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Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

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Many thanks for the comments of the orchids and wild flowers - a bit too warm lately to go out - even the birds seem to be staying in.
This is one I sneaked up on at Dengemarsh - i wish I could do it with the Marsh Harriers, pereguine falcons and the elusive purple heron . Comments and constructive critique and modifications are always welcome

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Sigma 75-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
Username:Ray42 Ray42
Uploaded:11 Jul 2010 - 9:01 AM
Tags:Bird, Falco tinnunculus, Kestrel, Raptor, Wildlife / nature
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franken
franken e2 Member 113027 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 9:02 AM

A lovely capture.

Ken

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 9:18 AM

A superb capture, Ray, wonderful detail in the plumage and great eye contact, he's watching you closely! Carol

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finepetportraits

Lovely capture & pose. Personally, I'd probably 'move' the bird to the right a bit and leave more room to the left of the kestrel...but that's just a personaly preference. Great shot!

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 9:47 AM

I think you are probably right Sandra - thank you

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2010 - 9:48 AM

Perfect glance over his shoulder.

Thank you for your kind comment about Nick, much appreciated.
Mavis

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 9:54 AM

excellent shot if only I could do the same (ONE DAY) agree with Sandra about the placement in the frame

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 10:20 AM

I like the way the head is turned

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Techno
Techno  51004 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 10:35 AM

I wish I could achieve what you have here Ray, what a beauty well done.
Mal

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
11 Jul 2010 - 11:07 AM

Hi My mate this is a WOW shot in my book great gray,

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72117 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom67 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 11:24 AM

Great pose you've captured here Ray, makes a great image.
Well taken.

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
11 Jul 2010 - 11:26 AM

superb capture ray,well taken.ray

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 11:26 AM

this is a superb capture, love the pose, really does make the image fantastic!!! x x x

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 11:46 AM

Love the way he/she's looking over the shoulder at you. Beautifully detailed plumage too. Superb shot.

Ann

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 11:53 AM

Excellent,love the pose.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 11:54 AM

nicely done.lesley

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mrjt
mrjt  8 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2010 - 1:00 PM

A superb image............Jack.

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
11 Jul 2010 - 1:09 PM

What a excellent capture Ray brill detail and pose spot on.
jj

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
11 Jul 2010 - 3:20 PM

Cracking shot Ray, glad to be No 30, some advantages of running behind

Nicky x

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 4:59 PM

This lovely Ray the detail is super and I like the pose - very well captured - Ina

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2010 - 5:35 PM

A really super shot, with cracking detail.
Peter

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 5:53 PM

Cracking good capture Ray. I would just like the chance to see one !! Lovely plumage detail.
Ron

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 6:06 PM

Aw, beautiful!
Johanna

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 6:36 PM

Outstanding A+ capture of this majestic Kestrel with fine color, clarity, & comp. Great work with the 50D, Ray. Ciao...Peter

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LukeParkinson
11 Jul 2010 - 7:38 PM

Stunning capture Ray. Really well done!

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andymark
andymark  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2010 - 8:18 PM

a stunning shot love it

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Dave_Holdham
11 Jul 2010 - 10:37 PM

Superb detailed image, great shot

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milky
milky e2 Member 10milky vcard Wales
11 Jul 2010 - 11:46 PM

Excellent shot with beautiful work A1-------Gary

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 - 7:11 AM

Superb capture Ray, love the pose and lovely eye contact.
Shaun

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2010 - 7:49 AM

A great phoptpgraphic angle used in this fine shot.

Rock

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photophantom
12 Jul 2010 - 7:59 AM

excellent close up
dennis

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2010 - 9:11 AM

How lovely,it's so cute,can I say that?Smile.Excellent capture and detail.
Thank you for your kind and helpful comment on my photo.
xiaoli

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
12 Jul 2010 - 11:08 AM

Excellent capture Ray.
Fantastic details.
Robert

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tmann
tmann  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2010 - 3:25 PM

stunning detail!!
Thomas

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harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2010 - 4:36 PM

Lovely capture with good detail in the feathers.

Paul

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colin63
colin63  5 England
12 Jul 2010 - 5:22 PM

Cracking image this is Ray

Colin

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KevinWalsham
12 Jul 2010 - 9:03 PM

simply bril well captured

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 - 9:18 PM

Just a superb point of view and capture, Ray.
Roy

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2010 - 9:06 AM

SUPERB shot, wonderful pose for this amazing capture
Lillian

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Carrie_1
Carrie_1  4 Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2010 - 10:13 AM

Brilliant capture
Caroline

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2010 - 3:43 PM

Great shot. Am still looking for that purple heron but was lucky caught some Peregrine chicks recently and saw a Marsh Harrier but it was too far away to snap. Keep on looking-but love this one. Paul

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TonyWatson
13 Jul 2010 - 6:24 PM

Great capture Ray ~ Excellent detail
Doc

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2010 - 7:34 PM

Fine capture Ray. A

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Adderwatcher
14 Jul 2010 - 2:17 PM

Wonderful capture Ray, the detail is excellent!
Scott

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2010 - 5:30 PM

Excellent and superb capture,well done.
saeid

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
14 Jul 2010 - 6:02 PM

Fantastic image Ray, im still trying to get one. All the best.
Brian

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Imagephotographics

Beautiful capture Ray

Chris

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2010 - 8:30 PM

Lovely detail and pose Ray,
Geoff.

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
15 Jul 2010 - 10:48 PM

beautiful !!

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2010 - 1:21 PM

Brilliant shot,you sneaky sod,lol.

Aidan,,

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brownbear
brownbear  5 England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2010 - 7:51 PM

Super shot, well caught,
Geoff

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
17 Jul 2010 - 8:52 PM

great capture ! Gill

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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
18 Jul 2010 - 3:51 AM

Very nice image great detail.
Allen,

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 10:14 AM

Great shot Ray,
Have a great summer
regards
Yung

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2010 - 10:48 PM

A terrific shot Ray, you've captured some excellent detail in his/her plumage

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2010 - 10:48 AM

My favourite bird of prey. A truly wonderful shot.

Sue

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 12:01 PM

Good work with this fine shot, Ray. I like the over-the-shoulder pose.
Terry

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astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 5:49 PM

What a wonderful pose, like the PoV
Astyag

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sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2010 - 2:36 AM

Brilliant shot well done.

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BettyFlashlight

brilliant proud birds love them thanks for this image Ray amazing shot

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Tom-Melton
15 Apr 2011 - 7:30 AM

one of my most favourite birds

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Angie66
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1 Jul 2011 - 8:59 AM

one of my Favourites birds as well gorgeous birds lovely shot

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