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Odd Falcon...bad image, NE.London. (1 Viewer)

KenM

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A shutter burst on Tuesday 1.9.20 resulted in half dozen frames of a going away ''Hobby'', as most were rear view, some out of focus, I deleted them, unbeknowingly retaining one silhouetted image, which I viewed for the first time today!

Any comments appreciated.

Cheers
 

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KC Foggin

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I enlarged it as much as I could w/o blurring the image and I think I agree with Rafael.
 

Andy Adcock

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Maybe you need to edit the title of the thread to 'bad image' :t: and haven't you posted this before?
 

KenM

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Maybe you need to edit the title of the thread to 'bad image' :t: and haven't you posted this before?

No definitely haven’t posted this before (albeit I’ve posted it in the wrong section:-C) definitely wasn’t Sprawk or Kestrel! Have had Hobbies nesting nearby and am very “familiar” with their structure and flight mode. I dismissed it immediately as a “going away Hobby” long scythed wings, the back was a dark slate blue and as the images were of no value I deleted all bar one...I just don’t know, very frustrating!

Cheers
 

Jonno52

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For what little it may be worth, it looks more like a Sparrowhawk than a Kestrel to me.
 

dantheman

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No definitely haven’t posted this before (albeit I’ve posted it in the wrong section:-C) definitely wasn’t Sprawk or Kestrel! Have had Hobbies nesting nearby and am very “familiar” with their structure and flight mode. I dismissed it immediately as a “going away Hobby” long scythed wings, the back was a dark slate blue and as the images were of no value I deleted all bar one...I just don’t know, very frustrating!

Cheers

I thought it was intentionally placed here! If you had done so you'd have been accruing massive 'brownie' points with everyone o:D

I guess that the other point, aside from not point (and shoot) is don't delete ANY photos that you think that you may conceivably want (ie never delete any photos, ever), or perhaps more appropriate, don't ever open any bad shots up and get tempted to worry about 'what they might have been' ;) ;) Save yourself a lot of stress and grief, personally and on here.

But then, would life lose its edge?! ;)

Tail looks too long and kinked for anything (jesses??), but hey ...
 

YuShan

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It's Schrödinger's raptor: it's both a kestrel and a sparrowhawk until we get a better picture
 

KenM

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I thought it was intentionally placed here! If you had done so you'd have been accruing massive 'brownie' points with everyone o:D

My “brownie” points jar is full to bursting Dan!....any spare capacity in your’s. ;)
 

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