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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · My First Mississippi Kite


This shot is several firsts for me.

My first Mississippi Kite and my first HANDHELD shot with the 500mm. This will also be my last handheld shot with the 500mm

Notice the dragon flies in the claws. I do believe it has 2 dragon flies. Lighting as you can see was not the greatest , but had to share my firsts

As always your comments and suggestions are much appreciated.

Thank you for looking and hope you enjoy.

Birdie







Not much of a meal




Jun 18, 2012 at 12:10 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · My First Mississippi Kite


A big congrats on your first and you got it with a prey item as well. I've never had the pleasure of seeing one of these guys but I would be happy with this as my first. If it were mine I might be tempted to rotate it a bit counter-clockwise and crop off more of the lower portion and see how it looks. Very nice job.


Jun 18, 2012 at 12:35 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · My First Mississippi Kite


A big congrats on your first and you got it with a prey item as well. I've never had the pleasure of seeing one of these guys but I would be happy with this as my first. If it were mine I might be tempted to rotate it a bit counter-clockwise and crop off more of the lower portion and see how it looks. Very nice job.


Thank you so much Candor. I think you are right about the rotation and crop. I never would have thought of that !
Below is the new crop.

Birdie







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Jun 18, 2012 at 01:14 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · My First Mississippi Kite


Nothing like a first. I think this turned out very nicely.

Rob



Jun 18, 2012 at 01:16 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · My First Mississippi Kite


That is one intense look. They both look good but I think I prefer the re-post as it brings out the intensity more to my eye.

Mike



Jun 18, 2012 at 01:26 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · My First Mississippi Kite


Oh wow! Stunning


Jun 18, 2012 at 01:38 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · My First Mississippi Kite


Congrats, Birdie! Great capture and great pose!. The rotation works great. May be a bit of NR on the bird? Well done hand-holding that big gun
Socrate



Jun 18, 2012 at 01:38 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · My First Mississippi Kite


Congrats Birdie! Wow, you were close! Arms of steel to hold that big gun too. Remind me not arm wrestle with you. Love the rotation too!

Alan



Jun 18, 2012 at 02:05 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · My First Mississippi Kite


Wonderful Roberta!!!!!!


Jun 18, 2012 at 02:06 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · My First Mississippi Kite


Congrats on all the firsts Birdie. This is a very nice shot, but you might try a little adjustment of the right and left sliders in Levels to add a little punch ~ Ron


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · My First Mississippi Kite


A nice grab Birdie. I know I missed a chance to see them when I was down south, and certainly wish they showed themselves. Neat that they would go after a dragon fly. Lots of chitin. Not a lot of protein.


Jun 18, 2012 at 02:46 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · My First Mississippi Kite


A lovely shot, Birdie !! I prefer the re-post.
Lindsay



Jun 18, 2012 at 03:42 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · My First Mississippi Kite


great job Roberta


Jun 18, 2012 at 08:58 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · My First Mississippi Kite


You must play nice with these birdies to get so close. I had my 500 +tc and couldn't get within 50 yards before off they flew...anyway, it looks like we both had our first Mississippi/WTKs around the same time and so I know how stoked you must have been. But come on, to get dragon flies too...it's almost too much considering your dragonfly images
Way to go girl and if you can get this kind of result hand holding you shouldn't fear it...embrace it as another weapon in your arsenal when you need it.
Eric

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Jun 18, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · My First Mississippi Kite


Amamzing shots and such an intense look on it's face!


Jun 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · My First Mississippi Kite


Congrats on the first Birdie, like the cropped version best.....


Jun 18, 2012 at 02:17 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · My First Mississippi Kite


Congrats Roberta, I'm liking the cropped one better too.


Jun 18, 2012 at 02:21 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · My First Mississippi Kite


Roberta, you have a lot to be proud of.
Al



Jun 18, 2012 at 02:24 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · My First Mississippi Kite


Nothing like a first. I think this turned out very nicely.

Rob


Thanks Rob appreciate it.

Birdie



Jun 18, 2012 at 03:38 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · My First Mississippi Kite


Excellent shots Birdie, wow, I'm envious!
David



Jun 18, 2012 at 08:34 PM
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