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Itsed65
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Jul 23, 2012 23:41 |  #1

I wasn't even out birding, but I saw this one hovering over a field hunting, near Crockett California. I was lucky to at least have my 100-400 on my 7D on the seat next to me, so I pulled over and shot these across my van through the open passenger window. I didn't even have time to change the camera settings, but I think they still came out pretty decent.

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This is one fast bird!
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rick_reno
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Jul 23, 2012 23:58 |  #2

beautiful, looks like it's hunting




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Kraig ­ C
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Jul 24, 2012 01:08 |  #3

Nice in flight shots, pretty much, any photo you can get of a kestrel is a good one!

Haven't seen the couple of kestrels here up close enough for photo's but got to watch them hunt the local airport field a few times this year on my way back from taking in my recyclables.




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jollyroger99
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Jul 28, 2012 21:40 |  #4

very nice catch, I end up with the same shooting airliners at SFO, catch a few birds while waiting on airliners to come in.




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Jul 29, 2012 14:01 as a reply to jollyroger99's post |  #5

nice shots!


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dgraham329
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Jul 29, 2012 15:03 |  #6

neat series




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Jul 29, 2012 17:24 |  #7

nice ones


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jodelak
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Jul 30, 2012 01:35 |  #8

You did excellent! Talk about timing and being ready!


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