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AMERICAN KESTREL

By glazzaro  
Hi Folks, got a bit of a break today and went out for a couple of shots in the local area. Still busy looking for homes, but I really needed to get out and take some shots! Wink I was out on the local woods and came across this juvenile Kestrel. Thought he made a nice shot, hope you like it. Oh well, I have got to get back to work calling around for homes and dealing with realtors. I will try to get on later this evening and see what I have missed. Hope you all had a good weekend.

Greg


Tripod: Yes
Lens : Sigma 120-300mm with 2x
Focal Len : 600mm
Exposure Mode : Programmed Auto
Metering Mode : Multi-Pattern
Exposure: 0 EV
Shutter : 1/350
F Stop : 9.5
ISO : 200


Family:

Falconidae, Falcons view all from this family

Description:

9-12" (23-30 cm). W. 21" (53 cm). A jay-sized falcon, often seen hovering. Recognizable in all plumages by rusty tail and back. Adult male has slate-blue wings. Female has rusty wings and back, narrow bands on tail. Both sexes have 2 black stripes on face.

Habitat:

Towns and cities, parks, farmlands, and open country.

Nesting:

4 or 5 white or pinkish eggs, blotched with brown, placed without nest or lining in a natural or man-made cavity.

Range:

Breeds from Alaska and Northwest Territories east through Maritime Provinces and south throughout continent. Winters north to British Columbia, Great Lakes, and New England. Also in American tropics.

Voice:

Shrill killy-killy-killy.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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Comments


banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4255 Canada
10 Jul 2005 3:49PM
Delaware or Virginia Kestrel, - its a good shot.

W
10 Jul 2005 3:50PM
This is an awesome shot of an awesome bird. Beautiful image Greg. Are you back now or just passing? Hope you, Cesie and family are well? clicked!!
Keith
10 Jul 2005 3:53PM
Superb shot.

David
ChazB 16 64 3 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2005 4:01PM
Wow, fantastic shot! Excellent detail, colours and composition.
Charlotte
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
10 Jul 2005 4:35PM
Willie

Virginia Kestrel, still looking for a house in Delaware, got this one close to my home in Virginia.

Keith

Just passing through, still a lot of work finding a home and setting up a new work place. I will still be around, just not as much for the next couple of months.

Greg
rusty 18 Canada
10 Jul 2005 5:16PM
Nice sharp image with colour right on, well presented.
donnaree 16 36
10 Jul 2005 5:20PM
Pin sharp details Greg.
Great capture.

Good luck with the house hunting.

Donna Smile
BerthaDBluze 16 19
10 Jul 2005 7:14PM
Beautiful shot! Great detail as usual! Cute little bird. Different border...trying to disguise your work? Didn't work! Smile
billma 17 119 United States
10 Jul 2005 8:29PM
Have never gotten close enough to one of these. This is a good photograph. Very sharp and the composition is again very good. Good to see you upload. Hope the home search goes well. Within the next month I am going to be on both coasts looking for some birds and landscapes etc. Should be interesting.

bill
Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2005 8:33PM
beautiful capture greg
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
10 Jul 2005 8:37PM
Bill, let me know if you hit our neck of the woods, you will have a place to stay.

Greg
johnjrp 17 432 5 Australia
10 Jul 2005 8:42PM
Looks a bit wind ruffled. Good capture Greg. Good luck with the house hunting. click. John
daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2005 9:03PM
A superb image as always Greg, wonderful detail.

Fran
10 Jul 2005 10:23PM
excellent capture,great detail and composition.
click samantha
deavilin 17 352 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2005 10:27PM
Super shot Greg, love the detail on the feathers lovely sharp shotSmile

Charlotte

PS Hope you find what you are looking forSmile
Desh_M 16 410
10 Jul 2005 10:30PM
Hello Greg,
Nice to have you back with a lovely shot!
:0)
Great capture.
norton 17 2 6 Jersey
10 Jul 2005 10:41PM
Great colour and detail Greg,excellent capture...

All the best in your house hunt.

