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Flight Freeze

By KingArthur
Shot captured last month during a birding sortie at our local nature reserve.

While down by the shore I spotted this Mallard skimming the surface speeding towards me, giving me just enough time to zoom in, frame, track and lockon ..... firing away seconds before it zipped past me. Believe me, this is not an easy shot at all and one of the most challenging situations in birds in flight photography if you are to bag razor sharp images containing the speed and blur. In such situations your gear is tested to the limits too it must be said.

All in all I was quite pleased with this action capture, one of my shots of the day too. Viewing large looks even better.

Action Gear -
Camera: Nikon D500
Lens: Sigma 60-600mm 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 Mallard In Flight Sigma 60-600mm

Voters: MadVillPics, Don20, mrtower and 49 more

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27 May 2022 8:58AM
A great capture well done.

27 May 2022 9:26AM
Timed to perfection, Joe.

DaveRyder Plus
9 6.9k 20 United Kingdom
27 May 2022 9:35AM
Flaps down on final approach...
Badgerfred 16 39 Wales
27 May 2022 9:35AM
Excellent Joe,
27 May 2022 9:42AM
A grand capture Joe.Smile
27 May 2022 9:47AM
Terrific shot Joe
HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
27 May 2022 10:02AM
Excellent timing here Joe, yes. Lovely capture 👌

27 May 2022 10:17AM
Great in flight action capture,
Chinga Plus
12 123 3 United Kingdom
27 May 2022 10:38AM
Perfect capture...
Isabel GrinGrin
27 May 2022 12:31PM
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
27 May 2022 12:41PM

manicam 19 44 1 Canada
27 May 2022 2:18PM
Magnificent capture
Ron8 2 Malta
27 May 2022 2:57PM
Amazing shot, well done 👏
27 May 2022 3:20PM
Great shot Joe.

capto Plus
11 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
27 May 2022 6:58PM
A image of excellent quality.Smile

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