Repair a Square-tailed Kite (Mount Coot-Tha, Brisbane)

When a Square-tailed Kite pair nested on Mt. Coot-Tha again this year many local bird photographers were drawn to the site, myself included. Using long lenses it was easy enough to capture images of the birds on the nest and when feeding the juvenile. But, due to the terrain and surrounding forest, it was much more difficult to gain images of these impressive birds in flight. During the short time I was there I had one chance at it but the resulting image was underexposed and partial. Here’s how I attempted to fix this awkward problem. Read more…