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Soaring High

Soaring High
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Copyright: Sion Roberts (irishprophet25) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 21 N: 280] (1118)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird of Prey photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-18 11:56
Viewed: 3896
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another photo of a red kite (milvus milvus) at Gigrin farm, this time circling high above waiting for an opportunity to sweep down and grab some meat. Its quite difficult to get these in flight shots because there are about 100 birds flying all around and it is very hard to follow one of them until its the right time to capture it.
Hope you enjoy

horias, siggi, Argus, CeltickRanger, loot, Miss_Piggy, eng55, Mello has marked this note useful
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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-18 12:01]

Hi Sion
Wonderful capture of this great Red kite!
Details and colors are beautiful.
Congratulation for this lovely shot!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-18 12:05]

Hello Sion.
Very good shot. Good POV. Nice light. Good composition and depth of colour. Crisp, clear and sharp. Well done. Thanks
Best regards Siggi

Hi Sion,
This is a really lovely photo. I have been trying to take more shots of birds in flight, but without much success. I would have been really proud of this one - the head is so sharp.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-18 12:19]

Hello Sion,
A very nice in-flight of the Red Kite, a species that one was priviledged to see in the UK when I lived there and when they could only be seen in Wales.
This was taken from a fine POV in excellent lighting and with fine sharpness in a pleasing composition.
Well done and thanks,

Hi Sion,
The colors on this raptor are amazing and well photographed. The PP work has created a slight halo around the raptor almost as if it were producing an electric glow, pretty cool.
Paul :)

hello Sion

excellent in-flight shot of the Red Kite, fine POV, you shooted
the photo at the best moment with the Kite's that flight pose,
with superb focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2010-02-18 18:51]

Hi Sion

It is good to see how your photography has improved over the relative short time you've
been active on TrekNature. With many people who join the site it just seems like there's
never any real development taking place, but fortunately there are also many who shows
noticeable improvement and I am happy to include you in this latter group. Great stuff.

Doing in-flight shots of birds are really a daunting challenge and you have succeeded with
a good image here. Pity that the cloudy sky didn't play along with you, because it is always
so much better to have a nice clear blue sky for this kind of photography. Not that it is your
fault though. Anyway, at least the bird is well captured and pleasing on the eyes. Good and
sharp details are visible with nice natural colour rendition and great exposure control. Keep
it up MF.

Well done and TFS.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-19 1:44]

Hi Sion,
Very beautiful in flight shot.I liked warm lighting,
clear details and timing a lot.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

Hallo Sion
How beautiful is the plumage of this bird. You have managed to capture this frozen moment of action in the air with great detail. A very pleasant view that shows the incredible wingspan of this striking bird. This is a great picture with superb colors and composition. The dark colour of the of the sky displays beautifully behind the bird. Thanks for sharing. Best regards

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-19 3:25]

Hello Sion
Excellent capture of this very rare visitor in my country
Thanks for sharing this beauty

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-19 5:19]

Hi Sion,the position of the wings is simply fantastic,and what a impressive sharpness and beautifuls colors too! A vey professional work,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Roberts.
Great capture of this terrible bird.
Very good photo.Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

Hello Sion,
Excellent work, exploiting well the 500mm focal length and luminosity (1/1000s shutter speed is very good for this photo). The bird works very well with this pose that seems suspended in air. Excellent POV. A technically well-managed photo.
TFS, regards,

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-02-19 10:14]

Hello dear Sion,
You got this bird in a nice pose by your good POV.
Great job guy.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Sion

Fine shot of the red kite in flight. Good composition with teh tail spread, good sharpness.


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