Jan 252010

Kestral Lodging

Cute little guy huh?  The Kestral is a pretty small bird.  Not much bigger than a Robin.  Maybe the same size.  What a fighter.  This predator dives and kills fast.  Not too many rodents get past this one.  At Farmington Bay they are prevalent.  The only chance  to shoot them is when they rest.  And you better have a very long lens.  They are extremely shy.  This was shot with the D3 and the 200-400 mm lens with a 1.7 teleconverter.  Effectively at 640mm.  Shot at 1/1000 at f/6.7 and ISO 200.  Every shot I have of the Kestral was shot from the car.  Just opening the door will prompt a very quick exit by this efficient hunter.

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