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American Kestrel...on a Wire and on a Branch

 
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Sep 12, 2014 12:22 |  #1

This gal started out on the wire, then took pity on me and landed on a nice branch for a change....then I noticed she had also caught a light snack....a dragonfly!

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Sep 12, 2014 17:29 |  #2

Beautiful shots Ian.


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Sep 13, 2014 03:26 |  #3

Well done Ian.


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Sep 13, 2014 07:57 as a reply to  @ Red Dexs's post |  #4

I'll have to admit Ian that the only way I've ever seen Kestrels is either on the wing or on a wire. I'm glad this one finally found a branch to sit on!
I love the colors and the poses in the first image on the wire and the first image on the branch. It is also nice that the angle of perspective is not too steep. Those taken together make for very pleasing captures. Here's hoping for more branches in your future!


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Sep 13, 2014 08:07 |  #5

2n10 wrote in post #17150777 (external link)
Beautiful shots Ian.

Thanks John.

Red Dexs wrote in post #17151457 (external link)
Well done Ian.

Thank you Red.

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I'll have to admit Ian that the only way I've ever seen Kestrels is either on the wing or on a wire. I'm glad this one finally found a branch to sit on!
I love the colors and the poses in the first image on the wire and the first image on the branch. It is also nice that the angle of perspective is not too steep. Those taken together make for very pleasing captures. Here's hoping for more branches in your future!

Steve, I am almost 100% certain this is a young bird, and that it's the same one that lets me approach it every time. This is the ONLY bird, always initially found on the same wire in front of a certain house out in the country, that will sit and look at me, let me drive a bit closer, and even let me get out of the car to get a better shot of it. There is one huge tree that several Kestrels seem to fly into or from and that may be their nesting tree. I too hope it'll spend a bit more time in future on branches!


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Sep 13, 2014 09:54 |  #6

Great set.


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Sep 13, 2014 11:30 |  #7

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Great set.

Thank you John.


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Sep 13, 2014 15:49 |  #8

Very nice!


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Sep 14, 2014 17:02 |  #9

Awesome work Ian.



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Sep 14, 2014 17:11 |  #10

Mel-S wrote in post #17152353 (external link)
Very nice!

jhayesvw wrote in post #17154145 (external link)
Awesome work Ian.

Thanks for commenting Mel and Jeremy.


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Sep 14, 2014 19:18 |  #11

You continue to capture very well everything that comes your way! Very well done, Ian!


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Sep 15, 2014 07:55 |  #12

Good ones, Ian; a tough bird to get close to most times.
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Sep 15, 2014 08:45 |  #13

ardeekay wrote in post #17154364 (external link)
You continue to capture very well everything that comes your way! Very well done, Ian!

Ha, thanks Rog.

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Good ones, Ian; a tough bird to get close to most times.
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Many thanks for commenting Al. Yes, they are tough, usually. And soon they should be gone for the winter. Only time will tell what we will get this winter. After last winter's Snowy invasion, it'll likely pale in comparison.


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Sep 16, 2014 07:36 |  #14

Excellent shots of a difficult bird to get close to Ian! They sure are beautiful..


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Sep 16, 2014 11:59 |  #15

Wonderful captures Ian.


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