Tony.
future 16 153
10 Jul 2005 10:41PM
Hi Greg, great shot classic composition and lovely detail in the bird, nice one. Hope the house hunting goes as well the 'shot' hunting, take it easy, Cheers Chris.
vparmar 16 7 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2005 10:54PM
great colour and detail. all the best in your house hunting. click
vinny
old timer 17 55 1 Scotland
10 Jul 2005 11:01PM
Excellent work, Greg.
Jim
AngelaR 16 155 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2005 11:18PM
Nice shot as usual Greg. Glad you've time for a break in the house hunting.
11 Jul 2005 12:22AM
never seen one of these before, love the markings on his face, lovely bird ♥Click

:0) Shelley
Shane136 18 63 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2005 12:41AM
Nice one
Shane
TeresaH 16 1.1k United Kingdom
11 Jul 2005 1:24AM
Great capture, love the detail on the breast.

Teresa
jan 1 17 12 Netherlands
11 Jul 2005 1:26AM
Hello Greg. I see you had a good weekend.
This shot will give you energy, for the coming week. A Beauty it is. !
Jan
sandyb 17 34 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2005 1:42AM
stunning shot love the detail. Hey why dont you relocate over in Uk. love to have you over here in norfolk. sandyb
Bluke 16 303 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2005 1:51AM
love this bird ...striped face ... thanks for the click even tho. you are so busy ...
good luck with you house hunting ...
babs
arnieg 17 704 England
11 Jul 2005 1:55AM
excellent shot and detail
congats on another rc

arnie
User_Removed 16 132
11 Jul 2005 2:03AM
great to see u back, even if it is just a brief visit. great shot, as always.
sten

PS good luck with the house hunting
acbeat 16 14 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2005 2:16AM
excellent shot nice bird .andy b
thorn 17 124 2 Scotland
11 Jul 2005 2:24AM
Hi Greg,Great to see your photographs up again,love the bird you have chosen.He is stunning.Excellent lighting and detail.Take care.AnnSmile
Hope your move to Delaware goes smoothly for you and your family.
thankyou for your kind comments,much appreciated.
terry_cavner 16 332 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2005 2:47AM
Superb Capture Greg
11 Jul 2005 3:16AM
A really beautiful creature.
The detail is superb.

Simon.
11 Jul 2005 3:38AM
Spot on Greg! lol.
Great shot.
Richard
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
11 Jul 2005 5:48AM
Another cracker, Greg!

Jouko
aunt sally 17 110 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2005 5:59AM
Excellent composition, Great colours and detail.

Sharon
mikears 17 89 Canada
11 Jul 2005 6:10AM
Absolutely fantastic Greg - Just read the news about the move - good luck with that!!

Glad you found the time to upload this!!

Mike
AngelaD 16 2.9k Wales
11 Jul 2005 6:13AM
Nice shot Greg, don't recall you ever having said 'Yes' to a tripod before! Good luck with everything and thanks for your comment today.
Angela
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
11 Jul 2005 6:46AM
Rodents of the world, watch out! That beak looks nasty. Unusual to see a clear blue sky background from you, and it looks good. Even with the bright light, it does not look washed out or anything. (LOL - now how can I subtract thousandths of a point on this one? I know. His tail is partially hidden behind the post. Next time, tell him to get that tail up! 0.001 points subtracted!)
Patrick
firzhugh 16 13 New Zealand
11 Jul 2005 7:03AM
beautiful feather detail. great colours and light. fantastic shot
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
11 Jul 2005 8:42AM
Patrick

Actually I tried to shave the poll with my saw but the power company nailed me, so I should at least get the 0.001 back for trying! Wink

Greg
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
11 Jul 2005 8:57AM
LOL - ok, you get back the 0.001, but now I must subtract 0.001 for violating the photographer's prime directive, to leave things as they were! But maybe I should add another 0.001 back for that bird standing still through the whole thing!
Patrick
11 Jul 2005 9:25AM
nice 1 greg looks kile this chap is catching some rays lol
CatMouse 18 115 Russian Federation
11 Jul 2005 9:37AM
Hello Greg, welcome back Dear friend!
Smile Smile
Great shot, nice color rendition. Well done.

Malik & Mary.
PaulG 16 63 New Zealand
11 Jul 2005 10:08AM
A fine shot Greg, nicely done.

Paul *click*
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
11 Jul 2005 11:12AM
Stunning detail Greg - and the coloring and tonality is spot on (sorry - no plagiarism here!!).

First class.

