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I spent over 14 hour's in a hide waiting for this beautiful male to visit,over a period of 2 days he and she made 6 appearances,hard work and boring at times but well worth the effort and time put in,

John.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Jun 2013 - 5:24 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Male Kestrel
Username:john_starkey john_starkey
Uploaded:24 Jul 2013 - 5:23 PM
Tags:Bird's of prey, Kestrel., Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:41

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7295 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 5:26 PM

Outstanding image.

Nice one John...WAKE UP !!!
Keith

Last Modified By ringyneck at 24 Jul 2013 - 5:27 PM

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 5:42 PM

Super image with great detail and natural colours!! Worth the effort!!

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9100 forum postsDerekL vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 6:45 PM

Sharp detail and lovely colour tones in the plumage.
Worth the wait, John, not as though you've got anything else to do, eh?

Derek

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 7:10 PM

Fabulous capture here John and well worth all the waiting IMHO....Well done to you.

Ade

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85835 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 7:32 PM

One of the best I have seen John

Well worth all the effort, or yawnsWink

Adrian

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 570 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 7:54 PM

excellent capture well worth all your time in hiding...........

David

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 - 7:54 PM

Time well-rewarded.
Beautiful image.

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 7:57 PM

A splendid shot; so worth the wait
Ju

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Gavin_Duxbury
Gavin_Duxbury e2 Member 4Gavin_Duxbury vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 8:00 PM

Well worth the wait, stunning image.

Regards.

Gavin

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42284 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
24 Jul 2013 - 8:02 PM

Haha - 2nd post in less than a week - knew you couldn't resist!!!! This is a beauty John and as the comments above all say - very well worth the wait! Grin Lou

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 - 8:34 PM

Great shot, John.
Tony

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 9:13 PM

Excellent image

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 9:48 PM

Well worth the wait, John a great shot
Lillian

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NigelKiteley
NigelKiteley e2 Member 5NigelKiteley vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 3:42 PM

Stunning detail and clarity John, just reward for your efforts mate.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4492 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 4:35 PM

Superb shot !!....well worth the lack of effort !.WinkGrin

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ourdayphotos
3 Aug 2013 - 8:50 PM

Fantastic shot.

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