No. 63, 15th January: Moonrise
No. 62, 7th January: Dipper
No. 61, 31st December: Happy New Year!
No. 60, 24th December: Christmas robin
No. 59, 19th December: Winter fern
No. 58, 13th December: City fox
No. 57, 6th December: On the horizon
No. 56, 26th November: Mother and fawns
No. 55, 22nd November: River tree
No. 54, 12th November: Sweet scents
No. 44, 13th August: Kestrel
Wow, what a morning yesterday was!
On a bit of a whim, I decided to set an alarm for 5:00am. At 5:01 I was deeply regretting my decision, but by 5:30 I was fully awake and walking through the empty streets of Cambridge (where I'm now staying for a summer internship). It was so quiet - and blissfully cool! It was almost like stepping into a different world. During a three-hour amble by the river I saw six hares, two herons, lots of pigeons and this beautiful kestrel!!
I heard the kestrel before I saw it. I approached carefully, but did not expect to get this close! Initially I was facing into the light so the kestrel's silhouette was fixed against a fairly bland sky, but as I got closer I was able to shoot through some branches and shift my position to get more of a side-light effect. I don't normally think of birds of prey as being particularly cute, but this kestrel looked so round and fluffy!
Canon 7D MKII + 100-400mm lens with 1.4x extender at 560mm; 1/320 sec at f/8; ISO 1000.
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