American Kestrel With Wings Spread

I photographed this American Kestrel With Wings Spread on December 31, 2022. I had arrived at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma just before sunrise. When I had enough light to photograph I began driving the auto tour road. I spotted this male American Kestrel on the right side of the road and as I drove past it; I saw it did not fly away. I turned my pickup around at the next intersection and drove back to the bird. I now had this bird on my side of the vehicle and I began photographing it. I could get this shot because it began grooming.

American Kestrel With Wings Spread American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) With Wings Spread

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R7
  • Lens: RF 800mm F11 IS STM

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: December 31, 2022 (8:48 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • ISO: 1600 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: +1/3 EV
  • Focal Length: 800 mm

 

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American Kestrel On A Post

I don’t have many photos of the American Kestrel so I was excited to get a clear shot at this one. It was on a post at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

American Kestrel On A Post
American Kestrel On A Post

How I Got The Photo: American Kestrel On A Post

I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date & Time Taken: December 28, 2011 (09:38 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 400
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4
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