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Brahminy Kite Sub adult.

Brahminy Kite Sub adult.
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Copyright: CHANDRA SHEKAR (scshekar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 73 W: 8 N: 180] (2190)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, 75-300mm f4.5-5.6 AF Nikkor
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-25 7:32
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Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken on Christmas day last year on outskirts of Bangalore.This sub adult Brahminy kite had caught hold of cat fish that day.

The Brahminy Kite is distinctive and contrastingly coloured, with chestnut plumage except for the white head and breast and black wing tips. The juveniles are browner, but can be distinguished from both the resident and migratory races of Black Kite in Asia by the paler appearance, shorter wings and rounded tail.

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A great shot Chandra. Well captured and well exposed to show detail.
Good pose and POV. The composition is good.
I was in Bangalore last year and was surprised to see so many Yellow bill and other kites in the city area.
Well done and TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-25 8:47]

Hello Chandra,
I like this photo very much. Good sharpness, details, DOF and taken from a very good low POV. Beautiful light and colours. Pleasing composition.

Strange raptor species ,
Good photo ,
TFS Chandra .

Ciao Chandra. Very good light and colours for this imponent bird. Good DOF and blurry BG.


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2011-01-25 10:04]

Hello Chandra !
This is such a wonderful picture ! I love the pose of the bird, he looks strong and majestic. Very nicely composed, with pleasant warm colors, and a wonderful blurred BG which makes the kite stand out beautifully. Very well done !

Hallo Chandra,
what a fantastic capture of the Brahminy Kite with its prey, superb sharpness, splendid light and colours, excellent POV and composition, very well done
Best regards

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2011-01-25 13:27]

hi Chandra,
superbe prise de vue juste après la capture. Le rapace est bien mis en valeur sur ce fond végétal uni.


Ciao Chandra, beautiful bird in superb pose, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-26 6:25]

Excellent image of this raptor with fine pose, good background, some more space on right and top would have been better. tfs.

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