Kestrel Hawk

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 4/3/2018 4:31:58 AM

Outstanding capture. Great dof and details. Really like the interesting info too. #1706145

Candace M. Cleveland level-deluxe 4/3/2018 5:04:18 AM

Oh I would just love to see one of these. They are so cute.Love the information Frank. #11690020

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 4/3/2018 7:03:19 AM

Thank you Tammy and Candace. Take care and have a wonderful day. #11690072

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 4/3/2018 9:43:22 AM

Fantastic capture of this beautiful bird, Frank. Great color and details. #11690110

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 4/3/2018 12:17:12 PM

WONDERFUL capture of this beautiful bird, lots of great info as well, VERY well done!! <>< #11690134

Oscar J. Pung level-deluxe 4/3/2018 1:35:09 PM

Great portrait of this fascinating little falcon, Frank! Thank you for providing the description. #11690160

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 4/3/2018 1:35:27 PM

Magnificent details, color, tones and eye contact. Well captured Frank. #11690161

Husain Akhtar level-deluxe 4/3/2018 2:31:43 PM

Excellent observation and capture, Frank - it looks that I can almost touch this beautiful bird! #11690174

Chuck Green level-deluxe 4/3/2018 2:52:49 PM

Terrific image, Frank! Excellent work! <>< #11690192

John R. Koepfer level-deluxe 4/3/2018 5:29:56 PM

Love all the wonderful info and capture of this beautiful falcon Frank, I have seen images of this bird before but never until now realised how small it was, showing the hand here gave excellent perspective!! Love the light, color and composition as well !! #11690221

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 4/3/2018 5:51:13 PM

Thank you so much Bojan, Nancy, Oscar, Emile, Husain, Chuck, and John. Have a fantastic day. #11690226

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 4/5/2018 7:11:03 PM

Beautiful tones, textures, detail, dof & close up shot, Frank! Thank you for the interesting info also! #11690623

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The American kestrel sports many common nicknames, including, for instance, grasshopper hawk, killy hawk (after its killy, killy, killy call), short-winged hawk, windhover, house hawk, rusty-crowned falcon, and, more commonly, sparrow hawk. Early ornithologists thought these small falcons preferred sparrows as their primary prey and named them the “sparrowhawk.”

While kestrels share some similarities – for example, a hooked bill and sharp talons – with other relatives of the raptor group, they are in fact members of the falcon family (Falconidae), not the hawk family (Accipitridae). Their similarity to the Eurasian kestrel is the source of the “kestrel” name.

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Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 180.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

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