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18 Dec 2012 8:15AM
This is absolutely stunning viewed large. Superb timing, lovely detail. Smile


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ianrobinson 8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 8:20AM
This is superb, well spotted and caught.

18 Dec 2012 8:37AM
I'm in awe! Excellent.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
18 Dec 2012 8:51AM
Good timing and a fine inflight capture
Regards Richard
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 10:38AM
Great detail captured in the plumage Barrie, and good catch light in the eye
well done with the background too, nicely blurred
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 12:44PM
Absolutely stunning image, Fantastic.
Niknut Plus
8 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 5:17PM
Superb shot !!!.....beautiful quality !!!......but this bird is a Buzzard....Red Kites have distinct forked tail feathers !!
18 Dec 2012 5:53PM
No sorry, it is definitely a Red Kite
Niknut Plus
8 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2012 2:45PM
OK, fair enough !! were there & I wasn't !......I've never seen this tail-feather configuration on a Kite before ?, but doing a bit of research
via Google etc., I've found 2 other photographs which are similar to your a new one on me !!......Red Kite it is !!!!

Perhaps you've found a new sub-species of a "Fan-tailed-Kite" ????????........cracking shot either way !!!!
19 Dec 2012 2:58PM
If the forked tail feathers, which a Red Kite definitely has, were angled towards the camera at the point of shutter release then the impression of a Buzzard-like tail would clearly occur. Cheers.......
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 10:17AM
Brilliant image, well done!

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