Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mississippi Kite: up very close


I drove to eastern Colorado yesterday and found a lot of Mississippi Kites including about 20 in the town of La Junta where I photographed this one in a tree. I used a very long telephoto lens and even cropped the photos a little more to get these super close-ups. I took the photos from my car in order to reduce disturbing the birds as much as possible (would have been easier to get out and use my tripod but might have flushed this and the 8 others in the tree over the street). I also don't like to draw attention to their location as I understand they get harassed--rocks thrown by children and even so-called adults. SeEtta