Raptors 1

I attended a traveling seminar at my favorite local photography store – Midwest Photo Exchange – hosted by Tamron where we in attendance were treated to all sorts of information, got to play around with multiple Tamron lenses and had birds that we could practice photographing  from the Ohio Bird Sanctuary.  They brought in three “models” for us.  Our first model is a lovely little male American kestrel.  It is the smallest and most common falcon in North America and about the size of a dove.


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25 Responses to Raptors 1

  1. Timothy Price says:

    Really cute little Kestrel! Looks like it settled down for a good pose after telling all you pesky paparazzi off.

  2. Sweet look. Thanks for sharing!

  3. A cutie!! Love this shot ❤

  4. Wow, such an interesting opportunity. It’s nice to capture a raptor photo without a strong telephoto. They are so majestic. Nothing dove-like about his talons. Nicely done. I can’t wait to see what else was at the event.
    BTW – I had close encounters with a bear and a porcupine in the last two days, but not with a camera in hand. So sad.

  5. Beautiful. I love the raptors and this one is a beauty.

  6. A. Blake says:

    Wow – they look so pensive.

  7. ThePhotoEnthusiast says:

    Wow-what a fantastic opportunity! Great shots 🙂

  8. Sandhya says:

    What a great opportunity and such great models! I love that first photo!

  9. ChgoJohn says:

    Gorgeous, Teri. Raptors are as beautiful as they are deadly and this one posed for you like a pro.

  10. I so love raptors. What a fantastic opportunity for you! And what sweet photos, as a result. I’m often reminded, when we’re meandering through our days around here in NTX with endless vultures coasting the updrafts overhead, that the very elegance of their flight, both in graceful circling and in the magically aerodynamic maneuvers they can do in an eyeblink, makes them supremely beautiful to me, regardless of any aggressive characteristics in the wild—let alone the less-than-cuddly appearance of a vulture up close! Kestrels, on the other hand, are gorgeous in every visible detail, but I still wouldn’t want to tangle with one in the wild. 😉

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