Brahminy Kite

I think this is a Brahminy Kite. It was circling over the Brisbane River today when we went for our lunchtime walk.

I took this handheld, and obviously a bigger zoom would have caught a closer shot, this one is fairly heavily cropped. However, it is my first semi-decent raptor in flight shot.

Name: Brahminy Kite

Scientific Name: Haliastur Indus

I'm going to use this shot for 26Things - Fly.

See where this picture was taken.

View all photos taken: Monday, 2nd October 2006, This photo: 2:09pm


  • looby88 said:
    it looks a very beautiful bird, never easy to catch them well, but you did !!
  • David de Groot said:
    It's not quite as clear as I'd like, but then not bad for the S2, handheld :)
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    Yes, very nice capture. I found the IS on the S3 worked against me when trying this sort of shot, even when I switched to panning mode.
  • David de Groot said:
    It varies for me. I find the IS can be useful but sometimes not, doesn't really seem to be any set formula.