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 By: Marcus Armani  
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Photographer Marcus Armani  Marcus Armani {Karma:36599}
Project #24 The Decisive Moment Camera Model Canon 30D
Categories From The Field
Wildlife
Film Format
Portfolio Birds In Flight
Lens Canon 400 F/4 DO
Uploaded 10/26/2006 Film / Memory Type ISO 400
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Views 1375 Shutter 1/2000
Favorites Aperture f/5.6
Critiques 34 Rating Critique Only Image
Location City -  Palo Alto
State -  CA
Country - United States   United States
About I saw this kestrel perched on a tree and started taking shots as I got closer and waited for him to fly, well for some reason this guy had no fear of me and I got as close as i could get with my lens, after 30mins he decided to take off and this was one of maybe 3 decent shots i got in flight as my arms were burning!
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Nick Karagiaouroglou Nick Karagiaouroglou   {K:127263} 12/3/2006
Excellent shot, Marcus! As your whole collection of birds, another example of great sharpness under difficult conditions!

I am biased toward those photos of yours, in which you capture the bird on the flight and nothing else, since the flight itself is then the most profound element. Like on this one where the choreography of flying is so clearly visible!

Greate work, keep it up!

Nick

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Marian Man Marian Man   {K:80636} 11/8/2006
CONGRATULATIONS dear Marcus!!!!! well deserved awards!!!!
Marian

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Hesham Abouzekry   {K:15927} 11/6/2006
more of wonderful professional shot.
H.A

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Dave Stacey Dave Stacey   {K:150877} 11/6/2006
Back to say congrats on the double awards, Marcus! Very well deserved, I might add!
Dave.

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Darlene Boucher   {K:15739} 11/5/2006
So beautiful Marcus! He seems to be giving you the eye.....he figured he'd wait you out and you'd put that camera down, he doesn't know you now does he!! A perfect capture my friend and VERY worthy of the awards, congratulations! Take care and keep bringing these inspiring image to us! Darlene

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Clint Tompkins Clint Tompkins   {K:1347} 11/5/2006
Right place, right time, right lens, etc. tell only half the story; great patience will tell the rest!
Painter Clint

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Cleveland Smith Cleveland Smith   {K:7006} 11/5/2006
Marcus, congratulations on Photographer of the Day award, very well deserved, also, for Best In Project for this image.

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Robert Chin   {K:22282} 11/5/2006
Congrats on your awards!!!
Have a restful Sunday.
Robbie

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Shirley D. Cross-Taylor Shirley D. Cross-Taylor   {K:168121} 11/5/2006
Perfect...congratulations, Marcus!:)

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Czeslav Gavinkovski Czeslav Gavinkovski   {K:6797} 11/5/2006
Great capture.Congrat for BIP!
Czeslaw.

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Mary  Jane Mary  Jane   {K:5867} 11/4/2006
Just coming back to congratulate you on this double award.Keep it coming!!!
MJ

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Hesham Abouzekry   {K:15927} 11/2/2006
more of wonderful professional shot, great effort & work.
H.A

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Bob Botts   {K:414} 11/1/2006
Nice capture, Marcus.

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Marian Man Marian Man   {K:80636} 10/30/2006
wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
stunning!!!!!!!
Marian

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 10/28/2006
Hi Marcus,
Nice shot of this guy! They let us get to about 75 feet of them when we are in our kayaks. We were watching two of them this summer hunting for dragonflys. If we stayed still, they would come back to the same branch and eat the catch, before taking off for another one right away. Lots of fun watching these guys. I've seen them pick Barn Swallows right out of the air too. They are way too fast for me to catch on camera :)
Andre

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Jason Mckeown Jason Mckeown   {K:22200} 10/28/2006
another perfct capture as usual Marcus, love thre eye contact in this shot

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vanessa shakesheff vanessa shakesheff   {K:68786} 10/27/2006
Love the way he is looking towards you ..you have a lot of patience and it paid off ..cracking shot..nessa

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Mary  Jane Mary  Jane   {K:5867} 10/27/2006
Well even birds would from time to time like to rest and maybe he was having his siesta time when u came and he couldnt be bothered to move :).Hope your arms ok but it worth it as your capture is another winner.Have a nice weekend!
MJ

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Robert Chin   {K:22282} 10/27/2006
But look at the lovely pose you got!!!LOL!
Top notched image as usual Marcus,lovely wing position and tack sharp.
Take care Robbie

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 10/27/2006
Thanks hermano, I was luck in a way as this guy was up in a tree and would not move no matter what I did, I held the camera for 30 mins and my arms were burning dont think I could have waited much longer was getting painful, here Is a shot i may post next that shows how close I got to him, wish you were there!

http://www.armaniphotography.com/Albums/Album5/Source/IMG_5059KesPortrait.htm

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Yamil Saenz Yamil Saenz   {K:12434} 10/27/2006
Unbelievable shot for such a difficult and fast moving falcon.
Seems like you took full advantage of this " once in a lifetime" opportunity.
I bet you are proud for this shot and you should be.
Congratulations.
Yamil

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pinar üründül pinar üründül   {K:2740} 10/26/2006
wonderful Marcus:) congratulations!

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Todd Weeks Todd Weeks   {K:7636} 10/26/2006
Marcus,

Very impressive! You are very fortunate to have one hang around while you approach. We have lots of Kestrels up here, and I have spent many an afternoon following them around only to get lots of pictures of their butts, very tiny in the distance. I have given up trying to get close. I'll wait till I get lucky. ;^)

Todd

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 10/26/2006
Beautiful work Marcus . . . I don't know how you find this many differing birds of prey . . . but I'm glad you do!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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// // // //   {K:6081} 10/26/2006
Yes i can understand you very well,fantastic capture,lovely image quality....BRAVO.
Hassan

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Dave Stacey Dave Stacey   {K:150877} 10/26/2006
Your patience was rewarded, Marcus, with a great shot of the Kestrel! Very nicely done!
Dave.

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Gregory McLemore Gregory McLemore   {K:35082} 10/26/2006
Graceful natural beauty captured.:)

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Riny Koopman Riny Koopman   {K:102908} 10/26/2006
Stunning shot Marcus! The lighting on the bird is superb as is the background...Well done and seen.

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Hanggan Situmorang Hanggan Situmorang   {K:37833} 10/26/2006
Congratulations, Marcus. Really worth it!

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Guido Tweepenninckx Guido Tweepenninckx   {K:20076} 10/26/2006
wow,lookes like he is speeding fast.

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Pablo Dylan Pablo Dylan   {K:63918} 10/26/2006
Wow..incredible details and light.
Well done Marcus.

Pablo

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Andy Radford   {K:680} 10/26/2006
Again, your outstanding ability to photograph birds has succeeded.

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Alessandro Capelli Alessandro Capelli   {K:34796} 10/26/2006
Eh eh..nice story Marcus! And great result from your patience..
Great shot, wonderful colours and details! A great timing as always!
Have all the best my friend!
Ciao, Ale

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Judi Liosatos Judi Liosatos   {K:34047} 10/26/2006
Your bird had you picked. But you called the bluff and held it. Good job!!

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