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The Shouldered Kite

The Shouldered Kite
Photo Information
Copyright: kiran poonacha (kiran_poonacha) (160)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (III) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-11 6:39
Viewed: 4011
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tech spec; SS: 1/500, F 8, eposure -2/3
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Hello Kiran,
Welcome to TN. A fantastic photo of this Black-shouldered Kite to start with. The colours are very bright, the sharpness very good, nice pose and a good OOF BG. Excellent POV and composition.
How can you come so close? I miss the technical details and a note.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-04-11 8:24]

Hello Kiran
This is the best photo I ever seen with this species. All I can say is PERFECT.

hello and welcome to TN Kiran
excellent start with a completely technically photo,
(it is good for the site, the technical information and the information of the subject,if it is a shot from zoo simply it does not interest us in this site),
best regards

Hi Kiran and welcome to TN
outstanding picture with great pose, perfect sharpness (please give details on your equipment) and nice bg

great-sharp capture, TFS Ori

Hello Kiram,
Great capture!!! Excellent approach. Please for this or next photos it includes technical details. It would be good for having an idea of the bases of this excellent work.
Greetings and congratulations.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2009-04-11 23:57]

Hi Kiran
Very nice colours good composition and sharpness details.Background are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Kiran,

Welcome to TN, I have seen your exceptional work on another portal and would love to see them here too, good bold potratit of the black shouldered kite.

Hallo Kiran
What a wonderful shot. You have managed to capture this beautiful Kite in a lovely pose, displaying all the details so well. The splendour of the plumage, and the fierce look in the eye is displayed with great clarity. A beautiful perspective, with sharp details and focus. Really an amazing photograph of this bird of prey. Thanks for sharing this majestic bird with us.
Best regards

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  • BobH Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 8 N: 192] (650)
  • [2009-04-15 3:41]

Hi Kiran-

Beautiful bird and a positively stunning red eye- a great pair for my recently posted blue eyed cormorant. I wonder if there is some selective advantage to such colors. As long as the iris is opaque and can regulate the amount of incoming light, what difference does the outside color make to the birds?


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-04-15 6:50]

It is simply beautiful!

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