I had to go to Italy to get my first closeup image of a flying bird. OK so it's only a pigeon but I shot it with my 17-55mm lens. OK so I'm a neophyte at flying bird photography but at least I tried.
Flew said:Hey Gordon, that's not bad. He must have flow right in front of your nose to get him that big with a 17-55 though. 8)
Love the light on the pigeon. And the irridescent colors on it. Nice capture.
You have some terrific shots in your gallery. Looks like a wonderful trip. I enjoyed the shot of your wife as well. You two make a lovely couple.