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Braking Flight

By KingArthur
I bagged this shot last Saturday afternoon while out birding at my favourite haunt, cloudy overcast weather it was too. Lately, I have been using two setups/combos while out in the field - my primary weapon being the Nikon D500 coupled with the Nikkor 200-500m lens which is usually in my hands, my backup combo being the Nikon D7500 with either the Sigma 150-600mm lens or the Tamron 100-400mm depending on the day.

Totally enjoying the afternoon, I was eyeing this duck as it flew in my direction when it suddenly ditched and took an abrupt landing about 50 metres ahead of me ..... luckily I was already locked onto it in my viewfinder, so it was then all a matter of waiting for the right moment to trigger a burst and capture the moment. Pretty much satisfied with the end result, I chose this particular frame as the best of the lot. Viewing large really does capture good detail in that split second moment.

Enjoy your weekend,
Joe Smile

Tags: General Action photography Birds in flight Marsh bird Duck in flight Wildlife and nature Flight shot Ducks birds wildlife nature Nikon D500 KingArthur Nikkor 200-500mm

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cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2021 10:47AM
Thank goodness he put the brakes on and landing gear down! Excellent capture Joe.

26 Mar 2021 10:51AM
Excellent Joe, nice timing,
26 Mar 2021 10:52AM
Excellent Joe
26 Mar 2021 11:06AM
Lovely capture, and great timing, Joe.

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2021 11:08AM
Outstanding capture, well-timed
and well caught... Isabel GrinGrinGrin
26 Mar 2021 11:12AM
Nicely captured Duck in flight shot Joe.
26 Mar 2021 11:54AM
A cracking capture Joe.
26 Mar 2021 11:59AM
Almost like he has an invisible parachute here, a wonderfully timed shot. Very well taken.

Dave 🙂
26 Mar 2021 12:38PM
Well captured.
26 Mar 2021 2:22PM
Superb capture
Thatís a brilliant shot Joe.

26 Mar 2021 2:54PM
Brilliant Joe, well taken.

Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2021 3:05PM
Well timed GrinGrin
johnke Plus
8 231 17 England
26 Mar 2021 3:24PM
On the Glide Path Joe, well timed and taken....John
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
26 Mar 2021 6:01PM
He looks so amusing suspended so--A great BIF Image
26 Mar 2021 6:29PM
Very well timed and captured.
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
26 Mar 2021 6:45PM
A beautiful, beautifully timed capture of this handsome duck landing Joe !!

26 Mar 2021 8:24PM
Super capture Joe..Lin
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
27 Mar 2021 1:36AM
An excellent capture.
27 Mar 2021 5:23AM
PROSIT JOSEPH ----------------------- ADMIRABLE WORK!!!!!
27 Mar 2021 2:34PM
Great in flight action capture, Joe
29 Mar 2021 3:24AM
Another great action shot.
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2021 8:27AM
a stunning shot landing gear engaged
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
1 Apr 2021 12:54PM
perfect timing

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