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Brahmini Kite

Brahmini Kite
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Copyright: Smitha Komath (smitha) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF Nikkor 80-200mm / f2.8 ED
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-16 23:55
Viewed: 3169
Points: 27
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I have posted a picture from my archives. I had taken it a long time back and i don't know how I came to miss it. By the way, this picture was taken from a small Zoo nearby our place. An aquaintance asked me to get him a picture of this particular bird for his book and since he was in a hurry and this bird is not so common where i live, i had no other option but to visit the mini zoo and beg this beautiful creature to pose for me. Surprisingly it did, with much enthusiasm. :)

Thanks for stopping by,

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Hallo Smitha
It must have been your charm that had this beautiful bird pose for you so beautifully and willingly. This is indeed a bird that testify of pride and charm. The details captured here is stunning and seen with such clarity. The image as a whole is presented in such a pleasant manner that it actually warmths the heart. Thanks for sharing this one from your archives. I gladly add my green smiley to this one. Best regards.

Beautifully taken; but i think it should be photographed while the bird is looking straight or sideways, instead of this angle. next time congrats.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-06-17 1:47]

Hello Smitha,
An excellent shot on this Brahmini Kite.
I really like the composition of this shot. Well isolated from a nice OOF backround. Colors and detail look very good. You managed the light very well.Best regards Siggi

Hi Smitha,

a great shot from this bird with good of detail and dof also the blurred bg.
Fine colours.


Delightful shot of this good looking Kite, Smitha.
The elegance of the bird comes through very well in this well controlled portrait.
Well done and TFS.

Hi Smitha,
This is a good picture , the catch light is amazing! and the silvery beak is special.
I don't see anything wrong in the position of the bird and this position of the head with directional space is much preferred by many photographers and is featured in many magazines.. but tastes differ :-)

The only nit is the brown BG is little bright ;-)
Goutham R

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-06-17 6:37]

Hi Smitha,
Very good photo of this Kite, great sharpness and colors, interesting species for me, TFS!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-17 10:40]

Hello Smitha,
Great close photo of this Brahmini Kite in good sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Nice contrasting OOF BG, POV and pose.

Stunning shot of this trully beauty in a lovely posture MF Smitha!
The clarity and details are first class, as is the focus and exposure.
TFS and have a nice night MF!


Hello Smitha,
Excellent image who looks like a painting. I like fine details, lovely colors, good POV and DOF. Well done!

hello Smitha

excellent close-up photo of this Kite, with fine POV and appropriate framing,
fine focus excellent sharpness and details, beautiful soft luminosity,



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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-06-17 20:56]

Hi Smitha.
Thanks for nice comments. I also watch your new shots with great pleasure. You managed to catch an amazing bird. Its pose, coloration and other details are great and reproduced perfectly. Colour palette of the shot is very attractive. May be only cropping is disputable a bit but it is not a point at all. My kind regards and TFS.

Hi Smitha,

this is a lovely capture. Amazing clarity. Very well done


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-20 6:26]

Hello Smitha,
A wonderful profile of this proud-looking bird of prey. Impressive focus on the eye and beak and lovely sharp details overall. Lovely colours too and a beautiful background. I remember lots of these soaring above us in Goa!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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