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The Living Forest (175) : Red Kite by Mark Billiau.

The Living Forest (175) : Red Kite


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17.02.2012 at 8:00h
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The Red Kite is a medium-large bird of prey that is almost entirely restricted to Europe, but in Belgium it’s a rare species.

With its reddish-brown plumage, it is considered in Great-Britain as ‘the most beautiful bird of prey of the land’.

The Red Kite is a typical inhabitant of deciduous forests and wet valleys with open habitats for foraging.

Dutch name : Rode Wouw
German name : Rotmilan
Latin name : Milvus milvus

Shot was made with a 850mm lens (500mm + 1,7x extender) out of this hunting cabin at -17°
Botrange by Mark Billiau.
16.2.12, 8:00


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Josef Kainz, 17.02.2012 at 8:03h

Eine feine Aufnahme super festgehalten
vg josef

Vera M. Shulga, 17.02.2012 at 8:25h

Excellent shot!
( justifiable expectation:-) )
Regards, Vera

Alfredo Yanez, 17.02.2012 at 8:35h

Excelente definición, magnifica captura!!!
Felicitaciones Mark!!!!
Saludos y buena luz!*

Sylvia Schulz, 17.02.2012 at 8:57h

ich habe ihn auch schon einige Male fotografiert, aber so eine Aunfahme habe ich noch nie hinbekommen, nicht nur schön die Haltung auch die Schärfe absolut perfekt Mark
lg Sylvia

viola d, 17.02.2012 at 9:03h

Amazing quality from such a distance.
Good you use the hunting cabin only for shooting with your camera. Animals can exist peacefully and we, the grateful viewers of your magnificent picures, can learn more and more ab the wildlife.
Bw, Viola

s. sabine krause, 17.02.2012 at 9:20h

wow!!! what a shot, mark! my little olympus just fainted in awe beside me… ; )))) perfect sharpness, perfect pose – he's put on his best "eagle-on-silver-dollar stare" for you, it seems! amazing details in his rich brown breats feathers and in his bird of prey's feet! love the sparkle in his eye and how he seems to be listening intently: "do i hear teeth clatter?? somebody's either afraid of me or… freezing to death!" ; )))) greetings, sabine.

Luc Grollie, 17.02.2012 at 9:27h

bet you had coffee with you in that shelter !!
indeed a rare sight overhere and your patience and suffering rewarded !!!!!
excellent shot, a real beauty......

Alexander Fenzl, 17.02.2012 at 9:45h

absolut fantastisch
lg Alexander

dArtagnan, 17.02.2012 at 9:49h

ganz toll einen ruhenden Rotmilan hab ich bislang noch nie gesehen pwh

aline64, 17.02.2012 at 9:59h

super shoot Mark !!!!!! compliments pour ce rapace !

Andrea Sagawe, 17.02.2012 at 10:17h

absolutely wonderful high-class shot!!


Canan Oner, 17.02.2012 at 10:33h

Popping up from the blue bg..Excellent capture of this beautiful bird Mark..
Have a nice weekend,

Sigrid E, 17.02.2012 at 11:01h

Den Greifer hast du einer sehr guten Qualität festgehalten!!!!

Leo_nid, 17.02.2012 at 12:13h

you were finally rewarded with this super shot.. terrific exposure and detail

Norbert Kappenstein, 17.02.2012 at 12:34h

Ein prachtvoller Rotmilan. Licht und Schärfe auf dem Auge sind einfach klasse. Sehr schön auch der Bildschnitt. Gefällt mir sehr gut die Aufnahme.
LG Norbert

Majid mehraban, 17.02.2012 at 13:43h

Perfect shot

Stuppsi, 17.02.2012 at 16:18h

It looks quite majestically in the light.
There you have had a good moment for the photo.
An excellent work.
Have a nice weekend
Gr. Stuppsi

Othmar W. Mayer, 17.02.2012 at 16:37h

Congratulations! A gorgeous recording of witch I envy you.
Kind regards

sailor466, 17.02.2012 at 16:41h

hallo - eine ganz wunderbare aufnahme! gratuliere dir!!
m.l.g. dieter

willy ombret, 17.02.2012 at 17:23h

houlà! très belle prise animalière
willy ombret

Ayse Nalan Yasin, 17.02.2012 at 17:35h

Excellent shot of this wonderful bird Mark..
Cheers Ayse

Vitória Castelo Santos, 17.02.2012 at 17:36h

Always wonderful your forest pictures.
Nice WE

Irbenika, 17.02.2012 at 17:50h

Great shot!!! Luxury is a rare bird!!!


