I’m thinking of paying a visit to the Red Kite Feeding station at Gigrin Farm next month. I’ll be using my Sigma 150-500mm lens for that one so I thought I’d get a bit of practice in, especially as it’s a three-hour drive and I want to get it right first time. So I need a relatively large bird, that moves reasonably fast and I’ve got the ideal candidate nearby. Now one thing there’s no shortage of, living near the coast, is gulls….perfect for practicing with especially if they are swooping for food.
One of the things I have found is that you can often get a perfect, pin sharp image and when you look really closely you see you have just clipped the edge of the wing or tail out of the shot. If that happens I usually just go for a portrait, maybe the head and a little of the wings.
It’s only a quick post so look out for my Red Kite images coming soon.
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- Vermin…or awesome bird of prey? The red kite is back in British towns (dailymail.co.uk)
- Galloway Red Kites (natureswonders.wordpress.com)
- 2010 in review (deptfordallotments.wordpress.com)
- How a Sea Gull is like an Essay (featherglass.com)
- Let’s Go Fly a Kite! (bigscoutproject.com)