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Male kestrel in flight

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I spent a day photographing wild kestrels at a farm in North Yorkshire. I've been using my current DSLR set up for less than a year and have previously struggled with birds in flight shots. Having a soft spot for all things raptor this provided an ideal opportunity for some excellent experience on both fronts

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 May 2012 - 3:31 PM
Focal Length:320mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Male kestrel in flight
Username:MrsScattercushion1 MrsScattercushion1
Uploaded:5 Jun 2012 - 12:48 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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StevenPrice
5 Jun 2012 - 12:53 PM

love the eye contact excellent work.

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nicedayout
5 Jun 2012 - 12:54 PM

Fantastic capture. Jamie

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 12:55 PM

Lovely Capture Claire !!!

What a great place
Keith

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JenniCh
JenniCh  932 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 12:56 PM

Great shot, and well done ............ Jenni

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rgg
rgg e2 Member 3rgg vcard United States
5 Jun 2012 - 12:58 PM

Outstanding capture,very well done.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 1:29 PM

A terrific inflight shot, you've timed this one to perfection

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 - 1:36 PM

Superb shot, Claire, well done.
Tony

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
5 Jun 2012 - 1:45 PM

Great capture.

Paul

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114499 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 2:18 PM


Quote: have previously struggled with birds in flight shots.

You'd never know it looking at this.....Great effort....

Ade

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SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 2:25 PM

Excellent work.

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
5 Jun 2012 - 2:28 PM

Stunning image.

Len

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BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 3:47 PM

Great capture. I love the how he/she is looking straight at youGrin
Ryan

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NigelKiteley e2 Member 5NigelKiteley vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 4:02 PM

A fabulous in flight capture Claire!

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
5 Jun 2012 - 4:15 PM

Brilliant capture, stunning detail, colour and presented superbly. Well done.

John

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5 Jun 2012 - 4:31 PM

Super image -John

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tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 4:59 PM

Top shot Claire

Adrian

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Quote: have previously struggled with birds in flight shots.

You'd never know it looking at this.....Great effort....

Ade

Thanks Ade and everyone else. I think the light, the closeness of the subject and the fact he was flying fairly straight towards me made it easier to track him and maintain the focus. Plus I'd the practice of about 6 hours photographing them to get my eye in!!

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213hardy
213hardy e2 Member 6544 forum posts213hardy vcard England
5 Jun 2012 - 9:02 PM

Beautiful Image, Well Done

Den

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16 Jan 2013 - 4:29 PM

WOW, superb image.
Alf.

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