American Kestrel

© Leslie McLain

American Kestrel

Uploaded: February 27, 2016 15:02:38 | Entered: February 27, 2016 15:02:38


From a fun shoot at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland, MI

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/4000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 349.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D Mark II


Shirley D. Freeman February 27, 2016 1

Oh, Leslie, this is beautiful. We have had a couple coming around our house lately, but they seems to show up when the light isn't so good. I have been able to capture them through our window. You really nailed this one! #1650694

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 27, 2016

Outstanding - What a Great pose and wildlife capture! #11439669

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe February 27, 2016

Amazing on all levels, Leslie! Beautiful colors, superb details, marvelous light. Great moment perfectly captured. Favorite. #11439687

Ellen Hodges February 27, 2016

Strictly fabulous in every way, Leslie!! #11439699

Carol L. Fowler February 27, 2016

What a beautiful bird! #11439700

Lindley Johnson level-classic February 27, 2016

A terrific image of this beautiful bird, Leslie. #11439722

John Connolly February 28, 2016

An excellent capture of this handsome bird Leslie! Well done! #11439820

Ann Lyssenko level-addict February 28, 2016

Beautiful bird with details Leslie! Love the perch which holds the action so well. Ann #11439862

Ann Lyssenko level-addict February 28, 2016

Beautiful bird with details Leslie! Love the perch which holds the action so well. Ann #11439863

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe March 28, 2016

This is a gorgeous image Leslie. It is so tact sharp. Congrats on your finalist. #11452983

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe March 28, 2016

Congrats on this amazing Finalist, Leslie! Hope to see it again. #11453254

Irene Colling level-classic March 28, 2016

Outstanding work Leslie. Congratulations on your Finalist and good luck in the next round. #11453317

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 29, 2016

Outstanding finalist, Leslie, congratulations. #11453758

Paula Showen April 04, 2016

Awesome capture! Congratulations on your Finalist! #11457150

Jill Odice level-classic April 14, 2016

Stunning capture Leslie! Congrats on the Finalist! #11461135

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