- eqshannon (31141)
- [2007-12-01 7:31]
We do have Kestrel here in Washington State. I have seen them as well. The US put them on a postage stamp for a bit. An interesting bird. I was not aware of their connection to the falcons. You are truly the expert on such things...well among thee ones who know let me say...and this image of course shows him after a workout and before his preening:-) Nicely done Ivan! Who said you were terrible...achh..old legends.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-12-01 7:35]
Another splendid image well captured with great camera work. The details obtained in the plummage is magnificent. Thanks for sharing Ivan.
- fartash (5161)
- [2007-12-01 7:36]
Very nice shot of this beautiful Kestrel,
Perfect details,lighting and POV,Welldone.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-12-01 7:47]
precioso retrato y detalles,
bello plumaje y sensacional pov y color,
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2007-12-01 7:49]
Hi Ivan ,
nice aht with great details.
nice sharpness and beautiful colours.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-12-01 7:51]
Congrats for your 301 as well, as you posted a very beautiful Kestrel; great sharpness, colours, perching, pose and so forth:-)
Waiting for 302:-)
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-12-01 8:02]
Good morning Ivan,
Well composed frame, perfect color and exposure.
Excellent focusing with very sharp detail, and I like the POV from slightly below..
It always seems to give the subject an improved stature, more stately if you will :)
Very well done,
- mariki (9477)
- [2007-12-01 8:08]
Great picture of this kestrel. Great sharpness and light. Beautiful detail of the feathers. Very nice natural colours.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2007-12-01 8:17]
Very beautiful photo of this Kestrel. Fantastic details and DOF. Great colours and natural light. Good focus, POV and composition.
P.S. I've tried to make a WS without the leaves in the BG, but lost too much details.
Fantastic photo of this falcon. Are you absolutely sure that this is not a falco naumanni (rödfalk)? I think the chin is quite evenly grey without the prominent black tear and to me the spots on the breast are quite small and not that dense.... How did it look at the back?
We saw one of them on Isle de marguerite outside of Cannes earlier this year.
However this is incredible good with amazing details, a very good pose and that nice reflection in the eye.
Grattis Ivan till en strålande bild!
- SelenE (13972)
- [2007-12-01 8:58]
Nice capture of this guy with very good focus, sharpness, light , POV , composition and details. I liked the catchlight in the eye. TFS
- jonathan_hart (1260)
- [2007-12-01 8:58]
great sharpness and wonderful light captured, great shot
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-12-01 9:17]
fine post , the focus is spot on, nice details of the plumage, lovely colours, well composed shot, sky makes lovely bg,
tfs & rergards
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-12-01 9:21]
Hello my friend Ivan,
I also want to give my heartiest congratulation on your 300th posting today! will see many more to come of your excellent works!
This is a good shot as well with the perfect pose of the Kestrel!
perfect exposure and focus in sharpness with details
my best wishes always
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-12-01 10:01]
Hi Ivan. We had a bit of sun today and then back to rain and forcast for all day sunday.
This is a very clear well detail shot of the Kestrel. good natural colours . i like the side pose ofthe head giving good light in the eye. well done TFS. good notes too.
- ridvan (5205)
- [2007-12-01 11:06]
selam ivan; Excellent shot of this lovely kestrel.Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.splendid Colors. well done.
- rousettus (19818)
- [2007-12-01 11:34]
Excellent portraite, Ivan. Perfect sharpness and details, Eye contact and POV super. Great composition with blue sky. Greeting. Professional work. Nice notes to read. Thanks a lot for sharing. Have a nice Sunday to you and your family.
- fototab (2177)
- [2007-12-01 16:04]
Great capture here,
Congrats on the 300th,
Very well done,
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-12-02 1:08]
I agree, Scandinavia is not the best place for outdoor photography at the moment..!
But with fine images like this in the files there is no problem... Good details in the plumage and attractive colours!
A fine pose and an effective point of view...
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2007-12-02 2:13]
A very beautiful capture of this nice looking brother of falcons. Very nice details with a very good composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- Debz (3307)
- [2007-12-02 3:06]
Hi Ivan, this is a magnificent shot of the Kestrel. You have captured fine detail on the feathers with a very nice pov. Colour and sharpness excellent with great light throughout. Excellent
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-12-02 4:56]
Hi Ivan, lovely bird in great pose with superb details, great sharpness, good contrast against blue sky, very well done, ciao Silvio
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-12-02 8:20]
You have presented this beautiful bird as perfect as Creator has created it. I like wonderful light, excellent vivid colours (rich, clear and pleasant), terrific reproduction of every feathers. Pose and glance of the bird is so attractive as well as the scenery. Twigs and leaves create amazing scene. Bravo. My best wishes.
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2007-12-02 10:54]
Very nice shot, Good sharpness, great composition and POV and good note Branches and leafs creates nice natural surrounding
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-12-02 11:35]
le plumage est parfaitement detaillé,c'est une prouesse d'arriver a prendre un oiseau aussi mefiant d'aussi prés et avec cette qualité.
- demeve (6165)
- [2007-12-02 11:54]
What a beauty! Wonderful capture, great POV
and composition.. Very lovely bird..
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-12-02 19:31]
Just marking this wonderful post from you and will return with a proper critique later. Sorry, work pressure.
- ralfsworld (6560)
- [2007-12-03 5:51]
This is really nice shot of this little raptor. Details, colours and pose are good. Looks like this gay had bad feather day but we can see smile on his bill anyway:)
TFS / Hälsningar
Det regnar hela tiden... Har lampan på redan på morgonen :( Måste ta en vecka någonstans och testa ordentligt min nya kamera.
- tiklod (3397)
- [2007-12-03 8:08]
Hi again Ivan,
Excellent sharpness and lovely details on feathers. Great DOF and wonderful vivid colours. POV makes strongness to this bird...
Cheers my friend,
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-12-04 1:36]
Great shot Ivan ! This is so crisp and sharp, the exposure is perfect and your composition is very effective. Thanks !
- earthtraveler (3483)
- [2007-12-04 8:16]
fine capture of this Kestrel!
Super POV/pose with excellent focus details.
Fine light also.
Well done, TFS
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-12-05 0:04]
I miised this picture, Ivan, so it feels good to go back to it and admire it for its lively portrayal of a Kestrel.
The frontal view gives a very good impression of this bird you shot in Cyprus.
The lovely blue sky at this time of the year must have filled you with nostalgia for your summer trip.
BTW, thanks for your very kind words on my 500th post. It is very generous of you to find the work of a mediocre photographer like me of some interest.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-12-12 19:24]
Wonderful focus and sharp detail.
The plumage is well defined with excellent markings and colours.
The POV is very good.
Fantastic sharp eye and beak detail.
Nicely placed in the frame in natural setting.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-02-11 14:31]
Hello friend Ivan,
Another lovely beauty from my homeland with excellent details and great sharpness, etc.
My best regards,
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2013-01-18 16:30]
WOW ! great close-up shot of the Kestrel,
very fine POV and framing, wonderful light,
great focus, sharpness, and details, and the
catch-light that always improve the photo, TFS