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Perched Raptor

White Tailed Kite perched at the top of a tree

11 total reviews 
Comment from Sange


A raptor I have only seen once up in Jupiter, but could not capture him due to distance.
Here you get one perched with eyes locked on you!!
You have come a looooong way in your bird Photography Donna!
So pleasing to see white balance controlled so well in the bright sun along with sharp focus.
Fine work Miss D!!
:)

 Comment Written 29-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 30-Dec-2018
    Thank you Sandra. I will always be grateful for your Kelvin scale and all other lessons. :)
reply by Sange on 30-Dec-2018
    =)
Comment from Envision


This is breathtaking!! What a fortunate find and to have him pose for 10 minutes - I could be so jealous, if that was in my nature, lol! Your exposure is spot on and the excellent clarity and fine detail that you captured of every feather and feature is awesome. I have never seen one of these guys in person so that is an extra treat :)

 Comment Written 19-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 20-Dec-2018
    Thank you so much, Gracie. I am humbled by your lovely review and generous rating. :)
Comment from jgrace


The raptor is gorgeous. Love the eyes and the softness of his feathers. He has an intense look. Wonderfully perched for the shot. Blue background really makes his lovely details really show up. Lighting excellent as is the focus.

 Comment Written 13-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 13-Dec-2018
    Thank you.
Comment from Susan F. M. T.


Donna,
A beautiful picture of this White Tail Raptor perched on a tree top against the clear blue sky the wind ruffling it's feathers. It's amber eyes watching you closely from it's purse. Beautiful composition framing and lighting taken with superb camera techniques and sharp focus.
Susan

 Comment Written 12-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 13-Dec-2018
    Thanks Susan.
Comment from seshadri_sreenivasan


This is a wonderful shot of the bird!. You have framed it well. The light and shadows, colours and the composition have worked out well. Good effort!

 Comment Written 12-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 13-Dec-2018
    Thanks so much.
Comment from nikman


A very beautiful nature photo presented here! Your very fine central composition captures an interesting moment. Wonder how your Kite manages to stand on the very top of that narrow branch? Exposure and sharpness are excellent. Great photo, well done!

 Comment Written 12-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 13-Dec-2018
    Thanks so much. I was wondering the same thing. He was at the very top of the tree and he stayed on that one branch a good amount of time. Excellent balance. :). Thanks again.
Comment from Daphne Oberon


I'd have given this another 6 if I weren't out! This "perched on nothing" beautifully photographed gorgeous bird looks like a cross between an owl, hawk and a pigeon! What eyes! The eyes are what remind me of an owl. Happy holidays and thanks for sharing! Daphne Oberon

 Comment Written 11-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 12-Dec-2018
    Thanks so much, Daphne. The eyes of the Kite really are amazing. Such a beautiful bird. Thanks again.
Comment from Lucas Sizov


Donna, this is a fantastic photo! Fabulous feathers. Composition is perfect! The light and shadows are excellent and point of view couldnt be better. The eyes are browsing red with the shadows are terrific!!! I'm glad you had time to capture this Kite! Amazing job!!!

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 Comment Written 11-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 12-Dec-2018
    Thanks so much Lucas.
Comment from Mary Christman


This is really an awesome photo! I'm trying to work on taking bird photo! You have inspired me!
Great details! His eyes look so awesome with a beautiful golden color!
Thanks for sharing!

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 Comment Written 11-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 12-Dec-2018
    Thanks so much Mary. His eyes really are amazing. :)
Comment from Shadow catcher


What a beautiful monochromatic raptor,I love those gorgeous orangish eyes and their wonderful catch light! It's feathers are slightly ruffled as it poses nicely for you on that branch with that wonderful blue sky behind it.Your focus is excellent,love the diagonal pose.Wonderful shot,a joy to view! :) LeeAnn

 Comment Written 11-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 12-Dec-2018
    Thank you so much LeeAnn! His eyes really are amazing. I greatly appreciate the review and the gener rating. :)