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Old Mar 7, 2005, 1:06 PM   #1
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A laughing dove taken as it landed, however, it does look a bit like it's going to do a backwards somersault on the high diving board


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Old Mar 7, 2005, 1:32 PM   #2
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Thats a really cool shot Jake. Nice and sharp and the all blue sky is very pretty.

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Thanks Houston, I'm really enjoying trying [and sometimes succeeding] to catch birds in flight, there's really something [gracefull and powerfull ??]in capturing that moment, and with this fellow, I was doing what Norm mentioned in the Magpie post, sitting with camera vertical, waiting for the moment of take off [you really have to have to be focused - your camera as well]. Well,he took off, did a round about trip and landed back again, almost in the same position, which is what I managed to pick up. I did get the take off, but not worthy of a post.

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I did get the take off, but not worthy of a post.
I've said that to myself a thousand times. We slow lumbering humans can't compare to the lightning fast reactions of these birds, and the chickadees are even more frustrating because they are in the next state before one presses the shutter button. I've deleted loads of photos with just the tail of a bird poking out from the edge of the frame.

Great shot Jake; feather definition is excellent. It's a touch over-exposed but who cares when you get nice action like this.
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