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The Kestrel (falco tinnunculus)
A marvellous miniature (on average about 32 cm long) Falcon. A delight to see at any time employing his unique ability to hover in the sky whilst his perfectly tuned eyes seek out prey on the ground below. A beautiful bird and one of my favourites.
Most grateful thanks to all the kind people who made time for c/c's on the Little Owl. Most rewarding.

Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D4 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:300.0 mm f/4.0 + 1.4 TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 May 2014 - 1:14 PM
Focal Length:420mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Kestrel
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:25 May 2014 - 4:55 PM
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:0
Unique Views:0

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3658 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2014 - 4:56 PM

A wonderful capture,

Ali

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sparrowhawk
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25 May 2014 - 4:58 PM

a real little beauty !!

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Badgerfred
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25 May 2014 - 5:13 PM

Beautiful Ron, great pose captured,
Fred.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2014 - 5:32 PM

A sublime capture, Ron. Carol

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Miles Herbert
25 May 2014 - 6:26 PM

Nicely done ...he looks good with the slight back lighting and the wings out ... Smile

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MossyOak
MossyOak  3 England15 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2014 - 6:27 PM

It just needed a little more dof Ron. The chest has the detail but softening out a little on the head unfortunately. It's always a shame at Liberty's as they perch the birds in direct sun with shade all around.

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barbarahirst
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25 May 2014 - 6:29 PM

Top marks mate...

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JohnoP
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25 May 2014 - 6:47 PM

Love it! Smile John

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phillG
phillG Plus Member 877 forum postsphillG vcard United Kingdom
25 May 2014 - 6:52 PM

Superb capture
Phil

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franken
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25 May 2014 - 6:54 PM

A superb wildlife capture, Ron.

Ken

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DicksPics
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25 May 2014 - 6:57 PM

A fabulous capture, Ron - beautifully presented.

Richard

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trevaze
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25 May 2014 - 9:07 PM

great picture

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Alan_Baseley
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25 May 2014 - 9:09 PM

Great capture Ron,
Alan

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2014 - 9:26 PM

Fine shot superbly captured

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2014 - 11:00 PM

Thanks very much everyone.

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Joline
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26 May 2014 - 12:00 AM

An incredibly graceful capture of this beautifully gracefully bird.

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2014 - 1:46 AM

Stunning!

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dawnmichelle
26 May 2014 - 2:46 AM

remarkable capture

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SimonFletch
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26 May 2014 - 6:59 AM

Well done, Ron, another fine ornitological image from you.
I agree, the Kestrel is an amazing wee bird and watching one hover for its Lunch is enthralling.

Simon

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2014 - 8:35 AM

A wonderful pose and capture Ron, very well done.

Ray

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A Booth
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26 May 2014 - 8:48 AM

beautiful bird, superbly back lit, with stunning plumage detail in a well composed image.

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FeatherFriend
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26 May 2014 - 11:36 AM

Great timing Ron, lovely comp,
Geoff.

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Lillian
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26 May 2014 - 11:56 AM

lovely to see with the wings out Ron
good shot
Lillian

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Glostopcat
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26 May 2014 - 2:43 PM

What a wonderful pose with wings outstretched, a fine portrait of this majestic bird

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CaroleS
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26 May 2014 - 3:51 PM

Super pose captured here RonSmile

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tomcat
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26 May 2014 - 4:13 PM

Just beautiful Ron

Adrian

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morpheus1955
26 May 2014 - 6:50 PM

Superb shot, excellent detail and colours

Hugh

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Brian65
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26 May 2014 - 7:33 PM

Its a cracker Ron, but your work is always spot on.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Brian

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26 May 2014 - 10:27 PM

Excellent shot Ron
mike

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Holmewood
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27 May 2014 - 12:04 AM

Amazing shot. Cathy

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TyChee
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27 May 2014 - 2:32 AM

Awesome lighting.
Ty

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sweetpea62
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27 May 2014 - 6:09 PM

Brilliant pose and capture Ron..Lin

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SteveMackay
27 May 2014 - 8:13 PM

The pose is just perfect, Ron!. Cracking image for sure!!!SmileSmileSmile

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2014 - 8:25 PM

fantastic backlight and feather detail. I feel quite desperate when I look at my last Kestrel shot Smile

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helenlinda
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28 May 2014 - 7:24 PM

Wonderful backlight - terrific capture SmileSmile
Helen

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31 May 2014 - 10:14 AM

Lovely image in great light. A

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cheesey
cheesey  9 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2014 - 10:14 PM

Lovely light and pose, nicely captured.
Cheesey.

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