Feathers, by Gez
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Usually, you would expect to see the front of a bird in a photograph, especially a bird of prey, but today's featured photographer, Gez, shows that you can produce a very striking bird in flight (BIF) shot even though you can't see the front of the bird at all. The beautiful fanned tail of this kestrel is the main subject of the photograph, but I really like the tufts of feathers lifted by the wind as the bird hovers over potential prey. Gez, who is from Brixham in Devon, used a Nikon D90 DSLR and a focal length of 300mm.
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