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8 Jun 2014 8:32PM
A beauty! John

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rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
8 Jun 2014 8:38PM
Keeping them in frame is enough !! Jamie.
Stunning flight capture.

Jon.H 16 19 England
8 Jun 2014 9:18PM
just 'WOW'.

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2014 9:42PM
Magnificent. Incredible capture.
8 Jun 2014 10:19PM
Superb Jamie
8 Jun 2014 10:24PM
Super shot, well done.SmileSmile
8 Jun 2014 10:34PM
Stunning image.
9 Jun 2014 5:42AM
Superb, good work Jamie.

PhilT2 Plus
8 443 29 England
9 Jun 2014 10:30AM
Magnificent detail......very impressive photography
9 Jun 2014 11:13AM
Kurt42 Plus
15 2.8k 1 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2014 11:21AM
Well deserved PoW. Congratulations.
9 Jun 2014 12:12PM
congratulations on POTW , a lot more deserving than last weeks picture in my honest opinion Smile
Bantu Plus
4 7 1 India
9 Jun 2014 1:23PM
Fantastic,not an easy one.

Great Kite shot . Lot better than mine !
Regards Roger
great photo pity about the tag.
Thank you all, so so much SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

As you can imagine I am chuffed to bits to get another POTW SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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 Wink))))))

all the best

Gingerdougie, I'm not sure what you mean?
icphoto Plus
16 2.4k England
9 Jun 2014 11:31PM
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! Wink
6 3 8 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2014 4:25PM
10 Jun 2014 7:46PM
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. Smile
11 Jun 2014 5:12PM
Brilliant! congratulations on all the awards Smile

11 Jun 2014 10:54PM
Great timing.

Darren Probert
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.
michaelo Plus
11 11 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2014 8:21PM
stunning phgotography
13 Jun 2014 9:02PM
Glorious image.
15 Jun 2014 5:09PM
POTW well deserved.
31 Dec 2014 7:35PM
Absolutely stunning photo.Blush

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