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Copyright: DAYANANDA B N (dayananda_bn) (300)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D-200, Nikon AFS 300mm F4+1.4TC
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Falcons - III chapter [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-09 9:15
Viewed: 2862
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Kestrel is small compared with other birds of prey, but larger than most songbirds. Kestrels have long wings as well as a distinctive long tail like the other Falco species. This bird's plumage is mainly brown with dark spots. Unlike most hawks they display sexual colour dimorphism with the male having a blue-grey head and tail. The tail is brown with black bars in females, and has a black tip with a narrow white rim in both sexes.

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The Kestrel, great bird of prey.
Here is well rappresented.

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-09 11:04]

Hello Dayananda.
Very beautiful photo of this male Common Kestrel, falco tinnunculus, on an acacia tree. Great sharpness and natural, well saturated clours. Excellent POV, composition and BG.

Hi Daya,

Its a wonderful opportunity well utilized, the composition is good,you have got the bird in right position, could have given little more brightness I felt. Its a prize catch.Congrats.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-11-09 23:38]

Hi Dayananda,

A perfect capture of this kestrel,well composed with good POV,the colors ,sharpness and composition are good,thanks


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