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Common Sandpiper in flight

By KingArthur
Shot captured last Saturday afternoon while out birding at our local Nature Reserve.

A biting cold wind blew across the Reserve as I lay all huddled up in my hide. I had spotted a Common Sandpiper fleeting swiftly over the surface but on both occasions it proved to be too fast for me to capture and vanished before I could even frame it in my viewfinder. My third attempt proved to be luckier, this time round managing to grab a pot shot as it zig-zagged swiftly across the water against the setting sunlight ..... and very pleased with the frame too. Not easy at all to capture these little swift nimble waders.

Viewing large looks better.

Action Gear -
Camera: Nikon D500
Lens: Sigma 60-600mm Sports at 600mm

Have a great day,
Joe Smile

Tags: Action photography Bird photography Birds in flight General interest Wildlife and nature Birds wildlife nature Nikon D500 KingArthur In flight shot Sigma 60-600mm Common Sandpiper in flight

Voters: RonDM, badgerwil70, MadVillPics and 38 more



dales Plus
7 13 Australia
8 Feb 2023 9:41AM
Beautifully captured in-flight Joe , very well done with this swift flyer
8 Feb 2023 10:24AM
Great capture Joe.
8 Feb 2023 11:12AM
Lovely capture beautiful detail and light.
8 Feb 2023 12:07PM
Well captured.
12 6.1k 130 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2023 1:37PM
So very well captured.

Thanks for sharing

Regards Nathan
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2023 3:40PM
Superb timing and lovely light on the wings Joe.
8 Feb 2023 3:44PM
wow detail IS NAT GEO
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
8 Feb 2023 6:45PM
An amazing capture! BIF!
richmowil Plus
14 508 3 England
8 Feb 2023 9:55PM
Very nice capture Joe!

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