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June 7, 2010
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Make
SONY
Model
DSLR-A700
Shutter Speed
1/500 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
500 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jun 6, 2010, 3:19:31 PM
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Red Kite by duncan-blues Red Kite by duncan-blues
A Red Kite (Milvus milvus) circling over a freshly mowed meadow, looking for prey.

This is by far the closest I've come to a wild Red Kite to date.
This bird is quite rare but we have a stable population in my birthtown in northern Germany. I encountered this beautiful bird of prey and two others (probably it's mate and last year's offspring) during a hiking trip with a former classmate last weekend.
Unfortunately the light conditions were challenging but in this picture, the beautiful plumage can still be seen rather well.

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Picture taken with a Sony Alpha 700 and a Minolta AF 500/8 Reflex lens. Please note: This is no stock image! Do not copy, alter or redistribute without prior permission!
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Jhessill Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Pretty bird. That's pretty darn close too. : )
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ziezula Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Great catch!
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