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Got this one whilst out birding on the North East coastline, last week!! I nearly missed it but my wife brought its closeness to my attention!!

Many thanks for the votes on the Meadow Pipit Yeterday - Much appreciated!! A big thank you to Jukka for his User Award. Welcomed and appreciated!!

Have a great day!!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0-500.0 mm f/4.0-6.3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Nov 2013 - 2:07 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Kestrel
Username:richmowil richmowil
Uploaded:6 Nov 2013 - 12:06 AM
Tags:Bird of prey, Falco tinnunculus, Falcon, Kestrel, Male, Wildlife / nature
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 12:08 AM

A lovely image. Great details. He looks so big to be on those thin twigs.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
6 Nov 2013 - 12:17 AM

Well spotted Bill, a fine capture,
Fred.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 12:19 AM

Well observed and taken, Bill!

Richard

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 12:40 AM

Well spotted by your wife and captured by you, what a team. - gary

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 12:41 AM

Wow! a brilliant spotting and capture! Kudos!

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
6 Nov 2013 - 12:47 AM

Thanks to your wife. Very pretty

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achieverswales
6 Nov 2013 - 12:58 AM

One of my favourite birds, they are beautiful, composition and exposure get top marks from me Bill.

Regards

Trev.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 6:11 AM

Well spotted by your wife...great capture of a beautiful bird

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 6:12 AM

Well spotted by your wife, Bill, and well captured by yourself Smile Carol

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 - 7:26 AM

Great capture.

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104000 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 7:34 AM

Teamwork GrinGrinGrin

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 7:42 AM

Good composition with excellent detail.

Albert

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Jeddahknight111
Jeddahknight111 e2 Member 2Jeddahknight111 vcard United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 - 8:18 AM

Great shot.Smile

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 8:38 AM

Lovely image,

Ali Smile

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
6 Nov 2013 - 8:39 AM

Superb capture. Moira

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 9:04 AM

Excellent capture BillSmile

Cliff

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32917 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 9:45 AM

Stunning, simply stunning, pinch sharp and so very well photographed...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 - 11:08 AM

Very good shot, Bill.
Tony

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 - 12:20 PM

Beautiful capture Smile

Eileen

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 3:37 PM

gorgeous shot of a bird that has declined somewhat

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7102 forum postsTrev_B vcard England63 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 4:12 PM

It would have been a real shame to miss this shot BillÖ.spot on.

Trev

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capto
capto e2 Member 21000 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 6:17 PM

What a great capture on that unlikely perch.Smile

ivor

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 6:32 PM

Superb, beautiful capture..Lin

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jimpy1
jimpy1 e2 Member 5jimpy1 vcard England
6 Nov 2013 - 6:33 PM

Cracking shot.

Jim

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 7:29 PM

Big hugs to the beloved I reckon
She's a beauty - the Kestrel I meanWink

Adrian

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 - 7:39 PM

Fantastic shot Bill, top class indeed.
Brian

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2154 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 8:00 PM

I bet that you were glad that your wife was with you.
A great imageSmile
NettaSmile

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viscostatic
6 Nov 2013 - 8:16 PM

This is excellent considering it is a completely wild bird. And what a beautiful bird it is too.

Phil.

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fcast
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6 Nov 2013 - 9:11 PM

Fantastic shot Bill
Frank

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 430 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 9:28 PM

superb Bill

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1636 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 9:40 PM

Absolutely superb image.
Nigel

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 - 10:02 PM

Fantastic shot Bill. Cathy

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 6:41 AM

Missed this one yesterday Bill, glad I saw it today. One of your best I think, a beautiful shot of a beautiful bird. Well done Mrs Bill for spotting it.

Andy

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 7:27 AM

Fabulous portrait of this beautiful bird! Wonderful details and clarity, Bill!
George

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 Nov 2013 - 11:46 PM

Excellent capture! Great quality shot...
IB

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 5:15 PM

A cracking shot of this kestrel, it's a wonder that flimsy plant can hold its weight

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jacquig
12 Nov 2013 - 12:56 AM

Love the composition, and the colouring. You've managed to combine a spot-on shot of a wild bird, and make it artistic at the same time. So well done.Smile

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 3:00 PM

Wow this is super.
So good of the kestrel, but also the interesting perch.

B.

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BirdmanDon
20 Nov 2013 - 7:49 PM

Great shot and such an unusual perch!Smile

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DonMc
DonMc e2 Member 5DonMc vcard United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 - 7:40 PM

So many votes Bill and all so deserved!SmileSmileSmile
Don

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