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    Juvenile white-tailed kite. These birds are very skittish and difficult to approach. 1200mm is a must when shooting kites which makes it very unforgiving if there is slightest amount of heat shimmers or smoke in the air. Although the perch is not quite ideal I went for this shot because there are few times you can get close up details on this small raptor

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    Beautiful juvie, love the colors and the complimentary BG w the touch of green there. messy perch is what it is, curious about what is ?"hanging" from the bird at the start underneath of tail feathers...

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    Beautiful light and color, good pose on the bird. I'll forgive the perch, given the beauty of the bird and background.

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    Beautiful bird, wonderful color palette. Your usual spot on techs. I guess I would wish the out of focus near branches were not there but they could not be avoided. Thank you for sharing, Arash.
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    Nice of the bird to perch on the top like that. I like the light and the framing. Detail looks very nice.

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