Red Kites

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  1. 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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    Is That GOOD(y)
     
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    dam site better than my photography with my box Browne :rofl:
     
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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)
     
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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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    When I did the same I found it best (eventually) to stay put until they come for a nosey over you.
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  7. Jim

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    Nice pictures, I'd have loved that light today, it was really murky.
     
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    Yes really nice pics for a dull day Jim (y)
     
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    Fantastic pics thanks for sharing them guys, appreciated

    Cheers Rick
     
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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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    Some excellent shots here.They are lovely birds, starting to move in just southwest of us.
    [​IMG]Kite3 by mack100, on Flickr
     
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    Brilliant photos guys, saw hundreds of red kites in India never managed to get a really good photo.
     
  13. Jim

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    This one was flying over the yard a couple of weeks ago.

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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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    Fantastic Pictures @Jim Thank you.
     
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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)
     
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    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!
     
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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.
     
  20. Finvarra

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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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