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« on: October 30, 2008, 10:48:40 pm »

Red Kites at the Gigrin Farm Feeding Station.  http://www.aghphotography.co.uk/news8136.html














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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008, 11:22:35 pm »

Great images John! Look at the eye on that boy/girl, sure would'nt like to be a vole in the sights Sad
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2008, 11:37:43 pm »

Those are fantastic John!!. It must take a great deal of skill, patience, and experience, to get images of an unpredictable moving subject like that. Beautiful captures of a beautiful raptor. I also enjoyed the images and report on the link. That's a very refreshing and pleasing website to view. Keep us posted on any other wildlife photography you do.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2008, 11:53:16 pm »

Awesome shots John, that's excellent work keeping them sharp while moving.

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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2008, 12:04:49 am »

Excellent set of shots, especially tracking them like that
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2008, 12:10:19 am »

Great shots john of a beautiful bird i love to see these flying in the country side.

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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2008, 12:03:39 pm »

Many thanks. They are fantastic to watch. I believe they are better to look at around this time of the year when the 'battles of mating' have healed, many had pieces of wing missing.

John. Ref. the vole. I learned something very interesting recently. Voles and the like don't stop and have a pee and then move on. They dribble a trail, constantly, and the eye of the raptors see the ultra-violet  tell tale  trail and that's how they home in on the unsuspecting creature.  Basically, their pee 'glows'  Nature really  is amazing.
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2008, 02:35:44 pm »

JohnC - you're a mine of information. I've been watching nature one type or another for donkeys and I never knew that, fascintaing. As you say, nature really is amazing, thanks for sharing that!
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