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Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L, Kenko Pro 300 1.4x Teleconvert
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Prey- RAPTORS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-19 15:49
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am on a break from birds picturing but from time to time there is a frame that I manage to capture like this one, I saw this kestrel hovering on the field, I placed myself near the kestrel and managed to take few pictures and this picture is one of them.

Full description you can find in my former post fency kestrel.

Thank you for Howard and Raptorman for correcting my english... :)

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-02-19 15:53]

Hi Elroyie,
Very crisp, clear, well focused and sharp in-flight shot of this beautiful raptor.Light and the eye contact is brilliant. Very well done. Bravo and TFS

Hello Elroyie

Fantastic picture you have captured of this wonderful bird of prey - of course a little more blue in the sky would be nice, but you cannot always get it as you wish:-0).

Excellent handling of the shutterspeed here as the 1/500 sec. was fast enough to freeze the bird and still leave some motion in the wings. Sharpness and focus is spot on with plenty of details in the plumage. The colours look very good and natural. The composition is perfect. All over a very nice and pleasant picture to look at.

Well done

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2007-02-19 16:58]

Hi Elroyie,
Well done in capturing such a quality image of this beautiful bird in mid hover.....not an easy task.The detail and clarity is excellent and you managed the low light very well with the bird exposed beautifully.Well done and good evening.
Regards, David

Wow! Beautiful work!

Hello Elroyie , excellent HOVERİNG kestrel photograph , good luck.

Well done, Elroyie.
Very sharp in flight.

Magnífico momento el que has captado. Preciosos detalles.
Una maravilla de foto.
Saludos, JL.

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  • cosmln Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 201 W: 12 N: 493] (1952)
  • [2007-02-19 18:32]

Hi Elroyie,

perfect shot of this hovering kestrel.
the detail are execent and the movement of the wing tip give the impresion of movement. just perfect.


Hi Elroyie,
Excellent inflight, I like the sharp body & head with wing blur @ 1/500th. Well exposed with great detail/color and DOF..
Hoovering..is that like hovering? ;}
Very well done.

Hello Elroyie,

excllent color on tis wonderful bird, excllent details very crisp nicly composed and captured photo well done

TFS Kyle

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-02-19 22:15]

Hi Elroyie
Very nice shot,excellent eye contact&good POV!!

Fantastic shot!
Great eye contact!

Hi Elroyie,
Superbly capturing this flying bird.
Sharp and neat image.
Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

hi elroyie!
congrat to this exellent shot!

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  • babak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 234] (1202)
  • [2007-02-20 9:20]

Hi ,vey nice shot well done . very sharp with nice BG and nice position , i like it

Hello Elroyie,

Wonderful in-flight shot of this magnificent kestrel! I love you POV a lot! It makes me think I was up there, hovering beside the bird. The composition look OK to me, maybe I would have tried to frame it vertically just to give the bird more space below and to check how it looks. I'm not sure it would look better. The clear, blue sky makes a perfect background and takes care nothing distracts from the subject. The wing tips are slightly blurred, just enough to convey the ideea of movement! The colors are well saturated and natural!
You also did a great job on exposure and camera work! No overexposed or underexposed areas can be noticed on this well focused kestrel! I appreciate the catchlights in the bird's eye even from this distance and the area around the eye is also very well illuminated. Excellent job! Thank you!

With Friendly Regards,

Lovely. Crisp clear. Perfect light. Nice pose.
Can hardly be better.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-02-20 20:56]

Superbe capture et parfait détails.

Hello Elroyie,
This is an impressive in-flight capture. Details are really sharp and I like this POV, composition and perfect exposure. I'm amazed that you could catch those superb details with this shutter speed. The pose of the bird and the light in its eye is priceless. This is very well done. TFS,

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