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This kestrel didn't get the memo...

 
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Dec 10, 2012 10:37 |  #1

So I was pretty convinced all kestrels one day had a secret meeting where they decided they would never let me get a photo of them...and if by chance they messed up...it would only be on a wire, or other manmade object....

well this guy must've been sick for that meeting :)

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Dec 10, 2012 10:40 |  #2

Beautiful bird, and very nice shots.


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Dec 10, 2012 11:17 as a reply to  @ LV Moose's post |  #3

Well, these are fabulous! Looks like he is smiling in that last one!


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Dec 10, 2012 11:33 |  #4

Beautiful capture of a male kestrel. Mine are usually on a wire, too. Looks like you moved around for a different angle and it didn't fly off. Great. The first shot looks like he has a bug. Did you see him eat it?
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Dec 10, 2012 11:52 |  #5

love the color and detail in these




  
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Dec 10, 2012 14:09 |  #6

Very good series with the best kept till last.


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Dec 10, 2012 14:30 |  #7

Very nice; I have yet to find quite so cooperative a subject with those guys.


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Dec 10, 2012 14:53 |  #8

Congratulations; I know what you are talking about and these are great shots.
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Dec 10, 2012 17:22 |  #9

Very Well Done


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Dec 10, 2012 19:36 |  #10

bw! shots I am so jealous!;)


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Dec 10, 2012 20:56 as a reply to  @ SuziQ's post |  #11

They had that same agreement about me til a few weeks ago.
Awesome job on this set



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Dec 11, 2012 01:04 |  #12

LV Moose wrote in post #15348913 (external link)
Beautiful bird, and very nice shots.

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Flo wrote in post #15349043 (external link)
Well, these are fabulous! Looks like he is smiling in that last one!

thanks

surgemaster wrote in post #15349100 (external link)
Beautiful capture of a male kestrel. Mine are usually on a wire, too. Looks like you moved around for a different angle and it didn't fly off. Great. The first shot looks like he has a bug. Did you see him eat it?
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yeah i managed to scoot around to get in front of him...he ate the bug(grasshopper i think) while i was there...seemed to go quickly. He didn't really fly off, actually ended up flying in front of me and landing two more times when i was leaving...i may have to visit him again.

rick_reno wrote in post #15349191 (external link)
love the color and detail in these

thanks rick

Kevin A wrote in post #15349692 (external link)
Very good series with the best kept till last.

thanks

Snydremark wrote in post #15349775 (external link)
Very nice; I have yet to find quite so cooperative a subject with those guys.

keep trying...i've been trying to get a good one for a long time now.

CDMOOSE wrote in post #15349860 (external link)
Congratulations; I know what you are talking about and these are great shots.
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Thanks Al

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Very Well Done

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SuziQ wrote in post #15350894 (external link)
bw! shots I am so jealous!;)

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jhayesvw wrote in post #15351208 (external link)
They had that same agreement about me til a few weeks ago.
Awesome job on this set

Ha, they are certainly skittish birds...may have to push my luck with this one, and try and get some more shots of him...


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Dec 11, 2012 03:59 |  #13

Beautiful shots!!! The Kestrel is one of my favorite birds.


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Dec 11, 2012 04:02 |  #14

Beautiful images!


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Dec 11, 2012 09:08 as a reply to  @ weeatmice's post |  #15

Excellent. I especially like the last two. Nice to see he 'broke the rules' for you.


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