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A thematic and whimsical look at our feathered friends. :smile:

#1 Little Wings
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#2 Big Wings
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#3 Wings over silvery water
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#4 Yin and Yang wings
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#5 The Fast and the Furious wings
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#6 Orville and Wilbur Wright attempting their first flight
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#7 With rudder down, Wilbur comes in for the touch down, but whatever happened to Orville? :confused: :biggrin:
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#1: 300mm, 1/1000 @ f/9, ISO 200
#2: 300mm + 1.7TC, 1/1250 @ f/7.1, ISO 200
#3: 300mm + 1.4TC, 1/1250 @ f/6.3, ISO 200
#4: 300mm + 1.4TC, 1/1250 @ f/7.1, ISO 200
#5: 300mm + 1.4TC, 1/640 @ 7.1, ISO 200
#6 & #7: 300mm + 1.4TC, 1/640 @ f/7.1, ISO 200
 
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Very impressive set Miko. I'm amazed that you could get these with the poor old D70. :rolleyes: :wink:
 
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All of these are very good with #2 being spectacular! That is one of the best egret images I have seen in a long time.
 
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Very impressive set Miko. I'm amazed that you could get these with the poor old D70. :rolleyes: :wink:
Lol, thanks Frank! I found out just how poor and old the D70 is when I try to shoot sports. :rolleyes: Come summer and it will have been a full year with it; wow, what a fantastic learning experience I had. I'm eager to go forward ...

Very nicely done Miko
Thanks Gary. :smile:
 
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Beautiful shots. It's cool the way the wings are blurred but the water is crystal clear and sharp in #5. And the bills on Orville and Wilbur appear to be exact opposite curves.
 
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All of these are very good with #2 being spectacular! That is one of the best egret images I have seen in a long time.
I must have been replying and missed your post Andy. That's a really nice compliment, thanks so much! Those Great Egrets have quite the wingspan, once they spread 'em, all of a sudden, you're not as short on glass. :biggrin:

Beautiful shots. It's cool the way the wings are blurred but the water is crystal clear and sharp in #5. And the bills on Orville and Wilbur appear to be exact opposite curves.
Thanks Hunter! I appreciate the observances that you've made. As to the opposing bills, the downturned bill one is a Whimbrel and the slightly upturned one, a Marbled Godwit. They were chasing each other around and was entertaining to watch!


Beautiful captures, #7 is exceptional in my mind.
Louie, thanks for stopping by with your very kind comments!
 
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Nice set MIko. Love how you got a Whimbrel and a Marbled Godwit in one frame!
Thanks Thomas! These guys were cracking me up how they were running around with raised wings. I assume they are being territorial over the feeding spots, but not sure.

Just in case you might find it interesting, my observance in our locality has been that I tend to see Marbled Godwits, Willets and/or Dowitchers in loose groups, sometimes involving many individuals. However, within these groups, there tends to be only one Whimbrel or one Black-bellied Plover hanging about; I've yet to see these latter species as a larger group of their own kind.

great shots... WOW! love the egret.
Thanks Raymond, glad you liked!

Very nice shots. I too love the egret shot.
Jimmy, I really appreciate your kind comments, thanks!
 
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