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Following yesterday's upload showing this Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) disembowelling its prey and discarding the entrails, it then proceeded to meticulously pluck and discard the fur from the Vole. It was so intent on what is was doing, that I was able to creep a little closer. A wonderful insight into nature in the raw! This was taken from 45.7m away.

Thank you for your C&Cs on yesterdays grisly shot - much appreciated as always Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 Jan 2012 - 2:10 PM
Focal Length:700mm 45.7m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/2500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Vole's Bad Hair Day
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:20 Jan 2012 - 10:06 AM
Tags:Action, Common, Falco tinnunculus, Feeding, Fur, Kestrel, Papercourt meadows, Prey, Vole, Wildlife / nature
Votes:55

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 4Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
20 Jan 2012 - 10:08 AM

Fantastic shot,well timed Sylvia.
Brian

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2012 - 10:11 AM

Another excellent wildlife image Sylvia, well captured.................

Tony.

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2012 - 10:15 AM

Well caught
mike

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KingBee
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20 Jan 2012 - 10:16 AM

Love the title! Cracking capture.

Bob

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2012 - 10:38 AM

A superb capture, Sylvia, poor vole Sad Carol

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TonyDy
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20 Jan 2012 - 11:08 AM

Great shot, Sylvia.
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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
20 Jan 2012 - 11:22 AM

Fabulous timing, a superb capture.

len

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TerryMcK
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20 Jan 2012 - 11:36 AM

Well taken, Sylvia. An interesting angle with the bird settled on an ideal perch.
Terry

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MalcolmM
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20 Jan 2012 - 12:01 PM

Superb image, great timing

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andylea
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20 Jan 2012 - 12:48 PM

brilliant comp sylvia wonderful colours and tones super detail a real belter nice one Wink
andy

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madshutter
20 Jan 2012 - 12:51 PM

love the title click

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2012 - 12:58 PM

So lucky to see this, never mind capture. What a superb image.............Sandy

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2012 - 1:18 PM

Absolutely marvellous. Paying back the cost of the lens in spades !!

Barry

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2012 - 1:18 PM

I remember seeing the fur being plucked and missed every time. Superb timing Sylvia
Richard

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2012 - 1:23 PM

A very nice detailed image...
Very sharp and clear..
Nice colours and textures as as..
Great work...
Dave

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2012 - 1:58 PM

WOW!!!
Joan.

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colin beeley
colin beeley e2 Member 111064 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2012 - 2:57 PM

30 Wink

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2012 - 3:40 PM

Very well captured.

B.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2012 - 4:07 PM

Missed every moment of this excellent display Sylvia. I am so glad you have made the best of it. Super capture.
Ron

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2012 - 4:57 PM

What an experience Sylvia, and so well captured
Lillian

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WindowonWildlife
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20 Jan 2012 - 4:59 PM

Perfect timing Sylvia and just as good as the previous Wink

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Gray_ina
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20 Jan 2012 - 5:26 PM

Hi Sylvia, totally superb a fantastic capture regards gray

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Dinney
Dinney  5 England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2012 - 5:33 PM

Another well timed shot Sylvia,
Kev

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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 3 England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2012 - 8:22 PM

Brilliant shot!
Sam.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2012 - 8:39 PM

And folk think I have bad manners at the dinner table.....Tongue

Get yer moth box out tonight you, it's really mild and no rain forecast who knows what might turn up?

Ade

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pluckyfilly
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20 Jan 2012 - 8:48 PM

good shot

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24 Jan 2012 - 10:55 PM

You've captured the moment perfectly, impecable timing

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