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There's a Black Shouldered Kite that likes to use the powerlines near our house as hunting perches. I've already posted a photo of it hovering but this one of it diving took much longer to process as there was a horribly distracting background of the powerlines which had to be cloned out very carefully. I hope you all like the result.

On this occasion it was unsuccessful, flying back up from the long grass with nothing in its talons. Maybe next time...

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Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Sigma 70-300 APO DG
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Dive of Death
Username:ShedMan ShedMan
Uploaded:15 Oct 2009 - 9:53 AM
Tags:General, Sports / action, Wildlife / nature
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Well done indeed - great capture !

Chris

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 10:05 AM

Timely taken , well done.

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 10:05 AM

Excellent timing and processing thanks for sharing Colin

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RobRi
RobRi  7 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2009 - 10:21 AM

Fantastic image! Well-timed capture.

I can recommend a program called 'Wire Pilot' for getting rid of wires in the background. It's very easy to use and you can download a trial versin for free. It doesn't cost a lot anyway.

Ry

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Malty
Malty  5 England
15 Oct 2009 - 10:41 AM

Superb in-flight capture - well done indeed

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
15 Oct 2009 - 10:53 AM

A fine photo!-Perfect capture.
Cor

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 11:44 AM

A fantastic capture, super timing. Carol

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mudge
mudge e2 Member 1141 forum postsmudge vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 1:28 PM

Great positioning of the bird

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 2:37 PM

Great capture.
Joan.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 4:43 PM

A well timed in-flight capture.
Bob

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Thushari
Thushari  5 Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 6:32 PM

Top Shot well timed
Thushari

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chunky1972
15 Oct 2009 - 7:20 PM

nicely timed

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astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 7:34 PM

Superb shot!!
AStyag

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13320 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 11:08 PM

Good capture,
Alan

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maggie9
maggie9  545 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2009 - 6:49 AM

wow great flight action
intense expression, very well caught

maggie

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Dusan
Dusan  5 Sri Lanka
16 Oct 2009 - 2:56 PM

super image well Taken
Dusan

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betts
betts  6 England
17 Oct 2009 - 5:51 PM

Excellent flight action shot,
betts

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2009 - 9:32 AM

superb

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jeanmarie
jeanmarie  5 England
1 Oct 2010 - 4:10 PM

fabulous and so clear!

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jammbulator
23 Oct 2010 - 9:39 PM

shedman, you are a master
you got the best shots in this whole shebang.

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artcubis
artcubis  7 United States6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2010 - 10:09 PM

Spectacular aereal shot of the bird in flight
You have terrific control and great skill.
and an exceptional camera.
Canon should pay you big bucks for this and use it for marketing.

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