American Kestrel
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KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 10418
Country: United States

Beautiful Saturday morning at the pond yielded a nice encounter with this Kestrel.

D300 | 300 f/4 w 1.4TC | Exif Intact

All C&C are greatly encouraged and most appreciated, thanks for looking.

Kirk


















tfoltz
Registered: Jul 08, 2008
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Country: United States

KILLER this is awesome



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
Total Posts: 22684
Country: Canada

Nice image Kirk! Always neat to see ferocious raptors eating little bugs.



Oldraven
Registered: Aug 11, 2011
Total Posts: 379
Country: United States

What a shot! What a background! (Plus, I learned that Kestrels eat caterpillars). All around winner here.



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
Total Posts: 44560
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That's it, I quit! Who wants my gear ?? I'm done Kruk, you killed me softly with your shot, killing me softly......




Wow Kirk, I am soooooooo jealous. Uber, super, over the top, creds to you for this one. Wow!



Now navigating to Alaskaair web site

Tim



codroy
Registered: Jul 14, 2012
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Lovely...lovely backdrop as well



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
Total Posts: 29188
Country: Canada

very nice Kirk .. i like the BG also



trenchmonkey
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
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One of the nicer 68,367th D300 shots I've seen, Kirkster Mr Zoom would be proud.



eyelaser
Registered: Oct 29, 2005
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Just perfect!
Eric



birdied
Registered: May 02, 2010
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Magnificent!!!!

Birdie



Thomas Sanders
Registered: Aug 17, 2008
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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh man
Magnificent image Kirk in every respect! BG to die for, smokin detail and color on subject AND prey!!..........Awwwwwwwwwwwwwesome buddy

Tom



Howard Kearley
Registered: Jul 16, 2008
Total Posts: 8126
Country: United Kingdom

thats a beauty!

Howard



Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
Total Posts: 13950
Country: Canada

Super shot Kirk, BIF killer with it's prey.

Rob



marklankton
Registered: May 23, 2008
Total Posts: 2457
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Great capture on this beautiful (and very tough to catch) little raptor. You really nailed it.
Mark



jeraldcook
Registered: Dec 29, 2009
Total Posts: 524
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Wow, great shot. Nice work.



hnilsson
Registered: Dec 26, 2004
Total Posts: 7161
Country: Canada

D, this is fantastic. Is this one of Tim's remote controlled birds You got a killer background as well.



H



David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
Total Posts: 34911
Country: United Kingdom

Marvellous shot Kirk. The kestrel really pops out of the background
David



CDaescher
Registered: Jul 19, 2011
Total Posts: 10769
Country: Netherlands

Kirk, a very nice pose and beautiful BG. Great capture.
Chris



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 30789
Country: United States

A great shot for sure Kirk. My only comment would be a little tighter crop, but it's still great as is ~ Ron

BTW, did you know there are 3 other Bensons posting here?

Bruce (B1)
Benzzene (B3)
and me (B2)



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 10418
Country: United States

tfoltz wrote:
KILLER this is awesome


Thanks Tim... I was in the right place at the right time and didn't screw it up.

Kirk



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