American Kestrels

Posted by Scott Fairbairn on Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:22 am

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The male brought in the food and the female appeared out of no where to pick up the morsel and take it to the nest. Very cloudy day so high ISO was needed. ISO10000, 1/2000sec, f6.3, Sony 200-600 at 600mm, A1. Processed in Capture One and Topaz Denoise.

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by Jakejacoby on Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:01 am
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Great action shot Scott. What was the morsel?

by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:13 am
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Remarkable shot-unusual to see this. Great that you caught this action. Looks like a baby bird offering?
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:14 am
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A click shows the beautiful detail in this wonderful behaviour capture, Scott! Excellent story telling shot. Well done!

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by himadri roy on Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:10 am
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Excellent action image.

by david fletcher on Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:06 am
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Excellent story telling Scott!
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by Scott Fairbairn on Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:59 am
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Jakejacoby wrote:
Great action shot Scott.  What was the morsel?

It appeared to be a young bird, or a plucked one. The head was missing so I couldn’t figure it out. 

by ADKShooter on Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:21 pm
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Great looking action shot of something that is probably rarely photographed with this species. The size of the young bird/prey would probably be something that nests on the ground in your area. Beautiful work with post processing to bring out the terrific detail as well.

by Gene Gwin on Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:41 pm
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Scott, It's impressive that an image can look this good at 10,000 ISO. A real tribute to the camera and processing software. A very nice image.

by SantaFeJoe on Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:35 pm
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It’s amazing what newer cameras are capable of. Coming from the film days, I always dreamed of being able to capture images like this in the old days. I missed so many opportunities that will never present themselves again!!!
You certainly captured a unique moment and the colors and BG are great.

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by rajandesai on Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:19 am
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A frozen moment. Nice capture.

by gregc on Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:29 am
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Top-notch in all ways, the birds, the interaction, capture and processing.

by bruco63 on Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:15 am
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incredible action image!

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