Australian Black-Shouldered Kite

I’ve rarely found any kite at eye-level. Australia has several species of kites, all beautiful.
Fairly common over the wild grasslands and pastures throughout Australia

2018:10:01 14:51:21
Nikon D850
Nikon 250-550mm @ 550mm
1/3200 sec, f/8
Mode: Av
Metering: Multi-segment
ISO: 1600
AF mode: AF-C
White balance: NATURAL AUTO
Flash: Off
Hand-held as always

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Very nice, Sandy. I really like the intense stare and he composition with the fence corner works very nicely.

Sandy: usually scenes where the background is so divided in color don’t seem to work too well. This is certainly an exception. The kite really stands out very well against the reddish tones and its red eye just pops. Well seen and well composed. Richard