Lapwings with G80 +PL100-400 including one BIF attempt

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DaveyB Senior Member • Posts: 1,014
Lapwings with G80 +PL100-400 including one BIF attempt
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Here are several Lapwing shots from Woolston Eyes Nature Reserve.  They have an incredibly quick, swooping, acrobatic display flight and I've been trying to get a decent flight shot.  This one is typical, with room for improvement but I'm getting closer!

Lapwing

Lapwing in display flight

Lapwing

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Lichtspiel
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Re: Lapwings with G80 +PL100-400 including one BIF attempt

Attempt? Worth it... turned out perfectly.

I miss them, falling from the sky like suicidal dish rags.

Thanks for sharing.

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My pleasure. I wouldn’t like to say how many shots I took to get one decent one!

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Lichtspiel wrote:

Attempt? Worth it... turned out perfectly.

I miss them, falling from the sky like suicidal dish rags.

Thanks for sharing.

What a great description "suicidal dish rags"

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cangopluto Senior Member • Posts: 1,213
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Lovely shots, specially the second one of course. Love lapwings

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Trevor Carpenter
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More than just a BIF attempt, it's very good. Maybe the front of the head just loses sharpness but hey this is difficult.

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Sujiar Regular Member • Posts: 196
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Really nice in flight shot - I like the dark diagonal background..

The first and third shots need some more atmospheric lighting and/or point of view, but hey, you've gotta shoot what's there, but I find that Ive started to hold off from pushing the button if its not a better shot than the dozens(?!) I already have.

I grew up in the coastal wetlands of Somerset and the Lapwing is an iconic bird of my childhood memories. Thanks for posting...

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jbancroft1957 Contributing Member • Posts: 871
Re: Lapwings with G80 +PL100-400 including one BIF attempt

Hi David

Nice shots and some particularly impressive images on your website.

I don't have the right lenses but must pay the nature reserve a visit as I live in Warrington too.

Best wishes

John

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And neither would any other wildlife photographer.

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I love the Lapwing in flight shot.

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Michael J Davis
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Adrian Harris wrote:

I love the Lapwing in flight shot.

Me 2!

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M3

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OP DaveyB Senior Member • Posts: 1,014
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Thanks!

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Thanks, Mike!

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Agree, Trevor. It was very close to being sharp all over but the critical bit is slightly soft. I’ll just keep trying!!

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Thanks, Suji - always been one of my favourite birds, too. Very difficult on my Reserve to get the kind of shots I’d like, as I try to illustrate every day’s birding, which means grabbing whatever I can. Love doing it, though.

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