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20100903 233 Whimbrel NX2 SERIES.jpg
03-SEP-2010 Hank v/d Velde

20100903 233 Whimbrel NX2 SERIES.jpg

Shirley's Bay

Four images of a Whimbrel. An other first for me, also captured on my lucky Sept 3rd.


Top Image: Side view and reflection.


Front view.


Whimbrel in Flight. Several times the Whimbrel would take short hops/flights to a better spot on the mud-flats. On two occasions it flew off with all the other Shorebirds as a Peregrine came out hunting. After the second such incident, it did not return.


Whimbrel landing after a short flight to an other feeding spot.

Nikon D300S ,Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR
1/320s f/8.0 at 850.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Alain Dumas21-Sep-2010 11:32
Great captures! So sharp and detailed. Well done!
Len10-Sep-2010 14:02
Great series of the Whimbrel Hank!!! Have not seen this bird.
Nora van Beek10-Sep-2010 00:02
Totally delightful series, Hank! Beautiful, sharp images.
Patricia Kay09-Sep-2010 19:53
Fantastic captures Hank and what a great dance for you in the last one...BV
Robert Houde09-Sep-2010 19:03
Bravo pour ton premier courlis Hank.
Dominic Cantin09-Sep-2010 16:34
Congrats on this lifer Hank ! You captured it beautifuly !

Dom :)
Giancarlo Guzzardi09-Sep-2010 15:27
splendid series and delicate light
Carol Breton09-Sep-2010 14:37
What a wonderful find and congrats on another first.
Super shots, Hank. Love that flight shot. ~
CM Kwan09-Sep-2010 13:31
This is so beautiful, Hank! V
Char09-Sep-2010 13:30
An excellent series of captures, Hank! The last one looks like he's doing a victory dance.\/
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal09-Sep-2010 13:16
Opnieuw een mooie serie Hank, van een schitterde vogel!!
Ton
Colin Storey09-Sep-2010 10:37
Wonderful series live the flight one and the reflections in the others.
NealyBob09-Sep-2010 08:44
They're all excellent Hank! I like the one where he's landing with the great wing position and reflection~!
lou_rozensteins09-Sep-2010 08:25
Beautiful shots. Well done.
Simon Chandler09-Sep-2010 05:48
Amazing lively images. Excellent work. v
January Grey09-Sep-2010 05:15
Fantastic series, Hank. Pretty bird!
Bryan Murahashi09-Sep-2010 05:07
Fabulous and sharp captures, Hank.
Brian McAllister09-Sep-2010 04:59
Congratulations on this capture! BV
larose forest photos09-Sep-2010 03:24
Excellent! What a bird! They are magnificent, as are your photos. Well done.
Ted Busby09-Sep-2010 03:16
Very nicely presented..Congrats on your latest addition!
Larry Umthun09-Sep-2010 01:55
Nice series of images Hank.
hge5409-Sep-2010 01:27
A good find, and good light to boot. Good job.
sandy barbour09-Sep-2010 01:24
Excellent series Hank,such a beautiful bird and all of the images are tack sharp showing wonderful details! V
Tom Munson09-Sep-2010 00:43
Wonderful series, Hank! I really like the last image with the raised wings.
Lise De Serres09-Sep-2010 00:39
Great serie Hank... as you can that day was very successfull for you!
The 3rd one is superb!!
Bill McMullen09-Sep-2010 00:35
Beautifully done, Hank! Is this on the DND point?
jean-yves chamberland09-Sep-2010 00:27
beautiful serie Hank!
Joanne Kamo09-Sep-2010 00:23
Terrific series, Hank..a fantastic variety of excellent poses!
Stephanie08-Sep-2010 23:41
Wonderful captures Hank! :)
Penny B08-Sep-2010 23:10
Wonderful series of images Hank. Hope your luck continues....when some of us are with you.
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