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Hi all,

Not much about in my patch in the way of birds so I've been to Marwell Wildlife centre, a short drive from Southampton Blush I was fortunate enough to witness a Kestrel hovering directly above when the shot was taken, a wonderful sight indeed but the Meerkat wasn't taking any chances and disappeared rather quickly Wink
Many thanks for the votes and comments on my last upload and a special thank you to PattiW for the UA, really appreciated,
Regards,
Geoff.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:SIGMA150.0-500.0 mm f/5.0-6.3 OS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Jun 2013 - 3:38 PM
Focal Length:450mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Kestrel's about
Username:FeatherFriend FeatherFriend
Uploaded:13 Jun 2013 - 1:59 PM
Tags:Captive, Marwell Wildlife Park, Meerkat, Southampton., Wildlife / nature
Votes:54

Comments

DerekL
DerekL Plus Member 10141 forum postsDerekL vcard England24 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 2:26 PM

Lovely image Geoff.
Good fine detail and tones in the fur, with a nice catch light in the eye also.
Like the upward POV, but would have preferred a little more space above it's head.

Derek

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 2:28 PM

Hi Geoff. Delighted to see your work again.
This is a superb shot of the Meerkat. Great pose and as sharp as a new tack.GrinGrin
Ron

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 2:37 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmile
yes this is THE pose, well done.

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 3:33 PM

HI Geoff---spectacular details--don't know how you do it-- a fantastic capture!

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
13 Jun 2013 - 3:58 PM

Super pose captured Geoff and great detail,
Fred.

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
13 Jun 2013 - 4:04 PM

This is what a Meerkat should look like - most Meerkat photos on here are of fat grannies Smile Excellent capture !

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 4:20 PM

A superb image, Geoff, these little critters are so photogenic Smile Carol

christinecilia
christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
13 Jun 2013 - 4:30 PM

wow lovely detail well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

ChrisOs
ChrisOs  10 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 4:34 PM

Just don't mention insurance to them! Great shot.
Chris

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 4:39 PM

A wonderful capture here Geoff SmileSmile
Helen

Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
13 Jun 2013 - 5:31 PM

Great one Geoff, thats reminds me my car insurance runs out soonSmileSmile
Brian

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 5:41 PM

Thanks all,
Geoff.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 6:03 PM

A fine shot of this alert little fella in typical meerkat pose, it's good to see you uploading again

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 7:01 PM

superb detail in this beauty

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 7:14 PM

Good detail in this fine image!!

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91975 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 7:56 PM

Super pose and excellent detail Geoff - welcome back.Wink
Brian.

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96342 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 8:05 PM

Cracking detail Geoff



Adrian

Last Modified By tomcat at 13 Jun 2013 - 8:06 PM
chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue Plus Member 6145 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 8:23 PM

A quality image, 1st class detail and DOF, one of the best I have seen.
David

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 8:25 PM

Thanks everyone,
Geoff.

raygregson
raygregson Plus Member 7raygregson vcard United Kingdom
13 Jun 2013 - 8:45 PM

great shot Geoff,well captured indeed love these meerkats.ray

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 9:43 PM

Superb work Geoff. paul

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 9:54 PM

Stunning image Geoff excellent detail
mike

Big_Beavis
Big_Beavis Plus Member 10Big_Beavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2013 - 1:35 AM

Excellent !

David

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2013 - 11:40 AM

Thanks all and a special thank you to Ann and David for the UA's, really appreciated and valued,
Geoff.

evelen
evelen  10 England
14 Jun 2013 - 6:25 PM

great capture .
eve.Smile

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2013 - 9:49 PM

Excellent details Geoff, a beautiful shot..Lin

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72  741 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 4:19 PM

Great pose and superb detail in the fur Geoff.
regards
Yung

Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris Plus Member 42430 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
16 Jun 2013 - 7:42 PM

Superb image Geoff - excellent focus and detail. Lou

teocali
teocali Plus Member 7347 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 11:07 PM

Delightful capture, Geoff. Fine detail and great POV. Very well isolated by those softly blurred bg tones.
Sylvia

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