BRYAN CRUTE, 17.02.2012 at 18:48h

What a wonderful encounter and picture of this amazing raptor !


Jochen Braband, 17.02.2012 at 19:38h

Wow ... What an exellent shot with
a wonderful light and a perfect sharpness!!!
Best wishes, Jochen

Mohr Wilfried, 17.02.2012 at 19:46h

Ganz große Klasse
Gruß Wilfried

Adele Oliver, 17.02.2012 at 19:53h

Fantastic shot, Mark .... and at that distance, and with probably very cool fingers. Congratulations !!!!What a magnificent bird, and so sharp and standing out from the blue sky !!
Compliments - hope somebody suggests him for the gallery ~~
greetings, Adele

Markus 4, 17.02.2012 at 20:22h

very well seen

Alfred Schultz, 17.02.2012 at 20:33h

Amazing !!!
Surely one of your best.
Congratulatins - A.

Angelika El., 17.02.2012 at 22:07h

Ein Prachtstück, dieser Rote Milan! Eine Aufnahme, die Dir vorzüglich gelungen ist!!! Klasse...


Northbound, 18.02.2012 at 0:58h

You hit the jackpot with that one!

Very harmonious lighting on the whole bird and a very convincing rendition of all details from the majestic looking head to the powerful talons.

I figure that only a blend of meticulous preparation, patient observation and knowledge of the area could lead to that well-deserved reward.

Die Mohnblumen, 18.02.2012 at 5:42h

Wunderschön vom Licht und Farbspiel.
Fein ist die Durchzeichnung des Gefieders, passen die Schärfe.
Schön in Szene gesetzt. +++
Wir wünschen Dir und Deiner Familie ein schönes Wochenende.
Heike & Karl-Heinz

K.-H.Schulz, 18.02.2012 at 9:41h

Eine sehr gute Arbeit von dir.

Lawson McCulloch, 18.02.2012 at 10:29h

A wonderful shot of this very beautiful bird. I have been lucky to watch over 20 of these birds flying over the hills in Scotland, but I didn't get a shot of this high quality.
best wishes from Scotland.

Bernhard Kuhlmann, 18.02.2012 at 11:02h

Absolut gelungen deine schöne Aufnahme !
Gruß bernd

Perry Blevins, 18.02.2012 at 13:43h

Wonfrtful capture and fine details and sharpness.

fionnghall, 18.02.2012 at 17:05h

Great capture, wonderful shot, compliments
Br, Fingal

Bergjäger, 18.02.2012 at 17:28h

Sensationell gut ist das!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LG Bergjäger

Baby7 Rosa, 18.02.2012 at 19:07h

Lovely composition.

aspectus, 19.02.2012 at 8:59h

Eine erstklassige Aufnahme in hervorragender Schärfe, toller Freistellung und super Bildgestaltung!!!!!!!!
Viele Grüße Renate

TeresaM, 19.02.2012 at 9:21h

Une vision splendide.
Un regard qui me plait beaucoup.
Bon dimanche & amitiés,

Angelika Ritter, 19.02.2012 at 9:28h

wow super portrait.
well captured.
lg angie

leverdesoleil, 19.02.2012 at 10:12h

Le regard percant et vif de cet oiseau intelligent et rapide !!!!!
Magnifique shoot !!!

Pascal Viyer, 20.02.2012 at 0:37h

Proud fellow !

