Swallow-tailed Kite Bird Flying by Moon in Sky

Mar 19, 2012 | Animals & Wildlife

I’m starting to see more Sallow-tailed Kites flying in the Florida sky. In fact there has been multiple times where there were four together flying in groups. Of all the birds that I’ve photographed I find these the hardest to get a good exposure. Normally when I photograph white birds I would under expose my camera to get detail in the feathers and for darker birds I would do the opposite. But the Swallow-tailed Kite is both black and white which makes it difficult to get detail in both areas at the same time.

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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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