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Sep 29, 2018 16:42 |  #12646

paul katinas wrote in post #18718527 (external link)
Great Blue Herons
Captured Merritt Island,Florida.

Beautiful. One I'd easily hang on the wall.
The birds, water, rippled reflections, all come together well.

edmidlifecrisis wrote in post #18718613 (external link)
Finally got out this morning for a few minutes. Slow day at the wetlands but found these two characters.

That's rather colourful & graceful.
Makes flying look effortless.

MatthewK wrote in post #18718621 (external link)
I think I've shot maybe 5 BIF shots in my life  :p

Couple lovely shots there.
Agree on your comments re the lower one.
The light playing across the water is very nice
You've captured that well.



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Sep 29, 2018 16:48 |  #12647

Hammy74 wrote in post #18718808 (external link)
Osprey

That's well done.
Interesting the fish is aligned with the bird.
A lot here I've seen just grab it in both feet and tuck it under crossways.
Beautiful bird.



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Sep 29, 2018 17:08 |  #12648

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Sep 29, 2018 17:45 |  #12649

avondale87 wrote in post #18718818 (external link)
That's well done.
Interesting the fish is aligned with the bird.
A lot here I've seen just grab it in both feet and tuck it under crossways.
Beautiful bird.

The Osprey is the only bird capable of rotating their claws from the normal "3-1" configuration to a "2-2". That enables them to use the claws like a vise to rotate the prey for streamlined transport.

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Sep 29, 2018 17:58 |  #12650

RAW-Shooter wrote in post #18718843 (external link)
The Osprey is the only bird capable of rotating their claws from the normal "3-1" configuration to a "2-2". That enables them to use the claws like a vise to rotate the prey for streamlined transport.

Cheers

Thanks for reply. How interesting.
More fascinating information.
Much appreciated.



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Sep 29, 2018 18:14 |  #12651

avondale87 wrote in post #18718818 (external link)
That's well done.
Interesting the fish is aligned with the bird.
A lot here I've seen just grab it in both feet and tuck it under crossways.
Beautiful bird.

Thanks for the comment Richard!
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Sep 29, 2018 19:26 |  #12652

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18718727 (external link)
Nice Matt...I especially like number one; the bird is sharp and stands out from the nicely blurred background...plus the composition is quite nice.
The thing about BIF shots that I feel is important, is the eye. I feel that you really have to get the eye. I throw away so many of my shots that I kinda like, but fail to get the eye. They pretty much always go in the cyber garbage can. To me, your first shot meets every criterion of a well done BIF shot.

Those are good criterion to abide by; the eye makes it, for sure. Wing position is important too, I get rid of any that aren't either in the "up position" or straight out. For the most part though, most of my BIF attempts are terrible  :p


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Sep 29, 2018 20:59 |  #12653

Manx Shearwater. I was on a ferry when this bird sailed by close enough for an opportunistic shot (and, yep, I had my camera ready in hope). It's not great, but
I was pleased to get it as I hardly ever get the chance to snap this species. Needless to say, it's cropped quite a bit.


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Sep 29, 2018 23:02 |  #12654

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Great sequence Shalu, but the suspense is killing me. Here's what I think. I believe the osprey just wanted to put the fear of God in that cormorant by buzzing him, and scarring him half to death. :eek: I've noticed that the osprey doesn't even look down at the cormorant. Hopefully we'll get the season's finale tomorrow. I'm betting that the cormorant gets out of this mess unscathed. :lol:

Wow, you were spot on! I am impressed by your astute observations :-P:lol:. The osprey certainly made his point across. Just look at the facial expression of the cormorant!


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Sep 29, 2018 23:26 |  #12655

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Wow, you were spot on! I am impressed by your astute observations :-P:lol:. The osprey certainly made his point across. Just look at the facial expression of the cormorant!

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Wow, I love that series Shalu...great shots!! The osprey doesn't seem the least bit concerned, but the cormorant has the look of sheer terror. That is hilarious. You need to make this like a cartoon and put speech bubbles in. The cormorant would be saying the same thing over and over; "oh s*#T."


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Sep 30, 2018 00:00 |  #12656

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Sep 30, 2018 01:10 |  #12657

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Sep 30, 2018 01:15 |  #12658

Excellent shot. Is that a juvenile red-tailed hawk?


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Sep 30, 2018 09:31 |  #12660

shalu wrote in post #18718988 (external link)
Wow, you were spot on! I am impressed by your astute observations :-P:lol:. The osprey certainly made his point across. Just look at the facial expression of the cormorant!

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Love it! :-D


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