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AlanF

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Saw this afternoon a Lapwing displaying, trying to impress a mate. It soared, dived, wing rolled, and screamed peewit at incredible speed and erratic moves. It was all I could do to track with 500mm on the R5 - anything longer I wouldn't have kept in the frame. Here are a few of the shots.

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Maximilian

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Saw this afternoon a Lapwing displaying, trying to impress a mate. It soared, dived, wing rolled, and screamed peewit at incredible speed and erratic moves. It was all I could do to track with 500mm on the R5 - anything longer I wouldn't have kept in the frame. Here are a few of the shots.
WOW! What a show! I would give a lot for being there. Just for the joy.
 
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Sporgon

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Here's a landscaper's view of birds in flight - 'Sea Birds & White Horses'. This was taken at sunrise below Buckton / Bempton cliffs which have a remarkable sea bird population including Gannets, Guillemots and Puffins amongst others. Those aren't dusts spots the sky; the air is thick with birds. Canon 5DS, 1/200-f/6.3- ISO100. EF 70-300L @ 300 and cropped in to about 400 equivalent.
 
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AlanF

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Here's a landscaper's view of birds in flight - 'Sea Birds & White Horses'. This was taken at sunrise below Buckton / Bempton cliffs which have a remarkable sea bird population including Gannets, Guillemots and Puffins amongst others. Those aren't dusts spots the sky; the air is thick with birds. Canon 5DS, 1/200-f/6.3- ISO100. EF 70-300L @ 300 and cropped in to about 400 equivalent.
Have you just visited? I wouldn't mind going again soon.
 

Sporgon

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Have you just visited? I wouldn't mind going again soon.
Yes, that picture was taken last Saturday. I’ve been going over there before sunrise a few times recently to try and get some interesting pictures of the coastline and want to include the birds as they are such an iconic feature of that landscape. Bempton is only one hour from where I live so it’s handy. Let me know if you’re visiting and I’ll try to get over and say hello.
 
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I really like this shot. Beautiful picture, Sporgon.
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Maximilian

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Nice!

Wings up / wings down

Wings down / wings up

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Pure coincidence. They were flapping at a different beat. A few pictures later they were synchronous.
But I dumped those because they were flying a curve and the last bits of sun went out of their faces.
 

HenryL

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Osprey returning home after running off an eagle... R3_101_2662_DxO_C1_Web.jpg

Eagle bringing home breakfast for two hungry youngsters. Zoomed in and heavily cropped...this is more to document that they have two little ones this year.
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Just 30 minutes later, same eagle trying to steal someone else's breakfast. Hey...little one's gotta eat, right? Not this time - Osprey - 1, Eagle - 0. Another "for the record" shot. No wonder the osprey were agitated this morning!
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macrunning

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Here's a landscaper's view of birds in flight - 'Sea Birds & White Horses'. This was taken at sunrise below Buckton / Bempton cliffs which have a remarkable sea bird population including Gannets, Guillemots and Puffins amongst others. Those aren't dusts spots the sky; the air is thick with birds. Canon 5DS, 1/200-f/6.3- ISO100. EF 70-300L @ 300 and cropped in to about 400 equivalent.
Beautiful shot!
 
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macrunning

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Osprey returning home after running off an eagle... View attachment 203227

Eagle bringing home breakfast for two hungry youngsters. Zoomed in and heavily cropped...this is more to document that they have two little ones this year.
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Just 30 minutes later, same eagle trying to steal someone else's breakfast. Hey...little one's gotta eat, right? Not this time - Osprey - 1, Eagle - 0. Another "for the record" shot. No wonder the osprey were agitated this morning!
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I'm always amazed at the size of the Osprey until I see a Bald Eagle chase them down. It's quite the site. Awesome shots Henry.
 
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