A picture perfect take off

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© Ann Reece
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Photo Info
UploadedOctober 25, 2008
TakenMay 11, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D70s
Exposure1/800 sec at f/9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length116 mm

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I watched this bird for a long time hoping to catch it in flight. Finally it took off and I got a great capture of this fabulous and elegant bird.

71 responses

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    A perfect picture!

  • Patricia Shanahan

    Patricia Shanahan gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    Gorgeous shot !

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    PERFECT is right..great capture!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    It is always fun to get a picture of a bird with outspread wings....Great capture! You have to have patience to wait for the right moment and the flowers underneath are beautiful in contrast with the white bird.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    fantastic moment!

  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    Well worth the wait. Looks like your patience paid off!

  • Delmas Green

    Delmas Green (Deleted) gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    Beautiful capture!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (27 Oct 2008):

    Incredible shot, Ann. Love it.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (27 Oct 2008):

    I predict this will get VERY hot, Ann! This is MAGNIFICENT!!

  • Donna Whitecotton

    Donna Whitecotton gave props (27 Oct 2008):

    Ann...this is an amazing shot....Wow!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (28 Oct 2008):

    Thank you to each and everyone that has made a comment on this photo. I truly appreciate what each of you has said in your props. Thank you very much.

  • Sherry Davis Johnson

    Sherry Davis Johnson gave props (28 Oct 2008):

    Phenominal capture in a spectacular place.

  • Larissa White Edwards

    Larissa White Edwards gave props (28 Oct 2008):

    What a great shot!

  • Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe

    Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe said (30 Oct 2008):

    This is a treasure.. worth your wait.. Beautiful motion and detail..The water iris are such a pretty inclusion.

  • Skell K

    Skell K said (30 Oct 2008):

    Just WOW :)

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (31 Oct 2008):

    WOW! This is a world-class image

  • James Blucher

    James Blucher (Deleted) gave props (1 Nov 2008):

    nice! looks amazing

  • Angela Lance

    Angela Lance gave props (1 Nov 2008):

    Amazing capture!!!

  • M Williams

    M Williams said (7 Nov 2008):

    Wonderful capture!! Patience pays off!!!!

  • Pablo Jimenez

    Pablo Jimenez gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    nice capture, perfect timing!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    When you're hot, you're hot!! Congratulations, Ann!!

  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    Mom, I'm so proud of you!!! This is one HOT photo!!

  • Talon

    Talon gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    Congrats! Well deserved on a beautiful capture!

  • Ahmed Roberson

    Ahmed Roberson gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    I don't know HOW I MISSED this wonderful photo Ann!!! This SHOULD remain HOT!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    I know I commented before on this image but it is really beautiful and had to come back for a return trip ...It is a once in a life time type of image that you don't see too often where the flowers and the bird are in the same picture!

  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    Allright!! You got your HOT status back!!!! Woohoo!!!!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    Amazing capture Ann! The bird in full flight with the water lillies as a backdrop and not water is unique!........HOT:)

  • RicK W

    RicK W gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    what kind of bird is that?

  • Shonda Spencer

    Shonda Spencer gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    This is an amazing photo!!!! Great capture Ann.

  • Ed Reece

    Ed Reece gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    A wonderful shot. If didn't know better, I would think this was taken by Nat Geo.

  • Sharon Hajj

    Sharon Hajj said (12 Dec 2008):

    Wow. This photo is beautiful! I'm very impressed!


    JOHN PALOMBI gave props (15 Dec 2008):


  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (26 Dec 2008):

    Magnificent capture. I love the water hyacinths surrounding the bird too.

  • Nicole Harris

    Nicole Harris said (27 Dec 2008):

    Wonderful picture. Almost takes my breath away

  • triciamary

    triciamary gave props (7 Jan 2009):

    Fantastic shot and worth the wait!

  • Shannon Tunks

    Shannon Tunks gave props (8 Jan 2009):

    Awesome capture!! Just beautiful!

  • Denise Hudson

    Denise Hudson said (15 Feb 2009):

    this photo was worth the wait!

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (16 Feb 2009):

    Truly Fabulous!!!!!

  • Angki Purbandono

    Angki Purbandono gave props (23 May 2009):

    sipp!..i love it

  • Cjor

    Cjor gave props (30 May 2009):

    Nice action shot, worth the waiting and patience

  • chucky b

    chucky b gave props (13 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful Shot! It is perfect!

  • :) L P

    :) L P gave props (28 Jun 2009):

    what a perfect shot!

  • Ingz

    Ingz (Deleted) gave props (26 Jul 2009):


  • s pearson

    s pearson gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    very cool....

  • Keiko Ehret

    Keiko Ehret gave props (6 Sep 2009):

    Truly an excellent and patient shot! So nice to see birds in their spaces so beautiful! Keep up the nice bird captures.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    Back to vote!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    How did I miss this one?!?!? Fabulous, indeed! Voted.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (30 Mar 2012):

    Great capture! My vote!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (31 Mar 2012):

    Beautiful timing and shot Ann!!! Fabulous indeed!!! Surely Vote!!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (31 Mar 2012):

    Voted! beautiful capture and photo!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (31 Mar 2012):

    This is fantastic, Ann! Perfect theme entry.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (1 Apr 2012):

    I don't know how I missed this great shot!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (1 Apr 2012):

    FAB! where?!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (2 Apr 2012):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    BTV Ann ☺

  • Ken O'Brien

    Ken O'Brien gave props (7 Apr 2012):

    Brilliant shot and timing.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (16 Apr 2012):


  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (17 Apr 2012):

    A masterful capture--Deserves to win an award! magical

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (24 Apr 2012):

    A perfect picture, cool shot !!!! voted

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (28 Apr 2012):

    nice wingspan..elegant and graceful indeed...I love the white of the bird against the green of the grass with the little flowers.

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (28 Apr 2012):


  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns gave props (4 May 2012):

    Yeah, that works! Voted for this excellent image.

  • vince scaglione

    vince scaglione gave props (7 May 2012):

    Magical image! Got my vote! Good luck and God bless........................vince scaglione

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (28 May 2012):

    Nice capture!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (30 May 2012):


  • Bruce Wendler

    Bruce Wendler gave props (27 Feb 2013):

    So much better than the usual shot of white Es.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (11 May 2015):

    I remember this beautiful egret when you posted it in 2008...and you got some wonderful and deserved response on it....Back to vote

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (11 May 2015):

    a beautiful capture! voted!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (12 May 2015):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (23 May 2015):


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