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(Falco tinnunculus)

(Falco tinnunculus)
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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: 2014-05-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS, Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-01-08 13:43
Viewed: 1807
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Peneireiro-vulgar, Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

Hello TN Friends!
Today I choose this flying kestrel I found in the archives of May 2014. Another photo taken from the car in the Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve.

About the species:

Have a good day and thanks for viewing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-08 14:56]

Hi Jose,absolutely great,there is a bit of noise in backgroun because the very high ISO,but necessary to take the best details of this beautiful kestrel in flight,another great work!! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Jose,
Just a tad bit soft on focus in the body area, but still a wonderful looking inflight shot of this attractive Common Kestrel. I like the way you captured it with fully opened wings, allowing us to get a great view of both top and lower wing markings. Beautiful natural colors and just the right exposure. Your 1/1600 shutter did a great job of freezing the action. The 1000 ISO resulted in a little BG noise, but this can easily be removed.

Fantastic capture, Jose. The bird is frozen in mid-flight with exceptional sharpness.

Hello Jose - Well captured this flying Kestrel. Very good light and details on 'forehead to 'primaries, and from 'lores' to 'rectrices'. Excellent details on 'greater coverts', as well as on 'scapulars'. Nice to see such splendid picture. Thanks for sharing. Regards and have a nice WE - Srikumar

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-01-08 23:16]

Hello Jose

Great shot of Falco, excellent clarity and details, very nice composition.



hallo Jose
very nice picture to see this specie in flyght

thanks gr lou

Hello Josť

Excellent shot of the Common Kestrel, superbly focused
with excellent sharpness, and details, its flight pose
gives motion and dynamism to the photo, TFS


Gud capture.tough shot indeed.RGDS

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