Lining up for landing...GBH

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From the looks of the shadow, it appears this guy was first communicating with the tower and then lining up the landing. :D

Tower -- I'm not quite lined up...

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Finally on the line -- Landing Gear coming down...

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And here's the beautiful bird before takeoff...

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I never get tired of photographing this guy even though I see him almost every day.
 
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Excellent shots Don. I got about 500 shots of these guys today, but the weather was horrible (foggy and overcast) so I don't know if I got any decent shots yet or not.
 
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Frank -- Thanks for the comments! I'll look forward to seeing some of yours posted soon -- despite the bad weather, I'm sure you'll have some good ones from what I've seen of your posts.
 
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svenmichiels said:
Great shots, I prefer the last one

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Thanks for the feedback, Sven! I like the way these birds stand so gracefully around the edge of the pond when they're not feeding, so I like the last one also.
 
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greyflash said:
Hey Don, cute captions to your images. Very neat.
Thanks, Gordon! I have to do something to keep the shots interesting with this guy since I get so many chances to shoot him. :D :D The one shot I don't have yet is of him catching a fish. I see it frequently, but he's always in the wrong spot (right behind my fence where the angle is bad and I'd scare him away). I'll just keep trying!
 
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Thanks, Keith! I was shooting at one of the worst times of the day with the sun almost directly overhead, so the shadow was a nice bonus.
 
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