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Black Tailed Godwit

By AlexAppleby
Many thanks indeed for all your very kind comments on my upload of a couple of Oystercatchers preparing to fight. Especially so to Brian65 for his very much appreciated user award.

Today a pic of a black tailed godwit. It's got a bit of a dirty bill from poking around in the mud. A lot of wading birds suffer from the same problem, to the extent that I was considering doing a series of photos entitled Dirty Birds, but then I thought that due to the title it might be tagged up as adult content and I wouldn't be able to see it!! So I've scrapped that idea for the time being!

Tags: Bar tailed godwit Wildlife and nature

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Comments


Mike_Young 10 12 9 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 8:41PM
Lovely shot, great reflection

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Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 8:48PM
Cracking image of one of my favourite wading birds.
Nigel
a real nice one well taken.


billy
18 Jan 2014 8:55PM
Brilliant timing. Great photo
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 8:56PM
Immaculate timimg Alex. Super shot. GrinGrin Peter.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 9:02PM

Quote:entitled Dirty Birds


We will have some of that AlexWink

My life has been very unshelteredSmile

Seriously, another fine wader to add to your PFGrin

Adrian
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 9:04PM
A splendid shot
Ju
Glashutte 10 21 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 9:11PM
Excellent.

Really atmospheric, it's like fine art print, don't really know what that is, but it looks like it.
ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
18 Jan 2014 9:13PM
Love the reflections Alex, catching that water drop is superb timing ....a Devine capture
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 9:16PM
Outstanding image in every way AlexGrinGrin, I love the water droplet,

Ali
Trev_B 9 151 68 England
18 Jan 2014 9:16PM
Lovely light and a delightful reflection Alex.

Trev
TonyDy Plus
8 5 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 9:28PM
Great shot, Alex - love the mud droplet!.
Tony
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 9:30PM
Everything about this wonderful image looks just right, Alex.

Ray
18 Jan 2014 9:31PM
Lovely shot Alex. Cathy
18 Jan 2014 9:31PM
Lots of water birds from you, Alex.
Different - another fine study.
EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 9:34PM
Lovely image, great reflectionsSmile

Eileen
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
18 Jan 2014 9:44PM
A fine shot of this elegant wader Alex, I like that rippled reflection. Perfect timing to catch the mud dropping from its beak, at first glance I thought it had dropped a malteser!Wink
18 Jan 2014 10:10PM
Excellent. The Curlew shot was framed slightly better, I thought, but still I find this the more attractive image. The way you've managed to catch that droplet in mid-drop is sheer perfection.


Alan
18 Jan 2014 10:28PM
Superb timing, clarity and detail, Alex.

Richard
18 Jan 2014 11:16PM
Well captured. Lovely light.
User_Removed 3 10 4 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 11:27PM
Alex, they've said it all but stunning wraps it up for me

Di
19 Jan 2014 1:02AM
Lovely with nice reflection.
Another stunner Alex, i am enjoying your water birds immensely Grin

Lynette Grin
rsjkinson 7 5 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 4:45AM
Cannot think of anything else to say but brilliant
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
19 Jan 2014 6:23AM
A superb capture, Alex, the timing with that droplet of water is amazing. Carol
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
19 Jan 2014 6:41AM
WOW...now that's timing with the mud droplet!!!

That aside, GORGEOUS exposure, detail and light in this, Alex. Love the abstracted reflection too.

BRAVO.

Andrew
Outstanding image, Alex.
Fred
19 Jan 2014 10:43AM
Well, you captured a splendid image of this Black-tailed Godwit here, Alex.
Does a dirty bill qualify it for gardening duties, do you think? Wink
The drop of mud was very well captured indeed & had me confused, until I read your narrative...
"Dirty Birds" sounds wonderful. Especially if there's plenty of mud around Blush

Simon
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 2:20PM
Beautiful!
Diane
gss 3 1 Romania
19 Jan 2014 2:58PM
I wonder if the beak is longer than the legs!
In any case, this picture I like reflections in the water!
Silviu
DerekL 11 167 24 England
19 Jan 2014 3:26PM
Top class image Alex.
Nice light giving lovely colour tones and detail in the plumage.
Love the droplet - well timed.

Derek
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 8:14AM
A great image of this beautiful bird searching for food Alex.

Phil.

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