Taken 22-Jun-17
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:Australia, Bird of Prey, Falco cenchroides, Nankeen Kestrel, wildlife
Photo Info

Dimensions3252 x 2169
Original file size1.05 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken22-Jun-17 08:55
Date modified16-Aug-17 11:42
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D Mark II
Focal length600 mm
Max lens aperturef/6.2
Exposure1/2000 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+2/3 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Falco cenchroides

Falco cenchroides

Falco cenchroides (Nankeen Kestrel)

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Nankeen is a type of cloth originally coming from Nanjing, China. It is made from cotton, and has a characteristic colour. It is used to describe a few different types of birds that have red-yellow colouration.

I scouted this location in the Norther Territory on a walk with the family and was smitten with the forest kingfishers. I returned at dawn the next morning wasn’t disappointed. I saw this individual from a long way off, so far in fact that I wasn’t sure it was even a bird. I observed and stalked over a long period and eventually got this shot of him having a stretch.