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Take-off

By KingArthur
Shot captured in late evening light last April while on a birding sortie down by the shore.

I was monitoring a small flock of Gulls on a fishing spree over the creek, and homed in on this Slender-billed Gull as it took a plunge ..... I zoomed in on it the moment it surfaced, obtained a good lockon, composed, releasing the shutter just as it pattered along the surface into take-off ..... bagging this frame in the process. Quite pleased with the action capture securing some nice movement.

Viewing large looks even better.

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

Have a great day,
Joe Smile

Tags: Action photography Bird photography Birds in flight General interest Take-off Wildlife and nature Birds wildlife nature Nikon D500 KingArthur Sigma 60-600mm Slender-billed Gull in flight

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Comments


11 Jul 2022 8:55AM
Well captured.
11 Jul 2022 8:56AM
That's a great shot Joe.Grin

Will.Smile
11 Jul 2022 9:23AM
Fabulous Joe.

Karen
11 Jul 2022 10:18AM
SO APTLY FROZEN
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2022 10:45AM
Great timing Joe.
Peter
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2022 10:56AM
A well timed image JoeSmileSmile

Cliff
11 Jul 2022 2:20PM
Lovely capture, Joe.

Mike
capto Plus
10 7.1k 33 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2022 6:34PM
Amazing detail for such a difficult shot.Smile
ivor
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2022 9:18PM
Excellent capture...
Isabel GrinGrin
12 Jul 2022 2:28AM
Good takeoff shot Joe.

Peter
12 Jul 2022 3:03PM
Excellent timed capture Jo Lin
13 Jul 2022 12:05PM
Lovely Joe
bricurtis Plus
17 2.7k 53 England
13 Jul 2022 8:28PM
Superb - beauifully timed moment.

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