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The American Kestrel

The American Kestrel
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Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-02-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-02-21 20:27
Viewed: 1547
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, a captive American Kestrel in the hand of its
lady falconer, I did not want to show the hand and the glove.

1/4000s f/5.6 ISO800 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).


« American Kestrels usually snatch their victims from
the ground, though some catch quarry on the wing.
They are gracefully buoyant in flight, and are small
enough to get tossed around in the wind. When perched,
kestrels often pump their tails as if they are trying to balance. »



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Outstanding picture Asbed,beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.

Hi Asbed,
great shot of this kestrel. You must have been very near to take that shot?
best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-02-22 8:11]

Hello Asbed,
Nice close-up of this American Kestrel. Good sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours.

Hello Asbed,
Well captured this Falcon if we talk on ts details as well as its color. Perfect BG too.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Asbed
Awesome action shot of this American Kestrel. Colour, detail and lighting is great. A beautiful bird up close. Their plumage is very pretty.
TFS Janice

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-02-23 5:30]

Hi Asbed,great close up on this kestrel,i thought to an usual in flight capture before to read your note.You were honest talking about the cut of lady hands...ehehe..perfect quality as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Asbed, great capture of beautiful American Krestel, fantastic eye, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2016-02-27 8:02]

Salut Asbed,
Beautiful portrait of this The American Kestrel ..
Beautiful flying pose. Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Have a nice weekend,

Bonjour Asbed,

Le cadrage serré met l'oiseau en évidence. La prise d evue permet de voir les détails de la Crécerelle d'Amérique. La bonne luminosité rehausse la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.


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