American Kestrel
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KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
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KCollett wrote:
Nice image Kirk! Always neat to see ferocious raptors eating little bugs.


Thanks Ken, I guess times are tough for everybody.

Kirk



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


Many, many thanks Gordon... so glad you enjoyed it.

Kirk



Thang
Registered: Jan 25, 2004
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beautiful settings Kirk. Glad to see he is still around. Unfortunately, he didn't make an appearance for me on Sunday morning.



KirkB
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Tim Kuhn wrote:
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



You crack me up buddy.

I was in the right place at the right time... something you're very, very good at too.
Really appreciate the uber good words... it sure is nice when everything comes together like this.

Just let me know your flight number, I'll meet you at the gate.

Kruk



KirkB
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codroy wrote:
Lovely...lovely backdrop as well


Really appreciate the nice words... thank you.

Kirk



Shasoc
Registered: Aug 24, 2005
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Beautiful capture, Kirk The pleasantly smooth bg enhances the detail. Excellent job
Socrate



KirkB
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kmunroe wrote:
very nice Kirk .. i like the BG also


Thanks a bunch Ken. I had several other good shots but scraped them because of an uninteresting BG.

Kirk



KirkB
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trenchmonkey wrote:
One of the nicer 68,367th D300 shots I've seen, Kirkster Mr Zoom would be proud.


Wow Will, really appreciate the good words man.

Kirk



KirkB
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eyelaser wrote:
Just perfect!
Eric


Thanks Eric! Right place at the right time.

Kirk



KirkB
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birdied wrote:
Magnificent!!!!

Birdie


Thanks so much Birdie, very kind.

Kirk



WesN
Registered: Jan 30, 2005
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Kirk,

Cool! I've never even seen one of these guys!

Wes N.



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

Tom


Humble thanks Tom... It sure is nice when we prepare for an opportunity and it works out as planned... love when that happens.
Thanks again buddy.

Kirk



KirkB
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Howard Kearley wrote:
thats a beauty!

Howard


Thanks so much Howard.

Kirk



KirkB
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Rob Tillyer wrote:
Super shot Kirk, BIF killer with it's prey.

Rob


Most appreciated Rob. Not much prey, but I'll take it.

Kirk



KirkB
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marklankton wrote:
Great capture on this beautiful (and very tough to catch) little raptor. You really nailed it.
Mark


Really appreciate the good words Mark, thank you.

Kirk



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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Well things must have been scarce to come away with only a 'dangler' of a worm

That that is a beauty to see IF Kirk and you got it good buddy, congrats on your fine image!

Karl



Martin Good
Registered: Mar 16, 2008
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Great image Kirk with lovely eye contact, action and comp!
Martin



mallardg500
Registered: Sep 13, 2009
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Well done Kirk!!

Phoo



danjacquitaylo
Registered: Jun 13, 2005
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Amazing shot from your 300's again Kirk. Great one.
Dan



Herb Houghton
Registered: Feb 15, 2007
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Killer image Kirk, love everything about it



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