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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: 2012-07-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pretty - Perfect - Picture [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-07-09 13:14
Viewed: 2755
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 40
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Peneireiro-vulgar, Common Kestrel, (Falco tinnunculus)

This is the first photo of a study on this species.The preparation of this photograph involved the placement of a perch and mouse in a place frequented by these birds. After waiting some time we started shooting.This is a picture of species.

"The Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae. It is also known as the European Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel, or Old World Kestrel. In Britain, where no other brown falcon occurs, it is generally just called "the kestrel".[1]

This species occurs over a large range. It is widespread in Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well as occasionally reaching the east coast of North America[citation needed]. But although it has colonized a few oceanic islands, vagrant individuals are generally rare; in the whole of Micronesia for example, the species was only recorded twice each on Guam and Saipan in the Marianas.

Common Kestrels measure 32–39 cm (13–15 in) from head to tail, with a wingspan of 65–82 cm (26–32 in). Females are noticeably larger, with the adult male weighing 136-252 g (c,5-9 oz), around 155 g (around 5.5 oz) on average; the adult female weighs 154-314 g (about 5.5-11 oz), around 184 g (around 6.5 oz) on average. They are thus small compared with other birds of prey, but larger than most songbirds. Like the other Falco species, they have long wings as well as a distinctive long tail.

Their plumage is mainly light chestnut brown with blackish spots on the upperside and buff with narrow blackish streaks on the underside; the remiges are also blackish. Unlike most raptors, they display sexual colour dimorphism with the male having fewer black spots and streaks, as well as a blue-grey cap and tail. The tail is brown with black bars in females, and has a black tip with a narrow white rim in both sexes. All Common Kestrels have a prominent black malar stripe like their closest relatives.

The cere, feet, and a narrow ring around the eye are bright yellow; the toenails, bill and iris are dark. Juveniles look like adult females, but the underside streaks are wider; the yellow of their bare parts is paler. Hatchlings are covered in white down feathers, changing to a buff-grey second down coat before they grow their first true plumage."(Wiki)

Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/790
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 320
Focal Length: 500/1 mm
Date Taken: 2012-07-09 17:23
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 243 kb

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-09 13:18]

Boa noite Jose,
Superb close up of this Commen Kestrel. Fantastic sharpness, details, splendid colours and the prey is a big bonus. Impressive POV with eye contact.
For me a favourite.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-07-09 13:21]

Hello Jose.
What a capture! The background is blurred perfectly, And the details are very sharp, the colours are great too! Very nicely captured.
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Jose Diogo, great captuire of superb Common Krestel and its prey, lovely composition with beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

I do not believe ... fantastic portrait of rapaciouswith prey
great work,Jose!
ciao sERGIO

WOAH THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nature in a clawgrasp

Wow Jose
simply wow
GREAT stuff

Hello Jose,
wow, what a picture! Superbe capture of this Common Kestrel with good sharpness and wonderful details like a still living looking mouse in its claws. I also like the beautifully natural colours and the nicely blurred background. For me this is a 10, but I only can give you 2 points. ;-)
Really a marvellous work! Congratulations
Best wishes,

Hi Jose,
An absolutely stunning photograph, everything is right. Excellent 5 star. One to add to my favourites. Even the mouse is in perfect detail.
My sincere congratulations. It's a pity that I can only give you 2 points.
TFS regards Bill.

Hello Jose.
you have composed the picture perfectly with attention to every detail.Bravo.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6553 W: 89 N: 15640] (65417)
  • [2012-07-09 16:02]

HI Jose,magnificent capture and a very nice and original pose,perfect details and colors as usual,another pearl in your fantastic bird gallery.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Jose, this is a great shot of this Kestrel with it's prey. Great capture my friend. Excellent bokeh. Bill

Hello Jose,
amazing! simply a fantastic picture, what a timing! it is a rarest rare picture.
with best regards,

Ciao Jose.
Più birdwatching di questo! Una splendida foto con tutti i suo parametri all’eccellenza complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-07-10 1:39]

Hi Jose,
what an excellent photo, simply amazing ! Congratulations ! Thanks for sharing !

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-07-10 2:17]

Hello Jose,
You managed to take kestrel with the alive prey yet. It's fascinating scene, what a pose extremely sharp the details. Congratulations.
Regards, Pawel

Hello Jose

this one is surely one of the greatest images I have ever seen in Treknature ....impressive!
George Veltchev

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-07-10 4:51]

Bonjour Jose,
Quelle image impressionnante! Parfaite par sa présentation, le cadrage, l'arrière-plan neutre et la parfaite netteté. Pauvre petite souris..
On dirait une sculpture!

Hello Jose,
An excellent capture with fine colors, sharpness & pose. Well composed & presented with a great POV. Great work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


Jose this is a SUPER MOMENT
great sharpness and good details
lovely light and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Ciao Jose. Uno spettacolo di cattura! Dettaglio e al top con resa cromatica perfetta. Gran sfondo.


Hallo Jose
Looking at this image, reminds me of the song of Queen, Its a kind of magic. This is indeed an image filled with magic and lots and lots of fascinating detail to appreciate. It is great photography in all aspects. Thanks for sharing a super image. Best regards.

amazing scary capture, TFS Ori

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