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Red Kite



a magnificent specimen of Red Kite flying right towards the camera

a magnificent specimen of Red Kite flying right towards the camera
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DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 May 11, 2015
Amazing shot.
gunners42
 
gunners42 June 07, 2015
excellent Capture!
antoniodestefano
antoniodestefano June 08, 2015
thank you :)))
susanhuckins
 
susanhuckins June 07, 2015
Stunning image. Well done.
antoniodestefano
antoniodestefano June 08, 2015
thank you Susan :) cheers from Italy :)))
Roblindholm
 
Roblindholm August 04, 2015
This is sick, AWESOME
faleshiapyles
 
faleshiapyles September 02, 2015
Wow he looks like he is targeted on you!
davidsloan
 
davidsloan January 11, 2016
This is one of the best bird shots I've ever seen.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took it in the surroundings of San Martino d'Agri, a little town in the wild of Southern Italy.
Time
It was around noon. It's the best time to take shoots at the Kites because they are very active in hunting their preys in the middle of the day.
Lighting
I was lucky because this Kite, during one of his passages near the ground, decided to take a narrow bend and fly direct towards me.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D7000 + 300 f/4 + TC 1,7x. I took it freehand.
Inspiration
I really love nature photography and in particular I like shots in which animals are watching directly in the camera.
Editing
I rotated counterclockwise a little bit and then I cropped a 10-15% in order to perfectly center the subject. I obviously set brightness-contrast-saturation and so on.
In my camera bag
I only have the Nikon D7000 as body and then I have with me the Sigma 10-20 mm., the Nikon 18-105 mm., the Tokina 100 mm. macro and the Nikon 300 f/4.
Feedback
You will need a lot of patience with animals, especially with Kites: they are very evasive and mistrustful ones.

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