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Quadruple in-flight of waders

Quadruple in-flight of waders
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Copyright: Gabi Klemm (klemmg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3 EX HSM, Sigma UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-07 17:28
Viewed: 3983
Points: 32
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Quadruple in-flight of waders

Less for the photographic quality and more for the novelty value of having captured an acceptable in-flight of four birds of four different species in one frame.

The photo was taken in J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island in Florida, which is an excellent place in the US to photograph long-legged wading birds in winter.

16 species of long-legged wading birds can be seen in the Refuge: American bittern, least bittern, roseate spoonbill, wood stork, great egret, snowy egret, reddish egret, cattle egret, great blue heron, little blue heron, tricolored heron, green heron, black-crowned night-heron, yellow-crowned night-heron, glossy ibis, and the most common, the white ibis.

Here is a link to a complete birding check list of Sanibel.

The photo shows (left to right):
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Little blue heron Egretta caerulea
Roseate spoonbill Ajaia ajaja
White Ibis Eudocimus albus
The links will take you to some previous posts of mine that show larger versions of each species.

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Hi Gabi,
Fantastic scenery.
I like the flying birds contrasting beautifully to the natural background. Very nice composition. Also the different wing positions of the birds makes this picture interesting. Compliments.
Thx and regards, Ruud

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-07 17:42]

Incroyable! Avez vous fait du collage? Quatre oiseaux échassiers en vol et ce sur la mème photo,fantastique et très original.La netteté et les couleurs sont excellentes.



Great in flight capture Gabi,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are spot on.
Good DOF and framing.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

Hi Gabi,
Superb shot to get four diffrent species flying in the same shot. They all look great. This is a really good catch!

Hi Gabi,
very nice inflight shot.
You got four different spieces in on shot, thats great.
Pity that the two white birds are OE.
Well composed, good POV and details.
Very well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-01-08 2:56]

That IS quite a feat, Gabi. Congratulations!
Well done and TFS. : )

Hi Gabi,
Very nice shot on those beautiful bird with wonderful nature background.
Well done and TFS!

Hi Gabi

Wow... what a great composition and selection of birds. This is a top shot. Congrats!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-08 7:57]

Gabi, the quality is great in my opinion.

Besides, as you mention, it's really nice to have different species in just one shot.

Great pov and sharness. I like the environment too.

A very nice capture.

Hi Gabi,
flying birds - and so sharp - this is wonderful.
I love the pink colour of the one so much, excellent shot, thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-01-08 10:18]

Hi Gabi,
This picture has a lot of character!
It is beautiful to see all four in flight together and so close to the water!
We may have to reconsider "Birds of a feather flock together"...;-) At least all four are waders...;-)
Excellent composition!

Four in one, yes, that's something! The technical part is not bad at all; even small, the subjects distributes well in the photo.

Regards, Petru

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-08 12:43]

Hi Gabi!

Great picture! I like this quarter soaring over water. For some reason this picture relaxe me. Great work!

Quite unbelievable!
You had much luck to capture them like that and many skills to capture them so well.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-01-08 14:19]

He he he, this is a good one Gabi! What luck to get those four together. Very well done!

'All the colors of the wind' Walt Disney's Pocahontas, which comes to mind when viewing this extremely nice capture of the 4 different species. Well done Gabi. :)

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