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Killdeer in flight by gregster09 Killdeer in flight by gregster09
The Killdeer is a shorebird that is often seen around urban areas. They often nest in fields and parking lots. Caught this one as it was flying by me, probably to distract me from its nest or chicks.
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swandog Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love these birds...one nested in the gravel parking lot outside our apartment back in TX, and some bratty boys stomped on the eggs right before they were about to hatch. ;_;
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barcon53 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
Fantastic capture, unbelievable!
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silver-tail Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
I used to have a pet Killdeer when I was younger. She was so tame. <3 This is a great shot that brings back many memories for me.
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strangelight Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Really sharp, great composition. I like the bareness of the background and the way that the colour of the eye really stands out from the surrounding image.
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Luusan Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
One of my long-time favorite birds. They nested all around where i grew up, and i loved watching the chicks when they hatched.
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DGAnder Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
My hats off, anyone who can find a flying kildeer with
an 800mm focal length.. great shot.. Looks almost like an illustration.
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SapphirexKitsune Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Absolutely amazing capture. Not a sign of a motion blur anywhere! :wow:
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The-Avel-Fairy Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
He's beautiful. I can't believe how crisp the wings are :omg:
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estychan Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice pic :) I wish I could take good pix of birds in flight... but my camera sucks. lol
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shayshayni Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
I'm just always dumbfounded by the clarity of your work. Just phenomenal. Any suggestions for a beginner?
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Kelly63 Featured By Owner May 28, 2009   Photographer
Absolutely perfect! No noise, perfect focus, (likely hand held) I'm totally jealous!
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cycoze Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb capture.
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Kernow-Photography Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic capture, :)
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robert-kim-karen Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an amazingly crisp and clean shot. Looks like a page from audabon illustrations. Astounding.
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Tepara Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Woooooooooooo now that kicks arse :D
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abikeOdyssey Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Great crisp shot! They're common around my area but I have yet to shoot them actually!
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Ski-Machine Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Student
Haha, Killdeers used to run amok in my highschool parking lotwith all their little babie trailing along after them. :) Nice shot :)
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May 27, 2009
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Canon
Model
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shutter Speed
1/1600 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
800 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
May 23, 2009, 5:34:28 PM
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