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Evening Visitor

By KingArthur
An evening forray to my birding haunt two days ago regaled me with this solitary white mallard sailing in low over the estuary.

I had coupled the D500 with my favourite Tamron 100-400mm lens to use as backup on the day, but happened to be handling it as the mallard flew in. Quite a neat opportunity to test the combo I said to myself as I whirred a couple of bursts ..... and quite a pleasant result it turned out to be too.

This shot made the grade out of 6 keepers and went down well on review. Viewing large should enable you to notice the fine water droplets on the chest plumage.

Joe Smile

Tags: Nature General Birds in flight Waterfowl Marsh bird Wild birds Action shots Wildlife and nature Ducks in flight Nikon D500 KingArthur

Voters: Saastad, nellacphoto, PhilT2 and 52 more

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Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
4 Nov 2020 8:50AM
Very beautifully captured flight photo Joe!
Nice and sharp and a fine composition!

4 Nov 2020 9:30AM
Excellent capture Joe,
4 Nov 2020 11:48AM
What a wonderful capture Joe, well taken.
Stay safe out there.

cymru2019 2 17 7 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2020 12:05PM
A tremendous grab shot. David
4 Nov 2020 12:37PM
Lovely image. Well captured.
4 Nov 2020 12:55PM
indeed splendido
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2020 1:37PM
Superb timing and a great shot Joe.
Great capture, not easy to do as we all know!
Stay safe
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2020 3:35PM
Top-quality capture !! Excellent work,
Isabel GrinGrin
4 Nov 2020 4:46PM
Great capture
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
4 Nov 2020 6:47PM
Exciting--- and the 500 does some amazing things!
4 Nov 2020 9:49PM
Stunning shot Joe..Lin
capto Plus
9 6.9k 26 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2020 10:17PM
Superb detail for an inflight shot.Smile
richmowil Plus
13 475 2 England
4 Nov 2020 10:26PM
Good capture Joe
gconant Plus
10 32 1 United States
5 Nov 2020 11:25AM
A marvelously detailed capture Joe !!

Nikonuser1 Plus
9 170 16 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2020 12:47PM
Excellent captureSmileSmile

sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 2 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2020 2:37PM
wonderful shot never seen a white one before
5 Nov 2020 5:39PM
Lovely captured bird in flight image Joe.
Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
6 Nov 2020 8:27PM
An excellent in flight image , Joe! SmileSmileSmile

Stunning IF capture, Joe.
19 Nov 2020 5:06PM
Have never seen acwhite mallard before , this one has some incredible light on it Joe , stellar shot,
Cheers Walt

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