My Old Kestrel part II

© Jeroen Stel

My Old Kestrel part II

Uploaded: December 15, 2006


Hi Guys,

This old lady (you can tell by the wide yellow ring around her eyes, the wider the older they are), lets me get really close to her recently. Sometimes she even hunts in my presence!


Jeroen Stel

Canon 1Ds
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F 9
Exposure mode: Av
Exposure compensation: - 1/3
Flash exposure compensation: no
Metering mode: Evaluative
Drive mode: Continuous: frame 1
ISO: 250
Lens: 500mm F4.5+ 2x TC
Focal length:1000 mm
AF mode: Manual Focus
Full Frame
Homemade Beanbag from car window for support
Levels/Curves/USM/Contrast/Saturation/Noise Ninja/Lab-Sharpening
Good things come to those who wait...
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Judy A. Lawhon December 15, 2006

Nice work, Jeroen! #572770

Nadine A. Lewis December 15, 2006

This is an AWESOME wildlife capture, Jeroen. Very interesting description to go with it!!! <>< #3705993

jennifer B. short December 15, 2006

Beautiful image. #3706383

Jim Huffield December 15, 2006

Your Kestrels are fabulous Jeroen. Jim #3706669

Ken Slade December 15, 2006

Another great shot of this bird. Exceptional soft colors, perfect exposure, outstanding composition. I really appreciate all the technical information you gave. It really helps those of us who are struggling to determine what settings get what results. #3706677

Janine Russell level-deluxe December 15, 2006

Jeroen, excellent colors, detail, clarity, exposure, composition and lighting. #3707204

December 16, 2006

delightfully adorable! #3707500

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