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American-Kestrel-8582-2013

American Kestrel

Posted by Tom Ingram on October 13, 2013 at 9:41 pm
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American Kestrel with Mouse, Half Moon Bay California, taken October 11th. Evening, Overcast,

Equipment:

Nikon D300s Body
AF VR-Nikkor 80-400mm f4.5
Tamron 1.4X SPAF Tele-Converter (5e)
Gitzo GT3541LS Tripod
Wimberley WH-200 Head Ver. II

Setting:
f/6.3
1/1600 sec
ISO – 400
0 Step

I spend about two hours watching the bird hunt and was able to get him comfortable with my presence. He was willing to allow me to stay realitively close while he ate.