Puchinpappy

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


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

Perfect timing!
2 years ago.
Coco
Coco
Nice photograph. The power pole and lines add extra character to the photo.
2 years 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.
2 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
Great to see one in the wild, nice work Pappy.
2 years ago.
Chrissy
Chrissy
super Moment erwischt!
2 years ago.
Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg
Beautiful bird and moment
2 years ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
nicely caught, and a handsome looking bird
2 years 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. :)
2 years 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.
2 years 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. :(
2 years ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Well cropped =)
2 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Very nice composition . good find
2 years 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
2 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
that's really not bad pappy.. for such an easy subject, birds were few and far between this week!
2 years ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
You did well, I never managed a shot of a kestrel.... I like your "blackbirds" :-)
2 years ago.
Michelle Ress
Michelle Ress
nice wings spread catch
2 years 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.
2 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Great find, Pappy; I like the shot in the note a lot, too :-)
2 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Great timing!
2 years 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.
2 years 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
2 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
like the comp, well done
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautifully captured.
Congrats on Explore.
2 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Birds are so good at flitting away :-) Nice catch
2 years ago.
LutzP
LutzP
...suffering from giddiness? ;-))

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