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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: 2015-03-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS, Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/4000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-03-14 4:32
Viewed: 1166
Points: 16
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Milhafre-preto, Black kite (Milvus migrans)

The black kite (Milvus migrans) is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors. It is thought to be the world's most abundant species of Accipitridae, although some populations have experienced dramatic declines or fluctuations.Current global population estimates run up to 6 million individuals.Unlike others of the group, black kites are opportunistic hunters and are more likely to scavenge. They spend a lot of time soaring and gliding in thermals in search of food. Their angled wing and distinctive forked tail make them easy to identify. This kite is widely distributed through the temperate and tropical parts of Eurasia and parts of Australasia and Oceania, with the temperate region populations tending to be migratory. Several subspecies are recognized and formerly had their own English names. The European populations are small, but the South Asian population is very large. (Wiki)

Picture taken from the car...

Have a good weekend and thanks for viewing.

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hallo Jose
very good picture with nice details
thanks gr lou

Hello Jose,
Stunning captured!
Beautiful light and color. Dry branch made this pictures beautiful. Nice to see this picture of "Black Kite".
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Sunday tomorrow,

Fantastic flight capture, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-03-14 10:32]

Hi Jose,great in flight capture of this kite maybe in the nesting time watching what it had in the beack....the quality is absolutely great as usual,very very well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-03-14 18:42]

Hello Jose,
This is the type of image I always dream about capturing. I did manages to get a shot of an eagle last year carrying some reeds, but it was not nearly as nice as this shot. Nicely focused and displaying wonderful eye contact and very good detail.
I have often wondered how it got the name Black Kite when it is actually a chocolate brown color. The tail is beautiful with the dark banding while the underwings show the same pattern, just a bit fainter. Well done!!

Hi Jose,
Excellent flight capture.Sharp focus...

Hello Jose,
Splendid photo with a very interesting bird. Excellent contrast and fantastic DOF. I love the contrast against the blue sky in the background. It is a rare image.
Thanks for sharing!

Bonjour Jose,
Bonne coordination de la vitesse et de la profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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