Kestrel Portrait

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‹‹Juvenile Pied Wagtail   Kestrel  Kestrel Portrait  Aeonium Arboreum Var. Atropurpureum

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A close encounter with a kestrel

Comments for Kestrel Portrait (3)

  1. #1 canismajor
    Re: Kestrel Portrait
    Lovely pic this is of one of our native Falcons. Not easy to photograph in the wild unless by sheer chance and being in the right place with the right lens. For me this is the better of the two because the one to the left is slightly underexposed due to the white sky behind the bird. I usually choose spot metering in these situations which should allow the sensor to expose for the bird and not be influenced by the white sky. I love the way you've framed the bird and put the background out of focus, well done. All the best, Mike.
  2. #2 Goose29
    Re: Kestrel Portrait
    Thanks a lot Mike! This wasn't a very difficult shot to take, I was sat on a beech and someone pointed out the bird on a cliff. I climbed up and slowly advanced towards it. It sat there and let me take about 200 pictures - this was the closest, and hasn't been cropped at all.
  3. #3 canismajor
    Re: Kestrel Portrait
    Thanks for the info, and all the more credit to you for the effort you put in to capture this image. Look forward to seeing more of your work, All the best, Mike.