Another photo from the Free Flight Bird Show at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney. This Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) flew around above the audience, catching the food his handler would throw in the air. I even managed to get the Sydney Opera House in the background! EXIF: Canon EOS 30D : 1/1600 sec : f 7.1 : 135 mm : ISO 400
Beautiful shot. Getting the bird that sharp must have been very hard. I'm sure it must have been moving around very fast. The Sydney Opera House is a nice touch.
[ PIXEL VIKING ] on 29th August 2006 @ 7:29am
They are much easier to identify from below (underneath)!! I didn’t recognise it as a whistler from that shot!! Well done Dave.
Wol on 29th August 2006 @ 9:11am
That really is a stunning shot. IThe clarity of the image is wonderful.
Tracey on 29th August 2006 @ 10:59am
Great shot... I like how clear the bird is against the city in the background.
Chris Vallancourt on 29th August 2006 @ 11:28am
nice shot and perfect timing... loved the clear focus of the bird...
lino on 29th August 2006 @ 3:38pm
Unbelievable focus here! Tremendous shot.
AG on 29th August 2006 @ 7:30pm
Wow, what a dramatic scene. I think the tourism industry is going to want your photograph.
Dave on 29th August 2006 @ 11:54pm
Incredible shot of this awesome creature.
Laurie on 30th August 2006 @ 1:40am
that really is an impressive photo.
armeen on 30th August 2006 @ 2:05am
I love the angle of his flight-- looks like he's ready to grab something. Neat how the predator is set against the city; you don't expect to see this type of scene so close to an urban area.
Robert on 30th August 2006 @ 3:14am
WOW - love the composition and the angle - excellently caught.
Craig on 30th August 2006 @ 3:16am
Very cool shot, I like the sharpness. Great.
Frank on 30th August 2006 @ 4:09am
Awesome. What great contrast with the city in the background.
Brian on 30th August 2006 @ 1:39pm
Great shot and the opera house is a very good detail..can imagine your really happy about it....(i would)
m a r i n u s on 30th August 2006 @ 10:09pm
Another fantastic photo! Very well done!!
Luis Violante on 31st August 2006 @ 10:11am
Nice hunting momment.
And they also like to live near the 'caos' of big cities.
eMarquetti on 29th September 2006 @ 10:34pm