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PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Hello,

yes i know, it's another non seascape! I wanted to share this one though as although i'm clearly no Necip, this is one of the best inflight bird shots i have managed to squeeze from my Sigma 300mm!
It was taken from a double decked hide at Arne Nature Reserve on the same morning as my last post of the Rabbit was taken. We were here looking for Sika Deer, but these decided to keep well away and to the shore of the tidal salt marshes which this spot overlooks, which you can see in my workshop.
I think i'm right in saying this is a Canadian Goose but please forgive me if i'm wrong. The reason for the title is that this chap was sat peacfully minding his own business when another of his kind flew over to join him. He wasn't in the mood for company though and instantly chased off the unwanted visitor quite violently, who is just out of shot unfortunately. Hope you like it...normally they are just a blurry fuzz!


shot in RAW, handheld, a reduction of highlights, lightening of shadows + 2, cropped a little, resized, converted to JPEG and sharpened

Thanks for looking..

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PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Edited by:PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)

Taken with the 300mm and a UV filter, these guys were really keeping their distance.