American Kestrel

American Kestrel 111815c copy

American Kestrel.
 
I used to see Kestrels all the time, but we don’t really get many in the mountains. They are the smallest of North Americas Falcons but very proficient hunters even with their size. Mice don’t stand a chance! They hover often near the roadsides and can be observed easily. This was a male perched, hunting near a cornfield in Bosque del Apache last week. Beautiful birds.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-7200, Aperture Priority, -0 stops of exposure compensation, ISO 400, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/800th of a second, Sirui R4214X tripod and PH20 Gimbal head, Peak Design Slide strap, Lowepro Flipside 500AW photo backpack, processed in Lightroom CC.
 
Just a note: Tamron is offering Black Friday/Cyber Monday rebates of an additional $50 on the Tamron 150-600mm bringing the total rebate to $120! The $50 rebate is also good for the Tamron 16-300mm Di-II bringing it’s rebate to $130 total. It is good for purchases until December 7, 2016.
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2 Responses to “American Kestrel”

  1. Mark Mozley Says:

    Hey do you do any local workshops or small group work.

    • lilybug1960 Says:

      We do. We try to get them posted to the website about a month or so ahead of time. Most all of our workshops are pretty small group as well.

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