Nictitating Membrane

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Red Barchetta
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I captured this sandhill crane using it's nictitating membrane to protect it's eye.

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dristikon18
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Great pics. Thanks for sharing.

Regards,

Debasish Mukherjee

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enginemike Regular Member • Posts: 108
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That is really interesting. Thanks for the images.

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richj20 Veteran Member • Posts: 8,361
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What an opportunity! I've never observed this in action. Nice work.

- Richard

frogstar
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Great shots showing the before and after, TFS

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Mikel10
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Beautiful images Red. Thanks for sharing.

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Leswick II Senior Member • Posts: 1,681
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Sandhills don't sit all that much, so to me this is special.  Nice shots.

Red Barchetta
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Thank you.

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Red Barchetta
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Thank you and yw.

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Red Barchetta
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Thank you and glad you liked them.

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Red Barchetta
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Thank you, yw.

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Red Barchetta
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Thank you, yw.

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Red Barchetta
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Thank you, glad you liked them. You're right, they're usually on the move when I see them, also.

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Yellowthroatphoto Forum Member • Posts: 77
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Nice set. Cool adaptation too. tfs

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Fisher

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windoze
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I’m not sure what nictitating is, But I am sure that I do like this picture a lot. Nice Catch!

TFS
Troy

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Kazmarov Contributing Member • Posts: 889
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Great shots ... they are not easy to compose and capture at that level. I haven't seen many better "in the field" shots of the nictitating membrane - they mostly seem to end up with eye-lids closed!

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1elementin7groups
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Good idea waiting to get both shots of the eye changes.

Dave

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indusbreed Senior Member • Posts: 1,133
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Looks freaky but i guess it has purpose..

Gautam Majumdar Forum Pro • Posts: 17,747
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Great shots Red. Perfect timing. TFS

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Gautam

Red Barchetta
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Thank you.

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