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Kestrel with Wasp
1st PlaceKestrel with Wasp

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Challenge: Free Study 2021-08 (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony Alpha a7R III
Location: North Yorkshire
Date: Aug 25, 2021
Date Uploaded: Aug 26, 2021

We were supposed to be holidaying in Scotland, but had to cancel at the last moment as my partner managed to rupture his Achille's tendon. As some recompense, I booked a day at a hide in an area where kestrels often visit. I was lucky, and the family of parents and two youngsters made three visits over the course of the day - with one of the juveniles landing on the gate in front of me a couple of extra times as well. It really was a wonderful day - me, a wide-open meadow, and a family of kestrels, and not another person to be seen all day :)

Place: 1 out of 55
Avg (all users): 7.2750
Avg (participants): 7.2414
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Views since voting: 440
Views during voting: 73
Votes: 40
Comments: 9
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09/10/2021 05:47:26 PM
How incredibly exciting!! How fun to see, and spectacular capture!

I agree with Mary -- it looks like he's bowing to the wasp. :)
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09/10/2021 12:15:45 PM
Stunning and beautiful image.
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09/08/2021 10:15:53 PM
An amazing capture. You exhibit remarkable patience. Congrats on the blue.
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09/08/2021 05:14:49 PM
What a treat for you, Sara!
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09/08/2021 04:52:52 PM
Congrats Sara! Winning a Free Study is still on my bucket list ))
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09/08/2021 12:09:41 AM
INCREDIBLE .. !!!!!! ..
this is the most wonderful action shot .. national geographic worthy .. :)
many congrats on the bue .. :)

ps .. sorta great about your partner doing his achille's tendon .. sorry Sara's partner .. but you would never have got this amazing shot otherwise .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2021 03:10:17 PM
Looks like the kestrel is bowing. Love the pose.
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09/01/2021 11:13:02 AM
Great action shot with gorgeous colors and perfect sharpness.
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09/01/2021 11:10:43 AM
Wonderful composition and detail!
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