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Back to the internet for tonight.. you never know when it works. Having fun with Malaysian hotlink 3g broadband.

This brahminy kite is circling over the mangrove inlet near Kuala Gula, Perak.
So this is my first ever serious attempt at birds in flight Smile (to be fair, I had tried some grab shots before, you might have seen them but his time I took about 30-40 minutes and just kept trying till Chris got too bored Smile)

many thanks to you all who voted and commented on the magpie robin, special thanks to Dave and Andrew for the ID.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 600mm F5.6 MF Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:31 Jan 2013 - 4:00 PM
Focal Length:600mm + 1.4 converter
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/2500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Any fish left down there?
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:31 Jan 2013 - 2:08 PM
Tags:Accipiter, Brahminy kite, Haliastur indus intermedius, Malaysia, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:80
Voters:CarolG · Redpoll · EAS · woolybill1 · debu · WhiteRose1 · fificat100 · morpheus1955 · taggart · lonely_oryx · mrswoolybill · LynneJoyce · Dinky65 · richmowil · NaturesHaven · saltireblue · NDODS · digital_boi · M_squared · GillyB · stuart1963 · Brian65 · fentiger · leontari · andylea · Eastlands · HELANA · paulb20 · AnnJ · EMJAYCEE · Niknut · SlowSong · helenlinda · DicksPics · tonyng · PhilSingleton · User_Removed · zoomsinclean · JohnChambersPhotography · RonnieAG · Philip_H · jasonrwl · Herge88 · tomcat · P181 · gajewski · jdinne · JohnoP · mauriceegan · clintnewsham · SammyRatFan · nealie · ValSaxby · Alan_Baseley · Bzox · janlea · KeithCullis · thedon1941 · rayme330 · netta1234 · Irishkate · AnneWorner · Ayoob · Deep_Bhatia · Hermanus · prabhusinha · AnnChown · Arty · Holmewood · pamelajean · NeilWigan · ChiliMan · Silverzone · WindowonWildlife · headskiesfly · footloose · Glostopcat · lesliea · Tibetan · Jat_Riski ·
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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 2:14 PM

If this is just the beginning, Annette, what are the images going to be like when you have been at it for a while?Grin. Two first class captures, you should be very pleased with these. Carol

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Redpoll
Redpoll  4 Wales
31 Jan 2013 - 2:18 PM

Well captured Annette, hope the lens is still going well for you. I prefer the position in image two. Steve. Smile

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debu
debu  5 India
31 Jan 2013 - 2:24 PM

Superb in flight captured.
debu

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51381 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 2:27 PM

Impressive, Annette, well-captured. I'd be tempted to place the bird in the top right corner of the composition but that's just me... Grin

Dave

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fificat100
31 Jan 2013 - 2:34 PM

Two very well-timed flight captures, Annette. My personal preference is V2 SmileSmile

Lavina

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 2:38 PM

Excellent-- superb in flight captures!

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lonely_oryx
31 Jan 2013 - 2:39 PM

Excellent detail in v1

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 2:45 PM

Nice in flight captures of this exotic (to us) lovely.

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 2:57 PM

Two really nice flight shots - like them both!!

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saltireblue Site Moderator 54932 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway28 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 3:09 PM

Trying to catch birds in flight was a common thing for me when I was younger, the females were always fleeing from me!Sad

Excellent first efforts, Annette. Like the concentration in v1. He's defo got his eye on something.

Malc

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44244 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom116 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 3:30 PM

Two stunning inflight captures superbly well time, for me image showing the bird in hover is the stronger.

Regards Nathan GrinGrin

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digital_boi
31 Jan 2013 - 3:36 PM

a fine starter these two Annette good work

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Brian65
Brian65  6 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 - 4:12 PM

WOW! Annette your showing us how to do it, fantastic shots.SmileSmileSmile
Brian

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fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 4:30 PM

Pretty good IMO for a first attempt.

Albert

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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
31 Jan 2013 - 4:35 PM

Two impressive captures
Effrossini

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 4:55 PM

Two excellent well taken flight shots of this Brahminy Annette. Flight shots are never easy and you have these two spot on.
Ron

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HELANA
HELANA  5 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 - 4:58 PM

Two very good captures Annette.Grate shots.
Elena

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 5:12 PM

Streamlined in flight - excellent.
Joan.

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 5:18 PM

Well done Annette - both well captured, though v1 is my favourite SmileSmile
Helen

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 51009 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 5:18 PM

Cracking shots !!!!....both worthy images, for their moment of capture & clarity !!

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DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 4DicksPics vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 5:19 PM

If that's your first attempt at birds in flight, Annette, then very well done!
Two extremely good, well timed images - excellent!!SmileSmile

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tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 5:23 PM

Don't tell me you hand-held that lens for this Annette! Cool capture.

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4204 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica34 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 5:25 PM

Tony I did of course. Luggage limits... and I'm too lazy to drag a tripod around it sits still i our garden in France, it weighs about 5 kgs.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Two well taken in flight captures like them both.

John

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 6:24 PM

For first such attempts you have done jolly well, Annette: two fine in-flight shots.
Ronnie.

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl Plus Member 5736 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 6:34 PM

Excellent work Annette - in flight shots are soooo hard.
Jason

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 7:06 PM

V1 Annette
V2 is a tad noisy

Certainly getting to grips with the wildlife over thereSmile

Adrian

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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 7:16 PM

Annette -- great job tracking this guy.
-=\Walter

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
31 Jan 2013 - 7:21 PM

Both stunning Annette slight leaning to v2.

John

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janlea Plus Member 3janlea vcard United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 - 8:57 PM

Two lovely shots Annette Smile
Jan

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thedon1941
31 Jan 2013 - 9:57 PM

Two great shots Annette. Beautifully timed. Don

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netta1234 Plus Member 3250 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 10:21 PM

A great set of imagesSmile
NettaSmile

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom84 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 11:08 PM

Your persistence paid off with two fine images.
Now you'll truly appreciate other bird images.
This species will probably cause a stir amongst the bird photographers.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Ayoob
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1 Feb 2013 - 1:26 AM

Two brilliant in flight capture Annette.......Grin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
1 Feb 2013 - 5:30 AM

These are two excellent in flight photos Annette !! I love the sharp focus and detail, especially in V2 !! Enjoy the rest of your trip !GrinGrinGrin

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 7:20 AM

We don't see them in India. Long gone.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 7:22 AM

We call them SANKSHA CHEEL means a bird in a Conch shape.Brings good luck

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NeilWigan Plus Member 5NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 11:14 PM

V2 for me Annette but two beauties.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 9:42 AM

This is your first serious attempt?? My word.

V2 in particular is stunning, Annette. Bravo Smile

Andrew

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headskiesfly
3 Feb 2013 - 10:43 AM

Superb.
Rick

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footloose
footloose  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 10:31 AM

Amazing!
Dennis

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Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 6:37 PM

V1 is an excellent attempt, I'm sure you'll make a vast improvement with practice. I haven't managed a decent inflight shot of any bird yet

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Tibetan  3 England
8 Feb 2013 - 2:37 PM

Splendid shots like both Annette, well done you, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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