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Brahminy Kite

Brahminy Kite
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS, Canon 12x zoom 36-432mm equivalent
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My trips to Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-13 6:46
Viewed: 5339
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A portrait of the beautiful Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) captured at the Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur. I found this species at several locations around Phuket in Thailand as well as in KL.
Predominantly a fish eating species, it is generally found around coasts and estuaries of south-east Asia and northern Australia. In Asia it will sometimes travel inland to scavenge around urban fringes.
Regardless of where you see, it’s always a great sight to see this chestnut and white coloured raptor.

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Hi Chris

Well done on thos portrait. Excellent exposure with great POV. Quality is great. Well done. Thanks.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-13 7:40]

Hi Chris,
great shot, love the details and colors of this bird. POV, sharpness and background are great.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-13 8:01]

Hi Chris,
A nice portrait of this Kite, you're right they are beautiful birds. Nice details, good light in the eye. Good exposure and perfect DOF, nice shot.

Great shot Chris,
Nice sharp detail, excellent color, exposure, and DOF.
Nicely done!

Hello cris, excllent details, Bg, POV, DOF, perfect portarit of this eagle, Excllent details, TFS Kyle

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-13 9:03]

Hello Chris,
Wonderful portrait,eyes are amazing.I liked POV,framing,proud
expression on face and composition a lot.

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  • BeBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
  • [2006-06-13 9:45]

Hi Chris, excellent sharp portrait photo, the combination of the colors of the bird with the background is very good, Juan

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-06-13 15:04]

Hello Chris,

Excellent portrait of that eagle! He looks very proud!!! Great pov and composition. Colors looks very natural too! Congratulations and TFS,


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-06-13 15:04]

Hi Chris !
Wonderful shot, with excedllent details, colors and composition. I love the look of this Brahminy Kite, he looks a bit angry. Very well done !

Good detail and exposure, well taken.


I think this is a lovely shot of a beautiful bird. I like the sharpness on the eye and beak. It looks well exposed and has an effective BG.

Thanks for sharing

Evelynn : )

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-06-14 10:08]

great head Chris,
realy good details and a fantastic pov, very good quality job,good eye contact with the camera.
gr. jaap

Bonjour Chris
Belle presentation ,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes, belle composition
J'apprecie le portrait de cette tête d'aigle
Au revoir et merci....JP

Hello Chris,
Very good shot! The pose of the bird is lovely. Picture has very good details and perfect lighting. Great POV and framing too.
VERY WELL DONE on this one!

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-06-15 6:52]

Hi Chris,
Good composition and details, but I particularly like the expression you caught in his eyes: noble, severe and a bit snob...
Well done and TFS

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-06-24 0:04]

Hi Chris,
Great Kite portrait with nice details.
I like your pov,dof,composition,blurred bg,colors,pose,note and framing.TFS
Chris of Chicago

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