This is a Common Kestrel (not that I called him “common” to his beak) :o) He was one of the most obliging models I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing, sitting still and posing with his wings in various positions! British Wildlife Centre, Surrey, England.

Comments

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 6 years ago

    You are putting up some excellent work, Krys. This is a great capture of this beautiful bird.

  • Thanks Lori! I honestly have to give the critters credit for posing so nicely! ;o)

    – Krys Bailey

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillabout 6 years ago

    absolutely divine, wondrous capture of a wondrous bird. Did you bribe it to stand like that. haha. hugsxxx

  • Thanks Hilary! I don’t know – this bird seemed to take a fancy to me and wanted to show off – even shunning other snappers! Maybe he thought I was a tasty marmot, hahaha! :o)

    – Krys Bailey

  • itsallgoodamanda
    itsallgoodamandaabout 6 years ago

    lucky you just beautiful my friend ,you will have good luck now too!

  • AngelaFoster
    AngelaFosterabout 6 years ago

    fantastic composition and lighting

  • JohnMWright
    JohnMWrightabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful portrait, great light and pose.

  • Jay Ryser
    Jay Ryserabout 6 years ago

    Nice work, Krys, very sharp

  • Roslyn Lunetta
    Roslyn Lunettaabout 6 years ago

    kestrals are my fav, one day I will have one, this is just a lovely shot, how funny it took a shining to you :) next time it is small enough to put in your pocket and then send to me :D and I will not cop to who sent it to me…..

  • Alison Cornford-Matheson
    Alison Cornfor...about 6 years ago

    Great capture Krys! The eye is tack sharp!

  • Kimberly Palmer
    Kimberly Palmerabout 6 years ago

    He overwhelms me, he is gorgeous………… beautiful!

  • Thanks Kimmie! What does Sidney think of him? ;o)

    – Krys Bailey

  • wandalechene
    wandalecheneabout 6 years ago

    amazing capture i love it great work

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