A common species but one of my favourite raptors, the Kestrel.
This is a female that I found in the outskirts of Bangalore. They are commonly seen in grasslands and are a winter migrant in the South. I liked this particular image because of the green leaves in the background unlike the termite mounds or thorny shrubs in grasslands where they are more commonly seen.
Canon EOS 7D, 420mm
SS 1/400 (-0.3)
Full frame image. Comments and critiques welcome.