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The Juggler

By ShedMan  
This was a 'happy accident' shot. I was photographing this African Red Eyed Bulbul eating flower buds from a bush and only when I came to process the shot did I realise I had captured the moment where it tosses its head back and throws the food back into its mouth. In real time it happens so fast you don't notice it.

I had previously captured one of its cousins, a Dark Capped Bulbul, doing the same thing with a raisin in our garden but it was blurred. This time, albeit totally accidentally, I clicked just at the right time.

The shot was taken at Carryblaire River Retreat on the banks of the Vaal River near Parys, Free State, South Africa.

Tags: General Africa Bird Bulbul Wildlife and nature Sports and action

Voters: whipspeed, maryg, jeb2012 and 10 more

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Excellent capture

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maryg Plus
9 66 18 Scotland
29 Dec 2010 6:41PM
What a cracker , perfectly timed "accident". Love all the intersting detail as well as the action , particularly the red rimmed eye.
richmowil Plus
9 334 2 England
29 Dec 2010 6:57PM
Cracking Image
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
29 Dec 2010 7:00PM
You couldn't have timed it better if you had tried, a superb capture. Carol
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
29 Dec 2010 9:34PM
A brilliant opportunistic capture, the thumbnail doesn't do this image justice
Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2011 6:58PM
well timed shot - nice detail


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