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(Milvus migrans)

(Milvus migrans)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-03-15
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-03-16 12:25
Viewed: 861
Points: 18
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Milhafre-preto, Black kite (Milvus migrans)

Nesting time...
I found this couple nesting in a high tree next to the river. For a few days I went there before sunrise to observe the activity. In general they catch the first sun rays and start to search nest material. In this between time to rest and to love... really beautiful to view. Since they arrived in the Mondego river estuary I count hundreds.

About this species:

About the picture is another take from the car in the early morning.

Exposure Time: 1/1328
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 640
Focal Length: 700/1 mm
Date Taken: 2015-03-15 09:06

Have a good week and thanks for viewing.

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  • Great 
  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-03-16 13:09]

Hi Jose

Excellent shot of Black Kite,excellent sharpness and details, nice POV.



  • Great 
  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2015-03-16 15:42]

Gran trabajo. Perfecta instantánea en pleno vuelo, felicitaciones!

Hernán Bortondello

Hello Jose,
A truly spectacular image on this superb bird of prey. Excellent DOF and clarity.
Wonderful composition.

Hello Jose,

very nice and sharp shot for this bird in flight!!!

Thanks for sharing.

We too have plenty of these resident Kites here in Jammu, Jose. The other day, I too observed a Kite collecting nesting materials.
This is a wonderful capture of the Kite carrying a stick.
Excellent focus and sharpness at 1/1250 SS.

Hello Jose,

Another beautiful picture of this Black Kite. I like morning light here just kissing its soft feathers. Very good sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Week,

  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-03-17 18:06]

Hello Jose,
Another fine shot of the Black Kite carrying nesting material. Again excellent detail and beautiful rich yet natural colors. I really like the way it's wing and tail feathers are spread out to the maximum, allowing us to view their attractive markings. Exposure is great and you obtained good eye contact. Well done!!

Ciao Jose, great capture of fantastic in-flight rapax, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Jose,
Coordination relativement bonne de la vitesse et de la profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Jose

Great shot of this Black kite in-flight with a nesting material,
very fine POV, you shot the photo at its flight pose best moment,
great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


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