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Water Skating

By KingArthur
After a lengthy absence, last Saturday afternoon saw me heading back to the Salina mudflats (camera gear and all) in the hope of doing some decent bird photography. The prevailing overcast weather summoned in low evening light relatively early in the afternoon. Notwithstanding, and much to my joy, bird activity around the mudflats seemed quite abundant considering it is late January.

While photographing a few gulls coming in to roost along the banks of the creek, this rather uncommon white Mallard caught my eye as it pitter-pattered in take-off over the surface of the creek seaward bound. It was necessarily a quick grab, set,focus and shoot thing but, all in all, I'm quite happy with the capture after all. Despite the prevailing low light, the D7500's quick focusing and good frame burst enabled me to choose this particular shot as the best in the roll.

Hoping you find the image to your liking, I recommend viewing large to appreciate the beauty of this particular frozen moment in time .....

Enjoy your weekend,
Joe Smile

Tags: Wildlife General Ducks Action shot Fleeting light Take-off Wildlife and nature White mallard Nikon D7500 KingArthur sigma 150-600mm contemporary

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Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2020 5:13PM
Great shot!
31 Jan 2020 5:24PM
Walking on water, lovely to see you uploading again Joe, and hope that you are well this is just great. A super action shot.

Patty SmileSmile
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
31 Jan 2020 5:28PM
Lovely photo!
31 Jan 2020 5:32PM
Great capture, beautiful.
Fabuloso . typically yours . bravo !
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2020 5:47PM
Excellent action shot.

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
31 Jan 2020 6:59PM
so delightfully amusing!
31 Jan 2020 7:55PM
Excellent capture Joe, nice timing,
31 Jan 2020 9:08PM
Perfect timing..Lin
Just wonderful Joe. GrinGrin

capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2020 5:37PM
An excellent shot, well taken.Smile
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2020 6:11AM
Beautifully timed to get the open wings, captured to perfection.
Bravo... Isabel GrinGrin
Excellent timing Joe, a lovely wildlife capture.
4 Feb 2020 12:31PM
Stunning capture & timing, Joe.
Perfectly presented.
4 Feb 2020 10:19PM
Excellent timing great capture. Well done Joe.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2020 10:50PM
great timed image

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