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Known locally as a Tick Bird. An interesting capture as it looks like the bird is either taking off or landing, but this was not the case, a little strange reaction?
Thank you for all your wonderful comments and votes over the last few days, you are a great bunch and I hope you enjoy my Bird..John

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Lens:55.0 - 250.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 86.5 - 393.2 mm)
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:18 Mar 2013 - 9:02 AM
Focal Length:250mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/4000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Cattle Egret
Username:johnke johnke
Uploaded:19 Mar 2013 - 3:54 AM
Tags:Wild life / nature / Birds / Birds in flight /, Wildlife / nature
Votes:97

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S_Psharma
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19 Mar 2013 - 3:57 AM

Areal beauty.

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Ayoob
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19 Mar 2013 - 4:04 AM

Fantastic in flight capture , John.......GrinGrinGrin

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helenlinda
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19 Mar 2013 - 4:25 AM

What an amazing capture John - excellent work SmileSmile
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abeeror2
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19 Mar 2013 - 5:07 AM

You have a very nice bird John, and a brilliant image with beautiful detail. Cheers Kath

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ColleenA
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19 Mar 2013 - 5:12 AM

WOW WOW WOW, your best bird capture to date........simply stunning, well captured....GrinGrin WOW!!

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Hermanus
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19 Mar 2013 - 5:32 AM

Morning John ! This is great ! Superb capture Smile

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Mrsbass
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19 Mar 2013 - 5:59 AM

What a great in-flight capture John - It makes me wonder how he stays in the air as it looks like hard work for him! First class

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Andysnapper
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19 Mar 2013 - 6:34 AM

Excellent timing John, a lovely and slightly different in flight shot.

Andy

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19 Mar 2013 - 6:47 AM

ColleenW, I totally agree with your words
Well done John

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Caziwinkles
19 Mar 2013 - 7:13 AM

Absolutely fab! So hard to capture and you have got it spot on! Well done! Smile

Carol

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janlea
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19 Mar 2013 - 7:17 AM

An awesome shot John Smile
Jan

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paulknight
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19 Mar 2013 - 7:20 AM

Lovely! Lovely! A beautiful capture!

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SUE118
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19 Mar 2013 - 7:38 AM

A superb shot.

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Badgerfred
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19 Mar 2013 - 7:41 AM

Excellent in flight capture John,
Fred.

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widtink
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19 Mar 2013 - 7:53 AM

Really well caught John pin sharp and lovely light Smile

Rod

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leontari
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19 Mar 2013 - 8:01 AM

Stunning in flight capture, JohnSmileSmileSmile
Effrossini

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NaturesHaven
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19 Mar 2013 - 8:02 AM

They look so awkward when flying.............well seen and captured............GrinGrinGrinGrin

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HuddersfieldHil
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19 Mar 2013 - 8:03 AM

Great timing John and a beautiful birdSmile

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Meheecho
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19 Mar 2013 - 8:03 AM

Amazing in-flight capture
Steve

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footloose
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19 Mar 2013 - 8:05 AM

Great detail,pin sharp image,nice one.
Dennis

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canonfan
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19 Mar 2013 - 8:32 AM

Superb inflight capture John. Great timing
Jim

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saeidNL
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19 Mar 2013 - 8:33 AM

Excellent and very well timed capture,
saeid

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franken
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19 Mar 2013 - 8:49 AM

A really impressive in flight image here.

Ken

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davidgibson
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19 Mar 2013 - 8:58 AM

Super shot detail and presentation first class DaveWink

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M_squared
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19 Mar 2013 - 9:01 AM

Great image. Well captured.

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digital_boi
19 Mar 2013 - 9:07 AM

a very good BIF capture good timing and detail John

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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richmowil
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19 Mar 2013 - 9:08 AM

Wonderful Image - great detail - yet soft acurate colour I like this image a lot!!

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CHRISB911
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19 Mar 2013 - 9:37 AM

stunning sharp image, and perfectly positioned in the frame John
chris

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mauriceegan
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19 Mar 2013 - 9:38 AM

Fantastic image John, great clarity and detail
Maurice

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ali63
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19 Mar 2013 - 9:54 AM

Superb John, SmileSmileSmileSmile

Ali

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WhiteRose1
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19 Mar 2013 - 9:57 AM

Well-timed, John and beautifully processed to bring out some subtle colours.

Dave

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lonely_oryx
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19 Mar 2013 - 10:04 AM

Superb flight capture.

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Lillian
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19 Mar 2013 - 10:10 AM

A great in flight shot John, and
perfectly captured
Lillian

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brian17302
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19 Mar 2013 - 10:12 AM

Super in flight capture of this Egret, well detailed image John
Regards Brian

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morpheus1955
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19 Mar 2013 - 10:14 AM

Superb in flight shot, excellent timing, beautifully captured

Hugh

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JuBarney
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19 Mar 2013 - 10:49 AM

A super capture; he looks lovely.
Ju

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TonyDy
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19 Mar 2013 - 11:03 AM

Very good shot, John.
Tony

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Irishkate
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19 Mar 2013 - 11:06 AM

An honour and delight to see such a beautiful bird so well captured John.
Lots of detail, eye and beak so clear and the colours are lovely.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Brian65
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19 Mar 2013 - 11:52 AM

Great inflight shot John.
Brian

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nonur
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19 Mar 2013 - 3:18 PM

WOW! Excellent capture, super image, John!

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19 Mar 2013 - 5:17 PM

Fantastic shot.


SANJEEV

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thedaddy
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19 Mar 2013 - 5:24 PM

SUPER SHOT JOHN

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GeorgePlatis
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19 Mar 2013 - 5:41 PM

Stunning capture, John !
George

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19 Mar 2013 - 5:48 PM

Cracking shot John

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tomcat
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19 Mar 2013 - 5:50 PM

Whatever it was doing, you certainly nailed it

Top work John

Adrian

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19 Mar 2013 - 6:19 PM

A lovely sharp bird capture, nice one.Smile

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19 Mar 2013 - 6:24 PM

A highly polished inflight superbly timed, captured and processed John.

nathan

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19 Mar 2013 - 7:06 PM

Stunning capture love it

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19 Mar 2013 - 7:43 PM

Enjoying your bird very muchGrin
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19 Mar 2013 - 7:58 PM

Waaw!This is a brilliant movement shotSmile
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19 Mar 2013 - 8:38 PM

Oh Wow, looks like a ballet, fantastic capture

Tish

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Misty56
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19 Mar 2013 - 9:53 PM

WOW, breath less here, what a stunning shot

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20 Mar 2013 - 5:16 AM

Excellent image beautifully presented.

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20 Mar 2013 - 5:55 AM

Another great image and a difficult one I must say.

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20 Mar 2013 - 8:14 AM

magnificent shot orry i missed it yesterday

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20 Mar 2013 - 9:16 PM

Excellent capture John..Lin

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accipiter
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21 Mar 2013 - 8:30 AM

First class. A

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carper123
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21 Mar 2013 - 7:22 PM

Brilliant capture, John, superb composition , perfect timing and magical eyes. Well done on all of you well deserved awards.
Nice work.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmileSmile

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21 Mar 2013 - 7:32 PM

A stunning in-flight capture, with stunning detail too. A cracker!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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24 Mar 2013 - 4:38 AM

This image caught my eye - its spectacular
AVA

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31 Mar 2013 - 9:21 PM

A fantastic inflight capture, timed to perfection

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