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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
29 Oct 2013 9:13AM
It is a superb bird, posing to perfection for this fine shotExcellent detail.
Excellent detail captured and with a nice catch of light in the eye.
The dark b/g helps show it off so well.

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Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
29 Oct 2013 9:14AM
An excellent portrait of this majestic raptor Ron, such wonderful light in this one
29 Oct 2013 9:19AM
wonderful creature and i have seen them in Menorca when i was on holiday many years ago ! stunning birds i'll have tl visit there one of these days
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 9:20AM
The way you have the light on him has bought out the feather detail and what
a great pose captured
great shot Ron of a beautiful bird
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
29 Oct 2013 9:23AM
A truly beautiful image, Ron. Carol
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
29 Oct 2013 9:34AM
Thanks Carol and thanks everyone.
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
29 Oct 2013 9:44AM
Wonderful work Ron.

johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 10:00AM
What a great moody photo Ronnie, excellent work
Mozzytheboy 6 710 4 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 10:09AM
Thank you Ron for taking the time to include an extremely informative description. EXIF was a bonus too Smile

Wonderful image of the highest possible standard in my eyes.

A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 10:15AM
certainly a beautiful bird. this image has excellent plumage detail is well lit and with good eye contact.
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
29 Oct 2013 10:50AM
Nice image!! I like it a lot!!
29 Oct 2013 11:24AM
First class close up work, Ron!

Ayoob 5 Australia
29 Oct 2013 11:29AM
An amazing capture....Grin
mex Plus
8 27 3 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 11:44AM
Super image ron.
cheers phil.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
29 Oct 2013 11:55AM
A wonderful success story....why on earth people hunt these would be beyond me.
EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 12:17PM
Great imageSmile

29 Oct 2013 12:52PM
A lovely capture of him Ron.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
29 Oct 2013 1:48PM
A fantastic image--wonderful plumage details and a hint of environment-- he does look ferocious!
29 Oct 2013 2:37PM
An absolutely stunning picture of my favourite bird. I can remember seeing half of the total UK population at Tregaron. 14 birds!!!
The Gurkers used to guard the nests. On of our best conservation stories. Grin Grin Grin Grin
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
29 Oct 2013 3:08PM
Thanks everyone.
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 3:49PM
A wonderful image of this handsome bird, we sometimes have them close to where i live such a sight to see them in the wild,

JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 4:46PM
A super shot with that wonderful pose
29 Oct 2013 4:50PM
Fabulous capture, great details and pose of this magnificent bird, Ron !
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 4:51PM
Excellent portrait set against a good bg.Smile

Trev_B 9 151 68 England
29 Oct 2013 4:53PM
As always Ron superb detail and glorious colours.

fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
29 Oct 2013 5:25PM
A delightful image ~ well done!

Geofferz 8 1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 6:06PM
Superb capture................... Geoff
29 Oct 2013 6:29PM
isnt he a true beauty
Great capture by you
rogerfry 11 543 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 7:35PM
Great image Ron......shows you don't have to leave the country to get beautiful wildlife shots! Must add the HCT to my list. Smile Smile

jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 8:14PM
Absolutely superb shot Ron - and thank you for your comment on my Fallow Deer shot - I most certainly did not mind you pointing out the correct name - very pleased to learn.
super capture and well presented

bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
29 Oct 2013 8:52PM
Looks good against the contrasting greenery Ron.
29 Oct 2013 8:55PM
Ron, That is a stunning image and as you said a wonderful bird. We are lucky in that we live only a few miles from the Red Kite trail in Dumfries & Galloway. There are now over 80 pairs around the area and the we have a pair nesting less than a mile from the house GrinGrin
Brian J.
29 Oct 2013 10:00PM
Lovely shot Ron. What a beautiful bird. Cathy
johnlw 9 1 10 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 10:00PM
A real beauty so sharp lovely DOF and outstanding work.
Regards John.
cheesey 10 2 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2013 10:13PM
Cracking image mate, lovely light, pose and detail.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
30 Oct 2013 5:32AM
Great DOF and composition

rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2013 9:08AM
A superb Red Kite portrait Ron with an immaculate presentation.

FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
30 Oct 2013 11:35AM
Great image Ron and the dark BG shows the bird off beautifully,
Philip_P 11 71 1 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2013 3:34PM
Cracling shot Ron, love the light & colours
Mike_Smith Plus
9 321 1 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2013 6:49PM
Wonderful shot Ron, its nice to see one that's not in flight
30 Oct 2013 10:27PM
Great capture of this beautiful bird Ron. Shows up really well against that dark background.

31 Oct 2013 8:42PM
Great shot Ron!, I really like the lighting, dark background and blurred leaves in the foreground.........oh, the main star is looking pin sharp and posed perfectly too!, quality shot!Smile
Loved your informative write-up too, brilliant news isn't it!!!!SmileSmileSmileSmile
31 Oct 2013 10:20PM
Great close up image, Ron. The lighting and the pose are really amazing.
termite53 3 8 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 6:08AM
Great detail, lovely image, I visit my cousin in the Cotswolds a couple of times a year and Red Kites are prolific there, I have never managed to capture a good image of one yet....
1 Nov 2013 9:26PM
A wonderful image of a very beautiful bird. Tuningen is conservation area for red kites and you see them here quite often. But I never saw one from nearer, only flying above my head. Great detail and wonderful light.
Happy Birthday Ron!
fcast 3 10
1 Nov 2013 9:36PM
Great shot, as you say a very beautiful bird they were introduced up our way (north east near Gateshead ) about 10 year ago and are often seen all over the Derwent valley
the population is steady not increasing but holding it's own

2 Nov 2013 10:27AM
You are absolutely right, Ron, this is a very beautiful bird! And thank God that the population of these birds increased in recent years!Smile
Regards Valery

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