Swallow Tailed Kite With Insect by Joe Jennelle

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Flying high in the sky, this swallow tailed kite appeared to be just floating in the breeze, but a closer look after downloading revealed that it had been busy catching and eating flying insects. At Circle B Bar Reserve near Lakeland, Florida USA.
Nikon D700, Nikkor 500 mm lens, IS0 640, F-8, 1/2000 th second.

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  • jozi1
    jozi1about 1 year ago

    Awesome,Joe have been trying to get a good one of a a swallow tailed kite for a long time,seen them there:)

  • Thank you Tony, I had no idea what this darting kite was doing until after I got home. Was very happy with the result.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you Larry!

    – Joe Jennelle

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 1 year ago

    WOW!! amazing capture Joe.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Hey Jude. Thank you very much.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • Hi Jude, glad you like it! Joe

    – Joe Jennelle

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayabout 1 year ago

    This is a splendid catch Joe :) Great work :)

  • Thank you Yannik, hope you are happy and well.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • swaby
    swabyabout 1 year ago

    Excellent shot!

  • Thank you swaby.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • TheaDaams
    TheaDaamsabout 1 year ago

    Amazing!! Awesome capture, Joe!

  • Aww, thank you Thea, glad you think so.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • seeya
    seeyaabout 1 year ago

    That bird is multitasking-flying while taking a look at it’s catch! That is a crazy good photo, Joe:) Sandy

  • Hey Sandy, thank you so much. I was so surprised to see what was really happening. Kites dart around so quickly that the human eye is just incapable of really “seeing”.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture dear Joe!!!

  • Thank you Heather, very honored dear.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • imagetj
    imagetjabout 1 year ago

    Wow great shot Joe, I wish I could get a shot of one of those Kites. They have been seen at HB recently but never when I’m there.

  • They are quick, darting around and usually up very high. I was fortunate when this one circled a small pond giving me a chance to get a few shots. Be well tj!

    – Joe Jennelle

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 1 year ago

  • Yea, thank you Kim!

    – Joe Jennelle

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