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Thank you so much to everyone who C&C'd my upload of a barn owl.

Today a photo of an egret in flight. This egret was a bit of a dirty chap, his feathers did not look pristine, as they usually do. Someone else who saw him pointed out to me that his bill is slightly mishapen at the top and he doesn't seem to be able to close it properly - I wonder if this has affected his ability to preen. In any case it hasn't affected his ability to feed himself or fly around, so that's the good news!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500.0 mm f/4.5
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Jan 2014 - 12:47 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Egret
Username:AlexAppleby AlexAppleby
Uploaded:23 Jan 2014 - 7:57 PM
Tags:Egret in flight, Wildlife / nature
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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2270 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 8:01 PM

A perfect in flight capture Alex. He is rather grubby looking. Well photographed

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Mike_Young
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23 Jan 2014 - 8:09 PM

Great timing Alex

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
23 Jan 2014 - 8:11 PM

Another superbly timed capture Alex, well done.

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williamsloan
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23 Jan 2014 - 8:24 PM

really nice.

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ali63
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23 Jan 2014 - 8:31 PM

Excellent in flight image Alex, SmileSmile

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Mollycat
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23 Jan 2014 - 8:32 PM

Maybe he's flying in for a bath. Superb capture Alex. Peter.

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Lillian
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23 Jan 2014 - 8:34 PM

Brilliant shot in flight
and with perfectly captured eyes Alex
Lillian

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DicksPics
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23 Jan 2014 - 8:49 PM

Excellent timing, Alex!
Superbly focused.

Richard

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis Plus Member 277 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England93 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:51 PM

This is the first in flight photo of an egret that I've seen, they're usually just standing around posing and looking elegant.
Quite something.
He looks to be doing OK... hope you are too, Alex.


Alan

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Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 10:04 PM

What a lovely shot Alex. Cathy

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 10:24 PM

First class picture, Alex.
You're very good at these in flight opportunities.

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 10:31 PM

Beautiful capture Smile

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Lynniesefforts
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24 Jan 2014 - 12:31 AM

Great timing Alex, poor little fella having to go around looking less than well groomed ! I love your birds !!Wink

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24 Jan 2014 - 2:41 AM

Great birding , Alex !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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SimonFletch
SimonFletch Plus Member 1SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 4:44 AM

What a great image of an Egret in flight, well done Alex Smile
It isn't normal for them to fly with their beaks open, so your aquaintance may have a point.
But, as you say, he flies, fishes and feeds okay.
A really super capture.

Simon

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CarolG Plus Member 8184 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 6:12 AM

A great in flight capture, Alex. Carol

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24 Jan 2014 - 7:32 AM

Stunning capture, Alex. The aerodynamic shape of the wings is just amazing.
Fred

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24 Jan 2014 - 8:14 AM

A fine in flight shot, Alex.

Ray

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24 Jan 2014 - 9:48 AM

Is picture or video? I feel Egret hovering over the waters ...
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footloose
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24 Jan 2014 - 9:52 AM

Great image ,well done.
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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 4:24 PM

Hmm...that's a good point about the link between his beak and his grubbiness! Very interesting.

Excellent in-flight shot you've got of him, Alex. I like how his wings look like one straight overhead wing of an airplane Smile

Andrew

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24 Jan 2014 - 5:07 PM

Good in-flight capture Alex.

Derek

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24 Jan 2014 - 11:59 PM

A tremendous inflight shot Alex, I think he must have some regrets as you caught him looking rather dishevelled, grubby and looking far from his best!WinkBlush

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25 Jan 2014 - 8:45 AM

Great inflight shot

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Maiwand
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25 Jan 2014 - 2:00 PM

Lovely flight shot Alex.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
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25 Jan 2014 - 3:41 PM

Cracking in flight shot Alex

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25 Jan 2014 - 4:06 PM

A perfect in flight capture

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viscostatic
30 Jan 2014 - 9:05 AM

Well caught in flight Alex.

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