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Old 10-16-2011   #1
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Hello everyone. The other day while driving around a park I spotted this kestrel. In the past I have had real bad luck getting close, so I drove up to it expecting for it fly away. This one was braver than the rest and stayed put. Took a couple of shots and I left it alone. Im not to happy about the perch but one day I'll get one on a natural perch.
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Great capture, Robert. Thanks for sharing.
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Natural pearch or not I'd be stoked with this shot, Lovely bird, Lovely detail , Lovely BG infact "K" to you good Sir.
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I like it,the picture,the Kestrel even the iron.
For me just a very clean show.
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Hi Robert, a wire shot is better then no shot. What a handsome bird and your great photo does him proud (sorry not sure if it's a female or male)
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Thank you all very much for all the comments. They are all very much appreciated.

John - I have no clue on how to sex birds. So your guess is as good as mine.
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Hi Robert, I checked it out your photo is a Male and possibly a 1st year bird. So different to our Kestrels.
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Beautiful capture!! I know exactly what you mean, have yet to have one stick around for a picture. well done
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I'd be happy with it Robert, wire or no wire. Well done


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