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Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus



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p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz May 06, 2016
Great capture! Congratulations on your People's Choice Award. :)
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Kamstrup May 06, 2016
Thank you very much p_eileenblatz
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JDLifeshots May 06, 2016
Beautiful shot! Congrats.
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Kamstrup May 06, 2016
Thank you very much JDLifeshots
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melodyesweetin May 06, 2016
Simply magnificent ! Congratulations on your People's Choice Award :)
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Kamstrup May 06, 2016
Thank you very much melodyesweetin
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eelcovanroden May 06, 2016
Congratulations on your People's Choice Challenge award!
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Kamstrup May 06, 2016
Thank you very much Eelco
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Eddieuuu071 April 25, 2017
Thank you for submitting your wonderful photo to this challenge! I have added it to my favorites so best of luck!
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Kamstrup April 25, 2017
Thank you very much Eddieuuu071. The plesure is mine.
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Alfredo_Jose January 31, 2018
Stunning! I love this!

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken as a result of pure chance and luck. I was taken out to photograph White-tailed Eagles, but did not manage to get close to them. By lunch time we decided to drive to a restaurant near Gilleleje, Denmark. The restaurant is located at a relatively steep slope that goes down towards the sea. As I sat at the table the kestrel appeared outside the window. My camera was of course in the car, and the chance to retrieve it was nil. I noticed that the kestrel came back several times. After lunch, I picked up the camera. I was lucky that it came back and sat down on the top of a tree about 20 meters away and some meters below me. The little special color in the background of the photo is because it is taken down towards the sea. The kestrel stayed in the area for a while. I managed to get a number of photos of it. Some of it can be seen here on Viewbug. They are all taken handheld.
Time
It was take april 3. 2016. The time was 13:18.
Lighting
It was a cloudy day, so the light could have been better.
Equipment
For this photo I used my Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports mounted on Canon 5D MK III. The photo was taken handheld.
Inspiration
I am always looking for a chance of getting a good photo of birds of prey.
Editing
For the post- processing I used Lightroom. I cropped it a bit and made some minor adjustments.
In my camera bag
My bag usually contains a Canon 7D MK II and a Canon 5D MK III . I always bring my Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports, a Canon 24-105 F4L, Canon 400mm f/5.6L and a Canon 50mm f/1.8. In addition, mono or tripod and various filters.
Feedback
Keep calm, eat your lunch, be lucky, get closer and then even closer.

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