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Kestrels December 2008

This sequence was taken just outside Brighton (near the racecourse) on 28th December 2008. There are two kestrels featured, a male (on the left in the first few shots) and a female. The male is the smaller of the two and has distinctive grey head plumage. He's the one seen feeding on the ground in a few of the shots. Just a snack though (an earthworm). The two shots of a bird landing on some branches are of the female.

The day was very cold, but with wonderful bright winter sunshine. The photos were taken as the sun was starting to go down, hence the unusually strong colours in all these shots. One or two have been cropped, but they are mainly full frame shots, and have only had a minimal amount of processing (some minor noise reduction and sharpening, and in a couple of places some stray branches have been cloned out).

All the shots were taken hand-held with the Canon EOS 40D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS.

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