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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Monday, 24 September 2012

Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

It was raining, "cats and  dogs", I don't know why we use it, maybe somebody will tell me? Anyhow, I  had to go delving in my "magic bag".



50 comments:

  1. You found some beautiful ones in your magic bag!

    I don't know about the cats and dogs, either, but they rain on this side of the pond, too. ;)

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  2. COMMENT NE PAS craquer
    Ce n'est plus possible je pense que je vais dormir sur ton blog
    IL est splendide et ce regard qui tue
    Puis il faut dire que ces oiseux ne sont pas simple à photographier
    TOI tu le fais comme un artiste dessine sa toile
    J'adore

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  3. beautiful bird!

    (from what i've read, 'raining cats and dogs' expression comes from the olden days of thatched roofs. the animals would often climb into the soft roofing materials to stay warm. when it rained heavily, they would slip through the thatching and fall into the home.)

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  4. Incredibly beautiful. Good job the photographer.

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  5. Amazing photos from the buzzard. Wonderful portraits. My favourite is your last shot. Hugs, Synnöve

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  6. Excellent shots Bob.

    A few meanings of the saying Bob.
    I like Theresa's; another is:

    'raining cats and dogs' is the prosaic fact that, in the filthy streets of 17th/18th century England, heavy rain would occasionally carry along dead animals and other debris. The animals didn't fall from the sky, but the sight of dead cats and dogs floating by in storms could well have caused the coining of this colourful phrase.'

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  7. Uuaaauuu...Bob, your magic bag has stunning images :))
    a hug

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  8. Eine wahrhaftige Zauberkiste, toll...

    Lieben Gruß und Sonnenschein
    CL

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  9. A superb Kestrel. I've booked a course on Kestrel handling for my birthday next year.

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  10. wow, amazing look ! a fantastic box
    you have ! if I would fall inside, I'll never come out !

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  11. Geweldige foto's Bob, mijn complimenten hier voor.
    Groetjes Tinie

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  12. Spectacular! Beautiful photos Bob.

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  13. FANTASTIC BOB.....i have no other words.

    You are GREAT !!!

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  14. DEAR BOB,
    this is just magic... it seems it was waiting for your photo !!

    I hope you are well, I see you are very active... all the best to you, ciao

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  15. This is one of your best Bob. Stunning.




    peter

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  16. The second picture is amazing, thanks for sharing!

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  17. Fantastic shots Bob, one of my favourites.

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  18. Cudowne zdjęcia masz w swoim magicznym worku. Pozdrawiam.
    Wonderful pictures you have in your magic bag. Yours.

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  19. Hi Bob! What can I say....respect, respect and respect....You are awsome!!!

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  20. Hola Bon magnifica fotografia de este pequeño falconido.Un saludo.

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  21. Muy buenos primeros planos del cernicalo,saludos amigo

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  22. Well, Bob, very beautiful, great job.

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  23. Amazing images Bob... rained here none stop as well.

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  24. Amazing Bob!!! .. What a good pictures .. Very beautiful .. congratulations

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  25. Amazing, Bob! I just love the details!

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  26. It is a pleasure to visit your blog as much as by the quality and pleasure. Amazing!!!

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  27. Raining cats and dogs here as well Bob. Stunning photos though.

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  28. Wow, I love the second frame with the wings!

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  29. Breathtaking and ever so beautiful!

    Have you started building an ark yet?

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  30. A king in ermine!


    Yes, living on the boat was fun until it became like jail with a chance of drowning. Happy ashore!


    Aloha from Honolulu,

    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=

    > < } } ( ° >

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  31. SO I saw my first Kestrel in the wild about 2 weeks ago....these are incredible shots....mine...a bit blurry:) That is some excellent detail once again.

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  32. Wonderful bird, wonderful photographs. I am greeting

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  33. ....and they are stunning! Wow, really brilliant, Bob. As I read on internet they are not sure about the explanation of "raining cats and dogs". There are different suggestions. Hope it will soon be sunny again, Bob, Greetings, Joke

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  34. Hello,

    comely photographs!
    I am fascinated with the quality of the pictures and the beauty of the motive.

    Regards Senna

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  35. Truly beautiful Bob!
    Love these close-ups!
    Maybe if you ask this guy, he wouldn't appreciate the expression "raining cats and dogs"! LOL!
    Cheers Bob!

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  36. As some of the previous comments say raining cats and dogs is used to describe an especially heavy rain, it is still in common usage today and few who say this question what it really means or where it came from. It's origins are hard to trace. There is evidence that it was used in the 17th century but it may be even older. There are a number of explanations of how it came into usage.

    The most widely circulated is that in the 16th-century many homes had thatched roofs and animals could crawl into the thatch and find shelter from the elements, and then fall out during heavy rain. Hard to see a dog clambering up there though but some houses do have very low thatch.

    This Kestrel is magnificent!

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  37. Is Fantástic Imagem

    The Falco! my Friend Bob!

    Is wonderful Bird!

    Have a good week!

    Brasil.

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  38. Sublime, Bob, muy buena captura, una nitidez de 10.

    Saludos.

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  39. When I see this wonderful bird, I say : her majesty the eagle...

    Thank you Bob for theses fantastics photos.

    Greetings and excellent day.

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  40. Wow! Excellent composition and great images!

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  41. What a beautiful portrait of this bird - bravo!

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