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Jul 28, 2013 14:53 |  #1

I took this shot at 600mm (300mm + 2x TC III) as the Kestrel flew over my garden today. I've put in a 100% crop below the shot as I took it so as to show the IQ:

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IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/2slo7/938726890​2/  (external link)
Distant Kestrel (external link) by 2slo7 (external link), on Flickr

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Distant Kestrel 100% crop (external link) by 2slo7 (external link), on Flickr

Edit: I took this to be a juv Kestrel when I first saw the images. Now on getting some advice it's more likely to be a Peregrine. So I'm delighted, a first for me.



  
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Jul 28, 2013 17:50 |  #2

It is a Peregrine Falcon


Thanks, Tom the Peregrineflier ;) Lyle Washington
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Jul 28, 2013 18:06 as a reply to  @ peregrineflier's post |  #3

Wow, impressed with the image quality with converter! Mine won't do that, it hates converters.

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Jul 28, 2013 19:14 |  #4

Amazing detail even considering converter and crop. Excellent job, Mark.


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Jul 28, 2013 19:44 |  #5

peregrineflier wrote in post #16161604 (external link)
It is a Peregrine Falcon

+1

What camera did you use?


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Jul 29, 2013 03:05 |  #6

peregrineflier wrote in post #16161604 (external link)
It is a Peregrine Falcon

USM IS wrote in post #16161655 (external link)
Wow, impressed with the image quality with converter! Mine won't do that, it hates converters.

Mike

ardeekay wrote in post #16161830 (external link)
Amazing detail even considering converter and crop. Excellent job, Mark.

kosin wrote in post #16161891 (external link)
+1

What camera did you use?

Thanks fellas. Great to spot a new bird, especially something like this :)
Kosin, this was taken with my 1Dx + 300mm f/2.8 + 2x TC III.




  
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Jul 29, 2013 05:39 as a reply to  @ 2slo's post |  #7

Congrats, Mark, great result.


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Jul 29, 2013 18:31 |  #8

2slo wrote in post #16162669 (external link)
Kosin, this was taken with my 1Dx + 300mm f/2.8 + 2x TC III.

This would explain the fine detail at 100% :D
How do you find AF speed of the 300mm paired with 2x?
I used to have this combo (2x TC mark II) and was a little disappointed with the speed - even when tracking large birds (Bald Eagle) - but I used a 7D ;) Sharpness was very good though!


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