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Gigrin Farm - Red Kite IV by nitsch Gigrin Farm - Red Kite IV by nitsch
I can't resist just posting one more kite, sorry! This guy had just swooped down and grabbed a chunk of meat, you can see it in his right foot in the full res version, bit harder to see on the web. This is one of a nice sequence of 6 shots I got of him grabbing the meat and heading off, I'm going to try and think how to display the whole sequence within a single image...

Enjoy! :)
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:iconarourallis:
This is a very dynamic shot, excellent work!
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copperarabian Apr 14, 2009  Student Photographer
:wow: this is so cooool!
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KestrelWings Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet shot! I can never get action shots like this, great job!
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nitsch Apr 5, 2009   Photographer
Thanks! 2 quick tips which will make a big difference.

1. Practice panning - being able to smoothly follow the bird in flight is important. I used to shoot all my birds in flight handheld but I have started using a tripod. Experiment with whatever technique suits you.

2. If your camera has a continuous focusing mode (most cameras do but it has numerous different names between manufacturers) then enable it for these shots.

Have fun!
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KestrelWings Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay, thanks for the tips! I think part of my problem is that I just need to get a better camera, though. I'll see how this works! :)
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imnotu Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow!! great shot! wonderful
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Rheis Apr 1, 2009   Photographer
wonderful!!! *__*
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:iconthedoc4:
very nice=p i look forward to seeing the 6shot composition.:wave:
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nitsch Apr 1, 2009   Photographer
Thanks David. I'm still trying to work out how to make it look good!
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:iconthedoc4:
well im sure you will come up with a way of pulling it off.:wave: i hope you do, i want to see them!!!!!!!!:thumbsup:
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