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Indian Black Kite

Indian Black Kite
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-19 6:43
Viewed: 2223
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Black Kite (Milvus migrans) is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors. It is thought to be the world's most abundant species of Accipitridae, although some populations have experienced dramatic declines or fluctuations. Current global population estimates run up to 6 million individuals. Unlike others of the group, Black Kites are opportunistic hunters and are more likely to scavenge. They spend a lot of time soaring and gliding in thermals in search of food. Their angled wing and distinctive forked tail make them easy to identify. This kite is widely distributed through the temperate and tropical parts of Eurasia and parts of Australasia and Oceania, with the temperate region populations tending to be migratory. Several subspecies are recognized and formerly had their own English names. The European populations are small, but the South Asian population is very large.


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A beautiful image with good clarity and natural colors


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Hello Ramthakur,
Excellent inflight catch,nice details and very well exposed.
TFS,best regards,

Hallo Ram
very nice picture of this bird in flight
great details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-19 8:44]

Hello Ram,
Excellent photo of this Black Kite in flight. Maybe a little bit oversharpened, but the colours are very beautiful and the composition is splendid. Nice eye contact.
Have a good weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-19 9:02]

Hi Ram,you cut a small part of the wing but no problem,this in flight capture is really beautiful,great timing and impressives details despite the distance and the quick mouvement,great exposure too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Sir,
Beautiful photography of this Kite.
It's always difficult to take this ind of moment.
Great color and sharpness....
Thanks for sharing.


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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-07-19 22:51]

good timing. framed well. excellent work. tfs.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-07-20 0:18]

Hi Ramthakur,
Perfect capture of flying Milvus. Nice capture from close
range with excellent details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-20 0:36]

Hello Ram.
Very nice picture of a beautiful Black Kite in flight. Very good fcus/sharpness with nice details in the plumage.
Well done.Regards Siggi

Hello Ram
Fantastic in flight capture of this species.Great moment! Sharp and clear,wonderful colours and eye contact.Congrats!
Thank You
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-07-20 5:08]

Hello Ram,
Not an easy shot, but you did well, just a tiny bit of the left wing is cut, which I suppose had happen to the original picture. But otherwise interesting picture, nice to see the bird look down on the pohotographer. I never succeeded to take a picture of a raptor.
Have a nice weekend

Hello Ram

Excellent in-flight photo of the Black Kite
with covering all the frame but with enough
good free space in-front to feel his flight,
with great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-07-21 17:04]

Hi Ram
such a lovely bird in flight shot. The sharpness is good with the shiny eye and layers of feathers well seen in details.
I like the it shown, style and poetic.


Perfect photo of this Black Kitegreatwith good sharpness and clarity.
Best regards,

Hello Ram
Impressive in flight photo with wonderful lighting and good sharpness!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-07-27 20:57]

Hello Ram,
The tight crop works out well in this case as it gives us a great look at it's beautiful markings. I see you even managed to get a little catch light in it's eye. Great work!!

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