Five On The Wing – #34
Continuing my series of five bird species captured in flight!
Wood Duck (male)
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Wow there were about 25 snow geese up in the air. Amazing to see. I enjoy seeing their wings in different positions. Beautiful shots Donna.
Not too far from me in the wide open farm lands, the Snow Geese come in huge flocks. Birders come from around to try to be where the flock goes. I super lucked out on such a time. If you have a moment and want to see more than 25 in flight, check out my post here. 🙂 https://bayphotosbydonna.com/2022/01/14/thousands-of-snow-rosss-geese/ It was a sight and sound I will never, ever forget!
The buffleheads and wood duck photos are really beautiful, Donna! Such crisp detail in all your shots!
Thank you, Belinda! I love trying to focus and pan, even more so when I am successful. 🙂
The snow globes really tell the story! That was spectacular. I am still gasping. They could eat out a ….vast area!!! No wonder that immature bald Eagle was in a kind of food heaven… thank you so much for sharing.
I’ve seen a few of these spectacular flocks over the years. Once time a huge liftoff of them started flying directly over me, with poop splatting everywhere. 😳 My black car was hit numerous times, but I did not get hit once. Talk about luck!!
I say always have an umbrella.😉with all the birding you do. .. More than luck not to have been poo splattered!!! That was special to see. Thank you again.
You’re welcome, Sandy 💞
Awesome images, Donna! You’re pretty quick catching those Buffleheads!
Thank you, Deborah! I love Buffleheads, those gals flushed out of the marsh grass on me, I got lucky with the focus and click! 🙂
Although we have tens, if not hundreds, of Canada geese on our estuary, I’ve never managed to get near enough to get a close-up photo. Imagine my surprise then, when at the end of a 5 day walk yesterday (posts to come) I found a lonesome goose, just ‘resting’ and it didn’t seem to mind me clicking away only 10 to 12 feet away!
Looking forward to seeing that goose, Mike!
I’ve just been going through my pics and you may even see some flying before you see the close-up! Nowhere near up to your standard of course, but a person has to try!
Practice makes perfect! I have been practicing for 14 years, and I am still practicing! I cannot take wildlife for granted. 😉
Love the Wood duck struggling against bended bush.
Thank you, Hans! The Wood Ducks are arriving now for nesting and breeding. I got to see six yesterday and was very excited, even though they were too far to photograph. I’ll be scouting my Wood Duck areas now. 🙂
Nice set, Donna. I am in wonderment of the wood duck’s aerodynamic contours and the geese walking on water! 🙂
Thank you, Eliza! The miracles of the birds never cease to amaze us. 😊
Love the Canada Geese action shot 🙂
Thank you, David! They walk on water well, don’t they?! 😉
And the noise 😃
Even more so 👍😁
Beautiful series, Donna! I like the pair of Canada geese…good details here!
Thank you, Indira!
Very nice in-flight photography, Donna!
The sharpness of your photos of birds in flight is amazing. 😊👏🏽
Thank you, Pepper! I feel like I have really come together with my 14 yrs of practicing. But I still don’t win them all. Luck is still key many times, I think the hardest is learning to pan the bird while maintaining focus all while hand-holding. Instead of thinking, oh I won’t get that one, I took the shot. And never stopped since! 😊
It is working well for you. 😊
Oh my, I love the picture of the ring-billed gull flying toward your camera. Look at that face! Just perfect, Donna!
Thank you, Barbara! He was curious, I bet he was checking to see if I had a french fry 😂
You do not see a lot of pictures of Wood Docks in flight, usually in a tree or paddling around – very nice.
Thank you, Brian, I was quite tickled with the WD flight shot. I did have to lighten up the contrast a bit. I have started see pairs of Wood Ducks in recent weeks, going to be revisiting those sites for sure!
A delight from start to finish.
Thank you, Tom!
Nice collection of flight shots, Donna!
Thank you, Steve!