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Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)

Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)
Photo Information
Copyright: Joao Edgar (joaoedgar) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 86] (528)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: CANON 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS USM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-24 1:46
Viewed: 2964
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
This small hawk, which was on the verge of extinction in Portugal, is today an icon of the plains of the Lower Alentejo. It can be seen sifting while looking for insects that feed.
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Classic picture of a predator and its prey. Beautifully done.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-24 2:08]

Bom dia Joao,
Fantastic photo of this Kestrel with prey. Excellent sharpness, details in an attractive pose. Beautiful warm colours. Great frontal POV and a beautiful blurred background.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-06-24 3:29]

Hi Joao,
Perfect shot and with a very good moment captured.
Nice colours with good details.
Excellent background.
Regards Jiri.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-06-24 5:42]

superb capture!


An excellent pic. Well composed image that is very sharp, shows great detail and very clear. I like the POV, DOF with the blurred background. In addition, the lighting is great and assists in capturing the colours so well.

Hi Joao,

A excellent picture of this small hawk, excellent clarity and colour taken from a nice pov on a natural perch against a lovely background. Good composition.
Thanks for sharing, regards Bill.

Hello Joao,
great capture of this Kestrel with good sharpness and lovely details like the little mouse in its beak. I especially like your timing and the natural colours.
Best wishes,

The perch , bird , wings , prey and action make this a top class shot. Lovely !
Goutham R

Hello John E.!!
How are You my Friend?This is a hell of a shot!
Fantastic moment taken from the perfect POV,excellent composition,fantastic timing,super colours,lighting and sharpness.Congrats bro!
Boa semana e um grande abrašo

Wow Joao

This nice earthy photo has all the elements. A Hawk doing what it does best, perched on a nice dead wood. Sharp image and clean BG. Beautifully done.

Fantastic photo, perfect timing... well done

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