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Low and Swift

By KingArthur
Captured yesterday afternoon while out doing some birding at my favourite haunt. I was lucky in that we had mild cloud cover yesterday offering some fantastic diffused lighting - the softbox effect as I call it.

Though birding activity was largely lacking yesterday afternoon, I did manage to bag some good shots in quiet relaxed surroundings - it felt good being out again with my photographic gear after a fortnight of quasi full lockdown locally. With my gear set and ready, I spotted this low duck approaching swiftly as I glued the camera to my forehead, unwinding from my torso, releasing a short burst as the bird whizzed past ..... deep down I instantly felt I had bagged a winner.

Viewing large should give you a vague idea of the adrenalin surge I experience in such intimate moments.

Enjoy your weekend,
Joe Smile

Tags: General Action photography Birds in flight Natural light Ducks water Wildfowl birds Wildlife and nature Ducks birds wildlife nature Nikon D500 KingArthur Nikkor 200-500mm

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14 Mar 2021 11:36AM
Well captured.
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2021 11:51AM
Wonderful capture and you obviously love getting out and taking your images.

14 Mar 2021 12:14PM
It has always surprised me how you just seem to know you have " That " shot in the bag. In the days of film. could not wait to get into the dark room to see that image appearing to confirm first thoughts, about 80% right in those days, which was very pleasing.
Stunning image, no wonder you were excitedGrin
14 Mar 2021 12:32PM
Splendid in flight shot Joe.Smile
14 Mar 2021 12:43PM
An excellent in flight capture, Joe.

14 Mar 2021 12:46PM
Lovely captured bird in flight shot Joe.
14 Mar 2021 12:51PM
Excellent capture Joe,
johnke Plus
8 231 17 England
14 Mar 2021 2:44PM
Terrific capture Joe, never easy to achieve ...John
johnsd Plus
15 4 2 Scotland
14 Mar 2021 3:11PM
A lovely in flight capture.
14 Mar 2021 5:40PM
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2021 7:20PM
Wonderful capture, great 3D appeal...
Excellent photography. Isabel GrinGrinGrinGrin
14 Mar 2021 7:25PM
Excellent capture Jo..Lin
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
14 Mar 2021 8:43PM
Superb shot Joe , you have even captured the water droplets coming off the duck inflight !!
15 Mar 2021 9:58AM
Cracking shot Joe, love the narrative.
Trust you are well.

15 Mar 2021 10:18AM
Excellent in flight birding , Joe! SmileSmileSmile

gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
15 Mar 2021 5:22PM
A magnificent image Joe !!

capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2021 6:15PM
A smashing shot and those falling water droplets deserve an award.Smile
nobby1 Plus
16 20 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2021 9:50AM
Great shot, Joe.
Amazing ...
1 May 2021 9:00AM
Another one of your stunning in flight photos.

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