Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
I looked at Ivan's Kestrel picture he took in Spain recently, Goutham, and when I looked at yours, I noticed that Kestrels are almost alike in many ways.
Your specimen looks neat and handsome.
I know your favourite camera settings. I have tried to emulate them but have ended up with bad pictures. Do you use a tripod generally with these settings?
And welcome back to India. Must be feeling better weather-wise.
mar dala aap ne jnab kia shot leya he graet work.
- eliz (1537)
- [2008-12-06 23:40]
beautiful details of the birds feathers and fantastic eye contact.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-12-06 23:44]
What a wonderful photo. How beautiful is this Kestrel and how perfectly you captured it. The colourful and bright details are truly impressive and the shades of colours and patterns of his plumage are outstanding. The framing and composition are delightful. To me the big black eye with its yellow circle around it is a big attraction. Love the thorny branches. Thank you very much for sharing.
- micica (408)
- [2008-12-07 2:02]
very nice crestel ! the colors are so natural and harmonic with the bg. nice composition and very sharp.tfs.
- matatur (5312)
- [2008-12-07 3:46]
A beautifully executed low capture of a finely formed predator in great detail Goutham, the perfectly OOF BG emphasises the pattern and colouration characteristics of the bird nicely. TFS indeed!
- zetu (16941)
- [2008-12-07 3:46]
Nice shoot, I like it very much, is rich in details and has wonderful colors. Good job.
Nice sharp details with great DOF, color, and exposure.
Very good POV and pose, nice bit of catchlight too :)
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-12-07 5:03]
What a beauty! Splendid beautiful light and colours with a perfect contrasting OOF BG. Excellent sharp details and a great composition, pose and POV.
- smurali (3596)
- [2008-12-07 5:50]
What a great picture. Excellent front lighting with a gleam in the eye. Nice perch too.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-12-07 7:02]
Brlliant capture of the Common Kestrel in wonderful sunlight! I like its pose and the way it's watching you. Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours of the plumage. A fine background too.
TFS and best wishs, Ulla
- nagraj (15166)
- [2008-12-07 7:10]
beautiful portrait, excellent colors and details. wish you got good background all around. welcome back. tfs.
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-12-07 7:59]
Hello Goutham, Superb shot with excellent eye catch. Fantastic sharpness. Welcome back. Ganesh (for sometime I was also missing and am back)
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-12-07 9:16]
Hi Goutham. This is a first class picture of the Kestrel . With a good POV looking up to the bird. It had its eyes on you . You have taken this with good detail in the feathers with natural looking colours. All with good notes too.
Well done TFS.
- anilnediyara (780)
- [2008-12-08 6:03]
What a beauty! You have captured this well groomed bird in a fitting manner, neat clean portrait.
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2008-12-08 8:26]
cette photo est vraiment exceptionnelle,la netteté est irreprochable et les couleurs naturelles.
je vais la mettre de coté.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-12-08 15:18]
Very, very good photo of this Kestrel, Goutham!
It's extremely sharp!
Very well done,
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2008-12-09 3:23]
Brilliant shot of this kestrel. Perfect POV and composition. Stunning sharpness and plumage details. The bird stands out on a great OOF background.
- wuta (2142)
- [2008-12-09 13:17]
Hello Goutham , Exelent capture from the kestrel , great pose details sharpnes pov and dof ,very good ,
- BahadirLacin (224)
- [2009-01-15 22:18]
Very good. The details are very nice and evident. Catching light in the eye is very fine. Good DOF, nice BG and lighting useful. Regards.