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Posted by David Salem on Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:19 pm

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One of my favorite raptor poses as they look over at you for a second while they are in the middle of preening their tail.

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Thanks as always for looking and for your input.  I appreciate it.

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by john on Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:16 pm
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Beautiful! Great processing and pose
 

by Gene Gwin on Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:41 pm
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David, I like everything about this one!
 

by Ed Cordes on Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:32 pm
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Wonderful pose; wonderful detail.
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by LynnS on Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:52 pm
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David, super sweet preening pose pause, with her head angled back, ready to touch up her tail.  Love the one talon wrapped around the ruggedly interesting perch and the luscious, warm complementary BG.  Beautiful work!
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by Ron Day on Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:56 pm
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john wrote:
Beautiful!  Great processing and pose

I agree.  Love the background too.
 

by TerryWSmith on Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:00 pm
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Just outstanding the perch, the background, the pose, the light and yes the subject.


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by Dorian Anderson on Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:47 pm
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Nice one! Preening pose is great. Back from Spain for a few days, then off to Belize/Guatemala tomorrow night. Perhaps we can connect when I get back!
 

by Mako_Elite on Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:08 am
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Super nice shot. I love the pose.
 

by David Salem on Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:29 am
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Thanks everyone!!
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by David Salem on Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:30 am
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Dorian Anderson wrote:
Nice one! Preening pose is great. Back from Spain for a few days, then off to Belize/Guatemala tomorrow night. Perhaps we can connect when I get back!


Thanks Dorian,

Man you sure are getting around!  Have a great trip to Belize and Guatemala and look me up when you get back!
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by Ray Robles on Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:42 am
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Beautiful image David, love the pose, the nice BG with the same color of the bird is perfect and perfect pose too. A real winner this one.
 

by mikullashbee on Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:11 am
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Outstanding stuff David! Love the perch, lighting and warm BG. That mid preening pose stare is great.
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by LHays on Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:20 am
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Nothing better than a Kestrel in a nice pose. I enjoy all the glorious detail in this one.
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by botaurus on Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:26 am
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Superb image. Composition as I like with bird, perch, b.g. and nothing else.
 

by Debapratim Saha on Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:53 am
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Great image in every aspect David!!
 

by Matt Filosa on Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:00 am
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Really superb, David. Great perch and BG.

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by Denis55 on Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:24 am
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Absolutely gorgeous frame David!
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by RLK on Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:03 pm
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Superb detail pose and background David. Shot from a vehicle I presume?

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by Carol Clarke on Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:17 pm
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Gorgeous! Everything so good about this beautiful capture David. Love it!
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