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Old 28th April 2011
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Talking Duck! There's a flying crab!

Taken at the Oysterbed site.

I was watching the gulls and tern flying overhead when I head a gull calling out very loudly behind me. Imagine my surprise when I saw a Mallard Duck flying, flat out, with a Black-headed Gull chasing it. I just had time to take these shots before they disappeared.

The Duck has picked up a crab from the beach and refuses to give it up. The gull's kleptomaniac instincts have kicked in and is trying to get the crab.







The normal food of a Mallard is small aquatic invertebrates, seeds, roots, shoots and grain. A crab hardly falls into any of these categories.

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Re: Duck! There's a flying crab!

If you listen to gulls calling it sounds like they are saying mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine.
nice set of images by the way. ATB Martin
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Re: Duck! There's a flying crab!

Wonderful experience and so lucky you caught these fine photos Peter !
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Re: Duck! There's a flying crab!

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If you listen to gulls calling it sounds like they are saying mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine.
nice set of images by the way. ATB Martin
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Wonderful experience and so lucky you caught these fine photos Peter !
Thanks Martin and Chevvy for your comments. Sorry for the delay in replying but things are a bit hectic right now.
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Re: Duck! There's a flying crab!

Had do you go about getting flight shots like these...2 birds on a different plane and both acceptably in focus ???????
What settings are required.

Love 'em.

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Re: Duck! There's a flying crab!

Well done Peter!
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Had do you go about getting flight shots like these...2 birds on a different plane and both acceptably in focus ???????
What settings are required.

Love 'em.

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Thanks for your comments Keith.
Keep the dof as deep as possible. My preferred aperture is f10 which, for the Bigma, is ideal. This is particularly important at the extreme focal length (500mm).

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Re: Duck! There's a flying crab!

Sometimes you can get lucky. And this is one of them.
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Re: Duck! There's a flying crab!

Well up to your usual standards. As said earlier not just one BIF in focus but two!!
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Well up to your usual standards. As said earlier not just one BIF in focus but two!!
Thank you Ed. There will soon be lots of opportunities for multiple birds in flight.
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