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Red Kite

By brian13
Up close and personal.
This is one of three Red Kites from the Black Mountains Falconry Centre, Abergavenny, who are being trained to fly with paragliders.

Tags: Pets and captive animals

Voters: KathyW, BarbaraB, gollum and 9 more

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KathyW 14 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
31 Aug 2005 12:22AM
Super close shot. I love the intensity of the bird's stare.

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BarbaraB 12 53 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2005 12:56AM
really nice shot.Love the feathers on his neck.
Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2005 3:12AM
great close up
MoWiz 13 114 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2005 4:53AM
Beautiful shot, great detail
martinproe 12 293 5 England
31 Aug 2005 9:31AM
Fantastic detail and a wonderful expressive pose. Brilliant!
maljohns 14 431 Wales
31 Aug 2005 9:57AM
Like the 'pose' & composition Brian - perhaps a touch of sharpening needed on this version?

robadsy 13 348
1 Sep 2005 4:34AM
hey brian,

terrific shot mate. i really love these birds, had some close contact with a mother and father (whistling kites) in the wild a few years back, that was nothing short of magnificent.

great detail and intensity here mate, well done! ads :o)
brian13 14 218
1 Sep 2005 2:26PM
Thanks Mal.
But look around.
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
2 Sep 2005 1:46PM
Well i'm still waiting for one of Iolo's legs LOL!!!!

Great shot, Brian, fantastic expression

highlander 14 32 Scotland
6 Sep 2005 1:27PM
Outstanding Brian, simply outstanding, such a beautiful bird and your exposure misses no details whatsoever. Great work.
KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2005 11:26AM
amazing detail!!!!!

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