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Black-winged Kite

Black-winged Kite
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Copyright: Jose Conceicao (jconceicao) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 842] (3174)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400 D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-15 14:34
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Points: 10
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Black-winged Kite

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) is a small diurnal bird of prey in the family Accipitridae best known for its habit of hovering over open grasslands in the manner of the much-smaller kestrels. This Eurasian and African species was sometimes combined with the Australian Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) and the White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) of North and South America which together form a superspecies. This kite is distinctive, with long-wings, white, grey and black plumage and owl like forward-facing eyes with red irides. Although mainly seen on the plains, they are sometimes seen on grassy slopes of hills in the higher elevation regions of Asia. They are not migratory, but make short-distance movements in response to weather.

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Ola José
Excellente trabalho, boa definição e cor
Obrigado por partilhar
Um abraço

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-03-15 17:30]

Hello Jose,
A great shot of this beautiful Kite as he seems to be frozen in space with talons in the ready position. Excellent detail and wonderful natural colors.

Hello Jose,
Excellent photo of this beautiful Bird, Black-winged Kite in action, great sharpness and beautiful colors, TFS!

Olá José Conceição
Bom vê-lo por aqui.
Esta sua foto é muito bonita.A composição,as cores e o contraste,excelente.
Obrigado pela partilha e pela nota.
Um abraço

Bonjour Jose,
Le cadrage me semble un peu trop large pour apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs mais le sujet est tout de même relativement bien valorisé, dans une très belle attitude saisie à l'instant décisif, grâce à sa formidable opposition sur l'arrière plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-08-23 9:46]

Precioso el momento y posición del ave y preciosa la foto. Enhorabuena y un saludo.

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