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Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kite
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Copyright: Daniel Swerts (Dee_eS) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 40] (548)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70S, Sigma 80-400 OS, Sigma UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of ETHIOPIAN (Africa) Region [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-02 6:06
Viewed: 5132
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus)is one of Africa's most familiar birds of prey. It has a relatively large head, a stocky body, long pointed wings, a short tail, and short, thick legs and talons.

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  • Great 
  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-03-02 6:53]

Hi Daniel,

Very interesting shot of a beautiful bird. Great pose and natural colors. Well done.


  • Great 
  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2008-03-02 12:36]


The composition, POV, sharpness and detail are all great. The clear BG provide even more detail on the subject. This normally works for raptors but you have to pray for a clear sky!


Een hele mooie, Daniel.
Ik vind de tonen in de witte partij heel goed. Sterke compositie.
Heel goed!

Bela foto com nitides exelente e um ótimo trabalho contra luz,meus parabéns.

Hi Daniel.
excellent shot
Salut, Ferran

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