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Black Kite- 2
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pankaj Bajpai's Favourite, GouthamBirds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-27 13:43
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all,
This was shot using 100-300 HSM lens with Sigma 1.4x teleconvertor and the picture is in its true size (that is its not cropped)
This is Milvus migrans govinda (Pariah Kite)which is found from E Pakistan through tropical India and Sri Lanka to Indochina and Malaysian Peninsula its a resident breeder
Goutham R

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Very nice picture and good sharpness. only nit is it is in center. No problem. Good one..

Hi Gautham,
Nice sharp well exposed pic. You must have been very close to fill the frame with 360mm !!

Great job


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-03-27 14:20]

Hi Goutham. This is a very good picture . great detail and very sharp . good colour. And compostion.. well done..

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-03-27 14:28]

Hello Gautham,
wonderful shot. Very sharp and good composition.

A magnificent capture in its true size using teleconverters, Goutham. You have a fine control over the technique, as is evident from this immaculate picture.
Do you have to use a tripod while taking pictures with teleconverters attached?
I know nothing about teleconverters, actually.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-27 14:31]

Hi Goutham,

Beautiful Kite! I love the pose and the natural colors. The details are wonderful - nice to see the white feathers showing through.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-27 15:12]

Hello Goutham,
Though this is probably the most common raptor in India, you have taken a superb portrait of it! This is as sharp as it can be with fine detail, an excellent POV, comp. and set against a pleasing neutral BG. And to crown it all - not cropped! Did you take this from a hide?
Well done and TFS,
best wishes, Ivan

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-03-27 15:16]

Hello Gautham
Nice composition, the colors are beautiful.I also like the DOF and once again the BG colors.The deatails are also very sharp.
TFS Michel


The details on the feather is beautiful. The perch is nice and the background is very good. A beautiful picture indeed.

Murali Santhanam

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-27 15:51]

Hello Goutham,
Excellent capture of this Brown Kite in beautiful light. I like the way he's posing and details are razor sharp and the brown colours are lovely against the soft background.
Well done!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hi Goutham,
A very nice shot. The pose is just perfect.
Everything from the colours to detail is right here.
I just want to congratulate you for this beautiful picture of a proud bird.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-27 16:23]

Hi Goutham,

An excellent shot of this kite,great colors and sharpnes,you really have a nice POV and BG colors,great camerawork,


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-27 23:41]

Great capture, Goutham. : )
Boy, he was really showing you his back.
Very sharp details on the plumage showing all the markings.
I like the POV and the composition.
He has a very proud bearing.
TFS. : )

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-28 5:01]

Hi Goutham

This is a truely phenomenal photo!
All the sharp details and crispy-clear definition of every feather here in this Pariah Kite's plumage is absolutely amazing!
The DOF you used here is just perfect and also the exposure couldn't be any better - with great coverage of all shadows and highlights and giving you a set of magnificent colors and tones.
BG is also terrific - nicely blurred - and plesantly contrasting the subject.
The composition is nice, but maybe just a bit too centered for my taste...perhaps a little more room in the left would have been welcomed :)

Anyway, it's a brilliant work!
Bravo and TFS

Beautiful pic.
Nice homogeneous colors.
The pose with dressed feathers on the head is terrific.

Hi Goutham,

This is a very beautiful picture. Sharp. Perfect BG.

Well done.

Take care, regards, Kiran

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-03-28 6:51]

Fantastic details&nice POV.

Hello Goutham , perfect portrait of Black Kite , TFS.

hi goutham,
what a lovely shot, well composed, nice point of view, excellent sharpness with good details, natural bg, liked the pose too,
very well done,
tfs & regards

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-03-28 12:30]

I like the way it is standing and staring at.
The picture and its colors were fantastic.

Wonderful bird.
Composition, colour and exposure is excellent. very well done.
Regards, Krzysztof.

Very nice detail and sharpness n this magnificant raptor. The aperature setting is well chosen and really brings out the subject nicely. :)

A very nice capture Goutham! Composition and colors are beautiful. Excellent sharpness and details. Great DOF and nice OOF background. Congratulations and TFS!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-03-28 22:25]

Hola Goutham.- Exelente foto. Gran pose, hermosos colores y muy nitida.

A poised and proud bird of prey indeed!
A very nice shot and composition of this guy. You have done justice by presenting us with a perfect sharp and clear detailed picture.
A good overall color complimentations with simple surroundings.

Perfect shot.

Dear Goutham,
Very beautiful indeed, Congratulations ! Fantastic details of feathers and nice composition. he was looking at you ! The catch light is so good and a very nice perch. Very well done sir.
With Best Regards.vab.

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