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Brahminy kite

Brahminy kite
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Copyright: Satya Mishra (kunusatyabbsr) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 2 N: 95] (434)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, Canon 100 - 400 L IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-17 3:10
Viewed: 3341
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This cute looking guy hunts on the newly hatched Olive Ridley hatchlings on the banks of the Rushikulya basin in Orissa.

The olive ridley has one of the most extraordinary nesting habits in the natural world. Large groups of turtles gather off shore of nesting beaches. Then, all at once, vast numbers of turtles come ashore and nest in what is known as an "arribada". During these arribadas, hundreds to thousands of females come ashore to lay their eggs. At many nesting beaches, the nesting density is so high that previously laid egg clutches are dug up by other females excavating the nest to lay their own eggs.

There are many theories on what triggers an arribada, including offshore winds, lunar cycles, and the release of pheromones by females. Despite these theories, scientists have yet to determine the actual cues for ridley arribadas. Not all females nest during an arribada, instead some are solitary nesters. Some olive ridleys employ a mixed nesting strategy. For example, a single female might nest during an arribada, as well as nest alone during the same nesting season. Arribada nesting is a behavior found only in the genus Lepidochelys. Although other turtles have been documented nesting in groups, no other turtles (marine or otherwise) have been observed nesting in such mass numbers and synchrony.

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-07-17 4:27]
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Hello Satya,

Wonderful capture of this Brahminy Kite. Details and colors are well captured. POV, DOF and composition are superb with plain sky BG.

Thanks a lot for sharing

Hello satya,
what fine portrait of brahmini kite with excellent details,wonderful pose and sharp image having great lighting,superb composition and pov,
very well done,

Hello Satya,
A superb capture of this cute kite in a lovely posture. TFS.
Regards, Bahadır

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-07-17 7:44]

Hello Satya,
An excellent shot of this raptor with nice details and POV.
TFS & Regards


Hi Satya, perfectly focused and detailed shot of this beauty.
TFS and Cheers,

Hi Satya Babu,
A nice capture of this beautiful Brahminy Kite. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Satya,
a nice picture of this beautiful kite, the colours are lovely.
Good sharpness, maybe a bit too good as I can see some weak halos around the sharp edges but that's a minor nit.
I like the composition and the POV.
Well done.

Nice shot Satya the eye contact is superb good DOF and details rgds Necip

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