Getting the Perfect Shot with Kestrel Weather Meters: A Look into Severe Weather Photography

If you've ever looked outside on a stormy night, lightning illuminates the sky in an eye-catching display. Severe weather photographers like Dave Mayhew capture these incredible moments. However, the process isn't as simple as staking out with your camera on a stormy day. This is an inside story on severe weather photography's workings and how Kestrel plays a role in getting the perfect shot. "Storm Chasing for me is about seeing nature at its most beautiful. Each storm is unique, providing new and diverse photo opportunities. The goal of a chase for me is therefore to be witness to spectacular...

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Ecological Research: Combining the Power of Pointing Dogs and Kestrel Weather Meters

Did you know that dogs have a sense of smell 40 times greater than a human's? With 300 olfactory sensors in their noses, a dog's sense of smell helps humans on many levels - from detecting missing persons to assisting scientists with ecological research. This is especially true for pointing dogs, which were used for hunting birds before the invention of guns. While dogs have a keen sense of smell, the weather can affect the scent and the dog’s ability to track the scent during ecological research. Kestrel Weather Meters allows for potentially more accurate tracking and environmental analysis, keeping...

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Monitoring Solar Thermal Space Heating Collectors with Kestrel Weather Meters

Solar is one of the most popular energy options, being used worldwide for its many benefits as a renewable energy source that can reduce energy bills. Not only is solar an outstanding option for renewable energy, but it can also assist in the creation of thermal energy. Savvy individuals can use solar panels as a conductor to create their own thermal space heating collectors. A simple solar thermal collector draws air from the environment and passes it through the collector, where the solar panels capture radiation from the sun and warm the air. Then the warm air is passed through...

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Nightforce ELR Steel Challenge Winner Uses Kestrel to Out-Battle Components

Jorge Ortiz recently snagged the winning title of the fifth annual Nightforce ELR Steel Challenges held June 13th-14th in Glenrock, Wyoming. The targets ranged between 700 to 1200 yards - coming in at 1.2 miles at the longest range. Nearly 200 contestants engaged in the challenging event and faced the added hurdle of 60 MPH wind gusts. Equipped with his Kestrel 5700 Elite and Berger .30-caliber 220-grain Long-Range Hybrid Target (LRHT) bullets inside a .300 Norma Mag, Ortiz secured the winning title. The Kestrel 5700 Elite weather meter with Applied Ballistics precisely calculated wind speed and other elements for his...

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The Importance of Preventing Heat Stress in Livestock with Kestrel Weather Meters

Dangerous for both humans and livestock alike, injuries, illness, and loss resulting from heat stress causes financial and even emotional strain on farmers. Livestock affected by heat stress can disrupt animal production and performance creating significant loss in profits and additional expenses for care, treatment, and recovery. Heat stress prevention is the key to reduce livestock loss and injury and maximize production. The Kestrel Agriculture line gives you accurate, micro-climate weather data you can rely on to make critical management decisions to increase yield, reduce losses, and boost profit across your entire agriculture or ranch operation. The Impact of Livestock...

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Should You Upgrade to the Kestrel 5700 Elite? Yes! Here's Why:

Owners of the discontinued Kestrel Sportsman might be looking for a newer and better ballistics meter to improve their long-range range shooting accuracy. Now the Kestrel Sportsman owner can upgrade to the 5700 Elite without having to trade in their unit or even leave home! The Kestrel 5700 and Ruger 5700 models can also be upgraded via a firmware update to the unlock the full extreme long range 5700 Elite version The upgrade can be installed on a Kestrel 5 Series Sportsman, converting it into a full Kestrel 5700 Elite model with its more advanced long-range feature set and improved...

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