Nankeen Kestrel

Falco cenchroides.




Unfortunately backlit against the cloudy sky, but still reasonably detailed, even after a crop.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 8th July 2008, This photo: 4:14pm

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  • -Gadabout- said:
    nice :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) 'twasn't easy getting birds of prey, they tend to perch high and fly off if you get near them.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    I think it's a great shot :D I've never seen one so close in the wild :D
  • Margot- said:
    I'm not lucky with birds. What lens did you use here?
  • David de Groot said:
    This was as close as I could get before he took off. A fill flash would have helped a lot, but would have scared him off too.
    The 70-200/2.8L IS Margot, with a 1.4x extender on it (so 280mm native, plus the camera's 1.6x crop, and then I cropped it some more in post).
  • circle j said:
    great shot david
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)