great capture for beautiful Kestrel with great sharp focus. Nicely composed and notes. I visited your WS. It is also wonderful, with excellent timing. I'd like to add that they eat insects too.
Thanks for sharing, well done
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2008-10-16 3:50]
Glad to see he decided not to eat you, or did you have a lucky escape :) lol.
Great capture of this juvenile.
Excellent sharpness and plumage detail
Highlighed well on that pale blue background
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-10-16 3:53]
What a wonderful close-up of this beautiful kestrel. Great POV. Excellent DOF and focus. Excellent detail and very good eye contact. Very good light and colours. A splendid bird!
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-10-16 10:19]
Great picture of this kestrel. Great sharpness and light. Beautiful detail of the feathers. Very nice natural colours.
Best regards Siggi
I'm laughing at your notes. In spite of the fear that this Kestrel would swoop down and kill you you managed a very good shot. He really is a beautiful bird in a nice pose holding on to the wire with one hand. Where is the other one? The face is lovely with the nice yellow eye circle. Plummage and tail feathers are wonderful. Excellent colors and details and a lovely composition against the blue sky. I love the workshop too.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-10-17 0:36]
Great shot taken while you were aware that this juvenile Kestrel was planning to make a meal of you!:))
The lighting, though forcing you to use ISO 2000 is great and on my screen the noise looks minimal. Nice sharpness and composition too.
TFS and have a good weekend,
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-10-17 1:22]
What a beauty this young falcon is. The colourings beautiful details of its plumage are so clear. Good focus too. How great to be able to see one so close like this.
I like how it is standing on one foot too.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-10-17 1:23]
Superb shot of this young kestrel in a lovely posture with great clarity, nice POV/DOF and framing.
Have a wonderful weekend!
TFS and cheers,
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-10-17 6:00]
Ciao Pekka, great double diagonal composition with wonderful bird in great pose, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2008-10-17 6:58]
It sounds like something from 'The Birds' with this premeditated attack in mind!! It is cerainly staring with an alert intention!
Good eye and plummage capture and I like the way you have used the wire perch to create a diagonal across the shot. It helps to give the whole shot a great composition.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-10-17 7:44]
What a fine view of this beautiful Kestrel, a bird common here but you nearly always see it on the wires along the main roads where you can't stop!! You were lucky getting such a sharp and beautiful shot in good light. It looks good against the blue sky!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- joey (24909)
- [2008-10-17 14:58]
Very good shot of this Kestrel, Pekka!
This is incredibly detailed.
Very well done,
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-10-18 7:12]
excellent close-up shot of this juvenile Kestrel
with fine POV of the image, and excellent sharpness
and details of the kestrel's plumage, TFS
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-10-23 11:44]
I like the expression you captured. Very good POV. Nice details on the plumage and a lovely composition. TFS