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American Kestrel

American Kestrel
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon CP 8800, Nikkor 8.9-89mm 2.8, SanDisk SD Card 512
Exposure: f/6.8, 1/202 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-23 20:03
Viewed: 5008
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Perhaps the most colorful raptor in the world, the American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) is the most common falcon and the smallest raptor in North America. It is found from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, and in towns as well as wild lands.

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excellent POV,colors and exposure,TFS

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-01-24 0:19]
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Guess who's back...back again :))

Ce mai faci Radule?! Imi pare foaret bine sa te revad pe aici! Sper ca mai stai...nu pleci iara repede pe undeva :)
Foarte misto portrat de soim! Chiar ca prezinta o coloratie superba, care aici parca e scoasa si mai bine in evidenta de albastrul perfect al cerului.
Excelente detalii, foarte bun POV si foarte inteligenta folosirea flash-ului ca effect de fill-in pentru a obtine detalii si din partile umbrite.
Una peste alta, o poza splendida!

Bravo, TFS si bine ai revenit :)

Hi Radu

Great portrait of this kestrel. Good POv and well composed with the blue sky background. Great sharpness. They are indeed a beautiful bird.


Hello Radu,
Good composition. Nice colours. Very good close up.

Hi Radu,
Excellent portrait of this A. Krestel!
I like the close approach and upwards POV to portray it against the blue sky.
So good the feathers patterns, colours and catchlight.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hello Radu
this great portraite for kestrel with great details and focus, composition and POV. Blue BG very nice. Its looking also nice. TFS, best wishes

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-24 15:56]

Hola amigo,
interesante pov,
bello retrato y detalles hermosos,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-01-24 22:23]

Hi Radu

Great POV and excellent detail and colours. Did you take this at 'Desert Park' (think that is its name?) - I was in Palm Desert in November.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-26 1:02]

Hello Radu,
Excellent photo of this Kestrel. Great sharp details and fantastic clear colours with beautiful patterns. Very good POV and composition.

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