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Not the greatest grab shots in the world by any stretch of the imagination, however I thought I'd post this image because of the rarity value! This shot was taken yesterday whilst myself and Sue, (the wife, for those of you that don't know) were travelling down to Shapwick Heath on the Somerset Levels in order to try and capture the thousands of Starlings that roost on the marshes down there overnight. I'm sure you may have seen pictures of this happening on the recent BBC AutumnWatch TV program. Anyway whilst we were getting close to our destination I managed to catch sight of these wonderfully unusual birds out the corner of my eye in a field we were passing at the time......I threw out the anchors as quick as I could, then slowly reversed the car back to a suitable position so as to get a few shots, but in the end decided that the only way we were going to get any kind of decent shot was to get out the car and get the cameras pointing above the hedgerow. The trouble with this being that we knew we'd only get a few seconds before the whole lot flew off! Once we'd got out the car we were really surprised to spot at least 12 birds. This is probably one of the better shots of the few we managed to get before they all decided to move off, they're not something you see everyday so as a grab shot we were quite pleased and considered ourselves lucky we had spotted them!....Hope they interest you too.....Incidently we did get our planned shots of the Starlings, hope to post one or two of these over the next day or so......Regards to all as always....Ade

Camera:Canon EOS 30D
Lens:Sigma EX 50-500mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Egrets
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:11 Nov 2007 - 10:54 AM
Tags:Avies, Birds, Egrets, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:20

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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9915 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2007 - 11:02 AM

well spotted and captured Ade , for the restricted time you had you have done brilliant
Neil

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nolongeramember
11 Nov 2007 - 11:15 AM

these are exceptional hard birds to capture, but you caught the magic number of 3 .. !!!
If ever your wife and yourself in norfolk, will show you my secret location for egrets..! winks

beautiful to view..! good luck with the starlings..


Nikki !

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firzhugh
firzhugh e2 Member 9firzhugh vcard New Zealand
11 Nov 2007 - 11:35 AM

beautiful capture

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norton
norton e2 Member 11norton vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2007 - 11:58 AM

Nice capture for a grab shot...........

Tony.

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geniehawk
geniehawk e2 Member 8181 forum postsgeniehawk vcard England
11 Nov 2007 - 12:13 PM

Brilliant capture, your luck and skill put to good use.

Jeannie.

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bunbeam
bunbeam e2 Member 9bunbeam vcard United Kingdom
11 Nov 2007 - 2:22 PM

brilliant
bunSmile

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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2007 - 10:15 PM

The egrets are my fav. Ade-- There is a flock that live in a near by spring-- Sometimes one will visit the creek-- especially hard to capture!

Thanks for the view!

Jennnn

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daffydill56 e2 Member 11190 forum postsdaffydill56 vcard United Kingdom
17 Nov 2007 - 8:34 AM

Its a e-great shot Ade, it is so lovely to see them. When I went to the States they seemed more common than seagulls but more shy lol !! Loads of them, little, great and snow egrets. Such a treat to see them here though. Well done.

Fran

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