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Taking Flight

By KingArthur
Shot captured last weekend in late evening light while birding down by the water's edge.

Fully zoomed in, I followed this juvenile male Mallard taking flight right ahead of me and shot away as it flapped frantically past me ..... capturing a good flight pose and some lovely wing detail. The blue speculum really standing out here.

Viewing large looks better.

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

Have a great weekend,
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

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Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2022 8:46AM
Great 3D effect. A perfect capture !!
Isabel GrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
10 505 9 Australia
9 Apr 2022 8:53AM
Excellent shot
9 Apr 2022 9:01AM
great capture

Badgerfred 15 39 Wales
9 Apr 2022 9:06AM
Excellent Joe,
smut01 Plus
7 131 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2022 9:26AM
Amazing detail Joe! Well captured!
9 Apr 2022 11:01AM
Lovely image.
johnke 9 232 17 England
9 Apr 2022 11:16AM
A cracker Joe...John
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
9 Apr 2022 11:20AM
Impressive detail with this stunning shot Joe
A superb in flight capture Joe.
9 Apr 2022 12:20PM
Terrific Joe - lovely colour & detail
johnsd Plus
16 4 2 Scotland
9 Apr 2022 12:28PM
A lovely inflight shot Joe.

John D
LexEquine Plus
16 1 20 United States
9 Apr 2022 1:46PM
Magnificent Rendering ! LEx 🌞💎🏆
9 Apr 2022 2:35PM
A great flight capture, Joe....seen large, the water droplets are really nice.

9 Apr 2022 6:02PM
Thatís such a great inflight capture Joe. Love the detail and the water droplets.

JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2022 7:23PM
A terrific shot
10 Apr 2022 3:56PM
michaelo Plus
16 15 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2022 2:28PM
Excellent shot !!

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