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Canon
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Canon EOS 5D
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1/197 second
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200 mm
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May 13, 2011, 7:20:40 PM
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Kestrel by mydigitalmind Kestrel by mydigitalmind
This Kestrel is part of the Raptor Project. It is the smallest falcon in North America and certainly one of the best looking (though falcons tend to be pretty birds!). The lighting was very bad (indoor, artificial) so I relied on high ISO settings to get a decent shutter speed (no more than 1/200 on each photo). Noise was reduced with Define 2.0

American Kestrel
Raptor Project
Waterman Conservation Education Center
Apalachin, New York
Canon 5D / EF 70-200 F4 L IS USM

Melissa Mancuso Penta // All Rights Reserved
Do not duplicate or distribute this photo without permission

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Lady-Willis Sep 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice shot. :aww:
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mydigitalmind Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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The-Rasmus-Raven Aug 3, 2011   General Artist
Cute Kestrel ^^
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:iconmasscreation:
Sparrow hawks are one of my favs.
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mydigitalmind May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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fission1 May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great pics, as usual! :D

If you have time you should check out the Raptor Resource Project. They have many nest cams, including the Decorah Eagles, a camera set up right in a bald eagle nest with over 100 million views! The RRP director, Bob Anderson is almost single-handedly responsible for the resurgence of peregrine falcons in the Upper Mississippi Valley...
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mydigitalmind May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I ran into that link while I was looking stuff up for the Raptor Project. Very interesting stuff!
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SilverVulpine May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love these little guys. :aww:

Very cute! :)
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