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Shaking it Off

By KingArthur
Shot captured last Saturday afternoon while out birding at the Salina nature reserve.

Shooting against the sun for most of the afternoon, I was tracking this Herring Gull in my viewfinder as it took off from the shallows, and shot a quick burst as it arose catching the sun's rays ..... I was quite impressed with this particular frame, the low backlighting capturing the Gull as it shook off the water droplets. Sometimes it is amazing what the camera/lens combo manage to capture usually unseen to the naked eye - this is one such instance. Again quite pleased with this in flight action shot.

Viewing large draws you into the action.

Action Gear -
Camera: Nikon D500
Lens: Sigma 60-600mm at 600mm

Have a great weekend,
Joe Smile

Tags: Action photography Bird photography Birds in flight General interest Wildlife and nature Birds wildlife nature Nikon D500 KingArthur In flight shot Herring Gull in flight Sigma 60-600mm

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ColleenA Plus
10 505 11 Australia
21 Oct 2022 8:47AM
A good in flight capture, love the water drops
21 Oct 2022 9:38AM
21 Oct 2022 10:14AM
Lovely capture, Joe.

cooky Plus
19 6 8 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2022 10:48AM
Perfect timing Joe!

richmowil Plus
14 506 3 England
21 Oct 2022 10:51AM
Nicely framed too Joe
manicam 18 44 1 Canada
21 Oct 2022 1:51PM
Beautiful water droplets in flight

21 Oct 2022 2:37PM
Great in flight capture and water drops,
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
21 Oct 2022 5:13PM
Special how he has cleared himself of water and flown off!
22 Oct 2022 2:08AM
Beautiful flight capture…. Amazing sometimes what you see when you put your photo on the screen.

23 Oct 2022 1:36PM
Lovely Joe

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