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Soft and Fluffy

By SteveMoulding    
This is a young Kestrel. By the colouring I suspect a female, but being young the adult plumage may not have developed yet.

This will the last upload for a short while, as we are having a break for two weeks in the Forest of Dean. No TV, no internet and no phones, peace and quiet apart from the sounds of nature, ahh bliss. But I will definately have my camera and hopefully comeback with a few decent photo's. I regret not being able to vote and leave comments on all your wonderful uploads and would be foolish to say I will catch up with them, but I will try at least.
I hope, even though I will have no new uploads, you will browse through my P/F and find something you like.

Thanks for all your comments and votes, every single one is very much appreciated. It always gives me great pleasure reading through them and knowing that it's not only me that likes the pics I take.

Tags: Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

Voters: BillyGoatGruff, motorsportpictures, Jekaro and 89 more

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motorsportpictures 11 289 23 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 3:01PM
WOW, stunning.

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Jekaro 10 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 3:03PM
Two cracking shots Stephen. V2 for me.
cjl47 11 5 3 England
2 Jul 2009 3:07PM
A very good shot,
SoulOfNature 11 23 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 3:11PM
Two stunning close-ups Steve,brilliant detail in their plumage,great captures.

Jean x
arhb 12 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 3:12PM
2 well detailed kestrel shot Steve, well taken.
Enjoy your holiday.
shandoor 10 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 3:15PM
Wow absolutely superb wonderful detail just love the colours
Superb congrats
PeelNStick 15 4 United States
2 Jul 2009 3:25PM
Great sharp detail.
FredF 13 1 France
2 Jul 2009 3:27PM
beautiful bird, well taken.

susanbarton 11 11 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 4:08PM
Beautiful what a little cutie! so much detail a great shot V2 for me

2 Jul 2009 4:55PM
Lovely images.
martinjp 10 2 3 England
2 Jul 2009 5:22PM
Lovely images, have a good unwind Steve!!!

CraigJones 10 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 5:22PM
Beautiful portrait, really nice well done

Roly 12 Wales
2 Jul 2009 5:30PM
Super well detailed images.
Growmore 10 4 3 England
2 Jul 2009 5:32PM
Beautiful looking bird and a wonderful image.
vickib 10 6 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 5:57PM
I don't like the pics you take Steve...I LOVE THEM. You are very good at it, can't wait for your holiday snaps..
vicki Smile
2 Jul 2009 6:15PM
Two really cracking shots, difficult to chose the best one, both equally as good in my opinion.
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
2 Jul 2009 6:59PM
Two beautiful captures Steve. Awesome detail in those birds. V1 but only by tiny bit.........Sandy
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 9:27PM
Both are lovely.

Stace 11 2 2 England
2 Jul 2009 9:29PM
2 superb shots

sparrowhawk Plus
11 277 2 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 9:31PM
2 absolute gems
dmhuynh72 11 44 3 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 9:41PM
nicely captured images Steve
jayjay52 11 2 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 10:10PM
A wonderful capture
EamonnM 11 1 1 Ireland
2 Jul 2009 10:11PM
Magic shots Steve, the eye of the Kestrel is amazing, you have captured the beauty of the bird perfectly. well done
2 Jul 2009 10:11PM
Stunning captures, beautiful detail.
Gezina 13 3 6 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 10:18PM
Lovely detail in the plumage - great shots - Ina
Ray42 11 3 England
2 Jul 2009 10:21PM
Super shot
Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 10:23PM
beautiful, matches my avatar too...... have a good holiday

EAS 10 1 13 Scotland
2 Jul 2009 10:31PM
Superb! Have a wonderful and restful 2 weeks.

2 Jul 2009 10:53PM
Two cracking shots, v.2 is superb.
3 Jul 2009 1:24PM
both great shots good colour and detail-ray
andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 5:11PM
two brilliant captures v1 for me wonderful detail nice one
blacky 11 4 1 England
3 Jul 2009 8:55PM
two great shots steve have a great holiday.dave
vandalp 11
3 Jul 2009 9:51PM
This is a cute shot, where was it taken Steve, I have not seen a young Kestrel before. Have a great break and I look forward to seeing your uploads when you retern.
jgmford 12 England
3 Jul 2009 10:01PM
Two stunning close up detail captures Steve. you will enjoy the Forest of Dean great place to visit and take great photos.
Anjantoo 11 7 1 England
3 Jul 2009 10:21PM
Have a truly brilliant holiday, hope you get the weather you want!
hary60 10 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 10:28PM
Two great close ups Steve super detail
bpearson3 10 1 England
3 Jul 2009 10:38PM
Absolutely love this one Steve.
Beautiful capture.

AlanC1 13 1 England
4 Jul 2009 8:28AM
Great detail to this.
4 Jul 2009 12:09PM
great capture,well done.ray
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
4 Jul 2009 12:22PM
Amazing shots
redshank 10 1 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2009 12:58PM
Wonderful image, pin sharp
RAUL 11 Italy
5 Jul 2009 9:19AM
Great shots.
m3lem 13 England
5 Jul 2009 7:01PM
Stunning image, brilliant detail, excellent
Have a nice break enjoy, look forward to seeing your shots from the Forest of Dean, a very nice place too
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
7 Jul 2009 12:17PM
Both great shots Steve, superb detail in both, have a good break Smile
dawnmichelle 12 12 United States
7 Jul 2009 1:32PM
stunning !
janet 17 27 England
7 Jul 2009 2:07PM
Beautiful images!

Brilane 13 5 12 Wales
7 Jul 2009 4:14PM
Beautiful portrait.
7 Jul 2009 9:16PM
super close up wonderful detail-ray
Tigress 11 Scotland
12 Jul 2009 12:21PM
Lovely shots- love No 2- really fluffy!
Have a good holiday
ugly Plus
11 9 57 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2009 3:06PM
Very nice shooting...
Great detail nice colours..
Pegon 14 78 1 England
12 Jul 2009 10:44PM
Two cracking images.
TerryMcK 11 72 2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2009 8:49PM
Good work with these two fine Kestrel portraits, Steve.
fwatts 11
17 Jul 2009 11:41PM
two cracking photos steve shame its not wild
RTDS 11 Cyprus
19 Jul 2009 7:54AM
2 Excellent captures.
Awsome details.
Well done.
teocali Plus
11 442 18 England
21 Jul 2009 9:31AM
Two superb captures Steve - terrific detail, colours and plumage textures, complemented by a great dof. As to whether this bird is wild or not does nothing to detract from these super shots Wink
Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2009 11:19PM
beautifully captured I love these - you may guess why...

Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
24 Jul 2009 5:33PM
Two beautiful images Steve.Lovely light and toning.
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
29 Jul 2009 7:10PM
like the fluffy look, especially like v1. like the mod.lesley

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