Smew ( Female )

Posted by Biru Mitra on Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:10 pm

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These birds might be pretty common in some countries of Europe, but in these parts of the world, they are not. Over the last five-six winters I have been seeing only a single female migrating in this wetland from where it has been shot. Often I wonder whether it is the same bird or not. One of my biggest dream is to photograph the male which is just an outstanding beauty. This bird is particularly extremely shy and tends to dive under the water of fly away from quite a distance. 

Shot with Nikon D500 + Nikon 300 mm f/2.8 ( VR-I ) + 1.4X TC

1 / 5000s

f / 4

ISO 320

At Focal Length 420 mm.

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by Ron Day on Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:20 pm
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Sweet walking-on-water style takeoff shot, Biru. Love the splashing water and background. Great job!

by MalcolmBenn on Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:15 pm
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Such a lovely image, great action and a wonderful setting.

by sirianul on Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:19 pm
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Perfect timing, and great BG. Beautiful action in this photo.

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by Karl Egressy on Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:12 pm
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Excellent take off shot.

by Carol Clarke on Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:15 am
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Ron Day wrote:
Sweet walking-on-water style takeoff shot, Biru. Love the splashing water and background. Great job!

Yes!  Beautiful take off action, Biru.

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by Greg Downing on Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:32 am
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Love this!
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by david fletcher on Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:09 pm
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Beautifully done Biru. The bg is sublime, and the splashes add interest
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by himadri roy on Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:41 am
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An awesome action frame Biru. Congrats for this photograph.

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