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Jim

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Trying to capture some images of kites feeding today. It is so difficult, they move so fast, change direction in an instant, I must have fired the shutter 500 times and with less than a dozen pictures with a full bird in them, and most of those out of focus. Luckily I see them every day so I can practice.

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MikeD

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Great photo's Jim. They were re-introduced into the south east just around 20 miles from where I live so we also see lots of them.

Beautiful birds and well worth the time it takes to capture such lovely pictures.(y)
 

Janine

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Amazing photos!

We saw one on the way home from Ludlow the other day - first time we'd seen one so close to home!

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Jim

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Nice pictures, I'd have loved that light today, it was really murky.
 
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When we went to harewood house a few years ago I tried to get some pics of the red kites about 200 shots and not one with a clear pic of a bird
Got some good ones of Eric Clapton
It was a great night laid on grass listening to music and watching them just lazely soar overhead

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icantremember

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Great pictures Jim of some beautiful birds.(y)

I haven't seen one from our garden yet but have seen a few within 2-3 miles so shouldn't be long before I get them on the feeders!

If you want some real close ups Jim,just put a couple of day old chicks on your head and wait for them to arrive.:rolleyes:
 
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Hi, If you want to see red kites buzzards etc.
Gigrin farm http://www.gigrin.co.uk/
Well worth a visit they feed what seem s about 40 / 50 from the back of there tractor each afternoon, campsite on the farm so you can watch from your pitch or go to the hides to see a feeding frenzy. CCC do a temporary holiday site there as well.

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Don't know why jim doesn't get some plugs in for his motorhome site, you can see the kites there no problem for a fiver a night , excelent (y)
 

Janine

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Hi, If you want to see red kites buzzards etc.
Gigrin farm http://www.gigrin.co.uk/
Well worth a visit they feed what seem s about 40 / 50 from the back of there tractor each afternoon, campsite on the farm so you can watch from your pitch or go to the hides to see a feeding frenzy. CCC do a temporary holiday site there as well.

I often wonder whether they are the same birds that they feed at the RSPB place a few miles away. They'd be too heavy to fly!
 

dreckly

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Thank you for the fabulous images of Red Kites, I'm currently in Central Bedfordshire and have a low fly past daily from one of these beautiful birds.
 

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Superb pictures! We saw them last summer at the feeding station in Galloway, can,t remember the name. Fantastic birds.

Cheers
Lesley

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eddie

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I took this yesterday over Cornish Farm

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It was taken on "Auto" exposure, "Auto shutter speed" "Autosave" and "Anti shake" Is this where I am going wrong? It just doesn't have the majesty of the other two photographers images.

Should I update my iPhone firmware?

Eddie
 

hilldweller

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Patience paid off Jim but does your camera not have multi shot ? I'm sure mine does, it will record a burst from before and after the shutter release press. Main use is motor sport.
 

Brian and Jo

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some excellent pictures there guys well done(y)
Brian & Jo

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I'm going through my old 35 mm slides at the moment and digitizing them. This picture of an immature Golden Eagle on the nest at Airie, Galloway, was taken in August 1976. They are a bit easier to photograph when they are standing still!
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The person who took me was Geoff Horne, who has probably ringed more birds of prey than anyone alive. He was the person who discovered the first Golden Eagles nesting in the Lake District. There is a photograph if him sliding down a rope to visit a nest at 3:26 into this video. He's in his 80's now but I called on him last summer and he is still hail and hearty but doesn't slide down ropes any more!

 
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Aminthule

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Some lovely pictures here of a really beautiful bird. My first sightings were in the mid-80s when they were largely confined to mid and West Wales, but their numbers seem to have soared (sorry!) over the last few years. I always see good numbers when I visit my sister in Oxfordshire and we even see them down in West Cornwall from time to time.
 

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They are a bit easier to photograph when they are standing still!
Yes indeed!
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Even a lowly pigeon
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A REAL Canary
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Robins in public places always pose readily
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Juvenile Blackbird quite rare to find
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Caravan sites are great for Ducks
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