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Oct 16, 2006 15:37 |  #1

These are one of the Britains most common birds of prey, first time i have managed to get a half decent pic of one.

I was trying to get closer as it was so intent on looking for its next meal but a car shifted it , so this will have to do for the moment :) .

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Oct 16, 2006 15:41 |  #2

Classic pose Brian - great colours.


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Oct 16, 2006 16:17 |  #3

Very nicely captured. Beautiful bird.


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Oct 16, 2006 16:25 |  #4

Nice Brian,
Beautiful Bird of Prey.


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Oct 16, 2006 16:49 |  #5

Great capture...the browns and yellows have it, hands down...even the rusty wire is complimentary...


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Oct 16, 2006 17:45 |  #6

Thanks everyone for taking the time to look, i actually love to see these smart little raptors. Your comments are appreciated.

brian r.


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Oct 16, 2006 17:52 |  #7

Very nice capture and nicely posed too. Good job Brian.


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Oct 16, 2006 18:06 |  #8

Oh, I love this, Brian - absolutely cracking female kestrel.

Way better than anything I've done.




  
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Oct 17, 2006 09:20 |  #9

Thanks Reyno and Keith.


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Oct 17, 2006 10:00 |  #10

Is that the name of this bird, "Common Raptor" or is that your title, common raptor??:)


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Oct 17, 2006 10:24 |  #11

Perfect composition, but your lens looks like it needs adjustment. This is what my 100-400L was doing just before I sent it in to be calibrated. The perfect shot, looks great in the finder, then the images come out just slightly fuzzy.

Lovely bird though. Have you looked in to joining a falconry club? They're about, and give you "hands on" experience and more photo ops. ;)


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Oct 17, 2006 10:27 |  #12

Excellent Kestrel capture Brian, looks just like ours.


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Oct 17, 2006 12:53 |  #13

"Slightly fuzzy", Mitch?

Granted, it isn't heavily sharpened, but I don't see any "fuzziness".




  
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Oct 17, 2006 13:28 |  #14

A nice shot of a beautiful bird.
Perhaps a little boost in Photoshop could benefit the photo. Just a suggestion.


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Oct 17, 2006 13:44 |  #15

i think looks great whithout shopping PLEASE dont!




  
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