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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 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


Tags: Flying France General Flamingos Pair Wildlife and nature

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ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
19 Jan 2014 8:29AM
A cracking picture with superb timing!
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 ?

debu 11 India
19 Jan 2014 8:42AM
Superb in flight capture.
NaturesHaven 9 283 6 England
19 Jan 2014 8:45AM
Nice in flight capture...........GrinGrinGrin
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 8:45AM

Quote:Superb in flight capture.

Debu beat me to it, Lillian. Grin

ColleenA Plus
9 492 7 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.
19 Jan 2014 8:47AM
Stunning, Lillian. Brilliant timing and great detail.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
19 Jan 2014 8:49AM
A superb capture, Lillian, as always. Carol
19 Jan 2014 8:51AM
Nice timing Lillian, super image,
Mike_Young 14 27 12 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
13 22 101 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.

Maiwand 14 3 73 England
19 Jan 2014 9:23AM
Superb timing and panning Lillian.GrinGrinGrinGrin
User_Removed 17 386 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 9:37AM
Perfect detailed action capture. 👍
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 9:39AM
Synchronised flying. Excellent pocture Lillian. GrinGrin Peter.
cardikit Junior Member 8 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

capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 9:56AM
A great capture.Smile

bobsblues 11 10 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 9:57AM
Fantastic inflight capture Lillian great shot.
19 Jan 2014 9:58AM
Brilliant flight capture of these wonderful flamingos, Lillian!
19 Jan 2014 10:01AM
Just amazing Lillian ! - (Young ladies ! -- my very informal walking group for young ladies of a certain age !)Wink
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 10:19AM
Gobsmackingly stunning...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
12 9.7k 30 England
19 Jan 2014 10:26AM
Gorgeous shot. Looks like they're off on a date.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 10:27AM
so graceful in flight
BarbaraR 15 1.1k 1 England
19 Jan 2014 10:50AM
Lovely to see these amazing birds in flight.

sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 11:11AM
magnificent inflight shot !love it.
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 11:19AM
That was quick
They only mated yesterdayWink

Perfect timing Lillian


PS Good news with the GT I seeSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 167 16 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 12:09PM
Love this Lillian, super captureSmile

RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
19 Jan 2014 12:12PM
Beautifully captured and such fine detail, Lillian.
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 12:40PM
Well done for capturing them in flight!
Bravdo 13 17 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 12:54PM
Excellent inflight capture with good colour and detail.

fentiger 20 920 24 England
19 Jan 2014 1:25PM
Excellent capture.

HarrietH Plus
11 303 Portugal
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.

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 1:29PM
They are really beautiful...
Marvelous capture Lillian, pin sharp with most stunning colours...
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 1:37PM
Great shot Lillian!
ugly Plus
13 9 57 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 1:48PM
Great timing..
Very sharp clear and magic work..

digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
19 Jan 2014 1:55PM
excellent Lillian well timed

19 Jan 2014 2:07PM
Brilliant capture.
Carrying kit: I empathise ... ... and you can't get the staff, these days.
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 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
19 Jan 2014 2:18PM
Lillian, What a beauty, stunning capture. Smile

Brian J.
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
19 Jan 2014 2:41PM
Superb timing, Lillian. Even more impressive timing than in the previous upload Grin

moiral 11 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
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 England
19 Jan 2014 2:49PM
Very nicely timed Lillian and the shutter speed catches just enough motion in the wings.

ukgubbi 9 5 India
19 Jan 2014 2:56PM
EileenH 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 3:13PM
Great captureSmile

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 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 11 207 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 14 351 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 14 38 4 Netherlands
19 Jan 2014 5:33PM
Perfect shutter speed to get that movement in the wing tips; beautiful capture Lillian.
19 Jan 2014 5:33PM
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.

AnnJ 9 5 United Kingdom
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!!
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
19 Jan 2014 6:50PM
Love this synchronized flying!
19 Jan 2014 6:58PM
very well captured.

netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
19 Jan 2014 7:28PM
SmileThis is a brilliant inflight image with lovely colour and detailSmile
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
19 Jan 2014 8:33PM
Great to see the two in flight Lillian. Great shapes.
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 779 England
19 Jan 2014 8:59PM
Very well captured.
19 Jan 2014 9:10PM
That is a fantastic shot Lillian. Cathy
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 10:05PM
Spotless. The picture. Not the birds. Smile
SimonFletch 7 3 2 Scotland
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.

Glostopcat 15 255 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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