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Twister.
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Twister. (Falco tinunculus)

This Kestrel was eating its prey but had to remove pieces of fur from its beak by shaking its head from side to side. Due to the weather and slow shutter speed this was the effect. It has made a different photo and talking point, I like,it but what are your views on this one please.
Habitat
Woodland/Meadows
Location
Dordogne France
Date taken
16.01.17.
Scientific name
Falco tinunculus
Equipment used
Canon
Oh wow - what an interesting shot, John. It shows the behaviour really well and I like it too.
 
Personally I've binned all shots I've had similar to this John...But each to their own.
 
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It's certainly giving it a good shake ;)

Perhaps it is saying "that's enough photos for the day" ;)
 
I can see how from a photographic perspective, it might end up in the bin, but from behavioural perspective, I think it is a treasure. I could tell exactly what it was doing. There are other areas of clear detail. The colouration of the feathers, the small blood spot on its breast and the blook on the right leg are clear and reinforce that it is meal time. Perhaps it will depend on the purpose of the image whether to bin or pin.
 
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I like how the entire photo is perfectly in focus and not blurred with the head clearly showing how this Kestrel was disregarding unwanted or non edible parts. Well done John!!!
 

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