Red kite

Photo of the Week 

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Snapped today at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, just off the A303 near Andover, Hants. Taken with K-5 IIs and DA300
16/08/2015 - 19:39simonarron
CategoryPets / Captive animals
Shutter Speed1/5000
Aperturef/4
LensN/A
ISO400
Focal Length300mm
Views/Likes122/8

GIULIO57

Link Posted 16/08/2015 - 20:34
Aggressive eyes...nice capture
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davidstorm

Link Posted 16/08/2015 - 20:48
Snapped beautifully Simon, I particularly like the wide aperture and dark background.

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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 17/08/2015 - 06:08
A super shot, Simon. So sharp and detailed.
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davidtrout

Link Posted 17/08/2015 - 08:19
A top class photo Simon, congrats on it getting the Photo Of The Week award.
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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 17/08/2015 - 10:27
A great image Simon...well worthy of POTW...congratulations

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Link Posted 17/08/2015 - 17:35
Wonderful image, congrats on the POTW award
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 17/08/2015 - 22:56
Quite magnificent !
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Horst

Link Posted 18/08/2015 - 04:28
Great shot. but hard for me to really appreciate it. It reminds me of my late mother in law.

Regards, Horst

simonarron

Link Posted 18/08/2015 - 07:30
Thanks, all, for the positive feedback - and also to whoever selected it as PotW. That was an unexpected surprise when I awoke yesterday morning. I should also thank the kite for unwittingly putting its head in the right place...

It's obviously a lot easier capturing raptors at a bespoke reserve (although red kites are common enough above motorway bridges on certain parts of the M40), but this one obligingly stuck its head into a pool of sunshine as I was passing. I was already shooting wide open, as the available light was a bit patchy, so I flicked to spot metering to make sure the eye and bill area were accurately exposed... and that conveniently underexposed any background clutter to the point of invisibility. I didn't do much PP: a quick crop in PS Elements 12, and 'auto colour correct' gave the head a little more pep, but that was it.

This weekend? Back to racing cars...

cbrog

Link Posted 18/08/2015 - 19:23
Superb!




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andymat

Link Posted 20/08/2015 - 08:53
Fabulous.
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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 21/08/2015 - 08:04
Top class...

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pauljay

Link Posted 25/08/2015 - 07:36
Nicely dramatic!
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