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JPAZ

If only I knew what I was doing.....
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This was the first time I've seen ducks propelling themselves across the water surface. They moved quite fast. There were a number of them and they appeared to be trying to catch up with mom. I assume they couldn't fly yet, but I'm not sure. As usual, I wasn't ready for the action. These were the only two shots that weren't unusable, notwithstanding the distracting log in the background.
Nice capture. Closest thing to a water bound "bird in flight" I've seen ;)
 

JPAZ

If only I knew what I was doing.....
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Is this a Sanderling? I am really more and more happy that I got the 100-500. For the 1st image, I did darken the background, a bit in post. 1/3200 f/7.1 ISO 800 Newport September 2021_0681-Edit.jpg

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AlanF

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Here's a Great Crested Grebe, R5 100-500mm, about 60m away.

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JPAZ

If only I knew what I was doing.....
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Here's a Black Turnstone "having a moment." Newport September 2021_0805.jpg
 
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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I'm sorry, I should have written "I read" instead of "I've learned". It was not a personal experience.
English is not my first language, I'm sorry for the mistake.
English is not my first language either - don't apologize: I didn't even notice your "mistake" (actually what you are talking about:unsure:?). All I was talking about was the distance to the bird and I was really curious how it behaved when you where there (especially with these chicks present!) - just to learn something new...
Concerning the English - if the guys here with English as a first language start putting red flags on my posts - it would be very colorful :LOL:!
 
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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I am far from an expert but the App “Seek” id’d the bird as such
I'm far from expert too but just Google "Marbled Wimbrel" in case you don't believe me...
And it's still very nice photo what ever you call it!
 
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AlanF

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I've been kingfisher-deprived since the beginning of covid. But, yesterday I found a kingfisher had moved to a pond where I regularly stroll by. Rather far away, but the 100-500mm at 1000mm gets some reasonable images. Stacking and blending in PhotoShop squeezes out a little more detail as they are at pixel-level resolution. (These are crops at 1px = 1px original (100%)).

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