Monday, April 13, 2009

Better kestrels

My third try at the kestrels paid off. I ended up getting some nice shots. Also 2 short eared Owls played a nice surprise. They have been found here twice in the last two years, so i feel happy that i found them. I will post those later. Anyways the kestrels! This park is located on the hudson river. There are many migrants that follow the river and land here. So, there are usually lots of kestrels. If there are 50 kestrels that come here and go, one will have to be a good bird that lets me get some good shots. Even though i got some good shots, my card filled up right when he was 20 feet away. Urrggg never perfect














7 comments:

  1. These are very nice Kestrel shots. Did you also get to see the owls?

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  2. Nice Kestrel shots, Bird Boy! I know what ya mean about hating it when your card fills up! Looking forward to seeing your Short-eared Owl images. Keep shooting and posting!!

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  3. Very nice shots.
    what kind of camera do you use?

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  4. abe- yes i have a few shots of Owls i will post them later.

    jeff- Thanks!i neevr get lucky either my exposure is off or my card is full

    dawn- canon rebel xsi with canon 100-300 lens

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  5. I knew you'd get some good kestrel shots - I bet you were so excited! And yeah...too bad about the card (next time BE READY ;-) Haha - it happens to all of us. Usually for me it's the battery that dies and I have to change it right in the middle of a shoot like this -BUMMER! Can't wait to see the OWLS!

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  6. Well done! Those kestrel shots are beautiful - love seeing them in flight!!

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  7. Love the Kestrels! Can't wait to see your short-eared Owls. I always carry extra memory cards! and batteries too. Hate to be caught with a bird in view and not prepared. You did good with these BIF shots.

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