A kestrel hovers in the evening sky

Kestrel, Walthamstow Marshes

Nikon D50, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G

300mm, f/5.6, 1/500s, ISO 200. Date: 2006-02-25

Cropped, levels adjustment to enhance contrast, sharpening.

I went for a walk on Walthamstow Marshes one Saturday afternoon in February, where I saw this kestrel hovering in the distance. I followed it around for ages, eventually getting close enough to get a couple of shots where the kestrel was more than just a dot. This was the best of them.

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