Week 27
Graceful Flight

There were a couple of Swallow Tailed Kites flying around our house. I always like watching their graceful flights. I was hoping to capture one of them in flight a little closer to the ground, but I took this one thru a palm tree frond and liked it.

Applied a little cropping and selected fluorescent white balance, in Camera Raw, which gave it the blue effect. My settings were ISO 100, f/9, 1/2000 sec at 300mm (70-300mm).


2 thoughts on “Week 27 – Judy

  1. I find the American Swallow-tailed Kite so cool with that tail. At first glance I thought you overlaid the bird over some texture layered. So cool that you got this effect by shooting through palm frond and then applied a fluorescent white balance. Very creative and well done 🙂


  2. I love these birds and often watch them soaring while I wait in traffic. 🙂 They seem so free and in control. This image shows movement, and grace of the Kite. The toning is perfect! Nicely done!


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