Not too much commentary - just a few pictures to share with you.
Slow shutter speed for wing blur but sharp where it matters
Carrying away the food
Its worth clicking on the images to view in large. The shots of the Kites against a background were not possible with the 1Dmk3 - this is where the 7D has proved so great. With the ability to click between C1 and C3 modes on the dial select, it was easily an instant change when going for either background or clear sky shots. I wrote about that here.
By the way, all these images were processed in Capture One with only the final crop and sharpen in CS5 - an expensive way to sharpen and crop perhaps. but when you get the exposures well and you have a great RAW processor this is little else to do for these type of shots. If you are wondering why the blues in the sky are not all the same - simple - the shots were taken over a couple of hours towards sunset, occasional bits of thin cloud came through and I was shooting at different angles to the sun.
I will bring you another couple of posts from this trip at least yet. We have Buzzards to come along with Kite behaviour, flash in poor light and finally the White Kite. So keep dropping by.