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Kestrel


Kestrel
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Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon 75-300mm ISUSM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Predaceous birds - Aves predadoras, Wildlife of israel, Falcons - I chapter, Birds of Prey- RAPTORS, Selen's Favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-13 12:41
Viewed: 6237
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is almost my best picture of these kestrels that I had near my house, unfortunatly I didn't get the tip of the wing at the bottom and I was very sorry about that, however I chose to upload it because of the good details.

The Kestrel is about 33 - 39cm (13 - 15") .

Scientific name: Falco tinnunculus

Habitat: Found in a wide variety of haunts including open or lightly wooded farmland, moors, wetlands and urban areas.

Description: Female slightly larger than male. Both are brownish on the upperparts, the male being more rufous and has blue-grey head and tail. Hovers frequently and indeed, is probably most often seen hovering alongside motorway and road verges.

AdrianW, Eagle78, japie, Robbrown, AndyB, nwoehnl, gerhardt, jhm, coasties, nardophoto, SelenE, oanaotilia has marked this note useful
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To AdrianW: Thanks for the critique, answerelroyie 4 08-13 19:13
To Callie: Thankselroyie 2 08-13 15:07
To RAP: You did a great job hereelroyie 1 08-13 13:11
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Beautiful shot Elroyie.
Perfect exposure and wonderful lighting.
Very well done

Bella imagen Elroyie.
Lástima que el ala inferior haya salido incompleta.
Excelente definicion y contraste... los colores son muy naturales.
Realicé un trabajo para modificar ese problema... espero sea tu agrado.


Beautiful image Elroyie.
Pity that the lower wing has left incomplete.
Excellent definition and contraste... the colors are very natural.
I made a work to modify that problem... I hope you like it.

Excellent shot! RAP has done a good job with the Workshop too. My only suggestion is that perhaps a little low radius USM would bring out a little more feather detail. As you say, it's a shame that the wingtip was clipped, but you've captured it so well that I can't do anything less than give you two points for it :-D

As a matter of interest, how did you manage to get the underside so well lit, and get such a high shutter speed - were you using flash, or was the sun quite low? Good work whichever!

Wow! Getting such details, focus and sharpening on a flying guy is such a hard work...and this one is just wonderful Elroyie :) I even can excuse the wing incident..;)) Great image!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-13 14:10]

As I commented on TE - This is simply stunning and the DOF and detail is excellent. Another one for my favourites.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-13 14:13]

Gorgeous, well done. Very clear, very sharp, light spot on.

Elroyie
This is very sweet light on a beautiful raprtor! You can fix it with selective cloning. Gerhard did ne for Mogens on a gull n a WS this week. Very nice.

Very impressive image Elroyie so much detail, the only ateration has already been surrgested and shown to great effect. but i can under stand why you dont want alter an image so.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-08-13 18:53]

Amazing capture.
Very nice detail and colours,excellent light.
Very well done.

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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2004-08-13 20:45]

Great flight capture. I did really like the workshop Rap did on it as well...it gives the Kestrel more room to move and completes the shot. Your timing is super here as well with a wonderful catch light in it's eye.

Elroyie, I agree it is avery good shot. If this is your best I cannot judge ;-).I also love the workshop made by 'RAP'. I adds a lot to the picture.
Greetings, Jan

Another instance of your fabulous in-flight bird shots. Great posing, supreme light and detail, and beautiful colors. Well done, Elroyie, congratulations! - Ricardo's WS is easily one of the best I've seen on TN.

WOW! The light on the underside are spectacular. The detail very clear. Amazing shot. Nice note too. Very good work you did. Thanx Elroyie.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2004-08-15 4:15]

What beautiful shot Elroyie.
Perfect exposure and wonderful lighting. Very clear and sharp.
Thanks for sharing

Beautiful picture, congratulations

Henry

Hello Elroyie

This image had the workshop done by Ricardo as the 'Featured Workshop' Lucky for me as until now I had not seen this wonderful image. The POV is great. Good under side view with good exposure and detail. The blue BG compliments the image. Shame the bottom tip of the wing has been cropped. Nicely done. Thanks.

I love the pictures of flying birds. Yours is really beautiful. Colors are great.

It is too bad that just a slight piece of the wing was cut, but I know how difficult taking such a picture is.

I like yours very much.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-02-20 7:32]

Hi Elroyie,
What a great photo showing all the beauty of this beautiful raptor in a very detailed way. You used the light in a great way. Bravo and TFS
Selen

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