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Canada Goose

Birds flying from tree to tree or along the lake’s surface are exciting to watch.  All that action usually happens very quickly in a swoop or with high energy on a distance flight.  I enjoy catching birds in flight with my camera.  It is a matter of just observing well, and having a little luck.  The hardest to photograph are the ducks, hands down.  I usually come up with just a blurry picture when trying to get snapshots of the Mallards or the Wood Ducks here, but I got lucky with this photo of the Mallard Duck hen.  She was just taking off from under my bird feeder area so she was “Slow and low”.  The Canada Geese are pretty easy to photograph while in the air because of their size, their usually low to the water flying, and their slower speed of flight.  With the small song birds, it is mostly a lot of being in the right place at the right time and a whole lot of luck.  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger image.  Enjoy!

Hen Mallard Duck

American Robin

Blue Jay

Eastern Bluebird

American Robin

Eastern Pewee

Comments on: "Geese, Ducks, and Birds on the Wing" (7)

  1. That is a great picture of the Mallard in flight…. LOVE it, Linda….

    They are all good. I’ve never seen a Pewee.

  2. You’re sure right about the difficulty of photographing ducks. They are among the fastest flying birds! I especially like the last two photos. The Robin’s wings are splendid!

    • Hi Montucky, The birds were interesting to see & photograph in flight. The pictures were the result of my being observant, patient and lucky! I am a beginner with about 10 months of experience. With every passing month, I am understanding my camera better and am concentrating on taking better quality photo’s. Thanks for your comments. Have a great coming week!

  3. We have the black-capped ones here, they are even smaller. So hard to get pics of, I did a post with pictures this spring about how they flit around so much. Good pics!

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