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Black SHouldered Kite

Black SHouldered Kite
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Copyright: Murali Santhanam (smurali) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K10D, Sigma 50 -500mm f4/6.3 DG EX APO HSM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-15 9:50
Viewed: 3703
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This picture was taken at Hesarghatta lake. For the past few months, Hesarghatta has seen many raptores and Black shouldered is one of them.

One of the unique features of the Black-winged kite is its ability to hover on a stop to see the rodents before the catch. This hovering action is similar to the flights taken by the Kestrels.

- Murali Santhanam

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-01-15 19:53]

hi murali,
beautiful blue sky and perfectly placed graceful kite finely spreading its wings and tail feathers. tfs.

This is the second picture of this kite in flight that i'm seeing today , as chandru's picture the position of the bird in the frame is amazing. This has that extra punch and a dreamy effect and i like it :-)
Goutham R

Hello Murali,

Its raining flight pictures of this beautiful raptor, nicely positioned against the blue sky,tfs.

Excellent shot of the Kite in flight, Murali.
I have never been able to shoot a bird in flight.
The bird looks beautiful against the blue sky in your picture.

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