Birding (No BIF)

Challenge #12 in the SPY series. Hosted by Kokeen4231.
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This challenge is dedicated to pictures of birds not in flight. The aim is to find out who has the best stealth to capture birds when they are still. One or more birds can be present.
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Great egrets
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A large flock of more than one hundred great egrets were gathered on this morning in and around a seasonal mud pond near the Mississippi River. Getting close without spooking the birds was a challenge, but well worth it.
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Submitted: Saturday, 9th March, 2013 07:47 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 15th August, 2009
Focal length: 86.4 mm
Shutter speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
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