Saker Falcon, American Kestrel

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  1. MHarvey

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    The two birds belonged to a falconer who is a friend of mine. The Saker is eating a coturnix quail. Last one has sharpness issues, but I really liked the action. Might get a second chance at the shot sometime. Would love to get some c&c. See what I can improve on. Any feedback is welcome. Thanks alot!!

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    I like 3 the best but u wish that the 5th one was in focus
     
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    that black and white is REALLY cool.
     
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    Thank you both!
     
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    #3 is the best by far, in my opinion.
     
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    that seems to be the consistent favorite, i personally like 2. what is it about 3 that makes it better?
     
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    I love the American Kestrel, they are just a gourgous bird. Had a chance to shoot a captive one but I really would like to get one in the wild.
     
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    I'm no pro, but I think it's the composition. The birds back at the diagonal, with the sinew (?) going down forms a triangle. See here. All I can say for certain is that it's the one that struck me first as being very good (tho the detail in the first one is astounding).
     
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    I agree very beautiful birds! They are thick around here, especially where I hunt I'll have some opportunities to get a few wild shots before my christmas break is over

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    Thanks alot, very intereseting link. I've never intentionally taken triangles into concideration, think I'll give that a try. :thumbup:
     
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    I'm envious, ther are indiginous to my aria but I have yet to see one in the wild. I've seen bald eagles, red shoulder and red tail hawks, turkey vultures as well as a couple different falcons in the wild here but I really want the kestrel.
     

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