common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
|Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi)
|Date Taken: 2015-06|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-11-10 4:14|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae. It is also known as the European kestrel, Eurasian kestrel, or Old World kestrel. In Britain, where no other kestrel species occurs, it is generally just called "the kestrel".|
This species occurs over a large range. It is widespread in Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well as occasionally reaching the east coast of North America. But although it has colonized a few oceanic islands, vagrant individuals are generally rare; in the whole of Micronesia for example, the species was only recorded twice each on Guam and Saipan in the Marianas.(Wikipedia)
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Excellent photograph of this Common Kestrel. Perfect exposure; under wing details are clearly visible. Good work...
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,
- [2015-11-10 8:19]
Hi Siggi,great timing to take this kestrel in the landing moment,magnificent wings position,looks like an angel,and impressive sharpness despite the fast mouvement,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- [2015-11-10 8:55]
Fantastic close-up. Light, colours and details are really splendid. Great DOF.
- [2015-11-11 1:14]
brilliant in-fly take Siegfried, .. superb pose and detail, .. well done
Excellent image of this Common Kestrel.
- [2015-11-17 8:29]
Fantastic detail and focus. Nice natural colours and with clasic pose.