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By KingArthur
The last few days of May I made it a point to do one final bird sortie before the hot summer sets in, since summer is my hibernation season from bird photography given the scorching temperatures of our rogue summer here in Malta. Sure enough, a dull, overcast Saturday afternoon in late May provided the perfect backdrop for my last visit to the Salina mudflats for the season. Being my second time out with the new Nikon D7500 fitted with the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary lens (which I nicknamed "The Bazooka"), it also served to help me familiarize myself with the combo, practice panning shots as well as handheld shooting.

Taking my usual spot I noticed a small flock of Little Egrets flying in over the salt pans alighting towards the opposite end of the creek. Lengthy lulls of bird inactivity seemed to be the order of the day, which is typical locally during this time of the year. This lonely Little Egret eventually flew off and approached me almost overhead allowing me ample time to set, compose, pan, focus and shoot, bagging a few decent shots in the process. As it crossed the creek flapping gracefully, I couldn't help but admire its majestic flight as this shot amply demonstrates.

Quite pleased with this shot, I hope you find the image to your liking. Viewing large is recommended.

Enjoy your week,
Joe Smile

Tags: General Majestic Bird photography Birds in flight Little egret Marsh bird Graceful Wildlife and nature Nikon D7500 KingArthur sigma 150-600mm contemporary

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Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
25 Jun 2019 6:25PM
Beautiful photo!

Yes, it is truly majestic. Well done.
25 Jun 2019 6:49PM
Lovely capture, Joe.
gill_f Plus
17 122 England
25 Jun 2019 6:52PM
Interesting to read your information.
25 Jun 2019 7:06PM
Lovely shot Joe. Cathy
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2019 8:35PM
A great captureSmileSmile

taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
25 Jun 2019 9:40PM
Grand capture well caught Joe. Grin
26 Jun 2019 8:21AM
Excellent in flight capture,
A beautifully serene image of the Egret in flight.

Fefe Plus
9 54 36 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2019 5:25PM
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
26 Jun 2019 7:30PM
Well done Joe. Super capture.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2019 12:09PM
Majestic and magnificent... Great in flight capture...
Isabel GrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2019 9:30PM
A beautiful in flight capture
30 Jun 2019 9:31AM
Nicely captured image Joe.
30 Jun 2019 9:50PM
Excellent capture Joe..Lin
Interesting narrative and a superb in flight capture Joe.
BertC Plus
14 29 Malta
1 Jul 2019 6:16PM
Bravo 👍

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