Brahminy Kite

Haliastur indus.

Shot yesterday afternoon near it's nest.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 26th August 2009, This photo: 4:21pm

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  • G.M. Photography (Busy) said:
    Please add this great bird photo to "Birds Photos" group
  • john.dart said:
    What a beauty! How high up is its nest?
  • Warwick (wazzam) said:
    Beautiful capture Dave. I tried to shoot a Kite the other day, but it was circling too fast for me.
  • David de Groot said:
    john.dart - I'd guess about 20m up.
    Need to work on your panning then Warwick ;-)
  • batch2008 said:
    Nice shot Dave, have you gone through all your shots yet.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah got a few keepers. Got a fair few duds too (still not entirely used to the new focus position). And I managed to forget to check the ISO on the 30D and all the shots on that body were at ISO 1600 !
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Nicely done, I like the composition. This is another bird which we don't get in Perth, although we do get them further north. Not that I've ever seen one.
  • David de Groot said:
    They're pretty unmistakable when you do see them :)
  • Rob Smith15 said:
    Nice catch David. Have never been able to get a good one of these in flight
  • David de Groot said:
    They're not too bad as Kites go, frequently flying low enough to shoot (albeit cropped).
  • Ross_M said:
    Nice sharp shot Dave
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Ross. The pair of them flew relatively low (just above treetop height).