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By Maiwand
Black Kite (milvus nigrans)
I have to say that I find the Kite family magnificent birds and I get a great deal of pleasure at watching them effortlessly swooping and soaring in the skies above. They really are masters of the sky.
This one is a resident at my favourite place, the Hawk Conservancy Trust nr Andover.
I had to attempt to change the BG as the bird was captured against a totally bland,uninteresting and featureless sky and to that end I decided also to crop in very close. I like it and I hope you may.
Most grateful and very appreciative of course for all the c/c's given to the Hooded Vulture.

Tags: Pets and captive animals Hct Maiwand Birds Kites

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Sep 2013 2:38PM
A superb capture and presentation, Ron. Carol

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lovely flight shot. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 2:52PM
Great capture Smile

28 Sep 2013 2:53PM
a stunner for sure!!
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
28 Sep 2013 3:00PM
Fantastic detail, love the inflight, shows beautifully against that blue sky! PattiSmileSmileSmile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 3:27PM
A stunning in flight capture here Ron.

AnneB50 5 118 18 Scotland
28 Sep 2013 3:27PM
Lovely shot, such clarity and detail. Love it
DerekL 13 188 24 England
28 Sep 2013 3:41PM
Cracking image Ron.
Nice presentation also.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
28 Sep 2013 3:42PM
Thanks very much everyone.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 3:45PM
A super in flight shot,

28 Sep 2013 3:54PM
Great capture Ron,
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
28 Sep 2013 4:23PM
The close crop on the bird works fine as you have captured this in-flight shot in excellent detail, showing off the patterning in the feathers so well.
I too could spend a long time watching them soaring overhead.
28 Sep 2013 4:51PM
A great in flight capture, Ron. Excellent detail as well.
28 Sep 2013 5:06PM
Fabulous capture!
28 Sep 2013 5:27PM
Wow! That's just great, Ron!!!SmileSmileSmile I'm in awe!
Regards Valery
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
28 Sep 2013 5:34PM
Thanks everyone.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
28 Sep 2013 5:55PM
Such a dynamic pose
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
28 Sep 2013 6:02PM
Awesome detail in this dynamic composition.

Geofferz 9 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 6:40PM
Brilliant detail..........Geoff
28 Sep 2013 6:46PM
A truly fabulous bird in flight image, Ron.
Wonderfully cropped to show as much detail as possible and superb presentation.

Mike_Smith Plus
10 476 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 7:00PM
Beautiful image Ron, your right they are very graceful
dave1967 6 4 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 7:58PM
Cracking shot
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 8:38PM
Excellent background, and beautiful detail on the skymaster, I like the angle showing all of the top of the bird and the lovely plumage.
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
28 Sep 2013 8:41PM
Fantastic in flight capture...........I'd be proud of this.................GrinGrinGrinGrin
28 Sep 2013 9:29PM
Amazing Ron. I have said it so many times tonight but wish I had another User Award to give. Cathy
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
28 Sep 2013 11:11PM
Fantastic timing and excellent sharpness. Really good!
cheesey 11 2 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2013 2:03AM
Cracking image Ron, very nicely captured.
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
29 Sep 2013 3:46AM
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2013 8:42AM
I, too find birds of prey fascinating especially when they are as well presented as this, well done Ron.

CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2013 12:07PM
What I would term a Wow captureSmile
29 Sep 2013 2:28PM
A superb shot Ron!, stunning pose and details!, really excellent!!!!Smile
MossyOak 6 22 15 England
29 Sep 2013 6:30PM
Stunning capture Ron
29 Sep 2013 6:59PM
That, my friend Ron, is an absolute cracker! Stunning!! GrinGrinGrin Lou
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
29 Sep 2013 7:31PM
An exceptional image Ron, looks like you are giving that new D4 some 'wellie' ...........fab stuff,
30 Sep 2013 1:31PM
Superb shot Ron..Lin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
30 Sep 2013 5:03PM
A tremendous inflight shot of this majestic raptor, you had me fooled with regards to the background, I'd never have known that this was not a natural clear blue sky!
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 5:25PM
My only sight in the wild of about 40 in the air at once was on a campervan holiday in Southern Germany. Excellent detail in the shot. Congrats. paul
elkiebrooks 15 83 5 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 5:31PM
Ron, a long time since I visited Epz and I am so glad that you are still a member and that your standards have got even better. A cracking shot with great details and pin sharp. Will look further back into your PF as and when I gett he time. Regards.
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 8:31PM
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 9:43PM
Wonderfully sharp image full of action Ron
30 Sep 2013 10:33PM
Lovely in-flight capture - and beautifully presented.

teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
1 Oct 2013 3:17PM
Superbly detailed in flight capture, Ron. Stunning work.
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 10:40PM
That really is something Ron can feel the power & thought process of te bird in mate.

7 Oct 2013 11:57AM
Top draw Ron first class image
senn Plus
6 5 1 Belgium
12 Oct 2013 6:03AM
gorgeous capture !..

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