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  1. I don't know anything about them but it looks stunning. Enjoy!
  2. They are pretty birds but unfortunately have become a bit of a pest in some areas.
  3. Thanks Richard. A few things I usually do for Red kites in flight: Keep the sun at my back and the bird in front of me. Shoot in manual and don't trust the camera meter because it usually underexposes birds against a bright sky. Shoot raw and expose to the right (ETTR) so that the blue sky in your raw file is brighter than it should be. Then in post you can bring down the sky/highlights and won't need to boost the shadows as much to show the underside of the bird. Time permitting shoot when the sun is a bit lower in the sky. Winter is good as it never gets very high. If the sun is higher in the sky then try to wait for the kite to bank and fire shots as the sun hits it. If you shoot on overcast white sky days raise the ISO and let the sky blow out and you'll have soft even light all over the bird including the underside and a high key look which can work well.
  4. Thanks Ben, you might like this one then. Red Kite Dive by Keith M, on Flickr
  5. Robin by Keith M, on Flickr Red Kite by Keith M, on Flickr
  6. Cormorant by Keith M, on Flickr
  7. Thanks guys. This is the first year I've seen them in the garden so I am pleased to get a few photos Always loads of blue tits and a few great tits in my garden. From what I've read coal tits prefer coniferous woodlands. The blue tits don't seem fussy at all, I see them everywhere locally around here. Interestingly the coal tit takes food from the feeder and often then flies off and buries it. The blue and great tits don't cache food.
  8. Coal Tit by Keith M, on Flickr
  9. Thanks. I've noticed that the smallest birds often seem to be the least wary of humans and they don't get any smaller than a goldcrest!
  10. Thanks Ben. Every time I see one I am amazed at just how small they are!