Monday, March 21, 2011
Whistling Kite at Braeside Park
I was able to get nice and close to a Whistling Kite at Braeside Park today. Another gloomy grey day south of Melbourne making photographic conditions less than desirable, and to make things harder, I had to negotiate the skeletal remains of long dead river red gums in which the Kite was perched.
After several unsuccesful shots, I increased the exposure 2 stops and approached the bird from a different angle. Although not perfect, I was still happy with the results.
It is amazing that the waterbirds are having second and possibly third broods this season. Today I came across newly hatched cygnets, black ducks, teals, and moorhens. No wonder the birds of prey are looking so well fed.