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Double take-off

By Lillian  
A pair of Flamingo's flying past to another nearby lake

By the time I took this one was getting towards end of of time in France
thankfully! as my back had gone to ''pots'' from carrying my backpack of lens
and the tripod...now don't do either, and won't bother taking tripod to Venice or France next time
so now everything I do is hand heldGrin
Think Lynne will enjoy this one...dreaded two!Wink

Have a great day..I am out and again trying to finish off book from Swedish trip

Lillian

Tags: Flying France General Flamingos Pair Wildlife and nature

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Comments


19 Jan 2014 8:29AM
A cracking picture with superb timing!

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19 Jan 2014 8:33AM
A stunner Lillian. Great timing and wonderful colours.
I want to do a book on the girls but don't know who to use. Any suggestions ?
GrinGrin

Kathryn
debu 6 India
19 Jan 2014 8:42AM
Superb in flight capture.
debu
19 Jan 2014 8:45AM
Nice in flight capture...........GrinGrinGrin
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 8:45AM

Quote:Superb in flight capture.
debu



Debu beat me to it, Lillian. Grin


Ray
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
19 Jan 2014 8:46AM
A wonderful in flight capture Lillian.. Totally agree with you, I carried a camera around for 6 weeks in Australia and used it once, as you say the backpack is heavy enough.
Stunning, Lillian. Brilliant timing and great detail.
Fred
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
19 Jan 2014 8:49AM
A superb capture, Lillian, as always. Carol
19 Jan 2014 8:51AM
Nice timing Lillian, super image,
Fred.
Mike_Young 10 12 9 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 9:02AM
Wonderful capture Lillian
19 Jan 2014 9:10AM
What a brilliant addition to an already beautiful series Lillian, your timing is excellent.

John Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 9:15AM
Ah, you are sooooooo right Lillian. I do so appreciate the joy of pairs!

My sense if humour I know but I love the contradiction between those elegant bodies and mucky heads!
19 Jan 2014 9:16AM
What an experience you have shared with us here, Lillian!
Superbly timed and presented.

Richard
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
19 Jan 2014 9:23AM
Superb timing and panning Lillian.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 9:37AM
Perfect detailed action capture. 👍
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 9:39AM
Synchronised flying. Excellent pocture Lillian. GrinGrin Peter.
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 9:49AM
Their body shape - particularly the head/beak - remind me of Concorde!
Another very well timed image Lillian. Smile

Carol
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 9:56AM
A great capture.Smile

ivor
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 9:57AM
Fantastic inflight capture Lillian great shot.
Rob
19 Jan 2014 9:58AM
Brilliant flight capture of these wonderful flamingos, Lillian!
Regards,
George
19 Jan 2014 10:01AM
Just amazing Lillian ! - (Young ladies ! -- my very informal walking group for young ladies of a certain age !)Wink
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 10:19AM
Gobsmackingly stunning...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
19 Jan 2014 10:26AM
Gorgeous shot. Looks like they're off on a date.
Smile
19 Jan 2014 10:27AM
so graceful in flight
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
19 Jan 2014 10:50AM
Lovely to see these amazing birds in flight.

B.
19 Jan 2014 11:11AM
magnificent inflight shot !love it.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 11:19AM
My!
That was quick
They only mated yesterdayWink

Perfect timing Lillian

Adrian

PS Good news with the GT I seeSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 72 14 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 12:09PM
Love this Lillian, super captureSmile


Cliff
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
19 Jan 2014 12:12PM
Beautifully captured and such fine detail, Lillian.
R.
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 12:40PM
Well done for capturing them in flight!
Carole
Bravdo Plus
8 17 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 12:54PM
Excellent inflight capture with good colour and detail.

Barry
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
19 Jan 2014 1:25PM
Excellent capture.

Albert
19 Jan 2014 1:29PM
Tripods, monopods. Both are heavy to carry around. I just hope that I can have as steady a hand as you have Lillian. This is a splendid shot.

Harriet
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 1:29PM
They are really beautiful...
Marvelous capture Lillian, pin sharp with most stunning colours...
IB
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 1:37PM
Great shot Lillian!
Diane
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 1:48PM
Great timing..
Very sharp clear and magic work..

Dave
19 Jan 2014 1:55PM
excellent Lillian well timed

Graham
19 Jan 2014 2:07PM
Brilliant capture.
Carrying kit: I empathise ... ... and you can't get the staff, these days.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 2:17PM
An excellent double bird in flight image Lillian.
Quite a sight seeing flamingos in the air!.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Lillian, What a beauty, stunning capture. Smile

Brian J.
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
19 Jan 2014 2:41PM
Superb timing, Lillian. Even more impressive timing than in the previous upload Grin

Andrew
moiral 6 12 Scotland
19 Jan 2014 2:41PM
Ah Lillian, you will soon be getting ready to go off on your travels again. Unfortunately mine will not be till the end of the year Sad. Great shot and look forward to seeing more when you return in the future. Moira
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
19 Jan 2014 2:49PM
Very nicely timed Lillian and the shutter speed catches just enough motion in the wings.

Dave
19 Jan 2014 2:56PM
Lovely.
EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 3:13PM
Great captureSmile

Eileen
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
19 Jan 2014 3:19PM
I know the feeling about carrying loads of un-necessary gear around on holiday Sad But since I got my new Nikon with it's 18-105mm, I find it covers most situations - in fact, I've never had it off the camera since I bought it! Wink Great capture, Lillian, of these two flamingoes flying in synchronisation Smile
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 4:18PM
Aren't they stunning? I hope we get to see some of these up close Lillian!
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 4:44PM
Not a sight you generally see, well done you for capturing this Lillian - mind your poor back, I am suffering a bit to and physio is expensive
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
19 Jan 2014 5:33PM
Perfect shutter speed to get that movement in the wing tips; beautiful capture Lillian.
Rende
I could never get to grips with a tripod, especially when I had a dog on a lead in the other hand too..
Great shot Lillian, not the prettiest of birds but you can't help loving them.

Ruth
AnnJ Plus
4 5 Scotland
19 Jan 2014 6:05PM
A lovley shot Lillian.

I am off tomorrow to stay with friends before going to Wild Arena on Tuesday morning...can't wait!!
Ann.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
19 Jan 2014 6:50PM
Love this synchronized flying!
very well captured.

billy
netta1234 Plus
4 369 2 Wales
19 Jan 2014 7:28PM
SmileThis is a brilliant inflight image with lovely colour and detailSmile
NettaSmile
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
19 Jan 2014 8:33PM
Great to see the two in flight Lillian. Great shapes.
Brian.
dark_lord Plus
12 1.8k 326 England
19 Jan 2014 8:59PM
Very well captured.
19 Jan 2014 9:10PM
That is a fantastic shot Lillian. Cathy
19 Jan 2014 10:05PM
Spotless. The picture. Not the birds. Smile
Johanna
20 Jan 2014 4:44AM
Excellent panning here Lillian.
No 'noise' at 1250 ISO, either - that's the M3 for you Smile
Cracking good image.

Simon
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
21 Jan 2014 6:04PM
A fabulous inflight capture Lillian, these birds looks so graceful. If you don't want to hump a backpack around you could always get a trolley which is what Ade Osmant uses. I'm sure you'd be able to pick up a golf or fishing trolley from somewhere like Go Outdoors, Aldi or Lidl at a reasonable price. You'd be able to strap your backpack to that to save you lugging it about and straining your shoulders and backSmile
21 Jan 2014 10:10PM
I struggle to get one bird flying - you've made it look easy!!!

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