Red Kite - the Recovery
- Belgerdy (7664)
- [2012-09-17 11:19]
Awesome shot Nigel, one that deserves to be printed big!
majestic capture with your "cannon lens", Nigel
great visual impact and detail
- williewhistler (1577)
- [2012-09-17 11:30]
Hello Nigel,with the wings across the verticals in a perfect composition and the details sharp and clear this is very fine photograph.Just stunning.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2012-09-17 11:53]
Ciao Nigel, great capture of beautiful raptior in fantastic fly, perfect focus, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2012-09-17 12:06]
One of the best photos of a Red Kite I'ver ever seen.
Directly into my favourites.
- siggi (52850)
- [2012-09-17 12:07]
very fine captured of the in flight Kite. Excellent exposure and focus with awesome details on the plummage!Best regards Siggi
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2012-09-17 12:41]
Ciao Nigel. Great frontal for the imponent bird in flyght. Perfetc details, magnifcen light. TFS.
- Marco2010 (7392)
- [2012-09-17 13:00]
Grande scatto di questo nibbio reale fotografato con una grande nitidezza,eccellenti i particolari,bellissimi i colori molto bella complimenti.
Great light here, snow really helps
well done Nigel
btw taken in February this bird is in it's second calendar year ;-)
- marius-secan (29598)
- [2012-09-17 13:44]
Brilliant capture of a very interesting and nice species of raptors. Very nice colors, good details and sharpness. The light is superb falling on the birds wings from a wonderful angle. The focus and WB is at the highest quality range.
Thanks for sharing!
- lousat (65489)
- [2012-09-17 15:20]
Hi Nigel,not easy to comment a fantastic pic like this! Magnificent details and colors and spectacular wings position!.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2012-09-17 18:19]
In my town in north India, Kites are almost a menace, Nigel. Hundreds of them can be seen hovering over the seasonal river flowing through the town. When I was living in Delhi until 2010, I saw thousands of them -- filthy, dirty and repulsive -- scavenging on mountains of garbage dumps. I guess that makes me reluctant to point my camera at them.
Your Red Kite, on the other hand, has been salvaged from the point of extinction.
Your picture of this specimen shot in winter is excellent. As you say in your note, the snow on the ground acts as a reflector to illuminate the underside of its wings which are rich in detail.
- samiran88 (10271)
- [2012-09-17 18:40]
what a magnificent shot. great diagonal composition. fantastic sharpness.
- chrimakris (26007)
- [2012-09-17 21:57]
Fantastic in flight photo Nigel! The pose, the composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!!
- deons (595)
- [2012-09-17 23:49]
What a lovely in flight shot of the Red Kite, sharp and lots of detail.
I am very happy to hear that the numbers of this wonderful raptor have increased so dramatically!
From a Canon user who thought only long Canon L lenses can do these photos.
- mad_hatter1984 (70)
- [2012-09-18 0:02]
Breathtaking shot, amazingly sharp with great colors. Well done.
- seafetish (96)
- [2012-09-18 3:09]
great capture! tfs
- deud (2540)
- [2012-09-18 14:40]
wow! nice action in-flight shot!
the focus is very well managed
- JoydebChaudhury (7753)
- [2013-01-09 7:50]
An excellent in-flight capture,nice sharp details of plumage,nice natural colour and very well balanced composition.
Thanks for sharing,
My best regards,
- fragman (43778)
- [2013-02-08 3:28]
perfect capture and great composition, TFS Ori
- McQueenca (1387)
- [2013-02-08 19:49]
Excellent in-flight photo, beautiful colour and clarity. I like how you were able to hold the detail in the shadows against a bright sky. Great composition and eye contact.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2013-02-10 18:59]
You are very fortunate that this attractive bird has rebounded in numbers from the all time low of ten breeding pairs. You have captured it while inflight perfectly, allowing us to see it's beautiful plumage in this wonderful image. Simply gorgeous!!
- rousettus (19818)
- [2013-02-11 15:54]
Red Kite is one of my dream species. Black Kite is common here, but this is very rare. You are lucky not only seeing, but also capturing with a great shot. Thanks for sharing this beauty. Well done.
- foozi (25839)
- [2013-02-17 2:32]
this is a real nice inflight capture. Very specially frozen to give the details and features seen in great interest. How lovely to note its pattern of the feathers formation and the sharp eyes.
Very well presented indeed.
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2013-07-10 15:21]
The bird is well positioned in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the Red Kite in flight. It is very sharp. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.
- Biswarup (8282)
- [2014-06-05 5:16]
What a nice shot with fantastic sharpness.