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American Kestrel in flight


American Kestrel in flight
Photo Information
Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: CANON 1Ds Mark III, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Falcons - III chapter, Pentaxfriend's favorites 2, CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-31 15:02
Viewed: 4548
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
American Kestrel: Smallest North American hawk, has two distinct black facial stripes, rust-brown tail and back, slate-blue wings, black-spotted underparts. Eats bats, rodents, insects, frogs, small reptiles, and birds. Alternates several rapid wing beats with glides, also hovers. Soars on thermals.: Smallest North American hawk, has two distinct black facial stripes, rust-brown tail and back, slate-blue wings, black-spotted underparts. Eats bats, rodents, insects, frogs, small reptiles, and birds. Alternates several rapid wing beats with glides, also hovers. Soars on thermals.
The American Kestrel is the only North American falcon to habitually hover with rapid wing beats, keeping its head motionless while scanning the ground for prey. The kestrel commonly perches along fences and powerlines. It glides with flat wings and wingtips curved upward. It occasionally soars in circles with its tail spread and its wings flat.
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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2009-12-31 15:59]

Hola Peter: Una toma fantástica...saludos.

Hi Peter,

What a BEAUTY
Superb sharp details
Excellent colors
Perfect POV
Lovely catchlight

TFS Thijs
Happy and Healthy 2010

Hi Peter, you have done a amazing shot! This is one of my favourite specie.
TFS
Angelo

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-01 2:10]

Hello Peter.

A beautiful shot of this Kestrel.
Very nice colors and great of sharpness, i like it very much.

Best wishes for 2010.
Hans

hello Peter

great in-flight shot of the American Kestrel, with fine POV
great eye-contact, superb focus sharpness and details, TFS

Asbed

Hello Peter! A bright blue sky and the sun on the feathers have made this a stunning portrait! Great POV! You have really shown this little guy in all his glory. Well done! Linda

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