A couple days ago, I went to Central Winds. It was a pretty slow morning, but I did have fun photographing a Swallow-tailed Kite that was flying over the trees near the lake and pond. Swallow-tailed Kites can be a little bit of a challenge to photograph in flight–not only are they all black and white, but shadows can cause significant contrast between the lit and shady portions of the white feathers. Occasionally, though, they bank in just the right way to get a significant portion of the bird in even lighting. Here’s a couple of photos that turned out.
Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.