go to Pete for the HC, to all who gave their UAs and for all the C&Cs on the previous image. Very much appreciated.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:Canon 500mm F4 L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Jun 2012 - 5:46 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:800
Flash:No Flash
Title:Female kestrel
Username:Steve_S Steve_S
Uploaded:7 Jun 2012 - 6:30 PM
Tags:Falco tinnunculus, Female, Kestrel, Wild, Wildlife / nature
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Voters:lifesnapper · KBan · NaturesHaven · mikesmith · bagman · Briwooly · nikshot · cabbie · Philip_H · gwynn56 · Brian_Scott · craggwildlifephotography · CarolG · pdsdigital · WindowonWildlife · Len1950 · DannoM · buxton · cdm36 · mrcal · Glyn1 · gilbertmjake · martinjp · lil48 · Glostopcat · MossyOak · bricurtis · JohnoP · Maiwand · Niknut · TonyDy · jennialexander · Paintman · Louise_Morris · skewey · johnjo58 · ValSaxby · Karen_Summers · romansnumber7 · Alan_Baseley · tonyng · malleader · Ade_Osman · terry_cavner · reflectionsinlight · SurreyHillsMan · LukeParkinson · Greyheron · mex · tomcat · Pete · Coleslaw · LesF · chase · PeelNStick · cheesey · justin c · RazvanD · rogerbryan · Philip_P · Alan_Coles · annettep38 · Buffalo_Tom · Tibetan · Sue_R · Lilac · Tom-Melton ·
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KBan
KBan  10473 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 6:36 PM

Another winner Steve !!!!

Keith Grin

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mikesmith
mikesmith Plus Member 1047 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 6:40 PM

Wow
MIKE

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gwynn56
gwynn56  380 forum posts England
7 Jun 2012 - 6:48 PM

nice markings , well done

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Brian_Scott
Brian_Scott Plus Member 542 forum postsBrian_Scott vcard United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 6:49 PM

Agree with Keith mate, and congrats on the HC Grin

As always quality work

Brian

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craggwildlifephotography Plus Member 698 forum postscraggwildlifephotography vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 6:51 PM

Another beauty
dlp

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Steve_S
Steve_S Plus Member 9180 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 6:52 PM

Thanks all and thank you Mike for your User Award, very grateful.
Steve

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WindowonWildlife

Absolutely superb mate, love these perches Wink

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cdm36
cdm36 Plus Member 11391 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 7:16 PM

Very nice Grin

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Glyn1
Glyn1  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 7:19 PM

Cracking shot steve.

Glyn

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gilbertmjake
7 Jun 2012 - 7:30 PM

Super shot, great detail, nice one !

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lil48
lil48  5
7 Jun 2012 - 7:35 PM

great shot, love the detail and colours. Lil

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Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 7:43 PM

A cracking capture, such pin sharp detail and terrific colours in the plumage

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Steve_S
Steve_S Plus Member 9180 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 7:56 PM

Thanks to Richard and Brian for your User Awards, really appreciate them.
Steve

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JohnoP
JohnoP  9
7 Jun 2012 - 8:02 PM

Top draw stuff Steve. -John

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 8:09 PM

None better Steve. Awesome shot.
Ron

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Steve_S
Steve_S Plus Member 9180 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 8:15 PM

Thanks John and Ron

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TonyDy
TonyDy Plus Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 8:16 PM

Another superb shot, Steve.
Tony

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johnjo58
johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 8:48 PM

Beautiful photograph Steve
David

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Karen_Summers

another beauty

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tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 9:40 PM

Getting better mate. Superb details.

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LukeParkinson
8 Jun 2012 - 11:38 AM

Absolute stinker mate!

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PeelNStick
PeelNStick  10 United States4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 9:51 AM

Very sharp and crisp

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Austin_Thomas
10 Jun 2012 - 2:35 PM

A beauty Steve. Well done.

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Alan_Coles
11 Jun 2012 - 9:12 PM

wow....stonking image Steve

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
30 Jun 2012 - 12:43 PM

A splendid shot of this fantastic Bird of prey love it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Tom-Melton
4 Oct 2012 - 4:18 PM

top class shot Steve

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