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© Tammy Espino
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UploadedMay 9, 2009
TakenMay 8, 2009
ModelCanon EOS 50D
Exposure1/2000 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length210 mm
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This American Avocet is really flying right at me towards my face. They bank, usually right before they hit me. It's a game of chicken I just stand still with the camera and try to focus quick. This was at the Wetlands park. I asked the ladies at the wild bird preservation why they were attacking me and she said they probably have eggs near-by!

14 responses

  • JS Daniel

    JS Daniel gave props (8 May 2009):

    Good capture!!

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (8 May 2009):

    that's hard to do.... catch it coming right at you!!! this is a great shot Tammy.... I can tell you are loving that 50D :)

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (8 May 2009):

    WOW! Did it keep flying to you??

  • John Linton

    John Linton said (9 May 2009):

    Wow!!! To the max!

  • Janice Mezzacappa

    Janice Mezzacappa (Deleted) gave props (9 May 2009):

    I love this shot coming towards you Tammy!! Excellent capture!!

  • Mike Melnotte

    Mike Melnotte gave props (11 May 2009):

    Incoming!!!!! You could put this in the 'Danger' category. Nice shot!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (12 May 2009):

    What a great capture! Run, Tammy, run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (13 May 2009):

    Did you have your helmet on:) It is a great motion capture, it looks like it really wants you out of there!

  • Daniella Puente

    Daniella Puente said (13 May 2009):

    Tammy the direct view on this capture is great !

  • Klaus Girk

    Klaus Girk (Deleted) gave props (13 May 2009):

    These guys are fun to watch, especially if you are close to the nest and they try to feign a broken wing to get you to go off in another direction. Great head on shot.

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (15 May 2009):

    Don't let her pierce your lens with her beak!!!! Wow ... wish they'd do that with me. We had two Avocets where I walk my dogs, and they've gone. Hopefully we'll get more. Love this shot!

  • Maria Cox

    Maria Cox gave props (16 May 2009):

    Great motion capture! Wonderful detail!!

  • Susan Helsel

    Susan Helsel (Deleted) gave props (4 Jun 2009):

    you're brave! with a beak like that, i'd be the chicken!

  • Sherry Sturgis

    Sherry Sturgis gave props (12 Jun 2009):

    Wonderful shot!!!! You brave lady!!! lol

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