I finally managed to get a good shot of an American Kestrel! This guy was hunting in the fields along Shaker Mountain Road yesterday at midday as the snow fell. Usaully these small raptors will fly away before I’ve even gotten my camera out, but this one was more patient with me, allowing me to snap off several shots before flying off.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 400, f/7.1, 1/1000″ exposure.
April 5, 2016 at 10:44 am
Nice shot, perfect pose!
April 5, 2016 at 5:29 pm
Thanks Belinda—a most patient subject. Unusual for this species in my experience!