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    Default Escargot for dinner!

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    Female Snail Kite with Apple Snail.These birds are sooooo tough to shoot. Hard to get the red eye lit up and find a kite that is not banded.
    Canon 1 DX 600mm and 2 x converter
    ISO 1000 F8 at 1/2500
    Cloned out a branch in front of bird.Crop to 70% FF.
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    Like the perfect feeding action to show the snail properly,lovely detail and bg to boot ,an excellent shot Gail.

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    Wow!! This is fantastic Gail. Not sure how you could have improved on this one. Perfect "Everything" The pose, prey, perch, and details look great but that smoking BG puts this way over the top!! Well done
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    Fantastic!! Quite the look on the face is it tries to swallow the snail. If I know you, I bet you wish for a bit more light on the tail and undertail coverts, but this is hard to top indeed.

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    Yahoo Gail, terrific! I remember our mad dash to slap the 2X's on and gobble up the opportunities... I like the pose, the snail's position, and the open beak ready for a swallow! The colors are lovely and nice job of pruning the front branch... Wonderful work

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    Love everything about this one Gail. The action, image quality, the food toss and the background are all top notch. Congrats and super happy that the boat trip worked out.

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    Hi Gail,
    Perfect moment captured. Love the big bite going down. Echo the positive comments above.
    Allen

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    Spot on Gail, a trip I really wanted to do last year but logistics got in the way. Perfect timing, and all details good

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    A cracker Gail. Great looking detail, pose, BG and perch. Very nice. Good work.

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    Gail, sweet shot, great pose, prey, sharpness, BG and catchlight. Very nice.

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    Hi Gail, you nailed this, and the perfect HA showing off his next nail takes this over the top. Good DOF throughout the image, spider's web included, and tack sharp detail on the Kite. The sweet BG rounds the image off. An opportunity well used.

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    Late to the party but this is so nice. Great detail, such a nice perch and BG and then the visible prey item. Impressive talons on this bird. TFS

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    I have looked at this so many times now, what a great shot!

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