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Eye in the Sky

Here's another bird of prey - a kite, I believe - obliging by flying close overhead. This was just short of full zoom on only a 24-105mm zoom lens, so you can see how close he must have been.

He certainly seems intent on something, but maybe that's just his normal face.

Eye in the Sky

Here's another bird of prey - a kite, I believe - obliging by flying close overhead. This was just short of full zoom on only a 24-105mm zoom lens, so you can see how close he must have been.

He certainly seems intent on something, but maybe that's just his normal face.

comments (17)

  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 23 Apr 2007, 00:18
WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW WOW.

My 1st "I LIKEY" in a long while wheezing it's way over to you Sir Hunter, I duff my virtual hat to you for such a superbly crisp and clear shot of this bird PERFECT

Suby
chunter: Excellent! Job done - Suby likeys. I thought I'd never do it.
  • HomerJ
  • 23 Apr 2007, 01:12
All I can say is "WOW!!!". I'm a big fan of wildlife photography in general. I'm particulary fond of birds of prey. Mr. Hunter, you hit the proverbial nail on the proverbial head in terms of my taste in photography.

Nice work!!!
chunter: Thanks HomerJ, so glad you like it.
Wonderful capture!
chunter: Thanks Dave.
  • Steve
  • Deepest Surrey
  • 23 Apr 2007, 07:35
Brilliant Photoshop job Colin - clone out the feet and fence post, then drop in a sky behind the bird. smile

Seriously, I reckon this is one of your best shots. It's awesome and I'm very envious!
chunter: Thanks Steve. Another from the Andover Hawk Conservancy sequence. He was moving so fast that I captured him just before flying out of frame, so I cloned some more sky for him to move into and cropped the vast area behind him.
  • Sinem
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 23 Apr 2007, 10:17
Wow, how on earth - or in the sky i should say rather - did you capture that? Amazing!
chunter: Thanks Sinem (or are you Suby today - I can't keep up!) Panning is the trick, and even then, I nearly missed it. It also helps that I was at the Hawk Conservancy from where these and other birds of prey fly. You still get a crick in the neck trying to follow them at speed though!
wow chunter, incredible shot...
chunter: Thanks sguardiamo. Good of you to visit.
Excellent! Wow I love it!
chunter: So pleased you like it. Thanks for coming by.
Great capture...wow
chunter: Thanks debola.
  • Kedar
  • India
  • 23 Apr 2007, 12:45
Amazing photo!! The kite is so sharp. You surely have a very good lens!
chunter: Thank you Kedar. The lens is Canon's 24-105mm L f/4 IS USM. It is very capable.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 23 Apr 2007, 12:56
Ditto to what everyone has already said, Colin. This is fabulous. It's going to my Likeys as well!
chunter: So glad you likey Ginnie. Thank you for saying so. I aim to please.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Apr 2007, 13:45
Excellent picture Colin. In a sense you were a bit lucky that the kite obliged with a low flight, but all the rest you had to do yourself.
chunter: Very lucky indeed, Louis. It was a bit hit and miss, no doubt about it.
Good shot, Colin. I like!
chunter: Thank you for your visit again José-Angel.
A great shot
chunter: I think Louis was closer to the mark Layeni - there was a lot of luck involved, but thank you for your comment.
superb details, lovely still capture...
chunter: Courtesy of Canon L glass I think. Thanks for your visit and comment.
  • Ellie
  • 23 Apr 2007, 23:30
I'm glad I've arrived here late enough to read some of your replies wink

This is awesome!
chunter: Thanks Ellie. A little skill and a lot of luck involved here though. He could have smartened up his feathers a bit for the photo too!
great timing.
chunter: Yes, it was a clever bird to pass by just as I fired the shutter. Thanks Chantal.
A great one really, this bird seems to be frozen in space !
chunter: Yes, I panned on the bird until it was almost directly overhead. I was lucky to get this as it was moving quite fast.

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