20 April 2013

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
Tejo Internacional, Portugal

A Common Krestel rests on a slab of shale amidst a lea. The soft, delicate spring light, a season that is usually short around here – the rainy winter days quickly change into the scorching summer days –, enhances the colours and patterns of this male. Soon it will wander its whereabouts with its offspring, so far taken care of in the nest by the female.

Nikon D3s + Nikon 500mm (700mm)  f4 VR + Nikon TC-14E 1.4x
iso 500, 1/250, f8