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Lesser Kestrel

Lesser Kestrel
Photo Information
Copyright: Javier Milla Lopez (esfera) (445)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Falcons - I chapter, 5 favs. and up, Selen's Favorites, Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (II), annick vanderschelden's favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-15 15:24
Viewed: 8101
Favorites: 13 [view]
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Hello. A male of Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) entering the nest to fatten its four children. I hope you enjoy the image and thank you for all your coments.
Regards, javier.
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Excellent shot. I'd hate to be the whatever it is he has in his mouth!

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  • Anton Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 11 N: 154] (595)
  • [2006-07-15 15:35]

Hi Javier,
This is a great capture of this magnificent bird. You created a picture with perfect sharpness and dof.

Excellent picture, you got a good timing there ! Every details are nice and sharp. Excellent action shot! I like the contrast of the bird and the sky, very powerful. Lucky you ;-) TFS,


Excellent! Nice moment. Very well done!

Hi Javier
That is a great shot and excellent composition. Colors, details and the ligt are great.
Well done


A beautiful shot against the vivid blue sky Javier.
Wonderful detail and composition. The way her wings are spread out allows a good view if this Kestrel. NIcely done. TFS Janice

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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-07-15 18:14]

Ciao Javier, foto molto belle sotto tutti i punti di vista: bei dettagli, colori stupendi e ottima composizione, bravo!!!


Excellent shot. Just at the right moment. Nice and sharp. Love the detaills..

Greetz Kristies

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-15 18:23]

What a spectacular catch!!!
This is a capture of rare quality and it couldn't be any better. Lovely colors, spot on sharpness, excellent POV and the perfect blue BG does magic.
Bravo, Bravo, Bravo and TFS

amazing shot!!!

extra shot eagle!!

You must be so pleased with this picture. A great moment and doesn't the light on parts give it a lift! Wow!

Hello Javier
Magnificent capture. Timing, exposure and focus are perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-16 2:00]

Fantastic POV, Javier.
What action, with the prey in its beak and the talons spread out.
Great shot with sharp details and well saturated colors. Wonderful flying pose.
TFS. : )

Hi Javier,

All I can say is; this is just perfect. Good POV very sharp and an effective composition Well done


Siempre nos deleitas con fotos muy bonitas, y esta mas aun espectacular.
La pose es perfecta, y la luz y colores fuertes ayudan a darle fuerza a la foto.
Felicidades por tus capturas.
Puntos mañana, que soy pobre.

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  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2006-07-16 6:07]

Super picture - can't add anything!


Hola Javier
Increible los colores y el fondo de esta foto.
Los detalles y la nitides de la imagen son perfectos.
El alcon parece que estubiera pesando para esta foto.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-16 14:35]

Hola Javier,
¡Qué fotos nos mandas! Nitidez, encuadre, composición, luz, momento... ¡BRAVO!
Un saludo, José M.

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  • emmari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 387] (3105)
  • [2006-07-16 14:44]

Just the right moment!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-16 15:00]

Hello Javier,
This is one of best photo on TN.Moment you caught is amazing.Details,vivid colors,sharpness,use of light,BG and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!
Into my favr.

Hello Javier,

Excellent in-flight picture of this majestic bird! Technically and artistically perfect! Outstanding job with the exposure and the way you handled light! Composition is simple and perfect shooting against the blue sky! The bird is sharp all over except for the wing tips to suggest movement! One of the best pictures I've seen on TN! Congratulations and TFS!


Buenas Javier, la calidad de esta foto es espectacular, y a este formato gana aún más. Y el color una pasada, Un abrazote.

`This is super fantastic! the exposure is right on the money with perfect details and awesome colors. :)

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-09-24 5:58]

Superbe prise,tout est parfaits.

Hi Javier,
Perfect timing on this inflight. Great composition and exposure.

Awesome shot! The focus is perfect which is no mean feat, the pose is perfect and the meal in it's beak is a super bonus! Congratulations!


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  • methos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
  • [2007-03-13 18:01]

Hi Javier,
I love this shot.
It is perfect...the details, the action, the colors.
A favorite!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-04-18 3:42]

Hi Javier,
Great timing, great pose, the light is very good. The wings look so beautiful, details are excellent. Bravo and TFS

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2007-04-19 12:20]

To be at the right place in the right moment is very important and difficult to do, and you did it. Beautiful picture.



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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-03-21 10:20]

Hi Javier,

This is an excellent shot. Very sharp, detailed and the blue sky gives a nice contrast. TFS.


Absolutely great, Javier!
Sharpness, colors, content, DOF and so forth are outstanding!

Fantastic !well done !
谢谢!(Chinese means think)Javier

Hi Javier,

This is an absolutely fantastic capture of the raptor in action with amazing sharpness. The background is giving much required contrast to the image.

Thank you for sharing.


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