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By KingArthur
I captured this shot three weeks ago while out on a recent birding sortie. Its the type of shot I really look forward to as the bird flies in straight towards you, the lower it is the more the shot tests your capabilities as a photographer as well as the gear you are using.

I had spotted the duck earlier on sailing in on the opposite end of the salt pans, but too far to raise any particular interest. I kept following it though, as instead of alighting as ducks normally do in the shallow marshes, it turned and headed straight towards me ..... bingo! Given that I had ample time to prepare for the shot, I allowed it to approach some 50 meters away to include the rustic salt pan shed as a fitting backdrop and fired away ..... two rapid bursts in all. I ended up preferring this frame out of the lot since it captures the duck as if its literally quacking "Photographer Ahoy" as it spotted me rise to take the shot Smile

Viewing large should put you in the thick of the action of the moment, the water droplets on its belly the added spark.

Keep all safe,
Joe Smile

Tags: General Action photography Birds in flight Wildlife and nature Ducks birds wildlife nature Nikon D500 KingArthur In flight shot Birds over marshland Nikkor 200-500mm Approaching shot

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Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2021 4:44PM
Remarkable capture, beautifully done...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2021 4:47PM
Well seen and captured on the wing Joe.

johnke Plus
8 230 17 England
6 Apr 2021 5:04PM
Never an easy shot Joe, very well taken...John
6 Apr 2021 5:07PM
Great shot Joe
Cracker - Bam my award
6 Apr 2021 6:05PM
Excellent capture Joe,
Wonderful Joe.

11 Apr 2021 9:15AM
Another stunning in flight photo.

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