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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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Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 8:41PM
Lovely shot, great reflection

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Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 8:48PM
Cracking image of one of my favourite wading birds.
a real nice one well taken.

18 Jan 2014 8:55PM
Brilliant timing. Great photo
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 8:56PM
Immaculate timimg Alex. Super shot. GrinGrin Peter.
tomcat 12 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

JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 9:04PM
A splendid shot
Glashutte 11 21 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 9:11PM

Really atmospheric, it's like fine art print, don't really know what that is, but it looks like it.
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
18 Jan 2014 9:13PM
Love the reflections Alex, catching that water drop is superb timing ....a Devine capture
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 9:16PM
Outstanding image in every way AlexGrinGrin, I love the water droplet,

Trev_B 11 151 68 England
18 Jan 2014 9:16PM
Lovely light and a delightful reflection Alex.

TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 9:28PM
Great shot, Alex - love the mud droplet!.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 9:30PM
Everything about this wonderful image looks just right, Alex.

18 Jan 2014 9:31PM
Lovely shot Alex. Cathy
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
18 Jan 2014 9:31PM
Lots of water birds from you, Alex.
Different - another fine study.
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 9:34PM
Lovely image, great reflectionsSmile

Glostopcat 12 255 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.

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

18 Jan 2014 11:16PM
Well captured. Lovely light.
User_Removed 5 10 4 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 11:27PM
Alex, they've said it all but stunning wraps it up for me

ukgubbi 6 5 India
19 Jan 2014 1:02AM
Lovely with nice reflection.
Another stunner Alex, i am enjoying your water birds immensely Grin

Lynette Grin
rsjkinson 8 5 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 4:45AM
Cannot think of anything else to say but brilliant
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
19 Jan 2014 6:23AM
A superb capture, Alex, the timing with that droplet of water is amazing. Carol
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
19 Jan 2014 6:41AM that's timing with the mud droplet!!!

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


Outstanding image, Alex.
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

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 2:20PM
gss 4 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!
DerekL 13 191 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.

viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 8:14AM
A great image of this beautiful bird searching for food Alex.


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