American Kestrel
/forum/topic/1165212/2

1       2      
3
       4       end

KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 10779
Country: United States

jeraldcook wrote:
Wow, great shot. Nice work.


Thank you so much, really appreciate the kind words.

Kirk



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 10779
Country: United States

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



H



Thanks H... yes, it is one of his newest RC birds and the killer BG is attached to it as well.

D



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 10779
Country: United States

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


Thank you David, most appreciated.
I had a few other nice IF's but they didn't make this thread because of a weak BG.

Kirk



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 10779
Country: United States

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


Many, many thanks Chris.

Kirk



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 10779
Country: United States

surfnron wrote:
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)


Thanks Ron, I was afraid to crop any tighter being concerned about IQ.
Thanks for the Benson update... I knew about all but you, that's cool.

Kirk



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
Total Posts: 37222
Country: United States

Well done Kirk. This is a tough shot.

Morris



raymondjbarlow
Registered: Mar 16, 2006
Total Posts: 4791
Country: Canada

only one word... WOW!!



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 10779
Country: United States

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


Thanks Thang. I actually had more favorable wing positions, but didn't post because of much less interesting BG's. Good luck with this guy.

Kirk



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 10779
Country: United States

Shasoc wrote:
Beautiful capture, Kirk The pleasantly smooth bg enhances the detail. Excellent job
Socrate


Thank you so much for the gracious words Socrate... so glad you enjoyed it.

Kirk



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 10779
Country: United States

WesN wrote:
Kirk,

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

Wes N.


Thanks Wes, most appreciated.

Kirk



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 10779
Country: United States

Karl Witt wrote:
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


Verrrry scarce... turned out to be a good thing for me as his predictable hunting pattern allowed for this fortunate encounter.
Thanks as always for your good words my friend.

Kirk



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 10779
Country: United States

Martin Good wrote:
Great image Kirk with lovely eye contact, action and comp!
Martin


Wonderful to hear from you Martin... many thanks for the very good words.

Kirk



Lars Johnsson
Registered: Jun 29, 2003
Total Posts: 33649
Country: Thailand

Very beautiful, love it



trailhiker
Registered: Jul 10, 2006
Total Posts: 4174
Country: United States

And with a caterpillar, no less! I love everything about this, Kirk -- focus, light, bug, eye catchlight, beautiful bg colors. Excellent, my friend!

Best Wishes,
Steve



Sven Jeppesen
Registered: May 03, 2008
Total Posts: 2298
Country: Denmark

Great image



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 10779
Country: United States

mallardg500 wrote:
Well done Kirk!!

Phoo


Thank you Phoo.

Kirk



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 10779
Country: United States

danjacquitaylo wrote:
Amazing shot from your 300's again Kirk. Great one.
Dan


Great to hear from you Dan, hope all is well with you my friend.
Really appreciate the good words buddy. Be well.

Kirk



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 10779
Country: United States

Herb Houghton wrote:
Killer image Kirk, love everything about it


Thanks a ton Herb, most appreciated.

Kirk



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 10779
Country: United States

morris wrote:
Well done Kirk. This is a tough shot.

Morris


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

Kirk



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
Total Posts: 10779
Country: United States

raymondjbarlow wrote:
only one word... WOW!!


Thanks Raymond! I was pretty stoked to get this one.

Kirk



1       2      
3
       4       end