Square-tailed Kite

Square-tailed Kite
Photographed by:Ian Wilson on Sat 16th Sep, 2017 and uploaded on Sun 17th Sep, 2017 .
Resolution:1400x992
Viewed:52
ID:27368
Comment:From afar the size, V-wing and erratic flight suggested a harrier, but as the bird approached the wing pattern brought to mind a Little Eagle. However, the kite-like tail and jizz caused doubt. When someone suggested Square-tailed Kite everything fell into place. A rare sighting and first for many of the Melbourne BirdLife Photography Group.
Equipment:Canon 5Ds + 600 mm f/4 II, hand-held.
Manual, spot metering, AI Servo AF with 4-pt expansion, f/6.3, 1/3200 sec, ISO 640.
Processed with DPP4 and PSE14 with Neat Image plug-in.
Location:Rise and Shine Bushland Reserve, Newstead (Victoria)
Keywords:in flight, adult
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