A Kestrel was hovering over an object in an open field, like standing in the air, extracting a full zoom to take it's special technique doing this.
Many times I saw kestrels hovering at distance, but this time it was very close, relatively speaking.
The tail used as a rudder to balance its body on air, in the attached picture from long ago, the tail shown in an upwards view.
Previously posted on Kestrel's:
Kestrel's tail in flight.
Kestrel on a lamp-post #1.
Kestrel on a lamp-post #2.
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pajaran (56612) 2014-06-06 9:35
Interesantan tekst o ptici sa opisom, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan ptica i trenutak.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the bird with a description, a nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated birds and moment.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
cornejo (37719) 2014-06-06 10:51
Hello Ike, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting birds in this beautiful pose, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, nice light, color and quality. Excellent and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Nicou (133470) 2014-06-06 11:26
quel captage en plein vol dans ce ciel bleu clair les ailes grandes ouvertes merveilleuse vue et compo.
Bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (33927) 2014-06-06 13:36
I think this bird just found lunch! Yes, the air brakes are deployed. Good capture with nice details. Well done, tfs.
ourania (38986) 2014-06-06 23:51
you are offering us a delightful scene and a chance to realize how an image that looks austere and simple can be derived from a difficult and lucky capture. I like very much the graceful movement of the bird and the way you placed it in the frame. Sharpness is great and the colours are lovely. The empty space looks delightful and meaningful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
mirosu (15878) 2014-06-07 0:29
You have captured the bird in excellent flight position. It is in nice contrast against clean blue sky. Simple but excellent photo.
Very well done.
Wish you a nice weekend.
jhm (146666) 2014-06-07 0:47
This bird has real an extraordinarily flight technique, exactly what your write in your notes.
Also your three extra picture are niece to look at.
Also a high quality picture with very original colours.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Pentecost weekend,
danos (92628) 2014-06-07 0:53
Good morning Ike,
nice the view as the flight of the kestrel,on the sky of Tel Aviv with the quality of the photo to be supeb.The decisive moment is the shot with the horizontial opening of the wings,making the scene even more effective.
Have agood weekend,Danos
pierrefonds (61922) 2014-06-07 5:33
The bird is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showin g the details and the colors of the Kestrel in flight. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
clic (16308) 2014-06-07 11:44
Aeronautical engineering spent billions in imitation of
those graceful behaviors while birds perform the latters for free, instinctively!
Nice shot of this soaring bird that exhibits its predator skills.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-06-08 16:01
Ike, this is amazing!! you even catch them flying in the air!!a marvelous capture and compliments for looking up!!
jcpix (13846) 2014-06-08 19:50
I've tried to capture birds in flight, but just can't seem to get it right...so I admire a shot like this which is not easy to accomplish, at least for someone like me. :) You captured this bird at a prime moment with wings spread wide and fanned out tail feathers to express its beauty in action. Thanks for including your previous pictures too, bringing together the many details and facets of this particular species. Enjoy the new week. Take good care.
mcmtanyel (18123) 2014-06-09 20:19
You caught this one quite well, congratulations.
Miguel82 (27024) 2014-06-14 7:01
That species of hawk is one of the fastest during its nosedive Ike, superb picture of nature, excellent hues and quality, have a good saturday
daddo (26366) 2014-07-03 19:13
Shalom Ike. A small and graceful bird of prey with delicate markings and lovely soft colours. In the mediaeval times it was only the low classes that could keep such birds for falconry and it was a crime for such people to own a falcon. Regards. Klaudio.
jmdias (60002) 2014-07-05 1:44
I had a similar chance many decades ago, but my camera was a poor simple one and the result was like a point against the blue. very nice view of the bird in a back position and in flight.
abmdsudi (48812) 2014-08-06 23:16
A great inflight well timed shot of this majestic wild bird out hunting in the hover. Super detail, sharp in focus and great blue background gives it better clarity. Skilfully done! Looking at your exif data, you were quite close to this bird, which makes it into an even more stunning capture. Excellent wildlife photography, Congrats.
berek (45411) 2014-08-29 7:57
simply a relaxing picture. peace and happiness reminded me when I first looked.
Best wishes my friend.
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-09-25 4:06
You have shot this beautiful bird from a perfect angle under the deep blue sky, it can change its flight direction from different angle, I like its color and great POV.
with warm regards,
papagolf21 (93198) 2014-10-10 4:13
Bonjour, cher Ike,
Les oiseaux ont toujours fasciné l'homme, qui leur envie leur liberté et leur légèreté.
Bravo pour cette composition d'un oiseau en plein vol (exercice difficile).
Très bonne journée.
ChrisJ (107157) 2015-08-02 3:06
A nice minimalist shot of just the bird against a clear blue sky. Good sharpness and density levels. I might have cropped a little tighter and placed the bird further to the right to enhance the composition. Tfs.
Matyas (12098) 2015-08-04 0:50
Shalom Ike! Freedom with us! Amazing bird. Wonderful clear sky. Ideal but minimalistic shot. Great effect. Regards!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (65241)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-11
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1300 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Birds, animals and other nature's creatures #2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-06 7:15