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ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.
Local red kite yesterday
This is one of the red kites I'm attempting to photograph for the RSPB and the Northern Kites project. I'm getting better at catching them, but am still not happy with the photos.

Maybe tomorrow...
Open farmland near stand of trees
Rowlands Gill, Tyne & Wear, UK
Date taken
22nd October 2008
Scientific name
milvus milvus
Equipment used
Nikon D3 with Nikon 600mm f4 VR lens and 1.7x converter (effective 1020mm), Gitzo 2227 tripod with Wimberley head 2, ISO 400, 1/400sec @ f4
Thanks both of you. Even though they're relatively slow birds and they soar a lot, kites are tricky to get good shots of. I think it's mainly because they're usually so high up, so you have to try and position yourself with a big unwieldy lens where you think they're going to fly past at their lowest. I've found one place that I'm going back to every 2 or 3 days and will get the little blighters properly yet. I hope

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