This male American Kestrel was seen around 11:30am this morning hunting from an antennae near my apartment.
Kestrels have been seen in the area, including perched on this antennae, over the past few years.
• Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30
• Shutter speed: 1/400 sec | Aperture: f/5.6 | ISO: 80
• Focal length in 35mm film: 420mm
• Distance to subject: approx. 70 feet
The photo was taken handheld with image stabilization on.
Here is a compressed image (800 pixels wide) of the original 8 megapixel photo.