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Had fun with these guys not far from the M40
A beauty! John
Keeping them in frame is enough !! Jamie.
Stunning flight capture.
Magnificent. Incredible capture.
Super shot, well done.
Superb, good work Jamie.
Magnificent detail......very impressive photography
Well deserved PoW. Congratulations.
congratulations on POTW , a lot more deserving than last weeks picture in my honest opinion
Fantastic,not an easy one.
Great Kite shot . Lot better than mine !
great photo pity about the tag.
Thank you all, so so much
As you can imagine I am chuffed to bits to get another POTW
There are obvious places around Wales to Photograph kites, Girgrin farm being a place I visit regularly. However you are limited to times, direction and backgrounds. I was down on Oxfordshire this weekend photographing a Little Owl when I got the opportunity to photograph some of these guys. It was nice to have the freedom to shoot in all directions instead of just a hide, thus giving me opportunity to get a diving shot.
Thanks again to everyone for all your lovely comments, not only on this shot but on my others too ))))))
all the best
Gingerdougie, I'm not sure what you mean?
Tag is on the Kites left wing, used to I.D birds that have been bred in captivity then released into the wild.. Nowt wrong with it, great photo that I would have been proud to take, a worthy winner!
By far, one of the best captures I've seen in years... absolutely stunning with impeccable timing. An image to be proud of!
Thank you all again
Icphoto, this bird didn't have any tags anywhere!
Great shot. Sharp & crystal clear. you caught the action perfectly. Like it loads.
Brilliant! congratulations on all the awards
Holy guacamole Batman! That is one bitchin bird shot. Here in psychosis by the sea, us L.A. weirdo's, have a large segment of "birders," as well as those of us who just photograph hunting birds just because they are magnificent creatures.
After a long night of photographing corpses and mangled cars, I like to drop into a comphy chair and relax and wind down. Spending the night in the worst part of town with a guy standing behind you with a shot gun and a nine millimeter are not conducive to mellowness. I was enjoying the morning sun and leaned back in the chair and looked up at the puffy clouds passing over. I notices a few pigeons moving slowly to the east. Suddenly, there was a loud "POP" and a circle of pigeon fluttering down.
A falcon had hit the pigeon in a vertical drive at more than a hundred miles an hour. I watched the feathers float down still in a circle. I tried to close my eyes, but there another loud noise. I opened my eyes, and there was the falcon the pigeon held in one claw, the talons puncturing the back of the doomed bird. They were not very far from me, and I goy as close as ten feet before I stopped.
I keep my Nikon Coolpix 510 in a small pouch. It replaced forty five pounds of photo crapola I've carried on the job for over five decades. At first it was a speed Graphic with eighteen film holders, a light meter, two dozen flash bulbs, and a Rolliflex with a dozen rolls of film. It worked it way down to three Nikons, two flash units, half a case Of Tri-X, and six lenses. The weight stayed about the same.
The Coolpix replaces all of it. I was able to shoot pictures of the two birds in a few seconds. I've photographed more birds since then.
POTW well deserved.
Absolutely stunning photo.
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