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 American Kestrel  (female)
11-FEB-2008 Tom Munson

American Kestrel (female)

Bosque Del Apache NWR New Mexico

Canon EOS 40D ,Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
1/750s f/11.0 at 700.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Maja Waiss18-Apr-2011 01:16
Great! V
jasonjg30-Sep-2008 15:02
Great stuff!
Milan Vogrin04-Apr-2008 17:07
Great catch! V!
Khanh Tran03-Apr-2008 23:47
Fine shot and lovely background for a bird that is very difficult to get close. Simply beautiful!!
Marc Martineau01-Apr-2008 22:54
Holy cow that this image is beautiful ! extremely nice capture Tom !
Monique LaguŽ28-Mar-2008 17:58
Excellent composition and details. v
Jeff Waldorff26-Mar-2008 10:34
Gorgeous capture, Tom. The light and colors are excellent.
Sofia Solomennikova26-Mar-2008 10:01
What a look: little but fierce :)
NealyBob26-Mar-2008 07:14
Fantastic capture! So sharp and clear~! V
Debbie Blackburn Beierle26-Mar-2008 06:50
Wonderful pose! Lovely blue sky!! Perfect lighting.
January Grey26-Mar-2008 05:56
What a sweet face! You nailed this one, Tom. Perfect light & great details! Beautifully composed and captured! V~
Bryan Murahashi26-Mar-2008 05:39
Beautiful pose for this colorful Kestrel. V
Keith Rankin26-Mar-2008 05:28
Fabulous shot, perfect perch, pose, exposure, got it all! V
Sam Rua26-Mar-2008 04:49
Beautiful capture, Tom. Fantastic perch and a great comp. Well done. V.
Jean D26-Mar-2008 02:15
Stunning capture of this beauty, against a superb background Tom! ~V~
Nikhil Bahl26-Mar-2008 01:59
Love the composition and clarity. v
Yi Feng26-Mar-2008 01:30
Fantastic capture of this gorgeous kestrel, Tom! V
Hank Vander Velde26-Mar-2008 00:32
Beautiful sharp image Tom. Lovely perch too. V. (I've yet to get a sharp shot of a Kestrel. Maybe this year?)
Jeanne Dammarell25-Mar-2008 23:52
Excellent capture. These little falcons are hard to get close to. This is super sharp.
RichardR25-Mar-2008 23:44
Just outstanding, Tom! Exposure and focus are spot on and that curving branch makes a nice compositional element. Vote
Best regards,
john savage25-Mar-2008 21:54
great portrait Tom, love that light reflection in the eye, looks like he is focused right on target
fdt25-Mar-2008 21:37
Nice one. f
Jay Levin25-Mar-2008 21:14
Beautiful sharp capture, light, and pose, Tom. Vote
Jess. ( Lady.D.)25-Mar-2008 20:43
Excellent over the shoulder look and great detail in the back plumage....
Manas Khan25-Mar-2008 20:43
Terrific shot! V
sandy barbour25-Mar-2008 20:41
Spectacular shot Tom, fantastic colour!
Jean Chiasson25-Mar-2008 20:30
Wow Tom beautiful capture and lighting vote
Brinn MacDougall25-Mar-2008 20:26
One of my fav birds of prey..this is delightful..v
Gayle P. Clement25-Mar-2008 19:49
Beautiful color, I love the backward look. Vote.
Steve Morris25-Mar-2008 19:22
Wow - so sharp and the curved branches makes a terrific compo!! Big vote!
Carole Stevens25-Mar-2008 19:21
Wow stunning composition Tom, the arch of the branch is just perfect!His feather detail is gorgeous!
Marco Valk25-Mar-2008 18:52
amazing colors and detail; great shot; vote
Liz Bickel25-Mar-2008 18:12
Gorgeous shot of this female kestrel!!!
Manny25-Mar-2008 17:48
Once again Tom great capture. Even at 700 mm She's got an eye on you. Voted
Janet Forjan-Freedman25-Mar-2008 17:15
Fantastic pose with rich colour saturation and sharp details!
Bob Foisel25-Mar-2008 15:23
Excellent capture.
SageCreek Images25-Mar-2008 15:19
Very nice image Tom. nice sharp eye and the eye highlight is very nice as
Fong Lam25-Mar-2008 14:44
Stunning rich colors and pose.
Fabulous capture, Tom.
caveman_lee25-Mar-2008 14:36
Good shot. Very nice in details.
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad25-Mar-2008 14:34
Well done. That blue sky really sets off the colours on this kestrel. v
nicolebouglouan25-Mar-2008 14:34
It is really more chestnut than our! Great picture! V
Enny25-Mar-2008 14:28
wonderful, tacksharp as always and a wonderful blue sky too., great compo.
Carol Breton25-Mar-2008 13:35
Hi Tom, this is a beautiful Kestrel capture. Love the great blue bg and the perch is perfect! Nice clear, sharp image with great light and color. V