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Name: Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris)
Location: Lake Wollumboola, NSW (12/4/2012)
Gear: Canon 7D and EF400 5.6L @ F6.3 1/1000 ISO400 400mm +1/3 EV
Whilst having dinner at the beach with my wife I was stoked to see this Black-shouldered kite perched up high in the middle of some scrub. I made my way through the dense scrub hoping it would stay where it was. I managed to get close enough to get a few shots off. The angle is way too steep but the bird was up high and this is the best I could get. They really are a beautiful bird to look at and those eyes are piercing.

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