Kestrel lands close by,,

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  1. EricD

    EricD TPF Noob!

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    While out shooting the Eagles nest today I had an unexpected friend drop by. First Kestrel landed in some low lighting under a tree and the second decided he need that warmth from the sunset (a bit chilly today for Florida standards.
    Very hard bird to get close to!

    Used my 200mm-400mm F4 lens with a 1.4X T.C


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    That first one is great. love the curve of the limb/trunk he is on with the curve of his body and turn of his head. it works really well.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That's a very pretty bird!
    And it chose to present itself against the perfect backdrop.
    I am sure I'd have got such photos all wrong from mere excitement. But they are so well focused, and I love the catchlight in his eye in both photos from the low sun!
    The first is best but both are good!
     
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    Nice, didn't know Kestrels could be that small :)
     

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