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(Falco tinnunculus)

(Falco tinnunculus)
Photo Information
Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-02-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS, Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-02-09 7:51
Viewed: 1650
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Peneireiro-vulgar, Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

I was as close as possible to frame it... in the late afternoon... from the car...

This Hawk is a fairly regular in urban environments, Easily recognizable by its ability to hover while searching for prey.


Exposure Time: 1/512
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 3200
Focal Length: 700/1 mm

Have a good Sunday and thanks for looking...

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hallo Jose
this is a beauty of a picture of this bird
great sharpness good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr.Jose,
Beautiful picture of this Hawk.Nice details with natural colour.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hi Jose,
Brilliant capture. It would have deserved some effort on the composition. The way it is, it's too close from the top with a lot of irrelevant space both right and left. Suggestions:
- vertical framing
- apply "photography rule of thirds" = place the bird on the left third with some space in front of his face and few in his back.
- allow workshop posting on your profile so that we can better explain what we mean.
Best regards

Hi Jose,
interesting bird. Excellent sharpness and details. Nice composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Josay,

Hope you are well, yest a single line for you as well:

"You are a master and this is a masterpiece"

Thanks for sharing, take care,

warm reagrds,


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-02-09 11:01]

Boa noite Jose,
Great frontal photo of this Common Kestrel with intense eye contact. Excellent sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Nice blurred background too.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-02-09 11:02]

Hi Jose,absolutely perfect another time despite the very difficult light,detail and colors at the top and nice pose too for this beautiful kestrel,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Jose, great capture of lovely rapax in nicepose, fine details, splendid sharpnessand wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Beautiful hawk and very good given the difficulty of capturing the low light and having obtained from the discomfort of the car.
Congratulations, Joseph.

PS: I liked it so much I tried to enjoy a little more work in a workshop to consider respectful and hope it brings something positive.

A great hug
Hernán Bortondello

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-02-09 17:33]

Hello Jose,
I would be thrilled to capture such a fine shot of a Kestrel. I see them occasionally while out driving, but they are always perched high on a telephone wire and not in a good position to take a photograph.

Hi Jose!
Great shot of this bird of prey in a graceful pose. Dull sky as background has highlighted the subject pretty well. Nice details, great eye-contact, captured from a very good lateral POV. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Another great pic of yours!
thanks for showing

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