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Brahminy Kite

Brahminy Kite
Photo Information
Copyright: Murali Santhanam (smurali) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax *ist DL, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/750 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (II) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-22 11:11
Viewed: 3482
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello all,

Submitting a picture of Brahminy Kite in flight. This picture was taken on the way to Mysore. We found this place infested by a large number of Brahminy Kites. They were flying around to pick up food from dirty water in the gutter. We took several pictures of kites in flight as they floated around. This one especially appeared like posing for us as it hovered around slowly. I was lucky to get a good shot with the sky as the background.

Murali Santhanam

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Hi murali,

A lovely full wing capture , with such good details,guess of all of us you have got the right capture with such details.



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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-03-22 12:27]

Joli réflexe et belle netteté.
Bonne journée.

Hi Murali,
Fantastic! very beautiful image indeed. I think this is ine of your best bird pictures. Lighting, sharpness and Blue sky is very nice.

Hello Murali
What a great flight shot ,
Great focusing and composition,
Fantastic BG,Welldone.

Good Luck

Hello Murali

Very nice picture of a beautiful bird in flight. Very good fucos/sharpness with nice details in the plumage.

Well done.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-03-23 4:47]

Hi Murali,
Very nice capture of the Brahminy Kite. TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-23 8:31]

Hello Murali,
Thanks for showing this beautiful kite which we've seen in large numbers is Goa. You've captured its beauty really well here with the light coming through the wings. Great sharpness and lovely colours too.
Best wishes, Ulla

Murali, I know these kink of captures are not easy, but you did an excellent job.

Great colors and saturation.

I enjoy lighting too.

I tried a workshop.

Salut Murali
Félicitaton pour cette belle photo j'aimerais cela avoir un sujet qui voudrait cooperer avec moi pour se faire prendre en vol. Je n'ai pas réussi encore a en avoir une VRAIMENT BONNE COMME LES TIENNES .Ton ciel est superbeet de toute beauté.
Bravo et bon week end...JP

Hello Murali , very good comp. sharp and detailed photo of this raptor , TFS.

Dear Murali, Very beautiful picture, nice composition very good view... perfect shot in action.. Congrats...
with best regards.vab.


Excellent job with this, the backlighting has caused an awesome effect on the wings and you used the right combination of aperture and shutter to freeze it and get lots of detail. Background is clean and makes the bird stand out even more.

Good job,

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