Couple of Kites.

Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by Glen Roberts, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Glen Roberts

    Glen Roberts Well-Known Member

    Red Kites.



  2. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Excellent shots Glen. In that first one he's looking right at you!
  3. Bryan Hunt

    Bryan Hunt Member

    Excelent flight shots Glen great feather detail
  4. Darren Turner

    Darren Turner XProPhotographer

    Wow the detail is awesome, you did a great job here, brilliant set Glen........Thanks for sharing.........
  5. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Glen - assume these are all 400 f5.6L shots?

    I had heard it was highly favored for birds in flight, and I can see why

    I like the composition of #2, angled across the frame with space to fly into - very nice
  6. Glen Roberts

    Glen Roberts Well-Known Member

    That's right Chris they were taken with the Canon 400 f5.6 L.
    When I was first thinking of upgrading from my old Fuji 5600 zoom it was the reviews of this lens that made me choose Canon over the Nikon, Sony and Pentax cameras.
  7. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Amazing performance, and then you see how relatively light and hand-holdable it is.

    It's been in the Canon L series for a long time - one of the oldest teles in fact - must sell very well (for obvious reasons)

    Where about's did you go to find the kites?
  8. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Canon user

    Excellent photos Glen.

    There are some Red kites near us in East Yorkshire as they where released here a few years ago and they nest in some woods nearby (it's a bit of a secret exactly where :) - I wont tell anyone :D )

    I have seen them hunting over the fields a few times, always a great sight.

    link to the yorkshire red kites information website:
  9. Glen Roberts

    Glen Roberts Well-Known Member

    I think it's about time they produced and IS version of this lens because my handholding technique is a bit dodgy at times:eek:.

    There is place about 25 miles away were there has been a reintroduction of Red Kites but getting shots of them are hit and miss but these shots were taken in Scotland. There is a Red Kite feeding station where there are over 50 Red Kites flying just above you and coming down for food.
    A bit like shooting fish in a barrel really;).

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