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(Falco tinnunculus)

(Falco tinnunculus)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-22
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS, Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-05-17 7:24
Viewed: 1203
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Peneireiro-vulgar, Common Kestrel - (Falco tinnunculus)

Few weeks ago I took this pic of the Common Kestrel.
Closer then I would like to don't cut the wings but close enough to see all the details.

Hope You like it...

Photo taken from the car...

This species are very territorial and this one was close to the nest.

More info about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Kestrel

Exposure Time: 1/2656
F-Stop: f/6.3
ISO Speed Ratings: 1000
Focal Length: 700/1 mm

Have a good weekend and thanks for viewing...

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To oscarromulus: Many thanks Mariojosediogo1958 1 09-20 09:54
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Hello Jose,
A splendid catch in flight of a wonderful bird.....Excellent details and very good focus despite that the bird is in flight. It is a very shy bird in my region and difficult to approach. Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Jose, great capture of lovely inflight rapax, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splenddi sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Jose

Great close-up shot of the Common Kestrel
so close with excellent details of its wings
& with the POV obtaining its eye-contact,
and if the wings were not cut the photo
would be even greater, TFS


Bonsoir José,
C'est dommage que le cadrage trop serré ampute le sujet d'une partie de ses ailes, mais il est tout de même bien valorisé dans une belle lumière et sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-05-18 11:54]

Hi Jose,spectacular close up of this in flight kestrel,not easy and very well done,great timing and the best detail and colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-05-18 12:08]

Bom dia Jose,
Fantastic close up of this Common Kestrel in a superb composition, fantastic sharpness and beautiful natural colours. The eye contact is a big bonus.

Dr. Jose Diogo,
Great eye contact.
The 500mm lens + the Extender ... CONGRATULATIONS. You know how to use them to the maximum.
A higher ISO could have, possibly, enlightened this flight a bit more; so, I felt encouraged to W/S it.
Hope you don't mind.
OVER ALL 10/10 despite the low light on the flight feathers.
Best regards,
Mario in Canada.

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