Make my second trip to see the Swallow-tailed Kites in Dayton, TX this morning. Found one in the usual location but this time he was sitting at the top of a tree. He dove off of the tree and soared around and eventually caught up with another Kite. Tried to catch him going past the moon but just missed it.
Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4X III teleconverter mounted on tripod
1/1250 sec @ F9, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation
1/1600 sec @ F9, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation
Found the Swallow-tailed Kites near Dayton, TX again this year. Saw six of them up high with only one of them coming in closer. They catch insects and eat them while soaring with their large wings. Will have to make another trip one of these weekends.
Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4X III teleconverter, handheld
1/2500 sec @ F10, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation