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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, Sigma 50 -500mm f4/6.3 DG EX APO HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-30 21:36
Viewed: 1739
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all, This is another picture from my archive , which i processed today .. I have lot of pics to process to jpeg from Raw :-( and the back log is huge :-).

This is picture of Kestrel. Kestrels are most easily distinguished by their typical hunting behaviour which is to hover at a height of around 10–20 metres (33–66 ft) over open country and swoop down on prey, usually small mammals, lizards or large insects. Other falcons are more adapted to active hunting on the wing. In addition, kestrels are notable for usually having much brown in their plumage.

Goutham R

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Ciao Goutham, great capture of fantastic rapax in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

fantastic portrait of this Kestrel. Congratulation

Hallo Goutham
A striking image with wonderful details that is beautifully seen. The sharpness of this image is brilliant and it is a pleasure to look at such great photography. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Goutham,
A masterpiece of you again. Impressive sharpness with many details, beautiful lights, very pleasant composition and awesome background blur (firstly I thought you shot much wider aperture than f/10... probably with f/3,2 or so). A fantastic visual impact. Bravo.
Best regards, László

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-31 3:00]

Hello Goutham,
Excellent sharp detailed photo of this Kestrel in beautiful natural colours. Very attractive pose, composition and eye contact. Beautiful blurred background too.

hello Goutham
a beauty with great sharpness and good details
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

impressive sharp portrait, TFS Ori

Hello Goutham

Fantastic portrait with superb sharpness and composition. Though IMHO the head is at a little awkward angle with the hint of socket of the right eye being visible. Introduces that little bit of weirdness to an otherwise grand portrait. Hope you dont mind but that is what struck me at first look.



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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-01 17:06]

Hello Goutham
this is a hard earned shot ( I could feel) as to me it is nearly possible to capture this bird. I dont have the opportunity to be near to this exciting predator.
Well captured and composed with splendid details and colours. The lightning is wonderful and the whole view is stunning.


Lovely shot Goutham,

Great compo and BG
Perfect sharpness with fine details and good colors

TFS Thijs

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