Brahminy Kite

One of a pair we saw and stalked for a little while.

Here's where the more manouverable 400mm lenses won out over the larger 600's.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 13th March 2011, This photo: 9:16am

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  • Grauniad2 said:
    Nice capture.
  • Phil Rettke Photography said:
    Sweet shot David!! Nice!
  • said:
    Awesome capture!
  • ghis44free said:
    Wow! Superb image, I'm a fan.
  • Craig 'Lego' Lyons said:
    Wonderful, love it how the sun is making the wings see-through. Beauty!
  • Cobra_11 said:
    An absolutely fantastic shot!
  • Hsin Tai Liu said:
    wonderful capture!!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks Rodney.
    [] Always nice to see a bird of prey :)
    [] Thanks!
    [] :-)
    [] Yeah, the sun played nicely with this one. It can sometimes be quite trick with birds above you as the shadow underneath is pretty strong on darker birds.
    [] [] Thanks!
  • Luke-rative said:
    outstanding simplicity
  • WilliamKastelein said:
  • CAUT said:
    Wings at full extention. Beautiful!
  • bassy1200 said:
    well done mate i really like the light under the wings
  • wingspan57 said:
    Beautiful capture..... lovely light ...I can only dream of a lens like that at this stage but great shot!
  • bronross1 said:
    Beautifully captured and so sharp. What sort of lens did you use?
  • David de Groot said:
    [] [] Thanks!
    [] Indeed, they're such pretty kites.
    [] Always good to get some light through the feathers :)
    [] It's the cheapest and lightest of Canon's Super-Tele range. You'll get there.
    [] The incredibly sharp (and fairly affordable) 400mm f/5.6L