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This beauty was taken again in France, having just demolished lunch
was an honour to watch him/her before he flew
Sorry to those of you already commented this was a captive bird
without jessies in the Flamingo Park

Hope that you like this one, as one of my favourites of the day, and so rare to get

Thanks for stopping by for the mating FlamingosBlush

Enjoy the day

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Mar 2013 - 2:20 PM
Focal Length:235mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.2
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Black Kite
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:12 Apr 2013 - 12:07 AM
Tags:Black kite, Camargue bird, France, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:279
Unique Views:102

Comments

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 12:09 AM

Stunning Lillian, I can see why you liked it so much. - gary

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
12 Apr 2013 - 12:10 AM

Like the detail and pose captured Lillian, super shot,
Fred.

morpheus1955
12 Apr 2013 - 12:20 AM

Superb shot Lillian, amazing it must have been to see him in the wild

Hugh

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 12:26 AM

A superb image Lillian.
Detailed and beautifully isolated from b/g.
KateGrinGrinGrin

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 12:35 AM

Looks like he had an excellent meal!
Great image!

Bravdo
Bravdo Plus Member 7Bravdo vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 12:39 AM

Yup like this one alot Lillian. Detail is sharp and crystal clear, He is almost camouflaged into the background, well spotted.
Barry

achieverswales
12 Apr 2013 - 12:49 AM

This is photography at its very best Lillian.


Regards

Trev.

Jocelia
Jocelia Plus Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 1:19 AM

Just a beauty, well captured...Wink

Last Modified By Jocelia at 12 Apr 2013 - 1:19 AM
gwynn56
gwynn56  380 forum posts England
12 Apr 2013 - 1:29 AM

beautiful capture Smile

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 2:31 AM

A fabulous detailed capture Lillian. Just beautiful......Sandy

EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 4:06 AM

Fantastic details. Great image, even though I have to confess to not being any fan of raptors! (You can put that down to too many visits by the local Sparrowhawk to the bird feeders in the grounds of my garden!)

Ann

Last Modified By EAS at 12 Apr 2013 - 4:09 AM
Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
12 Apr 2013 - 5:19 AM

What a superb capture Lillian !! I dream of taking a photo like this one day !! Excellent !!!

marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 5:41 AM

Super shot Lillian

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 6:23 AM

A superb capture, Lillian, and even better for being in the wild. Carol

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 6:46 AM

Splendid detailed image of this handsome beast.

johnke
johnke  2223 forum posts South Africa14 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 7:29 AM

Beautiful detail Lillian a striking pose and a great image...John

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 7:34 AM

Whoah......lucky you
This really is an exceptional capture

GarrathE
GarrathE Plus Member 6GarrathE vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 - 7:38 AM

Wonderful!

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 7:43 AM

An excellent capture, Lillian - looks as if he's ready for seconds!!Wink

****

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 7:46 AM

Wow what a stare and capture.

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 7:47 AM

Wow! What a beauty Lillian. You certainly did well in France! Smile
Ann

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 7:49 AM

fantastic detail lillian brilliant tones and textures a stunner nice one Wink
andy

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 593 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 8:07 AM

Brilliant detail, you were so lucky!
Carole

digital_boi
12 Apr 2013 - 8:23 AM

very fine detail Lillian tones and textures are spot on

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51313 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 8:39 AM

Beautifully exposed with lovely plumage detail, Lillian.

Dave

pollisher
pollisher  2 Scotland
12 Apr 2013 - 8:44 AM

A wonderful image. Perfection Smile

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 8:59 AM

A super image of a stunning birdSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile



Cliff

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3276 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 9:00 AM

Love the details in the birds feathers..........beautiful elegant bird...................GrinGrinGrin

rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 9:14 AM

Love your detail Lillian !!
Ron.

Caziwinkles
12 Apr 2013 - 9:22 AM

Stunning image Lillian - he looks quite full! Great detail - especially in his feathers. Smile

Carol

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 9:27 AM

oh wow gorgeous shot an creature too

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 10:10 AM

Outstanding capture of the Kite Lillian. Raptors are my all time favourite class of birds and you have done real justice to this one. Superb exposure and sharp as a new pin. A cracker.
Ron

Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 - 10:19 AM

Great shot Lillian.
Brian

craggwildlifephotography
craggwildlifephotography Plus Member 698 forum postscraggwildlifephotography vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 10:24 AM

woh!!

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 10:31 AM

Tremendous details Lillian and thankfully not much left of lunch for us to see.

Dougie

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91975 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 11:08 AM

Impressive bird Lillian- super detail.
Brian.

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 11:27 AM

Stunning image!! Such detail - Excellent!!!!

CHRISB911
CHRISB911  954 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 2:26 PM

top quality capture, all detail is very sharp, love your camera
CornishChris

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 2:39 PM

Excellent capture Lillian,super details..Lin

stu8fish
stu8fish  2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 - 2:50 PM

Yea this is awesome.,Smile

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 3:46 PM

A wonderful quality capture, Lillian, with excellent detail as we've come to expect from you Smile Just has to have my UA....Wink
Trev Smile

mauriceegan
12 Apr 2013 - 4:13 PM

Beautiful image of this beautiful bird
Maurice

Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5963 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 4:36 PM

Lovely shot !!!!!

johnlw
johnlw  8 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 4:43 PM

Great capture he leave very little after a meal.

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44035 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom111 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 4:46 PM

A beautiful ornithological study, pin sharp and beautifully posed with superb colour Lillian .

Regards Nathan

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 4:48 PM

Super capture of this handsome bird.
(Can you train them to catch flamingoes?!!!!!)
Ju

maggietear
12 Apr 2013 - 4:54 PM

What a fantastic bird to photograph Lillian, he is so majestic! Wonderful image!
Maggie

jennialexander
jennialexander Plus Member 1045 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 - 5:16 PM

Superb timing. He was a very handsome bird and you captured him beautifully
jenni

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2273 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 5:39 PM

A stunning capture Lillian, what a sight to beholdGrinGrin

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 6:38 PM

Excellent image Lillian - he looks very satisfied!
Joan.

teocali
teocali Plus Member 7348 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 7:54 PM

Captured to perfection, Lillian. Lovely plumage detail and very fine eye. I have never seen one of these - you are so lucky to have added this super image to your PF.
Sylvia

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 - 8:05 PM

A first class shot Lillian. Impressive bird!
Love the pose and the details on show. IB

AnnJ
AnnJ  3 Scotland
12 Apr 2013 - 8:07 PM

Such a great shot Lillian, well done. Ann.

canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 - 8:35 PM

A real beauty and well captured Lillian
Jim

callaby
callaby  2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 - 8:58 PM

Great shot Lillian.
Cal

Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris Plus Member 42431 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
12 Apr 2013 - 10:14 PM

Another beauty Lillian. Lou

debu
debu  5 India
13 Apr 2013 - 3:28 AM

Superbly captured.
debu

pks
pks  11 England
13 Apr 2013 - 5:50 AM

stunning detail great shot well taken

peter

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2013 - 7:35 AM

Outstanding shot. How you got this shot is amazing. The only ones I saw where on a trip to Germany. Congrats. Special moment. Paul

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 7:49 PM

What a majestic looking raptor Lillian, such pin sharp detail captured in the plumage

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