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Canon
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Canon EOS 7D
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1/1024 second
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F/8.0
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400 mm
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Sep 24, 2012, 5:09:51 PM
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Crab Dinner by mydigitalmind Crab Dinner by mydigitalmind
One of my favorite photo "sessions" from a recent trip to Cape May, New Jersey. We started the day with an epic moment, watching thousands of warblers, flickers, raptors and other birds fly through Higbee Beach to fuel up before crossing the bay. We ended at the Meadows right before sunset where this Kestrel (and others) kept making attempts at the scads of Palm Warblers hiding in the dunes. This Kestrel eventually settled on catching crabs for easy eating. We watched her until the crab disappeared and she flew away.

American Kestrel
Cape May Meadows
Canon 7D / EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

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TerribleTer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Great shot, and I know from experience how difficult it can be to get close to kestrels. You must have the magic touch!
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
She was pretty busy eating. This is the first time I ever got this close - or close at all for that matter. She filled my frame at 400mm!
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eyesofsnowleopard Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool shot
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconeyesofsnowleopard:
eyesofsnowleopard Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome :)
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ISAACGOMIDES Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Belo
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful.
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
great shot !!!
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i see you had a 400mm lens, but do you recall about how far away you were for this shot? and did you use a tripod?
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