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Bird of prey.

Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris)


I watched this bird for a while until it seemed to catch something and land here.

I guess that it wanted to eat before whatever it was got away. This gave me a chance to position myself and try for a classic 3*3 style shot, with the head looking toward the center of the shot.

I just shot a group about here and knew that I must of got the money shot even before he took of again to fly away. My big regret is that I only had a 250mm lens, a 500mm would have been an awesome tight shot.


I'm happy with it anyway.

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Taken on August 10, 2012