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you are disturbing me from my meal...

you are disturbing me from my meal...
Photo Information
Copyright: Catalin Josan (methos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XTi, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, HOYA 72mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-02 15:46
Viewed: 4295
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
again at flyingeagles...
This is a female kestrel. It was just having its lunch when I disturbed it. It was flying for us and demonstrating the hunting technique, flawless as you can see. They are feeding the birds on 1 day old male baby chickens which are useless for the egg-laying industry and are destroyed.

Sometime before 1600 (first recorded in 1599), when the word was less taboo than now, the Kestrel was referred to as the "windfu_ker", no doubt due to its habit of beating the wind (hovering). This term was later replaced by "windhover", (first recorded in 1674).

Wikipedia offers good info on the species here

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  • kali Silver Star Critiquer [C: 22 W: 2 N: 0] (536)
  • [2007-05-02 15:48]


eye contact you are. nice and sharpen image.


Hi Catalin, splendid portrait with wonderful details, great pose, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-05-02 16:27]

like the colors and details !Nice shot!great POV and composition. Regards!!

Beautiful shot
Very close
crisp clear
brilliant colors


Hello Catalin , very sharp and good details of this kestrel , TFS . good luck.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-03 5:54]

Catalin, This is perfect shot for the eye combination. The look is great. Ganesh

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-03 7:59]

hi Catalin,
joli portrait de ce rapace, il semble qu'il était en plein déjeuner au regard de son bec encore sale. Bon cadrage et bonne nettété (hormis sur le bec).


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-08 7:32]

Hi Catalin.
You managed to create a perfect shot of this fine bird. Sharpness, details, true colours of the bird are excellent. BG is unusual and great too. Its is suitable for pictured subject very well and underlines the beauty if the main subject. In a word, amazing portrait work. My compliments and best regards.

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