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Skimming the Surface

By KingArthur
A recent shot captured in low evening light while out birding at my favourite haunt.

Had spotted this juvenile male Mallard flying in low over the creek giving me just enough time to zoom in, track in my viewfinder, lock on, compose, pan and grab a shot as it skimmed the surface past me ..... one of the shots of the day it turned out to be too. A good flight pose with ample plumage detail, the blue speculum really making the shot. Well worth the wait into the late evening .....

Viewing large looks better.

Action Gear -
Camera: Nikon D7500
Lens: Nikkor 200-500mm at 500mm

Have a great day,
Joe Smile

Tags: Action photography Bird photography Low light photography Birds in flight General interest Wildlife and nature Birds wildlife nature Nikon D7500 KingArthur Mallard In Flight Nikkor 200-500mm

Voters: cooky, PhilT2, Herbert_Catania and 48 more



cooky Plus
19 6 9 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2022 9:19AM
Excellent detail Joe.

28 Apr 2022 9:24AM
Terrific in flight shot Joe - lovely detail too
RonDM Plus
8 413 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2022 9:31AM
A superb in flight image great photography

Excellent in flight capture Joe.
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2022 11:29AM
The wing pose and the closeness to the water are priceless...
Wonderful capture !! Isabel GrinGrinGrin
DaveRyder Plus
9 6.7k 18 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2022 12:37PM
Quite some detail there Joe.
LexEquine Plus
16 1 20 United States
28 Apr 2022 12:46PM
Superlative & Beautiful, Joe ! 🌞💎🏆👍
Saastad 3 16 17 Norway
28 Apr 2022 12:49PM
Beautiful flight photo!

Arne Smile
28 Apr 2022 1:49PM
Super shot Joe Lin
Fefe Plus
11 84 49 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2022 2:00PM
Lovely shot, like the water droplets Grin
28 Apr 2022 3:52PM
28 Apr 2022 4:09PM
Absolutely stunning Joe.

JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2022 7:05PM
Terrific capture
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
28 Apr 2022 10:39PM
So graceful , beautifully captured Joe
BHSDallas 17 1 1 United States
29 Apr 2022 12:57AM
very nice. terrific shot

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