Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

A quick mid week post.

A random selection of flight pictures, for the penultimate WBW of the year; and the last one before Christmas.




Canada Geese





 Mute Swan




 and again. Good, big subjects to practice on.





 Oystercatcher





 Mallards





Grey Heron




Lots more pictures from around the world, over at WBW.






Enjoy your day,
the rest of your week,
and your Christmas.

47 comments:

  1. These are great Keith, I like the charging Mute.

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  2. Awesome flight shots. I just love the swan shots. Just lovely. Happy Holidays!

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  3. Wonderful birds in flight. Some of my favourites are here.. of course they're always a favourite if you're photographing them.

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  4. Brilliant flying machines Keith.

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  5. Great post. The swans are brilliant.

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  6. I like the oystercatcher, they are cool birds. I can't remember ever seeing a swan take off, let alone getting a photo of it.

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  7. Thanks Roy. They make great subjects.

    Thank you Eileen. :-)

    Hilary, thank you. :-)

    Thanks Bob.

    Cheers Adrian.

    Jedediah, thank you.

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  8. Hi Keith...Great ( crackin)set of flight photo's love the Swan!!
    You do it well!!
    Hugs
    Grace

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  9. nicely done, keith! love the upturned wing feathers on that swan!

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  10. Great set of flight shots Keith.

    Well captured action in the second one...[;o)

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  11. WOW!! What fantastic images of birds in flight! Great post.

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  12. Thanks Theresa :-)

    Cheers Trevor. :-)

    Thank you Liz :-)

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  13. Beautiful pictures. Merry Christmas to you too.

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  14. Excellent shots of birds in flight!! Happy New Year!

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  15. Thank you Elizabeth. :-)

    Gillian, thank you. :-)

    Rohrerbot, thank you :-)

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  16. Excellent collection Keith. Really like the Mute Swans.

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  17. wow..these are great...Happy Happy holidays...Michelle

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  18. Superb flight captures Keith.

    Please accept my best wishes for Christmas and I hope the New Year brings you all you need to keep you happy.

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  19. Thanks Adam.

    Michelle, thank you :-)

    Thanks Andrew.

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  20. Great flying captures. Love them all.

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  21. wow; great in-flight photographs; enjoyed the white swan in motion. Well done!

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  22. That heron shot is awesome. Good work.

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  23. Some top flight shots there Keith, well done.

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  24. A great series of photos. I love the colors in the first one but the second one with the swan kicking up all that water is exceptionally beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. really great action shots Keith..I love the swans...

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  26. Breathtaking flight shots Keith. That swan winging it just above the water is crazy good. All that and I now know what penultimate means!
    Happy Holidays Sir!

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  27. Hi - very nice set of pictures. Getting some more flight shots is on my "hit list" for 2012. I think I may start with some swans as well.

    Have a good Christmas!

    Stewart M - Melbourne

    (28 degrees on the 25th with a chance of a late thunder storm - how about you?)

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  28. Your photos of the swans are amazing. Love the little curling of the wing-tip fathers!

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  29. Thanks Linda :-)

    Thank you Bob.

    Thanks Mick.

    Thank you Sondra :-)

    Thanks Dave. All the best to you too.

    Cheers Stewart. Our forecast for here, Christmas Day, partly sunny, winds from the SW at 22 km/h., a high of 8°C. Not as good as yours lol

    Pieces of Sunshine, thank you. :-)

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  30. Beautiful flight pictures.I never thought about how they hold their legs in flight,amazing,isn`t it?Happy holidays to you & yours,phyllis

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  31. Great captures of birds in flight! And some of my favorite birds ... especially that oystercatcher!
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  32. Great shots, Keith. I never realized what a powerful bird the Mute Swan is until I saw your photos.
    By the way, all seems well now with your blog site. No more warnings.

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  33. Thank you Phyllis. :-)

    Thanks Reena :-)

    Thanks Hilke; and thanks for the suggestion to cure the problem. Appreciate it. :-)

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  34. fantastic action shots!

    it's really hard to pick a favourite!

    i love your photography!!


    dropping by though bob's to say hi!


    wish you and yours a very happy and merry Xmas!
    betty

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  35. the canadians have been gone for a while. But I think they will come back in about 2 months. :)
    Nice photos. :)

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  36. Thanks for stopping by Betty.
    Glad you enjoyed your visit.

    NatureFootstep, thank you. :-)

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  37. Thanks for sharing these wonderful shots!
    Have a wonderful holiday season!

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  38. Thanks Pat.
    A merry Christmas to you too.

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  39. Amazing flight shots, I'm green with envy!

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  40. Awesome flight shots Keith! The Swan is amazing and I don't believe I have ever seen a photo of an Oystercatcher in flight. Superb!

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  41. Thanks Larry, glad you enjoyed them.

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