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American Kestrel       ©2016 ysal
Canon EOS 80D       21st place, 36 points
1/1000s, f11, ISO 320, 774mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped slightly to straighten; increased midtone and saturation, de-noised and sharpened; resized.

I'm not sure why my focal length is showing up so crazy! It was shot at about 480mm. I'm uploading the original and hope the correct number shows up on it.
      Extra Info: I purchased a new 600mm lens for my Canon recently and I've been frequenting a nature preserve. The American Kestrel is the smallest falcon in North America, only measuring about 10 inches (25cm) from beak to tail tip. This is the less colorful female, the males have beautiful slate blue wings. She didnít seem bothered by my presence at all, allowing me to approach within 15 feet of her.
 
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ysal
Jan 10, 2017
    Thanks all.

rd52 - I got the Sigma 150-600mm.

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rd52
Jan 8, 2017
    Nice capture. I like the natural habitat you caught this bird's pose in (not a zoo). What 600 did you get?

Jade O.
Jan 8, 2017
    Lovely bird, unfortunate fence.

SteveBee
Jan 7, 2017
    Cute little rascal. Good placement in the frame.

aoc46
Jan 7, 2017
    Nice capture of an attractive bird.

Elyod
Jan 7, 2017
    The fence is sharpely focussed, the bird not so much.

forkcandles
Jan 6, 2017
    the expense of the lens was worth it for images such as these
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