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Red Kite flypast

With a clear sky forecast for the morning, we headed to the edge of the Chilterns yesterday hoping to be joined by a few red kite. It was bitterly cold with a very strong wind but we were rewarded with a few putting in an appearance -





Both taken with the OM-D E-M1 M11, 40-150mm with 1.4 converter.

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Re: Red Kite flypast

Gee Anne, what fabulous detail, I'm eating my heart out over your OM-D E-M1 M11 ... green with envy
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Re: Red Kite flypast

Spot on shooting Ann1e, very nice.
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Re: Red Kite flypast

Top shots as ever, Ann1e.
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Gee Anne, what fabulous detail, I'm eating my heart out over your OM-D E-M1 M11 ... green with envy
Thanks Mark - it was quite an effort as these birds move at an amazing pace in strong winds and it meant leaning backwards as they flew (fairly high) overhead. Still nursing sore back from the effort - oh, to be 30 years younger and more supple!

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@ Ann1e: Still nursing sore back from the effort - oh, to be 30 years younger and more supple!

At eighty two I know the feeling Anne. In October I will visit Ireland with my daughter, a sort of "last hurrah", keeping my fingers crossed that I'll still be up to it.
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Hey Mark any chance you will be stopping off in England on the way over?
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Re: Red Kite flypast

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Thanks Mark - it was quite an effort as these birds move at an amazing pace in strong winds and it meant leaning backwards as they flew (fairly high) overhead. Still nursing sore back from the effort - oh, to be 30 years younger and more supple!

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Instead of leaning backwards, why didn't you use the articulated screen?
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Instead of leaning backwards, why didn't you use the articulated screen?
Roy - a fair comment and the articulated screen is a superb aid in many instances but for me, personally, to stand any chance of getting a well focused shot when the birds are flitting, at high altitude, across the screen at the rate they do in strong winds, I need to use the viewfinder to have any chance of following them!

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Re: Red Kite flypast

Fair enough - I also find it a bit difficult to lean very far backwards!
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