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Black kite

Black kite
Photo Information
Copyright: Jeroen Gerdes (Belgerdy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 6 N: 877] (7664)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of prey (Accipitriformes) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-06-18 10:33
Viewed: 2583
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the most common birds of prey in the south of france is this black kite. However common, getting it to pose is more difficult. You need either a combination of wind and sun being right, or a dead bird or thrash heap so they will land :)

lacking the latter two (unless you count my car a thrash heap) I had to wait for nature to help


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Hi Jeroen, my neighbour.
Another nice photo of bird in flying. Excellent details and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Jeroen,
Remarkable photo with exceptional clarity. Amazing sharpness dispite the difficult POV. Very nice composition with excellent light. Thanks for sharing!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-18 11:11]

Hi Jeroen,
Pracht foto van deze Zwarte Wouw in een schitterende compositie. Het licht is precies goed.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-06-18 11:17]

Hello Jeroen,
Excellwent in flying photo of this black kite, TFS!
Some time in Romania was an ordinary bird, but is now a rarity!

hallo Jeroen
Goed oogkontakt met deze vogel
leuke compositie en goed ban scherpte
groet lou

Ciao Jeroen.
Splendida foto di questo Nibbio con una sorprendente nitidezza,belli i colori naturali complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Jeroen
excellent photography, great sharpness and POV
Hello Vanni

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-06-18 21:36]

Hello Jeroen,
Excellent lighting on the head, fine sharpness and nice POV against a clear sky make this a superb capture of Milvus migrans, a rare but regular visitor to Sweden.
Thanks and have a good day,

Hello Jeroen
Beautiful photo with excellent composition and good sharpness!

Hello Jeroen
Excellent in flight shot!
Great timing,wonderful colours and details.Thank You,
Have a good day!

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2012-06-19 15:24]

Hi Jeroen,

Great action shot, excellent détails and sharpness.
I like very much the POV, perfect B/G too.
Wonderful timing, TFS.
My best regards.

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2012-06-20 0:23]

Hello Jeroen,
Awesome capture ! Beautiful light on the bird ! Impressive details ! tfs Tina

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