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Black winged Kite-2

Black winged Kite-2
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Copyright: Badruddin Ali (badar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70S, Tokina ATX 400/5.6
Exposure: f/6.0, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-08 4:49
Viewed: 4062
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot of the kite as it veered away & floated off inthe breeze.This kite is a resident in the Indian plains quattering the grasslands for prey such as lizards, mice etc.It can be seen howering over the grasslands in the same manner that kestrels do & use the same technique. They float on the wind with their wings held in a "V" & are a litle unstable doing it.

ISO 400
Manual exposure
Cropped by 25%

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-08 10:35]

Hello Badruddin,
Though a little soft, this is a fine in-flight capture of this little raptor, with pleasing POV and comp. The Black-winged Kite is one of my favourites but I haven't succeeded in taking a goos shot of it.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hello Badruddin,

A very good in-flight capture with a clean and efficient composition. The plain blue sky is the best background for this shot! However I would have framed the picture so that the bird is tilted towards the center of the image, having the large, empty space on the left side. It is OK that you placed it lower in the picture since it seems to soar upwards.
The exposure i very good with no over- or underexposed areas! I find it difficult to focus on moving subjects and also frame the shot correctly but you did well! Congratulations and TFS!

With Friendly Regards,

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