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Again a photo from last year, another bird of prey, this time an American Kestrel against an uninspiring background of grey skies. This is the only time I have ever seen one, such a beautiful bird. I am still waiting for a chance and the time to get out with my camera, it is almost 3 months now and feels like a lot longer. I will just have to sort through some of last years for the time being.
I hope you like this one. A quick upload again. I am trying to keep up with you all when time permits, so many thanks for all your comments and votes, they are very much appreciated.
Best wishes,
Steve.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:sigma 150-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:American Kestrel
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:22 Jan 2010 - 12:07 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 12:09 PM

Nice tight crop of a lovely bird. good work.

Glyn

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KevinWalsham
22 Jan 2010 - 12:15 PM

very well captured and love the fine detail.

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 5metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 12:19 PM

stunning capture. Awesome detail
Carol

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 12:23 PM

superb

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Great shot Steve - well captured

Chris

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 12:36 PM

A super well photographed capture.

Albert

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Image123  5 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2010 - 12:41 PM

superb image
Gareth

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gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 12:58 PM

Great feather detail and colour. - gary

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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 1:00 PM

a lovely portrait Steve, nicely captured, composed and presented...

Martin.

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 666 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 1:03 PM

Superbly captured wonderful texture, colour and detail!

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
22 Jan 2010 - 1:13 PM

Beautiful close up shot
Mandy

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 1:18 PM

His eyes just seem to be looking right through me
A great shot ...and crop - makes it more intense

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chunky1972
22 Jan 2010 - 1:22 PM

Great shot hopefully no one will upload a mod as I think this is sweet.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 1:28 PM

A beautiful bird indeed and you have captured it perfectly.
Joan.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 1:38 PM

A beautiful close-up. Lovely detail and great eye contact.......Sandy

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 1:48 PM

Wonderful capture!

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 2:27 PM

Stunning capture and composition. Such superb detail and colour too. The eyes are wonderful.

Ann

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72459 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 2:51 PM

How a raptor can look cute - you captured it here Steve, an excellent poprtrait.
Wel taken.

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kishanm14
kishanm14  6 India
22 Jan 2010 - 3:13 PM

Very well captured portrait Steve.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 3:36 PM

Superb Steve. Great capture.
Ron

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gingerdelight
22 Jan 2010 - 3:37 PM

A superb portrait with splendid detail - well taken Steve.
Carol

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Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 4:04 PM

Pleased to be 30 for this fine shot.

Rock

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 4:20 PM

A brillianr close-up Steve.
Bob

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22 Jan 2010 - 5:40 PM

Grand shot of this lovely bird Steve...Bill

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ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
22 Jan 2010 - 8:32 PM

An amazing close up.
Christine

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Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2010 - 9:01 PM

Wonderful close up. Gary

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HobbitDave
22 Jan 2010 - 9:14 PM

Another cracker, Steve, beautiful feather detail.
Dave.

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bromley-smith
22 Jan 2010 - 9:19 PM

Wonderful close up a very beautiful bird, excellent detail.
Tony

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
22 Jan 2010 - 10:33 PM

Well captured.

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hary60
hary60  6 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2010 - 10:35 PM

Stunning close up Steve excellent detail
Harry

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Techno
Techno  61009 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2010 - 10:59 AM

Lovely shot and the crop for me works well, delightful raptor these took a few shots of one on the iow last Feb'.
Mal

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photophantom
23 Jan 2010 - 1:26 PM

fantastic close up Steve
Dennis

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RTDS  6 Cyprus
23 Jan 2010 - 5:00 PM

Awsome close up with stunning details and colours.
Robert

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PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2010 - 10:41 PM

Lucky you to get to see and capture such a magnificient bird! Super image with lots of detail, Patti

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theend  5 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2010 - 11:49 AM

Great shot

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Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2010 - 7:47 PM

A great close up - the colours and detail are fantastic

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Thushari
Thushari  5 Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 4:56 AM

Great portrait Steve, nice details and colors.

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teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2010 - 8:21 PM

Simply exquisite Steve - wonderfully detailed portrait - love the close crop.
Sylvia

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Artangel
Artangel  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 10:07 AM

Fabulous shot with fine feather detail. Romney

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