One of our local Red Kites (none captive) photograph in the skies over Oxfordshire, UK. Taken on an overcast day so I replaced the sky with another of my images.

Camera used: Canon EOS 40D
Lens used: Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM

Software Used:
Canon Digital Photo Professional
Adobe Photoshop


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Age 46 living in Gloucestershire, UK. I have a love for wildlife and an interest in photography, I try and bring these two elements together in the production of my images. I hope you enjoy. Mark.
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  • John44
    John44almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Mark !

  • Thank you John.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stonealmost 4 years ago

    Stunning in flight capture Mark, I have seen these fantastic birds at the Gigrin farm feeding station in Wales, but to capture a shot like this in the wild is awesome mate

  • Thank you Peter, I am very lucky to see these birds close up almost every day, I never get bored with watching their effortless and graceful flight, cheers, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • jozi1
    jozi1almost 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot,Mark well done

  • Thank you very much Tony.

    – Mark Hughes

  • virginian
    virginianalmost 4 years ago

    Just wonderful with details.

  • Thank you very much Judy, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Cath Ollenberg
    Cath Ollenbergalmost 4 years ago

    Beautifull. Lovely rich colours and clarity :)
    I saw one at the somerset levels, but in my shot all you could see was the forked tail haha!

  • Thanks Cath, I am very lucky with these local guys as they are often as low as the tops of the houses, cheers, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and great work on the sky , well done !!!

    Kind Regards,
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Thank you very much Erik.

    – Mark Hughes

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 4 years ago

    May 18, 2011

  • Thank you Teresa, delighted with the feature.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...almost 4 years ago

    Perfect moment!

  • Thank you very much Helen.

    – Mark Hughes

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work.

  • Thank you very much Andrea.

    – Mark Hughes

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