Birds in ''flight mode"

Challenge #1 in the Animals series. Hosted by AlexandruValeanu.
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Red Kite dive
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This was one of a number of red kites that were swooping over and picking off carion. This is the moment right at the beginning of a swoop.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 29th August, 2012 22:54 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 23rd May, 2009
Focal length: 400 mm
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 250
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