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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 e2 Member 9100 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 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 e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 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 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 2:37 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmile
yes this is THE pose, well done.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 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 e2 Member 7Badgerfred 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 e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 4:20 PM

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

christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
13 Jun 2013 - 4:30 PM

wow lovely detail well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

ChrisOs
ChrisOs e2 Member 9ChrisOs vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 4:34 PM

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

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 4:39 PM

A wonderful capture here Geoff SmileSmile
Helen

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
13 Jun 2013 - 5:31 PM

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

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 5:41 PM

Thanks all,
Geoff.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 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 e2 Member 8282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 7:01 PM

superb detail in this beauty

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 7:14 PM

Good detail in this fine image!!

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 7:56 PM

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

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85907 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 e2 Member 5143 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 e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 8:25 PM

Thanks everyone,
Geoff.

raygregson
13 Jun 2013 - 8:45 PM

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

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 9:43 PM

Superb work Geoff. paul

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 9:54 PM

Stunning image Geoff excellent detail
mike

Big_Beavis
Big_Beavis e2 Member 9Big_Beavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2013 - 1:35 AM

Excellent !

David

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 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  9 England
14 Jun 2013 - 6:25 PM

great capture .
eve.Smile

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2013 - 9:49 PM

Excellent details Geoff, a beautiful shot..Lin

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard 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 e2 Member 42310 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
16 Jun 2013 - 7:42 PM

Superb image Geoff - excellent focus and detail. Lou

teocali
teocali e2 Member 6228 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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