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Puchinpappy

Posted on 08/28/2016


Photo taken on August 27, 2016


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American Kestrel

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The Sunday Challenge: Birds

This is about as close as I got to any birds this week. They seemed to know that I was coming. I did finally get a photo of this bird which is never situated in a safe place for me to pull over an park. It rests on power lines along many roadways. Even at that I had to crop to get any detail of (we think its a) her.

Further down the road I found a murder of crows foraging in a recently harvested field. See Note.

goandgo, Les's Photography AKA aligeeach, Heidiho, LutzP and 14 other people have particularly liked this photo


29 comments - The latest ones
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
What a great capture!

Perfect timing!
12 months ago.
Coco
Coco
Nice photograph. The power pole and lines add extra character to the photo.
12 months ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
Hey, congratulations on getting anything, as it seems to be a quiet week for birds right now. He looks like he has some nice coloring.
12 months ago.
Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson
Superb photo, like your composition too.
12 months ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
Great to see one in the wild, nice work Pappy.
12 months ago.
Chrissy
Chrissy
super Moment erwischt!
12 months ago.
Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg
Beautiful bird and moment
12 months ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
nicely caught, and a handsome looking bird
12 months ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
I think the birds got the memo regarding our challenge for this week. So many areas void of birds at the moment ... perhaps the heat is keeping them in cooler darker spots right now. :( Glad you were able to catch this one ... the pole does add interest to the incoming Kerstel. :)
12 months ago.
Puchinpappy has replied to Clickity Click
She is just taking off. I got some of her flying as well. What I want to catch some time is one of them hovering while hunting. They can hold their position in the air for quite some time. It is dramatic to watch.
12 months ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Puchinpappy
oops about the incoming lol Have seen birds hover for some time before taking the plunge and you are so right, very dramatic. I have never had my camera handy the few times I have witnessed this. :(
12 months ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Well cropped =)
12 months ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Very nice composition . good find
12 months ago.
Diederik Santema
Diederik Santema
Here we have also a kestrel which hovers while hunting. Always a nice sight.
Nice catch, just on time for the take off
12 months ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
that's really not bad pappy.. for such an easy subject, birds were few and far between this week!
12 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
You did well, I never managed a shot of a kestrel.... I like your "blackbirds" :-)
12 months ago.
Michelle Ress
Michelle Ress
nice wings spread catch
12 months ago.
H C
H C
Very nice timing and action shot. I only ever see birds of prey where I can't stop on the motorway.
12 months ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Great find, Pappy; I like the shot in the note a lot, too :-)
12 months ago.
Esther
Esther
Great timing!
12 months ago.
charlie b
charlie b
Great capture Pappy, looks like it may have been windy as the perch was rather precarious.

A large flock crows is called a murder of crows and your inset is certainly that.
12 months ago.
Puchinpappy has replied to charlie b
I thought they were crows but their flight together was too elegant. I tried to talk myself out of it but you are correct, murder in the field. The only other blackbirds we see around here are Red Winged Blackbirds.

Red-Winged Blackbird
12 months ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
like the comp, well done
12 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautifully captured.
Congrats on Explore.
12 months ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Birds are so good at flitting away :-) Nice catch
12 months ago.
LutzP
LutzP
...suffering from giddiness? ;-))

Amazing electrical installation;)
12 months ago.
s@ssyl@ssy
s@ssyl@ssy
beautiful tones & composition :))
12 months ago.
Heidiho
Heidiho
An electrifying composition.
I like the the tones too.
12 months ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Nice tones! :)
12 months ago.