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    Adult white-tailed kite brings in a small vole for dinner.




    shot with A9 II and 600 f/4 GM + 2X T (1200mm) ISO-2000 f/8 at 1/3200 sec hand held. Processed with C1P. the AF performance of this combination at 1200mm is simply jaw dropping. without the long focal length these shots are simply not possible at this location
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    Wow...

    This is one of the best photos I'we seen you post here in a while and that is saying something with your kind of quality. The wing position and the spread of the tail together with a vole in the claws is a killer combination. Furthermore the light is stunning, the background is perfect and the details are fantastic.
    One could comment on the shadow on the left side of the birds chest and wing but I don't find it distracting as it is quite a soft contrast. It is obvious that you thought of the comp and placement of the bird when you framed it to the lefthand side. I think that is the right way to go but would move the bird just a fraction more to the center as the right side feels a bit empty now.

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    Fabulous. The mouse and the fluffy leggings are to die for. Yes to sharp and the gorgeous birds and light. But the wing position is not quit perfect. I wish that the right wing were fully flared like the left one so the shadow under the primaries would have been eliminated. I am pretty sure that you were justifiably stoked when you had this chance.

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    Super indeed! The feathered wrapped vole is eye catching after the demanding attention when viewing the lone eye of this kite. amazing at 1200mm but what a great rig that can deliver like this.

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    Right in your face! Terrific. Vole is a very nice Plus...
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    Such a clean image and a tasteful presentation. Wonderful!

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    thank you all, one of the advantage of MILC tracking technology is the type of the quad linear push-pull servo motors used in the 600 GM lens which allows high precision microscopic drive , the end result is that most if not all of the frames in a sequence at 20 fps are sharp. With DSLR's there are always some soft frames in between because the lens drive is too coarse to accommodate small subject movements . as a result I have 35 some keeper frames form this landing which includes one with more flared wings shown below. I liked the original better despite the stronger shadow due to more dynamic pose. but there is the other frame

    I will post more of these

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    Sharp with good Wing position...
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    My favorite of these kites so far.

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