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Herb Houghton
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Hi folks, here's a migrating Mississippi kite whom may just decide to stay and nest in the area. A rare one in these parts. Mostly heavy crops at 1120mm in crappy light.

Herb

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in poor light

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM +1.4x lens    1120mm    f/10.0    1/800s    1250 ISO    0.0 EV  







stretching

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM +1.4x lens    1120mm    f/9.0    1/800s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  







gathering nesting material

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM +1.4x lens    1120mm    f/9.0    1/1000s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  







in better light

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM +1.4x lens    1120mm    f/9.0    1/800s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Jun 01, 2012 at 06:21 PM
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#5-8 Thanks for stopping by





another in poor light

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM +1.4x lens    1120mm    f/9.0    1/1000s    1250 ISO    0.0 EV  







in flight

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM +1.4x lens    1120mm    f/9.0    1/1250s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  







another in better light but bad BGD

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM +1.4x lens    1120mm    f/10.0    1/640s    500 ISO    0.0 EV  







topside view, huge crop

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM +1.4x lens    1120mm    f/9.0    1/1250s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jun 01, 2012 at 06:24 PM
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Congratulations Herb

top picks..... # 2 & 8

Lil



Jun 01, 2012 at 06:57 PM
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Congrats Herb, great look in #5.

Mike



Jun 01, 2012 at 09:09 PM
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Never seen one before!! Woohoo


Jun 01, 2012 at 09:15 PM
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Congrats on the first Herb. It's 4 and 5 for me ~ Ron


Jun 01, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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Nicely done Herb...Congrats.....


Jun 01, 2012 at 11:33 PM
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Always great to see a first Herb.
Mark



Jun 01, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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Great stuff Herb, 3 & 5 really rock.


Jun 02, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Ted ellis
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Cool set Herb!

PS....Congrats on the first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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very nice Herb


Jun 02, 2012 at 12:22 AM
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A treat to see this one Herb and a fine job at that focal length!!!!

Grats

Tom



Jun 02, 2012 at 12:48 AM
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Huge congrats on the lifer Herb, and nice job on these under those difficult circumstances.
Well done and TFS.

Kirk



Jun 02, 2012 at 03:20 AM
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Congratulations !!! Very nice set.

Birdie




Jun 02, 2012 at 03:27 AM
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Lil Judd wrote:
Congratulations Herb

top picks..... # 2 & 8

Lil


Hi Lil, thanks for stopping by and picking a few.



Jun 02, 2012 at 01:12 PM
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A cool find Herb. Didn't realize these birds had a bit of color in the wings (or was it the sun giving a bit of an orange tint).


Jun 02, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Herb Houghton
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mike717 wrote:
Congrats Herb, great look in #5.

Mike


Thanks for the pick Mike



Jun 02, 2012 at 01:25 PM
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Really nice set Herb. Cheers, Andrew


Jun 02, 2012 at 02:56 PM
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Very cool. the first is my favourite.

Rob



Jun 03, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Herb Houghton
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Conrad Tan wrote:
Never seen one before!! Woohoo


Thanks for stopping by Conrad, For me it's only my second kite species. We had a swallow tailed kite hang at the refuge for a whole week a few years ago.



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