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Lesser Kestrel (male)

Lesser Kestrel (male)
Photo Information
Copyright: Joao Edgar (joaoedgar) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 86] (528)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-02-07 9:09
Viewed: 2288
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
This small hawk, which was on the verge of extinction in Portugal, is today an icon of the plains of the Lower
Alentejo. It can be seen sifting while looking for insects on which it feeds.

Source: Aves de Portugal.

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Great composition, stunning animale!


Ciao Joao.
Bella foto di questo Grillaio,con ottima nitidezza,belli i colori come la composizione ,molto bravo.
Ciao Marco.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-02-07 11:01]

wonderful in flight capture with a very rare specie in my country! thanks for sharing!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-02-07 11:26]

Hello Joao,
A very fine in-flight capture of this hovering male Kestrel! Good timing showing the spread of the wings and the watchful eye.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Interesting bird and beautiful photo Joao! Very good timing, excellent composition, interesting framing and wonderful colours!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-07 11:52]

Hello Joao,
Nice photo of this hovering Lesser Kestrel in very good composition. Beautiful light and fine sharpness.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2012-02-07 13:36]

Bonsoir Joao, difficult subject, but you've handled it well!! congratulations, best regards, Didier.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-07 14:17]

Great in flight capture of this beauty, Joao!
Excellent timing and perfect POV; good detail and nice contrast with a blue sky. Very well done!!

Hello Joao,
excellent photo of this very rare species, Falco naumanni!
Regards, Joska

Bom dia João
Obrigado por esta partilha. Excelente e difícil foto em vôo deste espécime. Perfeito na composição, nitidez e cores naturais. Grande tiro!

Hello Joao,
Excellent in-flight action shot of this male Kestrel.

ola magic shot frezz moment. compliments forewer


I think this is a fabulous photo of this kestrel. I did a workshop (more for my benefit) to enhance the shadows. Hope you like.



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