Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Kestrel at sunrise





An early morning stroll along Central Drove, The Nene Washes in freezing, but dry conditions gave me a chance to photograph this obliging Kestrel and even try to to see if my digiscoping gear was still still useful. The images above are all taken with the new(ish) camera and the one below shows the digiscoped effort.



The scene when I reached the end of the drove after the sun had risen at the start of a cold, but perfect winters' day.

26 comments:

  1. These are really great images! I have said before (and I may say again!) not everything has to look like an image in a field guide! And this is all the better for that. I really like these.

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thanks Stewart, you are too kind!
      J

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  2. Hi John...Such lovely early morning scenes !! You almost feel like your there ..so natural !!
    I agree with Stewart...nice seeing it just the way it is!!
    Grace

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    1. Thanks Grace,
      Just as long as you have you winter woolies on! ;)
      J

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  3. Nice one John, was that this morning?! Looks beautiful. Horrendous weather down here...

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    1. Thanks Josh! No, it was Sunday morning, when it was nice and bright. Hasn't stopped raining here all day!
      J

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  4. All lovely images John, it looked a lovely morning

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    1. Thanks Gary,
      Shame it hasn't stopped raining since!
      J

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  5. Beautiful lighting in all the images!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. What a beautiful morning walk, and thank you for sharing it with us.

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    1. Thank you Gillian,
      It was a lovely stroll, even if it was a bit nippy!
      J

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  7. Wonderful shots John. You've really captured the wintry atmosphere with these.

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    1. Thanks Rob,
      A beautiful winters day it was, my favourite sort of weather!
      J

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  8. These are really special images John.
    You don't have to get close to a bird to produce amazing images like this.

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  9. Beautiful photos John! The colors of early morning are my favorite! The Kestrel looks like it is eagerly waiting for the warmth of the coming sun.

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    1. Thanks Tammy,
      Yes, waiting to warm up before he can go and get his breakfast!
      J

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  10. The kestrel on the fence post and the lighting behind it is just beautiful!

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  11. beautiful scene and can almost feel the cold, enjoyed the finale photograph too. Lovely photographs

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    1. Thanks Carole, it was pretty cold, but at least it wasn't raining!
      J

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  12. Wow John, what gorgeous lighting upon this beautiful bird...it has a great warmth to it. happy day to you~

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    1. Thanks Mary, the photo has a warmth, but the weather was a bit cold! ;)
      The same to you,
      J

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  13. Very nice work, John. You can tell the Kestrel is busy scanning for breakfast and this is the image we usually see of one - perched where we can't make out his beautiful details and then he springs from the post so fast we can't focus our optics and then he's gone. But thanks to you, we can enjoy a chilly scene of a handsome bird from the warmth of our dens. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Wally,
      Yes, he was on the look out for his breakfast, but I stepped a bit too close and he was off!
      J

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