Water Birds

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Those are waterlife-dependent birds. They are adapted to seek food and nest near the seashores, marshes, lakes, rivers and other bodies of water. Some can swim and dive (for instance cormorant or coot), other will swim but can't dive (a seagull), yet anothers can do neither; those will wade, stalk and spear their prey (like stork or heron). The wide variety of all those fascinating bird sorts are frequent prey to our cameras. Show us what you have caught! PLEASE READ ALL THE RULES CAREFULLY. I hate having to disqualify a photo just because of an oversight...
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Flying up
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A duck flying up from a lake in Karelia, Russia.
Submitted: Thursday, 23rd February, 2012 02:04 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 1st August, 2011
Focal length: 300 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec
Aperture: F10
ISO: 1600
Notes: This photo has been taken from a kayak, approaching the duck. After each approach the duck flew up and soon landed again. It took about ten tries until i got a sharp photo and goon motion phase.
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