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N 55 B 471 C 11 E Nov 13, 2018 F Nov 13, 2018
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Kestrel (f) - Somerset, UK.
After working nights, I legged it across to Peter Spencer's new Raptor hide this morning just before dawn to see if anything was about. After just 5 mins the sun popped up over the hedge and 2 mins later this little beauty appeared in the warm and first rays of the day......Happy with that! She made approx 8-12 visits within the first hour......what a result! I didn't stay as I had to get my head down!
Peter has done a sterling job building several hides in the heart of Somerset as a project, which include this Raptor hide with Buzzards and Kestrels showing so far and a brief visit by a Little Owl and potentially a Barn Owl too (seen in the area recently. He has also built a fantastic Kingfisher hide, which facilitates the photographer to sit below water level thus shooting at or just above water level. The Kingfisher is in and out all day, so it's showing great potential and an exciting opportunity. Finally, he has a Woodland hide with a Sparrowhawk making visits too, all in a small peaceful area that is developing really well. For further info I'd recommend getting in touch with Peter Spencer as I'm sure he'll be opening up all three hides in the near future...... :)

Tags:   Wild Kestrel John Fanning Peter Spencer Raptor BOP Birds of Prey Firstr Light Sunshine morning warm light Somerset UK Europe Species Detail Nature outdoors Wildlife contrast

N 1.4K B 113.6K C 91 E Nov 7, 2018 F Nov 7, 2018
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Kestrel (f)....found this in my archive from a couple of years ago. Posted one similar a while back but this one has never been seen...honest!

Tags:   Wild Kestrel John Fanning BOP Birds of Prey wildlife nature outdoors bird detail perch post barbed wire

N 99 B 2.2K C 16 E Nov 3, 2018 F Nov 6, 2018
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I’m chuffed with the detail here, but then I should be as it was so close I had to use a 13mm extension tube to get her in focus (resulting in such a narrow DOF). The light direction wasn't optimum, but still adequate, I guess.
Taken the other day in the heart of Somerset at Peter Spencer’s hide that allows you sit below the water level (shooting at water level)....…a marvellous piece of building, Peter!! Pete has also built a great woodland hide and now a Raptor hide, which are all maturing well.

Tags:   Wild Kingfisher Alcedo athis wildlife bird electric blue close-up nature outdoors feathers female shallow dof Small colourful Somerset UK Europe interesting extension tube 13mm

N 983 B 93.8K C 67 E Oct 27, 2018 F Oct 28, 2018
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Kingfisher (f)
Taken in Somerset yesterday afternoon......So close I had to use an extension tube to get her in focus, so a really shallow dof unfortunately. Froze for 8 hours, but worth it!
Taken at Peter Spencer's feat of engineering he calls a hide... it's fantastic and an exciting prospect for him in the near future.
Best seen LARGE.

Tags:   wild kingfisher female Somerset perch John Fanning bird nature outdoors shallow dof extension tube close detail wildlife feathers electric blue red orange feet

N 50 B 1.2K C 7 E Oct 26, 2018 F Oct 26, 2018
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Tags:   Wild Little Egret LE John Fanning White Bird Detail Radipole RSPB Dorset UK England Europe yellow feet wetlands nature wildlife outdoors wings feeding


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