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Old 19th August 2019
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Black-tailed godwits

We are coming close to the end of summer and the migration is ramping up, peak will is during first half of September exactly when depending on prevailing winds. End August is usually good for Black-tailed godwits which can be seen in good numbers if you are at the right place. They are wary though and you need patience and endurance. I installed myself lying on the shore under a camo net as close to water as possible and finally got a few photos which I am rather pleased with. The one in flight was a lucky shot, S-AF and 1/400s, eeek...

Zuiko 300 F/2.8
I think I got the AF calibration right.

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Re: Black-tailed godwits

Lovely shots.

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Re: Black-tailed godwits

Superb set, Tord. The BIF may have been a lucky shot, but you make your own luck in photography.

"A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there — even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau
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Re: Black-tailed godwits

Superb shots in lovely light Tord. The flight shot is spectacularly good.
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Re: Black-tailed godwits

Great set Tord, the one in flight is superb.

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Excellent as usual
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Re: Black-tailed godwits

A cracking set. Lucky or not the BIF shot is perfect.
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