Swallow-tail Kite Bird Flying With Wing Spread Gliding Through Sky

Mar 23, 2012 | Animals & Wildlife

Yesterday I did an all day birding adventure which started at Okeeheelee Park at sunrise and after a total of six parks I ended up at Grassy Water Preserve. During my driving around, from park to park, I spotted a Swallowed-tail Kite gliding through the sky. This time I only saw one as oppose to four flying together. I think this is my best exposure of a Swallowed-tailed Kite, with a good amount of detail in the white and black areas. I did some extra processing in Lightroom so it wasn’t just another boring blue background. I also like how the extra tones give the image a more polished look.

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Software I use for processing my photos:
Picasa – Free photo management program.
Photomatix – Used for creating high dynamic range.
Topaz Plugins – Photoshop enhancement plugin.
PS Elements – Used for post processing HDR images.
Lightroom – For adding the finishing touch.

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