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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-10-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-08-11 3:15
Viewed: 1289
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

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".

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.

In the cool-temperate parts of its range, the Common Kestrel migrates south in winter; otherwise it is sedentary, though juveniles may wander around in search for a good place to settle down as they become mature. It is a diurnal animal of the lowlands and prefers open habitat such as fields.
It does not require woodland to be present as long as there are alternate perching and nesting sites like rocks or buildings.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-08-11 3:51]

Hello Marius,
This is one bird that I would love to get a shot of. I occasionally see one sitting high up on a power line, but never close enough for a decent photo.
Your image shows off its beautifully marked plumage very well. Focus is sharp and colors well balanced and natural. Great eye contact with a bit of catchlight visible. The exposure looks perfect. Love the clean blue sky as a BG.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-08-11 4:17]

Hello Marius,
Wow, what a beauty! Excellent sharpness, details in the plumage and gorgeous clear colors. Very beautiful blue sky in the background. Great composition too.

elegant portrait of this Kestrel against the background of blue sky, Marius.
The image is very sharp with excellent details on the chest.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6573 W: 89 N: 15656] (65477)
  • [2016-08-11 11:23]

Hi Marius,fantastic masterwork,the light help you to have the most bright and sharp result,another top class pic! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Cuao Narius, great capture of lovely rapax in great pose, fine details, splendid sharpness and wobderful natural colors, very well done, my friiend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2016-08-12 12:26]

Bonsoir Marius,
A very fine shot of a Common Kestrel, which seems to me still a young one with its beautiful and clean plumage.
Very nicely shown against the blue sky.
Bonne soirée

Hi, Marius. A lovely portrait Of the Common Kestrel with excellent clarity in its natural habitat. The colors of the bird against the plain blue sky looks awesome. Nice point of view to show the details of this beautiful bird. Thanks for the note and sharing this gem.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 68 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-08-13 15:32]

Hi Marius
Fine details on this beautiful kestrel.
Neat blue backdrop.


Hello Marius,
Excellent photograph of this Common Kestral. Splendid BG with very nicely used sharpen tool. Catching light on its eye and sufficient 'Breathing Place' made it attractive.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

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