Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Aug 21, 2008, 3:28 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
snooked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,411
Default

Not the greatest photos, but todaywas overcast after Faye went by. First time I have caught this Brand.

Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Ed
Attached Images
 
snooked is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Aug 21, 2008, 3:29 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
snooked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,411
Default

Swallowtail Kite 2
Attached Images
 
snooked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 21, 2008, 3:30 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
snooked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,411
Default

Swallowtail Kite 3
Attached Images
 
snooked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 21, 2008, 3:52 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Lyrics51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northwest Ohio
Posts: 1,954
Default

Ed, Nothing wrong with those shots! Pretty clear and the second one where he's looking right at you is really nice. Could use a bit of contrast which would give it a little more snap.

Glenn
Lyrics51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 21, 2008, 5:09 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
penolta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: California USA
Posts: 5,206
Default

This bring back memories. The flight of these birds is one of the most beautiful sights in nature. They are aptly named - you can see the breeze rippling through their wings as they float kite-like on the wind. Brings tears to your eyes. These may be my favorite birds - I haven't seen one in years, but my memory of them is as clear as yesterday. Not quite so graceful when one has a snake dangling from its claws, but still . . . .

Thanks for posting these. 8)
penolta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 21, 2008, 5:47 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Goldwinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Winter Haven, Florida
Posts: 6,515
Default

Great shots Ed.
#2 is hilarious, like he did a double take and can't believe what he sees! .

Good thing there is nothing up there for him to crash into.
Goldwinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 21, 2008, 5:56 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
a200user's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Western New York
Posts: 942
Default

Nice shots Ed. Glad you survived Faye and are out shooting.

Jim
a200user is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 21, 2008, 8:09 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Driver3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 481
Default

Good stuff, Ed. I never see them when I'm out shooting. Sometimes one will come right over the house and by the time I grab the camera he's ong gone!

Dennis
Driver3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 22, 2008, 12:26 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Gumnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 1,259
Default

ooooooooooooo
thats a stunning bird

and excellent photos
2 is a beauty

we have black shoulder kites, no swallow tail and slightly different markings
although they hang around near where i live i have never gotton a decent photo

what lens did you use
Gumnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 22, 2008, 7:34 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
snooked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,411
Default

Gumnut wrote:
Quote:
ooooooooooooo
thats a stunning bird

and excellent photos
2 is a beauty

we have black shoulder kites, no swallow tail and slightly different markings
although they hang around near where i live i have never gotton a decent photo

what lens did you use
K20D, DA* 300mm F4

Ed
snooked is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:51 AM.