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Copyright: Ian Logsdon (logie) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 10] (140)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 450, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-06 14:01
Viewed: 3431
Points: 6
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I went on a drive with my brother Neil over the moor's. A very frosty morning at minus six degrees but bright sunlight. On a sigle track road between Ingleton and Dent we approached the Kestrel hovering quite a way in front. I didn't think it would still be there in the same place as we got closer to it. I got out of the car expecting it to fly off as I changed the lens to a 300mm. This is one of a number of shots I took just before it dropped into the bracken about sixty meters away and went out of sight. The Kestrel has a wing span of 26-32 inches, a length of 13-15 inches living up to fifteen years. It is on the decline at the moment and has been in recent years. It can often be seen hovering along roadsides and fields looking for pray in the undergrowth. It can be seen in Britain all year round also in Europe.

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Hi Ian,
Excellent capture of the Kestrel in flight.
I like the pose got, upwards lighting and details in the plumage.
Good work and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

That's amazing that he hung around (literally) for you to get this shot. I love the tail fan and the focused eye. He definitely was looking at something and it wasn't you. It is a really nice shot with great light and good sharpness and exposure.

Evelynn : )

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
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Hello Ian,
Great captured of Kestrel in flight with relatively slow shutter speed.
I always love to see this kind of pic.


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