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Red Kite Milvus milvus

Taken at today's mini-meet at the National Bird of Prey Centre, Newent.

Good to meet Miles at last today, though it felt like we'd been friends for ages with the jokes we have shared on here and by email.

Took loads of shots of the red kite, mostly against the blue sky, but I thought the few I captured against the dark foliage seemed to work really well.

I realise it won't be as strong a thumbnail without the blue sky, but let's see what happens.

Thanks for all the recent comments, gonna be a bit busy again for the next few weeks, so more anonymous clicking for me I'm afraid. Should get some time tomorrow to have a good look through what I've missed recently. If I can get my new website finished.

Camera:Nikon D2X Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:300mm
Title:Red Kite
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:24 Sep 2005 - 9:24 AM
Tags:Pets / captive animals
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duncs
duncs  1028 forum posts
24 Sep 2005 - 9:25 AM

Jees - thats a cracker
Excellent shot

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012518 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2005 - 9:25 AM

Needs to be seen large I agree, this is awesome Cheryl. K.

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clive burrow
clive burrow e2 Member 1071 forum postsclive burrow vcard United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 - 9:28 AM

Cracking shot Cheryl, lovely lighting and background

Clive

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VinceJones
24 Sep 2005 - 9:29 AM

What a great flight shot Cheryl, one to be very pleased with. Very detailed & what I think is a complimentary background. Larger image is must to see!!

This wasn't chasing Kev Lewis's Heron was it lol

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85834 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2005 - 9:30 AM

Absolutely brilliant..We have a few breeding pairs not to far from us and try to spot them now and again
Cheers Adrian

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Miles Herbert
24 Sep 2005 - 9:31 AM

That was quick Cheryl! Good to finally meet you in person today.

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KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2005 - 9:33 AM

well caught. looks very graceful!!
Keith

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edrhodes
edrhodes  9520 forum posts United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2005 - 9:35 AM

Excellent capture.

Ed..

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klewis
klewis  101870 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2005 - 9:37 AM

Very sharp image Cheryl against a nice bg Smile and yes you're right the thumbnail is crap lol

ps This kite was being chased by the little egret lol

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 945 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2005 - 9:44 AM

Nice capture Cheryl, love the way you've frozen the image
Mike

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Pete_g
Pete_g  9301 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 - 9:45 AM

Amazing shot Cheryl

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2005 - 9:48 AM

Thanks everyone. I know it wasn't a strong thumbnail, but he seems to be holding his own.

Actually being chased by a sparrow Wink)

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2005 - 10:21 AM

Nice one mate.....Good to see everyone, won't be uploading anything till tomorrow, only just got back from taking my daughter to work!...Kids eh?
Look forward to seeing some more from everyone!

Ade

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Big Bri
Big Bri  1315544 forum posts England
24 Sep 2005 - 11:41 AM

Better than any of mine turned out Sad

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terry_cavner
24 Sep 2005 - 11:57 AM

Excellent Capture....Well Done

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geoffash26
geoffash26  102506 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 - 12:20 PM

Cracker Cheryl Great day
Geoff

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318430 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2005 - 12:29 PM

thanks for the fiver Wink

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klewis
klewis  101870 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2005 - 12:51 PM

did you get my fiver yet Pete?

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2005 - 12:52 PM

Beautiful mid-flight capture, great clarity.

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tigerminx
tigerminx  10237 forum posts South Africa
24 Sep 2005 - 1:26 PM

Fantastic...

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 - 1:35 PM

Now there's a surprise!

:o)

Rob

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2005 - 1:49 PM

Not allowed to swear on this site so - "flippin awesome".

Great detail and a measured DoF. Overall a fantastic shot.

{click]
Paul

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starstriders
24 Sep 2005 - 2:25 PM

Certainly stunning sharpness there. The light is just perfect. Well done.

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patters
patters  91781 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2005 - 2:32 PM

its v great

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franm
franm  9 Wales
25 Sep 2005 - 12:07 AM

Beautiful shot - lighting and sharpness just perfect
Fran

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2005 - 12:46 AM

Its absolutely stunning Cheryl was goin' to say not another 'ec' but then I wontSmile

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2005 - 1:13 AM

Erm, thanks everyone. On the EC front that one was totally unexpected, hadn't even left the bag of tenners behind the phone box. So thanks Pete. It wasn't my fiver so I think someone else is owed an EC Wink)

As I said I just liked it because I'd managed to get one sharp and not against the blue sky. The light was a bonus, but obviously beyond my control.

So thanks.

OK, not going to be around for a few days probably this week, but will try and post some flowers or something different when I'm back. Although I am off to another BofP centre next weekend as a bit of a Wildshots reunion.

So off to find some flowers to shoot.
Cheryl

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steve neil
25 Sep 2005 - 1:18 AM

Good flower hunting and congrats for fab shot Smile

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richijenkin
25 Sep 2005 - 2:38 AM

Excellent Cheryl.. glad to give the 30th!!!

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chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2005 - 2:41 AM

Fantastic flight shot..all said,congratulations.
Janet

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Hawkgenes
Hawkgenes  9 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2005 - 9:20 AM

Fabulous shot, justly recognised

Hawk

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Rob_Taylor
Rob_Taylor  10659 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2005 - 12:41 PM

Beautifully caught, I saw a pair of these when I was walking in the hills around here last weekend, tumbling about like a pair of fighting crows they were, it wasn't until they were very close to me that I realised what I was seeing! Gone all too quickly before I got a good shot but it was a real privelage to see them.
Congrats on the EC Smile

Rob

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bzbee
bzbee  10100 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2005 - 4:44 AM

Nice one Cheryl - perfect capture and no less than I would expect from you!!! Nice to see you and your mum again

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proberts
proberts  10218 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2005 - 8:55 AM

Excellent shot Cheryl,fabulous detail and love the b/g colour.
Andrew.
Congrats on the EC.
Andrew.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2005 - 10:40 AM

Thanks everyone. I really liked this one, though it has proved to be a pig to print, think some recalibration is required when I get home.

Didn't think it would do too well due to the boring thumbnail,but most comments were before it was an EC, so it did hold its own.

And Pete still thinks I'm a flower photographer Wink)

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carterart
carterart  1074 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Oct 2005 - 2:29 PM

Cheryl - been looking around here today and saw this. Should have guessed was you. Strange thing is I was only looking up Newent on the map yesterday and thinking of going. Great to find you.
Claire Carter (cARTerART)

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rosie42
rosie42  9 Australia
7 Nov 2005 - 6:22 PM

Fabulous ...

Susie :o)

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MarkT
MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2005 - 12:14 AM

Superb capture.

Mark.

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BlackNinja
16 May 2008 - 5:52 PM

great shot

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