Swallow-tailed Kite.

Posted by Karl Egressy on Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:36 pm

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My lifer bird. I haven't had a lifer for two years.

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by Carol Clarke on Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:35 pm
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Well, you got it now, Karl! This is absolutely gorgeous, the pose, detail, colours, light - Superb!! I love it.

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by paul fletcher on Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:46 pm
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I'm glad you were able to photograph this very special bird, Karl- I'm sure that many viewers are enjoying your Kite images. One of my favourite
photographs from you, and no doubt an image that you are very proud of. It's all so good, especially to me, the colours.

by Cindy Marple on Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:28 pm
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Well this is quite a species to get for the first lifer in 2 years! Beautiful light on this and the background is so pretty. Nice pose and good eye contact.

by david fletcher on Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:38 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Well, you got it now, Karl!  This is absolutely gorgeous, the pose, detail, colours, light - Superb!! I love it.


One of the best Swallow Tailed Kite images I have seen!
Make your life spectacular!

by gregc on Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:05 am
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Excellent image with the fluffed-up plumage. background works really well with the light on the bird.

by Jakejacoby on Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:10 am
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Great shot Karl. One of my favorite birds that breed here in mid-Florida. Several thousand hang around here until the first of August and then take off for South America. Congrats on the photo - excellent details and framing.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:13 am
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What a great opportunity and good-looking specimen, too.
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by Todd Bauer on Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:50 pm
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That's really gorgeous.
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by Moby Dick on Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:45 pm
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Wonderful view.  Exceptionally well composed.  Superb detail and I really like the head turn.

by ADKShooter on Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:27 pm
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Terrific image as a standalone image, without knowing the background. A real beauty. Congrats on your achievement of getting such a nice shot of your lifer. I'm sure it was a thrill.

by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:09 am
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Fantastic shot, Karl. What a beautiful bird and opportunity.
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