Mike
clintnewsham 16 121 1 England
11 Jul 2005 11:22AM
another excellent shot greg,wonderful detail,well caught

click clint
simons 16 13
11 Jul 2005 11:26AM
Stands out well against the blue background, excellent shot.
Simon
11 Jul 2005 11:33AM
excellent shot
SueTurner 16 81 3 England
11 Jul 2005 12:10PM
First class work as is your usual standard. Sue
matmonty 16 139 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2005 12:58PM
Great capture Greg,also like the information supplied, very interesting.

Mat
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
11 Jul 2005 2:24PM
Beautiful lighting composition and detail lovely colours and tones.
Pauline.
daringdaphne 17 82 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2005 2:28PM
Hi Greg: glad u could make it today; what a fine shot of this darling little predator. All his plummage colours already there, and a nice blue sky behind him.

Well-Done
(*.*)D
yjjeep 17 13
11 Jul 2005 2:56PM
Great shot.Glad you got some time to relax.
foxybrown 16 368
11 Jul 2005 4:46PM
great addition to your specialist portfolio. i was in to ornithology as a kid, not any more though.

fantastic exposure and composition, really well spotted.
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2005 8:36PM
Looks like the Kestrel is planning it's next move Greg, I'm glad you found time for this one ☼☼☼☼☼

Rob
denka 16 7 Finland
11 Jul 2005 11:06PM
Hi Greg!
Good to see you still have a little spare time over to go out and take some great captures. Hope youl find a home soon. this is a great capture by the way. Smile
I like the blue background colour, is edited os is it natural? Great details and sharpness.

denka
Jimbob 16 9 England
11 Jul 2005 11:09PM
well captured. Just excellent jimbo
claret 17 49 England
11 Jul 2005 11:29PM
Great shot, Greg. Really stands out against the blue background.
Iain
bassan Plus
18 15
12 Jul 2005 12:54AM
Lovely shot of a pretty bird
Aazragi 16
12 Jul 2005 2:34AM
Great shot with lovely composition, well done.
Latif
suleesia 16 176 Malaysia
12 Jul 2005 2:45AM
excellent capture in beautiful light!
jules41 17 197 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2005 3:13AM
Nothing like getting out,just to clear your head Greg,and especially when you get a capture as good as this.Superb shot.
Happy house hunting:O)
julie
TonyA 16 11 Spain
12 Jul 2005 3:25AM
Beautiful photo of the Krestel against the blue sky. Superb colors and detail in the feathers of this beautiful bird.

Antonio
Portknockie 16 48 Scotland
12 Jul 2005 4:06AM
Beautiful bird...colour and detail in the birds feathers is just superb...

DonSmile

Good luck with the house hunting...
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
12 Jul 2005 5:15AM
It is the natural sky with noise reduction. We have been lacking clouds for the last week.

Greg
cameragirl 16 43 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2005 8:19AM
Superb shot! Great composition and lighting.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
12 Jul 2005 8:27AM
Good work--and I'm glad you had a good day!
12 Jul 2005 10:13AM
Hi Ya Greg....This is Too Cute, Luv the shrill-killy voice as well!!! Dang...Did we get the audio addition yet??? Is nobody listening to me as usual??!! LOL!!!
This is Fantastic yet again, hope all is well and just read you all are looking to move.....hope your house-hunting project is successful, at least you find out who your friends are, when it comes time to actually move...Smile
Click to ya and Cheers,
Suzan Smile
Thanx for your comments as well!
phiggy 19 7 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2005 11:07AM
Superb capture.
What a beautiful bird!
click
Phil
StevenPrice 16 30 2 England
14 Jul 2005 2:26AM
Excellent shot Greg You certainly are putting that D2x to great use love the clarity & detail on this well done.

Steve
MickS 16 23 14 England
15 Jul 2005 7:39AM
Watcha Gr4eg,
excellent capture, well seen, guddun.
best
Mick
JohnRShort 17 25 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2005 2:27PM
excellent exposure, the bluse sky is superb and yet lots of detail in the bird..............spot on
starliz 17 1.6k 3 England
21 Jul 2005 1:41PM
superb shot Greg beautifully captured.
himalk 17 4 Sri Lanka
22 Jul 2005 4:33AM
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT !!

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