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Thereby hangs a tale 1

This determined kestrel came in on a hunting run four times before deciding I was not suitable prey. Sadly I was under a camo net and unable to swing the lens around to get him on the stall, because one time the setting sun caught him and he was all burnished gold.

Also it was dusk and I did not have the presence of mind to adjust comp, so underexposed and heavy noise. It was completely unexpected, and each time he pulled up over my head squawking loudly, before returning to his tree to take aim again. Actually a pretty tremendous evening because a roebuck also decided to take a run towards me...

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Taken on September 8, 2012