Red Kite  by rosiekind

Red Kite

Yesterday I saw a pair of red kites soaring above when I was in the car and although I had my camera with me, Steve was reluctant to stop. Anyway, I hoped that they might soar over Wood Lane and I was lucky today as I saw what I thought was 2 of them but they were a long way away and although I took some shots of them, they weren't particularly good. As I was walking back, I suddenly noticed this one soaring above me so I nearly fell over trying to point Big Bertha straight up towards the heavens LOL. This one doesn't really do justice to the lovely blue sky we have had as I had to tweak the contrast when I got home and it's washed the sky out a bit. That is the trouble with wildlife photography on manual settings as one minute I am pointing my camera at something in the darkness of the trees and the next minute I'm shooting straight into a sunlit sky. Never mind I was just pleased to get some shots without the trees getting in the way!

I'm off to Camera Club tonight so will need to catch up later as it's early dinner but thank you for all your kind comments and Favs - it is always much appreciated.
Brilliant capture. I have yet to see one.
April 7th, 2015  
Fabulous shot Rosie...
April 7th, 2015  
Nice capture, I've never seen one :-)
April 7th, 2015  
Great shot.
April 7th, 2015  
Wonderful capture, I've never seen one up close
April 7th, 2015  
Wonderful in flight capture. Fav!! 😃
April 7th, 2015  
Beautiful capture Rosie!! Nice light showing up his markings. Fav!
April 7th, 2015  
Lovely BIF shot.
April 7th, 2015  
Fav !! a beautiful detailed shot of his plumage ,his wing span and how graceful he soars in the sky !
April 7th, 2015  
Great wingspan.
April 7th, 2015  
WOOOW
April 7th, 2015  
Nice Capture got the lighting just right, well done
April 7th, 2015  
Wow, great shot Rosie even if you weren't set up for it. I have buzzards flying overhead most days and just can't get a decent shot!
April 7th, 2015  
Brilliant Rosie. :) Fav
April 7th, 2015  
Great shot i know what you mean about taking wildlife shot, light look good to me and got good detail of the kite
April 7th, 2015  
Beautiful plumage,lighting and detail Rosie. fav :)
April 7th, 2015  
Great flight capture :)
April 7th, 2015  
wonderful action shot! :)
April 8th, 2015  
You did well!
April 8th, 2015  
LOL, I know that feeling all too well. Nicely done, tho!!
April 8th, 2015  
Wow, great shot.
April 8th, 2015  
Fabulous. Soaring is such a great word isn't it
April 8th, 2015  
Fantastic wing span :) FAV
April 8th, 2015  
Well done!!
April 8th, 2015  
A lovely clear shot. I struggle with shots of stationary birds, let alone flying ones.
April 8th, 2015  
well done, nice shot
April 8th, 2015  
Beautiful markings. Lovely shot.
April 8th, 2015  
Great capture of this majestic bird. FAV.
April 8th, 2015  
Captured him beautifully.
April 9th, 2015  
Love the expansive wings. Shooting up like that I always feel as if I'm screwing myself into the ground. LOL
April 9th, 2015  
Great capture
April 9th, 2015  
Wonderful shot! Great exposure under difficult conditions.
April 10th, 2015  
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