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Red kite hunting

Living in rural France, hardly a day went by without a bird of prey in the sky above our house. Here, a red kite is seen gliding low above the fields, searching for the tell-tale movement of a small rodent. In this hunting mode, wings held wide open, they use their forked tail to steer.

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St. Hilaire Du Touvet, France
Member since 2017
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© Gareth Goldthorpe.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2017
Total Views: 14
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2017, 4:53 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Focal Length: 420mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: ISO250
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