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Lining up for landing...GBH

Discussion in 'Birds' started by drueter, May 22, 2005.

  1. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    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.
     
  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    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.
     
  3. svenmichiels

    svenmichiels

    198
    May 21, 2005
    Belgium
    Great shots, I prefer the last one

    Sven Michiels
     
  4. Hey Don, cute captions to your images. Very neat.
     
  5. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    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.
     
  6. Neat shots, really like the first with the shadow below, cool shot!!

    Keith
     
  7. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    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.
     
  8. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    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!
     
  9. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    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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