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I like how transluscent the fully stretched wings appear in this image of the female kestrel just about to land. Many thanks for the UAs, all the C&Cs on the goldcrest and the continued UAs on my previous images especially the POTW. Very much appreciated as always.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:Canon 300mm f4 Lis usm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Jun 2012 - 2:06 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:At full stretch
Username:Steve_S Steve_S
Uploaded:23 Jun 2012 - 7:28 PM
Tags:Kestrel (falco tinnunculus), Steve shaw, Wildlife / nature
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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 7:31 PM

Nice backlight.Smile

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 7:34 PM

Cracking timing and detail Steve, quality as always mate Wink

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mjparmy
mjparmy e2 Member 5mjparmy vcard United Kingdom
23 Jun 2012 - 7:38 PM

Beautifully captured Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 7:38 PM

They just get better and better Smile Carol

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 8:20 PM

Thanks all and thank you Keith for your User Award, really appreciated.
Steve

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114499 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 8:31 PM

Are Kestrels the new Kingfishers????.......Not that I mind because all these images have been absolutely stunning and this one is no exception.....

I wonder what will be next though?......Tongue

Ade

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JenniCh
JenniCh  932 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 8:34 PM


Quote: They just get better and better Smile Carol

I quite agree with Carol, I've thoroughly enjoyed all these wonderful Kestrel shots, I'm sure someone has probably mentioned it but where are they being taken, I'd love to know!

This is another absolute beauty ............ keep 'em coming!

Jenni

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 8:34 PM


Quote: Are Kestrels the new Kingfishers????.......Not that I mind because all these images have been absolutely stunning and this one is no exception.....

I wonder what will be next though?......Tongue

Ade

Cheers Ade. Maybe stunning houseflies Wink Grin
Steve

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orts
orts  3 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2012 - 8:43 PM

Brilliant Shot, but I suspect they maybe hand reared.

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 8:49 PM


Quote: Brilliant Shot, but I suspect they maybe hand reared.

They are wild birds

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 8:51 PM

Thanks for your User Award bagman, much appreciated.

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 8:59 PM

Pure Quality
Mike

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114499 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 9:32 PM


Quote: Cheers Ade. Maybe stunning houseflies

Well that shut me up good and proper Tongue

Seriously though, all these images taken by you and others have been truly stunning and have blown me and a lot of other folk away, keep em' all coming guys, because my earlier comment really was very tongue in cheek and shouldn't be seen any other way!......Right I'm of to catch another housefly Wink

AdeTongue

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Oleg_Lobzin
23 Jun 2012 - 10:19 PM

A brilliant shot. Wonderfully captured.
Regards, Oleg

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
23 Jun 2012 - 10:21 PM

Superb image, Steve.
Tony

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 9:38 AM

Super timing and stunning exposure Steve.
Ron

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 9:43 AM

All been said, methinksTongue

Adrian

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9101 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 9:35 PM

Superb image Steve.

Derek

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LukeParkinson
25 Jun 2012 - 2:18 PM

Cant really add anything else mate.. Superb

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mikepearce
25 Jun 2012 - 10:51 PM

Stunning capture absolutely spot on!
Mike

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 9:29 PM

A terrific shot of this female kestrel coming in to land, you've timed this one to perfection and caught some wonderful light through her wings.

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8 Jul 2012 - 10:50 AM

Stunning Steve


Jon

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