EdelS, 20.02.2012 at 11:32h

Genial Mark! Das ist total schön! Ich bin begeistert! Liebe Grüße Edel

Fons van Swaal, 20.02.2012 at 14:15h

WOW....never seen this bird so close.....;-))
Excellent shooting...
Best regards,

Dirk Leismann, 20.02.2012 at 16:47h

Excellent portrait in perfect light and sharpness. Compliments!


CsomorLászló, 20.02.2012 at 20:22h

Excellent bird shot Mark!

JURAFR, 21.02.2012 at 8:57h

Superbe rapace !!!, un shoot de toute beauté

John Mc D, 21.02.2012 at 12:32h

Excellent shot and focus

Jacques BURY, 21.02.2012 at 17:32h


odeveld219, 21.02.2012 at 19:03h

Een fantastische foto van deze Rode Wouw! Prachtige kleuren en scherpe detailles! Favoriet!!!
Met vriendelijke groeten uit Oost-Vlaanderen, Odeveld

Brigitte Hoffmann, 21.02.2012 at 23:36h

Excellent ist diese Aufnahme vom dem roten Milan.
Er sitzt direkt vor deiner Kamera, man sieht jedes Federchen!
Salut Brigitte

Gunther Hasler, 25.02.2012 at 19:51h

Hi Mark, ein besonders schöner Lohn für die erlittene Kälte, gratuliere!!
Ich kenne das gut, irgendwann kann man kaum noch den Auslöser finden... ;-))
LG Gunther

Darinka Mladenovic, 1.03.2012 at 13:49h


Baby7 Rosa, 5.03.2012 at 13:42h

Very well captured

Jenipher Baker, 11.03.2012 at 13:54h

A top shot, well composed with lots of room for the bird...... great colours and details
bw Jenipher

Kova- a, 11.03.2012 at 17:20h

Fantastic Light !
Exelent Photo from the Red Milan !!!
Best Greetings André

Lily B., 15.09.2012 at 18:35h

The shot from jour red Kite ist perfectly in sharpness the eyes and the plume to this bird, is a very nice picture.
great: Lily

Howard Mattix, 21.10.2012 at 6:51h

Outstanding nature/bird photography. What a fantastic experience just to see a rare species but to get a photograph as well for the record is sensational.

nokk, 7.11.2012 at 22:22h

Magnificent!! My compliments, Mark!
Hugs, doina

Günter Nau, 8.11.2012 at 10:30h

ein ganz wunderbares Foto des Rotmilans ist Dir hier gelungen. Bin begeistert.
Grüße Günter

Claudio Micheli, 14.12.2012 at 13:53h


sailor466, 15.02.2013 at 20:33h

hallo - einfach herrlich und dann so wunderbar warm getont!!
sehr gut gelungen!!
m.l.g. dieter

Ute mit Diddi, 8.03.2013 at 15:03h

Einfach, der Wahnsinn! Top!
LG Ute

de ceulaer, 11.03.2013 at 12:47h

wonderful shot !

aline64, 10.04.2013 at 12:10h

il est magnifique cet oiseau; un shoot extra

catweazle99-Tierfotografie, 29.08.2013 at 9:06h

great shot
lg K.-Heinz

Heinz Koch (Heini), 12.10.2013 at 18:35h

Great work / picture. Congratulations!

Bw, Heini

Johann Dittmann, 10.11.2013 at 1:32h

Wonderful capture of the Kite on a perfect perch.
We have Hawks, Kites and even Sea Eagles here, but getting close to them is nearly impossible, therefore congratulations to your shot.

Regine Brindle, 1.12.2013 at 17:21h

super picture! You have super dooper equipment!!! Awesome!

~ eva w. ~, 8.03.2014 at 0:30h

excellentes tele !!
sehr schöne Bildgestaltung und 1-A-schärfe !!

EminZhang, 14.04.2014 at 13:56h

Wonderful, Mark! A really beautiful image with nice close up.

tamalou, 30.01.2015 at 9:37h

beau shoot bravo
amitié patrick

RoyHenry Photography, 24.02.2015 at 20:15h

Gorgeous capture, my friend.

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