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Mark Billiau.

Pro Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

The Living Forest (175) : Red Kite

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°

Comments 74

  • catweazle99-Tierfotografie 02/20/2016 9:50

    ganz starke Aufnahme in bestem Licht und Schärfe
    lg K.-Heinz
  • RoyHenry Photography 02/24/2015 20:15

    Gorgeous capture, my friend.
  • patrick hyrailles 01/30/2015 9:37

    beau shoot bravo
    amitié patrick
  • EminZhang 04/14/2014 13:56

    Wonderful, Mark! A really beautiful image with nice close up.
  • ev@wi 03/08/2014 0:30

    excellentes tele !!
    sehr schöne Bildgestaltung und 1-A-schärfe !!
  • Regine Brindle 12/01/2013 17:21

    super picture! You have super dooper equipment!!! Awesome!
  • Johann Dittmann 11/10/2013 1:32

    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.
  • Heinz Koch (Heini) 10/12/2013 18:35

    Great work / picture. Congratulations!

    Bw, Heini
  • catweazle99-Tierfotografie 08/29/2013 9:06

    great shot
    lg K.-Heinz
  • aline64 04/10/2013 12:10

    il est magnifique cet oiseau; un shoot extra
  • de ceulaer 03/11/2013 12:47

    wonderful shot !
  • Ute mit Diddi 03/08/2013 15:03

    Einfach, der Wahnsinn! Top!
    LG Ute
  • sailor466 02/15/2013 20:33

    hallo - einfach herrlich und dann so wunderbar warm getont!!
    sehr gut gelungen!!
    m.l.g. dieter
  • Claudio Micheli 12/14/2012 13:53

  • Günter Nau 11/08/2012 10:30

    ein ganz wunderbares Foto des Rotmilans ist Dir hier gelungen. Bin begeistert.
    Grüße Günter
  • nokk 11/07/2012 22:22

    Magnificent!! My compliments, Mark!
    Hugs, doina
  • Howard Mattix 10/21/2012 6:51

    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.
  • Lily B. 09/15/2012 18:35

    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
  • Kova- a 03/11/2012 17:20

    Fantastic Light !
    Exelent Photo from the Red Milan !!!
    Best Greetings André
  • Jenipher Baker 03/11/2012 13:54

    A top shot, well composed with lots of room for the bird...... great colours and details
    bw Jenipher
  • Baby7 Rosa 03/05/2012 13:42

    Very well captured
  • Darinka Mladenovic 03/01/2012 13:49

  • Gunther Hasler 02/25/2012 19:51

    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
  • Brigitte Hoffmann 02/21/2012 23:36

    Excellent ist diese Aufnahme vom dem roten Milan.
    Er sitzt direkt vor deiner Kamera, man sieht jedes Federchen!
    Salut Brigitte
  • odeveld219 02/21/2012 19:03

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