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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Great Egret

Great Egret - yes that's poop
 ISO 250 | f 5.6 | 1/2000
lens 55-250mm

ISO 250 | f 5.6 | 1/2000
lens 55-250mm

38 comments:

  1. Is the top one of the bird pooping? If so, I hope you weren't stood underneath it! The second shot is amazing. I love the positioning and how much sky you have left. #MySundayPhoto.

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    1. Hahaha - yes, naughty bird! But a rare enough shot I had to share. Sorry if you were eating lunch or something. 0_o Glad you like the second shot. I think the term for that composition is rule of thirds.

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  2. That's incredible! I'm so glad you decided it was appropriate to post.

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    1. I nearly didn't! Hubby assured me it was quite acceptable for photography circles.

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  3. Amazing photo, I thought is was a piece of sting attached at first not nature taking its course!

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    1. It's quite artistic considering. I was not prepared to be getting aimed at. He missed me though *phew*

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  4. What a great shot! Not something you'd be able to catch everyday!

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    1. Complete luck! I was chasing him across the sky with my camera.

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  5. WOW fantastic photos! Lucky you weren't standing undermneath! x #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I was a bit worried for a second. It wouldn't have done the camera any good. Lucky for me his aim was off.

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  6. Fab shots. Yes I was swallowing my dinner so it put me off a bit:). Really great snaps tho:)

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    1. Oh Sherry, I'm so sorry! That's almost a crime with your wonderful food.

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  7. I never knew you had to plug birds in to charge them up

    Thank you for linking up

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  8. I couldn't tell if it was pooping, or had string attached! That is an amazing capture, I do love unusual pictures like this x

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    1. I'm glad the artisticness of the poop is appreciated by some at least =D

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  9. Brilliant shots! Wow. Bright and clear ... I don't think I've seen the picture of a bird doing a poop before ... really good shot. #aNoviceMumCommentLuv

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    1. There's a few out there (I had to google) but they aren't common.

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  10. Haha great shot :) Also stunning bird I love egrets, just waiting for cattle egrets to become established in the UK :)

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    1. We get a few different types of egrets here so we had to look pretty closely to figure out which type it was. The cattle egrets have some pretty colours going on. What a treat!

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  11. Brilliant shots - even the first one! It almost looks like string trailing behind.

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  12. What a fantastic photo! Great timing x

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    1. A heartbeat later would have been too late!

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  14. I was a victim of this last Friday! It just fell from nowhere!

    This is an amazing capture!

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  15. I don't know much about photography, but this picture had to be a difficult shot. I love it! What kind of shutter speed would you use for this?

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    1. Hi R.C. The shutter speed is the number on the right under the photos. 1/2000 or two thousandths of a second.

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  16. Whatever she'd been eating certainly had a purgative effect!
    Great shots!
    Thanks for posting & hope you'll be a regular visitor at Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) - this week's linkup can be found at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/at-keyboard.html

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    1. I really don't want to think about her diet. o_0

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  17. What a great shot! I love that nature isn't always pristine - there are warts and accidents and poo!

    Thank you for joining us again this week!

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    1. Too much poo if you ask me! (2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 birds and a fish will leave you feeling like a professional poo manager)

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  18. I laughed hard when I realized what was going on on the first picture (and the comments are so funny too ;0). At first, I thought the bird what caught in some sort of wire.

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    1. Now I really am glad I posted this shot. Making someone laugh each day is on my bucket list! =D

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  19. That is a bloody brilliant image!!! Perfectly shot and it made me chuckle

    Mollyxxx

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