This is my third of the five encounters with these falcons in this season. The Kestrel was on a post with excellent lighting for a good 10 sec. or so, and I was able to fire off few frames with various exposure settings to optimize for a good balance of sharpness, DoF, and exposure. I think this year could be a great year of AKes.
Tags: American Kestrel Sparrow Hawk Falco sparverius Falcons Bird of Prey Raptors Birds Wildlife Nature Spring Avian Photography Photographer Beaver County Tofield Edmonton Alberta Canada
Murray Marsh, Sturgeon County, AB, Canada
October 8, 2011
I had this way of cropping in my mind while working on the the first shot in the comment below. The featured shot is still sharp and detailed, and might still be good on a large print. What do you think of the cropping (just my perspective, but I like the uncropped shot just as well)? Thanks!
I'm also including a shot of a Rough-legged Hawk, which appeared quite a distance away while I was chatting with Dale. Wished it flew over closer.
Tags: BIF Flight Flying Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus Hen Harrier Raptors Bird of Prey Birds Wildlife Nature Fall Autumn Murray Marsh Sturgeon County St. Albert Edmonton Alberta Canada AvianExcellence