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Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

I'm not sure why they call them a black kite, since they're brown, but oh well. :shrug:


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:iconwoxys:
This is one of those photos, which really take your breath away! The quality is stunning, as I can see every single feather in the wings of majestic bird of prey. The composition is unusual and it makes me wonder, how did you take this! :D I am not sure if you had the same idea when you posted the photo, but to me, it represents the connection between animal and human world - the one, which is natural and wild and the one, which is modern and technical. The city as a background for the animal is very unusual and interesting: both of them, city and a bird, play important role. Great photo!
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Melusine-Designs Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Been busy looking at bird pics after watching Eragon again and I just happened to some across your image. This is really quite lovely both the focus and the lighting is spot on. There isn't any drop off in focus on the kite. Its something that you sometimes get when you try to photograph something moving fast.
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Manu34 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Photographer
This snapshot is so amazing! Keep it up!
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:iconstrixcz:
StrixCZ Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
200 mm? It must have been pretty close - or is that a crop? Anyway, it's a wonderful capture :clap: :+fav:
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner May 17, 2013   Photographer
It's a crop, but still really close. Thanks. :)
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:iconozkyks:
Ozkyks Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! Featured: [link]
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:iconfractaldragon:
Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh WOW! Just how did you get that shot??? This is exquisite, such gorgeous detail!
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Photographer
Thanks! It was all about good timing and a lot of luck, plus the right equipment. :D
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
well done indeed
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Daxserv Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
we have a Red Kite, guess what its the same colour
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:icondugbud62:
dugbud62 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your probably a good skeet shot.
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Photographer
I've never tried skeet, but it sounds like fun. :D
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dugbud62 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's all about matching speed and height, with a smooth follow through...
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bluesgrass Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing photo!! Perfect composition!!!
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Photographer
Thanks! :)
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:iconquaddie:
quaddie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Stunning shot..
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Photographer
Thanks! :D
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:iconquaddie:
quaddie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
My pleasure indeed.
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Epsilow Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a splendid photo. The background and the animal make quite a balance in this picture, good job!
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconbrijome:
brijome Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
wonderful shot and great work!
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconbrijome:
brijome Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Welcome!
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lolalol7 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! it's really beautiful photo!
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Photographer
Thank you!
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Everch Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May I use this as reference for a drawing?
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Photographer
Yes, as long as you give me credit when you post your drawing and send me a note with a link to your drawing when you post it. :)
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Wodewose Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Not sure why they call them kites, either - they have no strings attached... ;-)
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Photographer
:giggle:
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Spectacular capture! :)
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Photographer
Thank you. :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my goodness the clarity and sharpness is stunning!! Nice job!!
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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YouMakesMeBeautiful Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Photographer
Ok., this is the most extraordinary pic that I ever seen ! - it looks so real. :clap:
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012   Photographer
It is real! lol! Thanks! :D
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draweverywhere Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice!
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Photographer
Thanks so much! I was pretty stoked to catch him in action...they are soooo fast!!
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SereneReflections Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Terrific capture
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Photographer
Thank you. :D
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little-lynx Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
How you have managed this shot? It's amazing!
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   Photographer
Thanks! :)
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veinne Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing quality :D
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   Photographer
Thanks! :D
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wama2remix Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Very beautiful
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner May 30, 2012   Photographer
Thank you. :)
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YugamiLight Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful capture, I wish I'm going to make a shot like that in my life =)
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012   Photographer
Good luck! :w00t:
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Evey-Eyes Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello. I'm allowed to feature some of your works in my journal [link] . I hope you don't mind.

Good continuation.
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franciscoico2 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
great shot!
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012   Photographer
Thank you. :)
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Apr 6, 2011, 6:02:20 PM
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