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Kestrel


Kestrel
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D-200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Exposure: f/5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Falcons - II chapter [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-26 12:02
Viewed: 4215
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Falconiformes

Family: Falconidae

Genus: Falco

Species: F. tinnunculus
This species has an almost global distribution and is widespread in Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well as being seen on the east coast of North America. The Kestrel is small compared with other birds of prey, but larger than most songbirds. Kestrels have long wings as well as a distinctive long tail. The Kestrel's plumage is brown to grey with dark spots. Unlike most hawks they display sexual colour dimorphism with the male having a blue-grey head and tail.
Kestrels are diurnal and prefer an "open country" habitat found in fields, heaths, and marshland. When hunting, the Kestrel hovers about 1020m (~3366ft) above the ground searching for prey. Once prey is sighted, the Kestrel makes a short, steep dive toward the target. It can often be found hunting along the sides of roads and motorways.(wikipedia)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-26 12:09]

Hello Satish,
Wonderful capture of this kestrel.POV,catchlight in eyes,simple BG,colors,warm lighting and composition are excellent.
TFS..:-)

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-01-26 12:24]

Very nice shot good pose!!Nice composition!!

hi Satish,
a catch of sight tallied superbly well a comosition impecable and colors superb cheer
eric

hi satish!
beautiful with good sharpness
and very fine composition!
well done!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-26 15:08]

Nice capture, great POV, lovely light, stuning composition

TFS

Karan

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-01-27 1:17]

Great capture, Satish.
I love kestrels, and this one is standing out nice and proud for you.
Good details and fantastic eye contact.
Wonderful POV and composition.
TFS. : )

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-01-27 5:03]

Hi Satish,
Lovely muted colors and excellent composition... The beak looks soft on my screen, f/5.6 issue? Well done.
Hakan

I love this specie. TFS
Angelo

Dear Satish, It appears as though the bird clearly posed for you ! Another great composition. with best regards.vab.
V Amar Bhaskar

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