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Been off line for a while, PC crashed and had to go for repair, back up and running now....with no loss of data thankfully!!!!.
Must get on and finish off backing up my files.

Whilst been off line, i managed to finally catch a head on shot of a kestrel hunting, I have a number of shots but I like this one the best due to the blur on the wing tips, shame they were not quite symmetrical.

Thanks for looking.

phil

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 170-500
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Eye's on
Username:phil_j phil_j
Uploaded:16 Dec 2008 - 7:21 PM
Tags:General, Wildlife / nature
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motorsportpictures

what a stunning shot, the detail, and the lighting is superb...
scott

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twainey
twainey  5 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 - 7:23 PM

WOW, What an amazing shot.......................Trev

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iancam
iancam  6 England
16 Dec 2008 - 7:24 PM

Stunning image
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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 7:24 PM

Stunning capture,very very well done,i need to get one like this.
Steve

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 7:27 PM

Lovely shot. Who cares about symmetry anyway? Obviously the Kestrel doesn't.

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GalleryGirl
16 Dec 2008 - 7:44 PM

Wow great shot. Fab!
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sospan
sospan  7 Wales
16 Dec 2008 - 8:02 PM

Stunning, an image to be proud of. Very well done.

Andy

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sparrowhawk
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16 Dec 2008 - 8:06 PM

wonderful

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VidB
VidB  5 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 8:12 PM

Super shot well done
Dave

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franken
franken e2 Member 113108 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 8:20 PM

Brilliant capture!

Ken

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ChrisWallace
16 Dec 2008 - 8:29 PM

Super image, great composition.
Chris

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lesgoodey
lesgoodey e2 Member 9lesgoodey vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 8:37 PM

Excellent shot.

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
16 Dec 2008 - 8:39 PM

Another great flight shot Phil.
Paul

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 9:24 PM

Looks a treat Phil - you did well to get it head on.
Get cracking with back up Phil - I had same problem with computer but lost files as I had fallen behind with doing it.Sad
Brian.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 9:57 PM

A beauty, Phil. On my hit list of images to have. Ron.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 10:04 PM

stunning capture Phil.
regards
yung

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16 Dec 2008 - 10:33 PM

Superb shot.


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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 10:35 PM

Incredible. A superb shot.
chris.

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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 10:57 PM

Hope Santa is bring an external hard drive!
Super splendid shot, Merry christmas!
Jennnnnnn

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 11:00 PM

I have always considered the plumage structure and colouring on the Kestrel is a sight to behold and this shot shows exactly what I had in mind. Superb Phil.
Ron

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bfgstew  8668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 11:32 PM

I think this deserves my award Phil, absolute stunning, simple as that mate.
Stewart

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phil_j  8133 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2008 - 11:52 PM

Thanks to all, big thank you to Stew for the honour of your award and to Willie for the digital wizardry.

Phil

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pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1592 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2008 - 12:10 AM

Oh my, love those tail feathers all fanned out with their black tips.....and everything else about it. Took my binoculars out all this week, so have been watching my kestrels, what a pleasure it is.

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17 Dec 2008 - 12:11 AM

A beautiful in flight shot Phil,
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CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2008 - 5:44 AM

STUNNING! Carol

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2008 - 10:23 AM

Well spotted and photographed
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tim g  10 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2008 - 3:19 PM

Excellent capture.

Tim

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17 Dec 2008 - 8:16 PM

Class image

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Skye24Blue
18 Dec 2008 - 12:38 PM

Wonderful shot, Phil.
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18 Dec 2008 - 10:13 PM

A terrific inflight capture, it looks like he's got his beady eyes on something down below

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rmr  7 Wales
21 Dec 2008 - 8:49 PM

superb as ever
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