View Full Version : A pretty little Kestrel
4th of February 2005 (Fri), 22:46
Cibola NWR, AZ
Finally! A pretty little Kestrel. There's plenty at Cibola and nestboxes everywhere.
Backasswards View ;-)
Canon 1D MarkII, 100-400L IS
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4th of February 2005 (Fri), 23:02
It appears to be an adult female.
4th of February 2005 (Fri), 23:36
Great shots :)
I never have had a shot where the little tike was large enough in the frame to bother keeping.
5th of February 2005 (Sat), 00:11
A month or so ago, I got a full-frame head shot of a kestrel. It was with about 650mm at about 10 feet. I couldn't understand why it let me get so close before it flew off. When I examined the image in detail, I noticed some green pond scum around its little beak. Then I guessed that it had just eaten some scummy frog, and its belly was too full for it to fly anymore than it had to.
But at least I got the shot.
5th of February 2005 (Sat), 02:37
Nice photos Lazy. I have them all around my house in the summer but no keepers yet.
Thanks for sharing.
5th of February 2005 (Sat), 03:02
Wow. Nice shots. Looks like its keeping an eye on you.
5th of February 2005 (Sat), 16:23
She's a beauty! Nice and sharp...can see just how sharp that beak is.
5th of February 2005 (Sat), 18:09
Beautiful! Kestrel's are one of my favorite wild critters ... thanks for sharing!
5th of February 2005 (Sat), 19:38
#2 is my favorite! Wow, such detail in your shots! Nice "catch light" in the eyes.
6th of February 2005 (Sun), 17:58
6th of February 2005 (Sun), 18:00
Hey sweet! I missed this one I guess - glad I didn't miss it completely.
I think that first shot has surpassed The Master of butt shots. Full butt and full head...
6th of February 2005 (Sun), 18:43
What great shots! I like #2 best.
6th of February 2005 (Sun), 18:50
Lazy, very nice shots.
Just curious, at what distance did you shoot from the bird?
6th of February 2005 (Sun), 19:18
Way cool shots.
7th of February 2005 (Mon), 08:43
My favorite bird, too. Awesome shots!
7th of February 2005 (Mon), 08:45
Fantastic - what great inquisitiveness you captured there. The detail is spot on.
7th of February 2005 (Mon), 09:28
I think that first shot has surpassed The Master of butt shots.
I thought that as well... Move over, Ian. :lol:
7th of February 2005 (Mon), 09:56
they are beautiful shots
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