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common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-10 4:14
Viewed: 948
Points: 12
[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 kestrel species 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[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.(Wikipedia)

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Hello Siegfried,

Excellent photograph of this Common Kestrel. Perfect exposure; under wing details are clearly visible. Good work...
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-11-10 8:19]

Hi Siggi,great timing to take this kestrel in the landing moment,magnificent wings position,looks like an angel,and impressive sharpness despite the fast mouvement,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)
  • [2015-11-10 8:55]

Hello Sigi,
Fantastic close-up. Light, colours and details are really splendid. Great DOF.

Beautiful and TOP Siegfried.
Outstanding picture.

Thanks for sharing.

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2015-11-11 1:14]

brilliant in-fly take Siegfried, .. superb pose and detail, .. well done

nuri :)

Hello Siegfried,

Excellent image of this Common Kestrel.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-11-17 8:29]

Hi Siegfried,
Fantastic detail and focus. Nice natural colours and with clasic pose.
Regards Jiri.

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