A Black Shouldered Kite, Riverina Region, NSW, Australia. At sunset, hence colouration, flew into the tree with its catch and proceeded to consume it as the sun went down. Nikon D300, 70-300. F10, 1/60, ISO 500. Was a ‘snapshot’, no time to check settings, although I ran off a lot of them before I worked out, too late, that the camera settings were far from perfect.

_Many thanks for being Featured in:_ Gems Gone Unnoticed

Identified as: Black-shouldered kite
Scientific name: Elanus axillaris
Family: Accipitridae
Order: Falconiformes

Kite and Mouse Mounted Print

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An amateur, but a long love of photography. A recent move to digital has seen the love ‘blossom’, and a greater enjoyment in the field. I will try most forms of photography, and gain both knowledge and fun out of the experimentation. Using a Nikon D300 and D7000, with a range of lenses, and filters. I hope you enjoy the views as much as I’ve enjoyed taking them.

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  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

    Did you ask if he wanted fries with that?? Fantastic capture in every way!!

  • given what he was doing to the mouse, thought it better to leave him alone – lol! thanks heaps!

    – bazcelt

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroover 3 years ago

    great pic!

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroover 3 years ago

    C-grats, Lacey

  • wow, thanks heaps Lacey! I was happy with this image, so really appreciate the recognition in the group.

    – bazcelt

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