It’s a Bird

Long-time readers will know that I’ve been trying to get good shots of birds in flight for a while now. To facilitate this quest, I recently upgraded my camera and added a longer lens.

The results? Mixed. Many of these shots are blurry, or too far away (or in too-low light) for the detail I want, or oddly cropped because I wasn’t fast enough to get the framing I wanted.

But they’re better than I’ve had before and at least it’s harmless fun. Onward and upwards.

Great egret in flight at sunrise

Great egret

Great egret in flight

Great egret

Glossy ibis in flight

Glossy ibis

Great blue heron in flight

Great blue heron

White ibis in flight, highlighting beak and feet

White ibis

White ibises in flight

White ibises

Wood stork in flight

Wood stork

Wood stork, coming in for a landing, beak first.

Wood stork

Roseate spoonbill coming in for a landing

Roseate spoonbill


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8 Responses to It’s a Bird

  1. Jim Taylor says:

    If we built airplanes like that, with wings and landing gear going off every whichway, the scientific and engineering world would mock us.
    Jim T

  2. Jim Robertson says:

    Wish I could fly. Nice catches Isabel.

  3. Barry Jewell says:

    I love Jim Taylor’s comments – so true!
    Must have been designed by a pilot as opposed to an AME

  4. Splendid photos, Isabel. Your artistry and, I imagine, eye-hand co-ordination are improving all the time.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Laurna – It’s possible my reflexes or coordination are improving. If so, I hope they keep it up, because I want more! Better!

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