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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: 2015-03-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS, Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-03-25 13:41
Viewed: 1306
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Friends!

Today I present another picture of this kites while nesting.My work with this bird is the result of several visits watching is behavior.I'll try to continue now at the weekend.This work I have to thank to my Father illness.They live in Coimbra my hometown and now is in total dependence and I had to stay here for a few months helping my parents.For that reason I had the opportunity to visit this place for days on the early morning or late afternoon.At the time I reference tree nests on high isolated eucalyptus next to the river. It´s very beautiful the observation of this birds.The pics we cant get are fare more then the result but fortunately sometimes we get it.The activity now is frenetic between nest building mating and hunting...
Picture taken from the car.

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Have a good day and thanks for viewing ...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-03-25 14:28]

Hi Jose,another fantastic pic of this interesting serie dedicate to the kites nesting,the light make the difference,warming up the colors in the best way,and the details are absolutely perfect as usual.Have a good night and thanks,Luciano

Adorable capture of the pair resting a while together and one of them carrying nest building material in its beak, Jose. I like the shadow of the stick streaking across the fronts of the birds in the slanting light. The blue sky makes a wonderful backdrop for the picture.

Hi Jose,
This has a bigger meaning. A couple taking nesting material to make home....

Sharp with a good POV.
A "pair" of them, obviously nesting makes the picture special.

Hi Jose

Excellent capture despite it was taken from the car, very nice BG, nice DOF, excellent sharpness and details, very nice composition.



hallo Jose
very nice picture with beautiful colours and good details
thanks gr lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-03-26 19:05]

Hello Jose,
How nice to see this lovely couple still very active at building their soon to be home. Hopefully you can show us the finished nest sometime in a later post. I saw an eagle nest the other day and it was huge, they can weigh as much as 2,000 pounds.
Both birds are sharply focused and wear beautiful chocolate brown plumages. Displayed against a clear bright blue sky and showing good detail and just the right exposure.
PS. I wish the best for your dad and hope his health improves.

Hello Jose

Great shot of this couple with a nesting material on the beak of
one of them, in a lovely lateral light, fine POV and framing, TFS


Hello Jose,

First of all, I wish your Dad return to a normal state of health.

Beautiful presentation of this pair of "Black Kite". Nice composition as well as its color. I like the way you have left sufficient space for this birds. Against such natural blue colored BG, they are looking splendid.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,
Regards and have a nice week end,

Bojour Jose,
Excellente valorisation des sujet, dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ, par leur opposition sur l'arrière plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Ola Jose! Amazing pair. Dangerous pair: Bonnie and Clyde! Fine shot. Superb quality. Good note. Well done!

Ciao Jose, lovely composition with beautiful couple in nice pose on blue sky, excellent clarity, fine details snd wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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