Whistling Kite by Steve Randall

521 VIEWS at 24 Sep 2013
7 Features at 27 Sep 2013

Featherdale Wildlife Park Blacktown NSW Aust

Portrait Capture of Whistling Kite. The Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) is a medium-sized diurnal raptor found throughout Australia (including coastal islands), New Caledonia and much of New Guinea (excluding the central mountains and the northwest).2 Also called the Whistling Eagle or Whistling Hawk,3 it is named for its loud whistling call, which it often gives in flight. Some authorities put this species in the genus Milvus,4 despite marked differences in behaviour, voice and plumage between this species and other members of that genus.

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Nikon D600
Nikkor 70-300mm VR
Focal Length 300mm
f11, 1/500, ISO 720

I am a passionate Amateur nature and wildlife photographer and like to dabble in all forms of photography. I find each photographic discipline presents its own challenges and rewards when you get it right. I also am a volunteer photographer for the RSPCA in NSW. I am a Nikon man and have just migrated to full frame however there are a number of spots left for additional lenses.

My equipment includes
Nikon D600 and D90
Nikkor 300mm
Nikkor 70-300mmVR
Nikkor 24-85mm VR
Tokina 11-16mm

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Ray

    – Steve Randall

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 2 years ago

    Superb shot mate.

  • Thanks Wazza.

    – Steve Randall

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture…love the details Steve

  • Thanks Larry and for the fave. ;-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • Mike  Kinney
    Mike Kinneyover 2 years ago

    Very Nice

  • Thanks Mike. :-))

    – Steve Randall

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 2 years ago

    Cracking capture Steve.

  • Much appreciated Mark and for the fave. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 2 years ago

    Fabulous portrait of this guy Steve!

  • Thanks Roy. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 2 years ago

    What a terrific portrait of this good looking guy!!!Bill

  • Thanks very much Bill. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • Kristen O'Brian
    Kristen O'Brianover 2 years ago


  • Thank you Kristen for this wonderful honour. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture,very dramatic looking bird.

  • Impressive looking birds they are. Thanks Julie and for the fave.:-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 2 years ago

    Thanks LoneAngel for the fave. ;-)))

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