Female American Kestrel

One of my favorite images from 2020

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Technical Details

Is this a composite: No
D500, 500mm (300 w 1.7), f5, 1/1000, iso400

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And it is a beauty. Good for Dan. A great image to end 2020 and prepare for 2021.

I can certainly see why, Dan. An excellent image of the Kestrel and the s-curve of the seed head makes a wonderful perch.

Beautiful shot! Could use a head turn?

Lovely! And technically excellent. She looks very feminine!

Hi Dan
I have never seen a Kestrel in the field, so this photograph is an eye opener. The framing, detail and color a great, thanks for the photograph.
Peter

Dan, these falcons seem very skittish to get near, so this I find to be an exceptional image of one. I too love the S curve perch, the smooth BG, and the pose this Kestrel gave you. I certainly can see why it is one of your favorites. It needs some wall space! :+1: :+1:

I can imagine this to be one of your favourite images, Dan! Wonderful setting of this very nice Kestrel. No nits from me . Congrats ! Hans

One of my favorite birds! I thought this was a male at first glance…didn’t realize they have so similar a head pattern! It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? I also love the curved branch that gives this portrait additional interest.