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Hi today i have this in flight shot of some Redshanks taken a couple of weeks ago, hope you like it. Been a warm sunny day here today

As its name suggests, redshanks' most distinctive features are their bright orange-red legs. They have a medium-length bill with an orange base to match, brown speckled back and wings and paler belly.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 70D
Lens:EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Apr 2014 - 1:41 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Redshanks
Username:Mike_Smith Mike_Smith
Uploaded:23 Apr 2014 - 3:58 PM
Tags:Bird, Birds, Canon, General, Redshanks, Tringa totanus, Water, Wetlands, Wildlife / nature
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bobpaige1
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23 Apr 2014 - 4:03 PM

Stunning image,just beautiful.
Bob.

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christinecilia
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23 Apr 2014 - 4:09 PM

lovely flight shot. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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annettep38
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23 Apr 2014 - 4:23 PM

Excellent Mike, well timed and framed!

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Badgerfred
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23 Apr 2014 - 4:34 PM

Excellent capture Mike, nice timing,
Fred.

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Craggwildlife
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23 Apr 2014 - 4:41 PM

took a similar pic to this at the weekend but didn't come out as good as this

well captured

David

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M_squared
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23 Apr 2014 - 5:00 PM

Well captured.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2014 - 5:15 PM

An excellent in flight capture, Mike. Carol

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ali63
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23 Apr 2014 - 5:17 PM

Super in flight capture,

Ali Grin

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Mollycat
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23 Apr 2014 - 5:26 PM

Lovely aerial shot, with the legs showing up well.
Peter.

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ade123
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23 Apr 2014 - 6:23 PM

A cracking image Mike superb detail and brilliantly framed
Ade

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briantjjones
23 Apr 2014 - 7:09 PM

Mike, Fantastic image and lovely composition and water based bokeh Smile
Brian J.

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ColleenA
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23 Apr 2014 - 7:34 PM

Impressive photography Mike

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BIGRY1
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23 Apr 2014 - 7:41 PM

So detailed and sharp. A cracker!Grin
Ryan

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JohnoP
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23 Apr 2014 - 8:11 PM

So very nicely done! Great image! Smile John

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2014 - 8:12 PM

Great shot Mike. Lovely capture. I have not seen more than two of these together.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Daisymaye
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23 Apr 2014 - 8:31 PM

A lovely inflight grouping.

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AlexAppleby
23 Apr 2014 - 10:13 PM

Excellent shot - not an easy one either!

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Jenny-D
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23 Apr 2014 - 10:27 PM

Brilliant capture Mike.

Jenny Smile

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EMJAYCEE
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23 Apr 2014 - 10:54 PM

I've never seen them flying - this is excellent.
Joan.

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SimonFletch
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24 Apr 2014 - 4:44 AM

Wonderful in-flight photography, every bird being pin-sharp.
I like the colour saturation, it really makes their red legs & beaks stand out.

Simon

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ukgubbi
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24 Apr 2014 - 1:06 PM

Love the clarity and the moment here. Lovely

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