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Juvenile Brahminy Kite

Juvenile Brahminy Kite
Photo Information
Copyright: Toni Alvarez (Toni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: KonicaMinolta Dynax7D, Tamron 200-500 DI
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/3000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-13 18:26
Viewed: 6169
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo taken at Adelaide River

Size: 50cm

Habitat: A coastal bird of prey inhabiting the northern half of Australia. frequents estuaries, harbors and mangroves feeding on fish, small animals and crustaceans.

Notes: Head white, body chestnut coloured with dark wing tips. Breeds Winter-Spring.

Thanks to Nigel Deacon (merlin)for correcting me about the bird type.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-13 18:33]

Bonjour Toni!

Quelle belle prise nature,l'oiseau est très jolie et les détails dans le plumage sont excellents.Félicitations pour le bel éclairage et les couleurs justes.

Merci pour l'envoie.


Si señor, en australia, que suete con las ganas que tengo de ir yo alli.. jejeje. La foto esta muy bien, tal vez la luz algo durilla, pero a seguir dándole ;)
Cuando quieras venir... avisame :D

Hi Toni,
great image. Colors and definitions perfect! It's a decisive moment.Note good too.

Hi Toni!
Amazing blue sky- as janice said - it looks like polish blues sky!
Your eagle looks like thinking about something serious!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-01-14 4:15]

What a wonderful and impressive bird that you have well captured in flight! Great action shot... Congratulations Toni and thanks for sharing.

Hi Toni,
Great shot on this bird with good timing,
sharp detail and very beautiful blue sky.
Well done and thanks for posting!

Wonderful shot Toni. You really nails this guy. Stands out nicely against the deep blue sky. No nits here. Congrats!

A beautiful capture of this bird, Toni.

I especially like the dark blue BG which sets off your subject well.

Great details, colors, lighting, composition.

Thank you!

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2006-01-14 13:24]

A very good flight shot - but this is actually a juvenile Brahminy Kite, Haliastur indus. It can be difficult to identify raptors, particularly when their juvenile plumage is completely different to the adult birds.
Regards, Nigel.

Difficult flight shot. Well executed. Nice colors and excellent sharpness.

Lovely shot!
The bird is captured in a very nice pose. Great details and framing. Well done on exposure too. I just think the colour of sky looks slightly unnatural.
Anyway, I like it the picture a lot.

Hi Toni,
What a great shot! Beautiful colors, and the detail is very sharp. Frozen perfectly in a great pose. This is excellent work!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-15 0:07]

Toni, this is a great capture.

Excellent colors and saturation.

I like composition a lot.

You did freeze the flight.

Besides, lovely catchlight.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-01-15 0:09]

Hi Toni, nice to see you back. Great shot of the Black Kite. You can see his piercing eyes searching out for a tasty bit of food below. It look so good against the blue sky. Nice and sharp too. Well done,

Excellent sharpness and pose Toni. Well composed with great exposure and details also. Very nice work.
Thank You!

Very nice in-flight with a lovely blue sky. Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-01-16 0:53]

Merci, Toni.
Désolé, je n'ai pas le temps ces jours-ci d'écrire des commentaires appropriés.

"Whatever happiness is in the world
has arisen from a wish for the welfare of others;
whatever misery there is has arisen from indulging selfishness."
~ Buddhist Proverb ~

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2006-01-16 0:59]

Magnificent! Well caught and very sharp focus showing us a lot of detail. I think you even managed to get its attention. Action stopped well too.
TFS No more smileys today, I owe you.
Your smiley added

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2006-01-17 9:33]

Hi Toni

Great in-flight shot. Superb clarity and focus. Excellent!


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-01-18 18:22]

Très bonne photo Toni, d'une incroyable netteté et très bien exposée ! Excellent !



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