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Free Flight

By KingArthur
While recently out birding at our local nature reserve, I wanted to test the Nikkor 200-500mm lens sharpness maxed at full zoom in an in flight shot.

To carry out this critical test I opted to go for a relatively slower flying bird than my usual whizzing duck captures, and settled for this inbound Gull as it flew in gracefully over the creek ..... light permitting, I doubled my usual action shutter speed to obtain a good freeze on the bird and clicked away as it arched itself into a nice flight pose. Quite impressed with the clarity and plumage detail of the frame ..... the Nikkor 200-500mm lens pairs up really well with the Nikon D7500 for my style of in flight bird photography.

Viewing large really is a whopper!

Action Gear -
Camera: Nikon D7500
Lens: Nikkor 200-500mm at 500mm

Have a great day,
Joe Smile

Tags: Action photography Bird photography Birds in flight General interest Wildlife and nature Birds wildlife nature Nikon D7500 KingArthur Nikkor 200-500mm Seagull in flight The Beauty of flight

Voters: johnsd, Edcat55, Xandru and 37 more

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27 Apr 2022 9:24AM
LexEquine Plus
16 1 20 United States
27 Apr 2022 9:54AM
Nailed Itů🌞😺
Chinga Plus
12 116 3 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2022 10:12AM
Once again a superb capture as per your high standards images...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
Excellent capture and a wonderful frame filler Joe, the lens did a great job!
debu 13 India
27 Apr 2022 11:11AM
Superb in flight captured.
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
27 Apr 2022 11:59AM
Sublime in-flight image Joe
27 Apr 2022 2:58PM
Excellent detailed capture Jo well done. Lin
cooky Plus
19 6 9 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2022 3:52PM
Detailed and lovely!

27 Apr 2022 4:14PM
That is such a beautiful capture Joe.

taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
27 Apr 2022 7:09PM
He is king of the wild blue yonder!
Jukka Plus
11 1 Finland
27 Apr 2022 8:14PM
Excellent in flight Joe! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

27 Apr 2022 8:17PM
Well captured.

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