Black-Shouldered Kite

Elanus axillaris.

Hills Rd, Cedar Creek, Queensland, Australia.

While out shooting clouds this morning, I came across this pair of kites.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 28th October 2008, This photo: 9:43am

Previous Photo: Country Lane


  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    Umm, they look more like birds to me. :p Looking at that blue, blue sky, did you find any clouds?!
  • David de Groot said:
    hahaha funny man :P
    Yes actually, lovely puffy white clouds on this rich blue sky. Currently stitching some panos (one 24 image one, one 14 image one).
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    A 24 image pano... that'll keep your processor busy for a while! Looking forward to seeing them and some Aussie clouds.
  • David de Groot said:
    Aye, it's almost half way through after an hour of stitching.
  • CAUT said:
    Beautiful birds and perfect blue sky.
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Awesome. They are such striking, handsome birds, rare to see two together.
  • jemasmith said:
    Spectacular shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    They are indeed - unfortunately the shots of one landing were all rather underexposed (stuffed up).
  • looby88 said:
    perfick !!
  • David de Groot said:
    Well it's ok... ;-)
  • Andou Ryuu said:
    Sweet, the luck factor strikes again :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed! :)