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Full Spread Overhead

By KingArthur
Quite a lucky shot in actual fact ..... I was recently down by the water's edge in my hometown St. Paul's Bay enjoying a relaxing moment by the seawall. I was actually photographing some candid shots of a few fishermen tending to their boats in the dock when, lifting my head, I noticed this majestic Little Egret heading in over the sea. Good thing I had my Tammy 100-400mm lens on board as I simply zoomed in on it, framed, and took a short quick burst as it flew in overhead .....

The late afternoon sunlight did its part in offering me some good lighting on the approaching bird, as did the clear blue sky in providing a quite appealing contrasting backdrop. I was quite pleased with the result maxed at full 400mm zoom. This is the sheer beauty of birding ..... the best shots usually present themselves when you least expect it. Its then up to you to make the best of it as I always say ..... viewing large is recommended.

Have a good week and stay safe,
Joe Smile

Tags: General Action photography Bird photography Birds in flight Little egret Marsh bird Wildlife and nature In full flight Nikon D500 KingArthur Tamron 100-400mm

Voters: JanOByrne, mike9005, Xandru and 55 more

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21 Apr 2021 6:21PM
Absolutely brilliant capture, Joe. Glad to see you are using your TamronGrin

Wonderful capture Joe ...unfortunately I used all my awards today ...stunning

manicam 17 44 1 Canada
21 Apr 2021 6:53PM
Excellent in-flight capture Joe.

Sherman Grin

21 Apr 2021 7:03PM
Excellent in flight image Joe, great detail,
Cracking Capture,Joe.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
21 Apr 2021 7:31PM
A perfect moment well used!
johnsd Plus
15 4 2 Scotland
21 Apr 2021 7:34PM
A super capture of this bird in flight.
21 Apr 2021 7:52PM
Great in flight shot.
Fabulous capture Joe. Iím glad you escaped unscathed with it being overhead! 😉

cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2021 9:23PM
Perfect timing Joe!

21 Apr 2021 10:17PM
Terrific capture Joe.Smile
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
21 Apr 2021 11:06PM
A very well taken opportunity with this excellent Egret shot Joe !
21 Apr 2021 11:07PM
Lovely photo Joe.
Perfectly timed Joe, lovely shot.
Splendid capture
johnke Plus
8 231 17 England
22 Apr 2021 6:53AM
Fantastic Joe, wonderful detail in this BIF, certainly not an easy shot with the color also...John
22 Apr 2021 9:59AM
22 Apr 2021 9:59AM
Wonderful shot Joe, well taken.
Love the clear light and detail.

22 Apr 2021 10:15AM
Excellent in flight birding , Joe! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

22 Apr 2021 11:26AM
Cracker Joe !
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2021 3:46PM
A great capture of those beautifully displayed wings.Smile
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
22 Apr 2021 6:38PM
A beautifully timed capture of this Little Egret Joe !!
The detailing is perfect.

23 Apr 2021 12:28AM
Great shot with an even better composition.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2021 5:31PM
Perfect capture... It paid to look up !!
Well seen and well timed. Isabel GrinGrinGrin
23 Apr 2021 6:25PM
Wonderful capture Joe...Lin
25 Apr 2021 8:58PM
Right place at the right time as the saying goes ...lovely light and definition captured under those wings Joe . Especially for a quick grab shot.
Cheers Walt

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