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By KingArthur
This frame was captured a fortnight ago while out birding at my favourite haunt. Its the type of shot that really tests the speed and efficiency of one's gear, as also the capabilities of the person behind the camera, when the bird flies relatively low straight towards you .....

Fortunately enough I was sporting my best gear for this kind of shot, well seated with my elbows supported over my knees, and had sufficient time to prepare for it since I had spotted the duck approaching from quite a distance. Once I had a full lock on the approaching bird speeding towards me, it was all about waiting for the right moment (distance and flight path) to bag the shot ..... a short rapid burst did the rest.

Pretty much impressed with the results, I chose this frame as the best of the lot. Quite a crisp capture considering the bird's speed, with ample head and breast detail in the plumage. Viewing large should look better.

Keep well,
Joe Smile

Tags: General Action photography Bird photography Birds in flight Marsh bird Wildlife and nature Ducks birds wildlife nature In flight bird Nikon D500 KingArthur Nikkor 200-500mm

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dales Plus
7 13 Australia
9 Mar 2021 10:36AM
Outstanding shot Joe , excellent result by yourself and your equipment !
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
9 Mar 2021 10:36AM
Superb. Detail and everything.
Clyde54 2 6 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2021 10:59AM
Super shot Joe.
9 Mar 2021 11:12AM
Lovely capture, Joe.

9 Mar 2021 1:11PM
Thatís a great shot Joe. I can hear the noise. Did you need to duck?!

boov 10 2 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2021 1:54PM
Superb capture
9 Mar 2021 2:20PM
Well captured. Great image.
9 Mar 2021 2:25PM
they are getting better and better BRO ----- VERY PROUD OF YOUR WORK!!!!!! ED
Great shot Joe not easy to capture.
Trust you are well.

Jukka Plus
11 1 Finland
9 Mar 2021 2:38PM
Excellent in flight birding , Joe! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Fefe Plus
11 82 49 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2021 2:49PM
Lovely shot, love the water droplets Smile
9 Mar 2021 3:15PM
Cracking inflight capture Joe.SmileSmile
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2021 4:58PM
Beautifully caught... Perfect in-flight capture !!
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cooky Plus
19 6 8 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2021 5:06PM
Fantastic shot Joe. Love the water droplets on the feathers, excellent at speed focus work!

Wow! This is a superb in flight capture Joe.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
9 Mar 2021 5:42PM
.....and even the water drops on its breast!
richmowil Plus
14 505 3 England
9 Mar 2021 8:07PM
I love their laugh like call. Very nice capture Joe.
9 Mar 2021 10:16PM
Super inflight shot Jo..Lin
10 Mar 2021 2:28AM
A wonderful flight capture.

capto Plus
10 7.1k 33 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2021 1:21PM
An Award worthy image certainly.Smile
gconant Plus
11 32 1 United States
10 Mar 2021 1:55PM
A remarkable shot Joe !!

johnke 10 232 17 England
13 Mar 2021 8:00AM
BIF never easy Joe, composition and detail are spot on...John

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