Thanks to all contributors in last weeks "Deep Blue Sea" gallery. The ocean always makes for a nice backdrop.
After just getting on a plane again for the first time in 20 odd years I thought that I'd have to make this weeks theme about the mastery of flight.
Any image of a bird in flight is up for inclusion so...let me declare you....ready for take off
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
Canon 5D 600mm f4 L (non IS) iso 800 1/1600th f7.1 CW metering at +0 handheld rested on car roof
Photoshop-slight sharpen, blur tool used as NR on BG