American Kestrel In Flight

Post on May 29, 2012 American Kestrel BirdsRaptor

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This is the only Kestrel in flight i managed to capture. They are fast and very skittish but this one didn’t mind my present from a vehicle. It perched on top of branches while preying then took off against the wind, which slowed down the launch, and that really helped in acquainting focus. It was windy that noon.

  • Canon, EOS 1D Mark IV
  • EF 500mm F4L IS USM
  • ISO 400, 1/1250s, F8 ,700mm
  • Village Creek. Arlington, TX
  • February 25, 2012
American Kestrel in Flight

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