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    Default Male Kestrel

    American kestrel male, the males are smaller and more skittish than the females.

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    Arash, Nice HA, BG, colors and sharpness.

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    I am breathless, struck by the beauty of the image, and the knowledge, art, and skill needed to create it.

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    A terrific image.
    Great BG, IQ and perch.
    I like the bit of spider web and the well placed feet on the perch.
    I like your crop but could see a version with a bit off the LHS ( to the "A" in your name).
    Is the perch a bit oversharpened? Bird look good re:sharpness.
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    Nice perch, background, and pose on the bird.

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    Nice job getting such a close shot of this bird, did you shoot from your vehicle or use some kind of blind?

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    nice BG and image quality .....perfect
    Last edited by sasan nejadi; 05-18-2017 at 11:17 PM.

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    thanks everyone, Gail the sharpness looks good on my NEC 4K and MBP retina screens, when I look at it on my old work monitor it does look a bit over sharpened. So you are not supposed to look on those crunchy screens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Thompson View Post
    Nice job getting such a close shot of this bird, did you shoot from your vehicle or use some kind of blind?
    no I was on foot coming down a hill, it was extremely windy so he hesitated before taking off
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    Oh my! This is gorgeous!!!!

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    Really nice perched Kestrel shot. Still would love to get one of these. Only spot they perch in NYC that can be approached is on some old signs which of course make for lousy shots. Details look great and against a perfect background. I'd be tempted to maybe clone out those little cobwebs on the right side of the perch.

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    Great looking frame Arash. Nice look at the feet and the perch and BG look great too. Trying to figure if this is juvie that hasn't gotten much color and spots yet or if it's an older male that is just that way. I think it's this years baby. Either way, nice capture.
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    American Kestrels and Belted Kingfishers... I can never get anywhere near this close to them. Color seems very accurate on the bird, the background compliments his color and his pose exactly what we're all looking for in bird photography. Great job Arash!

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    You always show so much detail very nice Arash

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