- poppygan59 (2516)
- [2006-03-20 14:20]
Nice shot Sean. I like it a lot. This raptor looks like a Red Shouldered Hawk. I could be wrong. I don't know weather they are in your part of the world of not. It is indeed a bird of prey.
Welcome! Your bird is a Black Kite Milvus migrans - 100% certainty. They are sociable and sometimes hundreds of birds roost together. As you say, they are scavengers and often feed in large numbers on rubbish dumps. The image is very slightly soft/grainy as a result of the crop, but it's a nice flight shot.
- fototab (2177)
- [2006-03-20 15:22]
Absolutely great action shot. I love how the bird is curving into the picture and the view that he has coming out.
- maratony (80)
- [2006-03-20 17:01]
- jchemas (3396)
- [2006-03-20 17:04]
You got a very good action picture here Sean.
Difficult subject to photograph.
Good colors and composition.
Welcome to TN, this is a great site and you will like it here.
TFS!!!!(thank you for sharing)
- ALIRIZA (781)
- [2006-03-20 17:11]
Welcome to Treknature,
Marvelous moving capture.I know how is difficult to catch this shot.I liked POV, colors, details, sharpness and framing a lot. Congratulations...
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2006-03-21 10:07]
a nice in-flight shot you start with.
It's a bit soft but this kind of shoots are not easy.
You captured the action well. Good POV and compostion.
Welcome to TN.
- PDP (11769)
- [2006-03-21 13:26]
Hi Sean, nice shot. Not easy to get birds in flight. It's a good capture, perhaps a little soft in focus but top marks for getting it in flight. Well done.
- elefantino (14406)
- [2006-03-27 1:27]
Great moment captured. Well done.
- twosixbw (205)
- [2006-04-04 6:45]
Nice flight shot - especially considering the distance not bad at all!!
I agree with 'Merlin' this is a Black Kite and from your description they could've been in migration. I know that they arrive in Southern Africa for our summer Sept - March so the time the photo was taken could tie in with that.
The Black Kite and Yellow-billed Kite's are very similar though yellow-billed Kite's as their name suggests have a fully yellow beak whereas Black Kites as shown here have a black tip.
- fragman (43236)
- [2010-04-29 14:17]
nice cature, TFS Ori