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Overhead Beauty

By KingArthur
Midweek last week I walked down to the quay in my hometown St. Paul's Bay with the aim of capturing a few evening shots with the D7200 fitted with my preferred all round lens, the Tamron 18-400mm lens. I was having a word with a couple of local fisherman tending to their boats on the quay capturing a few boat shots in between.

At one point I spotted this Little Egret flying in over the sea heading in my direction, quickly switched to my saved birding settings on the U2 button, composed and shot as it flew majestically overhead ..... the low evening sun was kind to me too I must admit.

Given the circumstances, I was quite pleased with the shot and performance of the D7200. I liked the way the low sunlight bathed the plumage as well as the full spread of its wings. Viewing large extracts more detail naturally.

Have a good safe week,
Joe Smile

Tags: General Action photography Bird photography Little egret Marsh bird Wildlife and nature Nikon D7200 KingArthur In flight shot Little Egret in Flight Tamron 18-400mm

Voters: Nikonuser1, RonDM, VincentChristopher and 65 more

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Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
24 May 2021 10:02AM
Excellent JoeSmileSmileSmile

RonDM Plus
6 189 United Kingdom
24 May 2021 10:10AM
Great image well taken

24 May 2021 10:12AM
Excellent in flight , Joe!

24 May 2021 10:12AM
Excellent frame filler Joe, great timing,
24 May 2021 10:13AM
Brilliant in- flight shot Joe .... great angle & its very visible that the D7200 is tops !
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
24 May 2021 10:22AM
Excellent shot Joe, well captured.

24 May 2021 10:23AM
Fine birding here Joe, beautiful lighting and pose.

Dave 🙂
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
24 May 2021 10:39AM
Oh my !! A most extraordinary in-flight capture...
Wonderful photography !! Isabel GrinGrinGrin
24 May 2021 10:53AM
Lovely capture, Joe.
24 May 2021 11:19AM
Wonderful image! 😀
24 May 2021 12:14PM
Cracking inflight image Joe.
24 May 2021 1:24PM
Great in flight shot,
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
24 May 2021 1:54PM
A beautifully timed capture of this egret directly overhead Joe !!
Very nicely done.

24 May 2021 3:04PM
well deserved merrits!!!!
Thatís such a great capture Joe.

adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
24 May 2021 3:39PM
Beautifully captured Joe, looks so good against that perfect blue sky......I've forgotten what a blue sky looks like, lol!!!!

24 May 2021 5:59PM
That's great shots
johnsd Plus
15 4 2 Scotland
24 May 2021 7:47PM
A lovely capture of this bird in-flight
Excellent capture Joe.
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
25 May 2021 9:06AM
A smashing capture
johnke Plus
8 231 17 England
27 May 2021 8:34AM
Beautiful detail and Light in this Image Joe....John
27 May 2021 9:22AM
Nicely captured overhead image Joe.
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
28 May 2021 6:11PM
An amazing pose, well caught.Smile
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
28 May 2021 11:13PM
Top shot of this beauty inflight Joe

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