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Spent a very enjoyable day at the London Wetlands Centre and managed to catch this backlit kestrel in mid-flight. I think he may have been wondering if my camera was edible!

Thanks for stopping to take a look.
Greg

Camera:Canon
Lens:300mm + 1.4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Angel of the North
Username:gregl gregl
Uploaded:14 Jun 2010 - 3:56 PM
Tags:Backlit, Bird, General, Kestrel, London wetlands centre, Wildlife / nature
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finepetportraits

Wow, absolutely fantastic! Smile

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Porthos
Porthos e2 Member 4Porthos vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2010 - 4:01 PM

Brilliant capture.....Derek

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2010 - 4:12 PM

Fantastic shot
And just love the title

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RajaSidambaram
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14 Jun 2010 - 4:25 PM

Excellent capture of this back lit bird - Raja.

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alighalam
alighalam e2 Member 5alighalam vcard Iran, Islamic Republic of1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2010 - 4:43 PM

Great shot from a bird on flight.
Ali

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2010 - 4:49 PM

Fine shot indeed. One of my favourite birds. That plumage display is fantastic.
Ron

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2010 - 4:52 PM

fantastic light and detail a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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wolf1
wolf1 e2 Member 4wolf1 vcard United Kingdom
14 Jun 2010 - 4:55 PM

Stunning shot.
Andy

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PauloNascimentoPhotography
14 Jun 2010 - 5:23 PM

superb capture, great shot!
Paulo

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2010 - 5:47 PM

Very well captured, super detail. Carol

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bluetitblue
bluetitblue e2 Member 5bluetitblue vcard United Kingdom
14 Jun 2010 - 5:53 PM

Good capture.
pete

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VidB
VidB e2 Member 6VidB vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2010 - 7:18 PM

Lovely image, the light through the plumage make's it, well captured
Dave

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andymark
andymark e2 Member 4andymark vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2010 - 8:07 PM

love it great shot

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91929 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2010 - 8:58 PM

The back light is superb Greg - great hovering capture.
Brian.

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gregl
gregl e2 Member 9gregl vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2010 - 8:47 AM

Thank you all for your kind words and comments - much appreciated! Couldn't resist the title Barbara.......

Cheers,
Greg

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Andrew_Hurley
Andrew_Hurley e2 Member 871 forum postsAndrew_Hurley vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2010 - 1:00 PM

Love the image, love the title, an excellent capture, very competent photography!

Andrew.

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bayleaf1
bayleaf1 e2 Member 4bayleaf1 vcard United Kingdom
17 Jun 2010 - 8:41 AM

This is a super action capture Greg.
John.

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 733 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2010 - 10:43 AM

Superb in flight shot Greg,
Geoff.

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maratsuikka
28 Jun 2010 - 8:35 PM

EXCELLENT GREG

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Techno
Techno e2 Member 61009 forum postsTechno vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2010 - 10:22 PM

Very happy to award you 40 on this cracking image, beautifully framed, pin sharp and that backlight well done Greg.
Regards Mal

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