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  • Another Red Kite

    Seems that Chevvy and I were up to the same thing this weekend
    This one was from our back garden with the E-M5 and 75-300 MKII

    Regards Huw


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    Wow Huw, how good is that !
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      Originally posted by pandora View Post
      Wow Huw, how good is that !
      Thanks Mark, I must admit I was pleasantly surprised when I uploaded to my computer the few shots that I had taken this weekend.
      This was from a series of three taken machine gun fashion.
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        Yes Huw. A beautiful shot. They are so much like our kites, but yours seem to be lighter in colour. We have several different kites - how about you?

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          Ahh Huw a GREAT SHOT ! so sharp ! ... in your garden ? West Reading
          we had lunch at friends in Woodley - BBQ in their garden with Red Kites overhead, looking at my lunch

          What were your settings ? that is VERY good nay! buddy EXCELLENT with the OM-D and that lens ... maybe I shall have to go OM-D now
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            Originally posted by Floribunda View Post
            Yes Huw. A beautiful shot. They are so much like our kites, but yours seem to be lighter in colour. We have several different kites - how about you?
            In Europe there are two species.

            The one on picture is the Red Kite, Milvus milvus. Found in Northern and Western Europe, as far south at Spain. This is a near threatened species. In UK they were in principle exterminated by human and were reintroduced in the 90's with birds from Sweden, Spain and Germany.

            The other species is the Black Kite, Milvus migrans . Found in Central/Eastern/Southern Europe, Asia, Africa and also Australia. In Northern Europe / Britain the Black Kite can be seen on rare occasions, migrating birds on passage. On world wide basis the Black Kite is one of the most numerous species looking at headcount.

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              Originally posted by Tordan58 View Post
              In Europe there are two species.

              The one on picture is the Red Kite, Milvus milvus. Found in Northern and Western Europe, as far south at Spain. This is a near threatened species. In UK they were in principle exterminated by human and were reintroduced in the 90's with birds from Sweden, Spain and Germany.

              The other species is the Black Kite, Milvus migrans . Found in Central/Eastern/Southern Europe, Asia, Africa and also Australia. In Northern Europe / Britain the Black Kite can be seen on rare occasions, migrating birds on passage. On world wide basis the Black Kite is one of the most numerous species looking at headcount.
              Thank you Tord - kites are quite a common sight in our skies.
              Chevvy - you may like to have a quick look at this link.

              http://www.wildlife.org.au/magazine/.../wam_kites.pdf

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                Originally posted by Chevvyf1 View Post
                ...with Red Kites overhead, looking at my lunch
                Which reminds me of an ice fishing trip some years ago. I had caught a Perch, for a short moment I was turned away and not paying attention; a hovering Red Kite I had observed at distance dived and gracefully picked up the fish lying on the ice just a few meters from me. Usually Red Kites are wary and will stay away from you but in the mid of Nordic Winter when food is scarce they will take such risks.

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                  That's a stunning photo looks like BIF and OM-D is achievable after all.

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                    Originally posted by tomphotofx View Post
                    That's a stunning photo looks like BIF and OM-D is achievable after all.

                    Tom
                    Yes! Tom, I think your so right ! This lens was not available when the OM-D came out I am interested in the settings Huw used to capture this one and then I may have to order one
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                      Originally posted by Tordan58 View Post
                      Which reminds me of an ice fishing trip some years ago. I had caught a Perch, for a short moment I was turned away and not paying attention; a hovering Red Kite I had observed at distance dived and gracefully picked up the fish lying on the ice just a few meters from me. Usually Red Kites are wary and will stay away from you but in the mid of Nordic Winter when food is scarce they will take such risks.
                      Tord, WHAT an experience !

                      You inspire me with your experiences and knowledge of our feathered friends
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                        Originally posted by Floribunda View Post
                        Thank you Tord - kites are quite a common sight in our skies.
                        Chevvy - you may like to have a quick look at this link.

                        http://www.wildlife.org.au/magazine/.../wam_kites.pdf
                        Lyn, WoW ! I would NEVER be at home if I lived in Aus - always out capturing more and more Kites You have soo many Thank You for sharing this information
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                          Originally posted by Floribunda View Post
                          Yes Huw. A beautiful shot. They are so much like our kites, but yours seem to be lighter in colour. We have several different kites - how about you?
                          Thanks very much Lyn
                          Sorry for my rather slow response but I think Tord has comprehensively covered the Kite species in Western Europe

                          Thanks Tord

                          Originally posted by Chevvyf1 View Post
                          Ahh Huw a GREAT SHOT ! so sharp ! ... in your garden ? West Reading
                          we had lunch at friends in Woodley - BBQ in their garden with Red Kites overhead, looking at my lunch

                          What were your settings ? that is VERY good nay! buddy EXCELLENT with the OM-D and that lens ... maybe I shall have to go OM-D now
                          Thanks Chevvy, you're too kind
                          Don't change systems just yet the E-5 does this sort of thing better than the E-M5 but I don't think the little camera is quite as bad at BIF as some would have us believe.

                          My settings were IS off, manual exposure, exposure time 1/1600 s, aperture f/7.1, ISO 400.
                          I manually assist the lens finding focus and machine gun at 9 frames per second

                          Originally posted by tomphotofx View Post
                          That's a stunning photo looks like BIF and OM-D is achievable after all.

                          Tom
                          Thanks very much Tom, yes it's far from impossible with the E-M5
                          Regards Huw


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                            Superb Huw.

                            Yet more evidence that the E-M5 CAN do BIF.

                            Thanks for sharing.
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                              Originally posted by PeterBirder View Post
                              Superb Huw.

                              Yet more evidence that the E-M5 CAN do BIF.

                              Thanks for sharing.
                              Thanks Peter, much appreciated

                              Here's another example from the same combination, this one is a very close crop.
                              Regards Huw


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