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Old Aug 13, 2011, 4:49 PM   #1
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Old Aug 14, 2011, 12:18 PM   #3
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 2:53 AM   #4
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Thanks for looking people, that was an absolutely lucky shot...

Out front of where I work there is a small pond that's created by runoff...
It's dry sometimes but is visited by ducks and geese when it's full...

This particular mallard hen had just landed in it... I grabbed my camera
and had just taken two steps forward in an attempt ot get a better shot when
she spooked and sprang into the air like she was shot from a cannon (the
gun NOT the camera... ) I whipped up my camera and just held the shutter
button down (4 fps) and hoped... All the other shots where of things like a
perfectly focused tree in the background with the bird just a blurr, only this
shot came out kind of OK... I really liked the symmetry of this lucky shot and
the water drops falling from behind...

Guess you could call this a BBIF (Bird Butt in Flight... )
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 4:14 AM   #5
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Nice one, wizzard0003

I thought that might be water! Phew

Thanks for sharing the story too.

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Old Aug 15, 2011, 4:22 AM   #6
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Thanks, Paul...!
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You were at the right place at the right time for this shot. Nicely done.
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You were at the right place at the right time for this shot. Nicely done.
Thanks, vsch1...!

It was pure luck...!
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