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Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 3/15/2013 3:45:44 AM

Cool shot. Thats alot of birds. Great timing. #1519244

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 3/15/2013 4:03:22 AM

Wow, that's a large flock of Ibis! Would love to see that many at once #10610356

Mary K. Robison 3/15/2013 4:25:15 AM

They look like confetti to me, Jack. I often wonder how that many birds can take off at top speed and manage to avoid smashing into each other...
Nice capture of one of Nature's mysteries. #10610376

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 3/15/2013 4:33:17 AM

Terrific capture of these birds in flight ... wouldn't want to be caught in the middle! #10610384

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-deluxe 3/15/2013 4:33:30 AM

GREAT shot!! #10610385

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 3/15/2013 4:35:48 AM

This is one amazing capture Jack, perfect timing!!! Might need an umbrella walking down that road!! #10610388

Jyri Vissak level-deluxe 3/15/2013 4:46:49 AM

Great timing! Well done. #10610406

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 3/15/2013 5:51:31 AM

What an amazing and beautiful event to see. Right time, right place, fantastic action shot Jack. #10610469

Monnie Ryan level-deluxe 3/15/2013 6:34:40 AM

Would be kind of cool to have that much power! Very cool action shot, Jack! #10610511

Douglas Pignet level-deluxe 3/15/2013 8:37:13 AM

kewl capture with wonderful comp & pov...nicely done #10610636

Tiia Vissak level-deluxe 3/15/2013 8:56:25 AM

a cool scene! #10610678

Michael Frazier level-deluxe 3/15/2013 9:34:21 AM

Great timing, and capture Jack. #10610739

John Connolly level-deluxe 3/15/2013 11:56:51 AM

Great timing and a wonderful capture Jack! I can watch Ibis antics for hours! #10610878

Barbara Waldoch level-deluxe 3/15/2013 5:32:22 PM

Beautifully captured! #10611218

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 3/15/2013 7:20:37 PM

Hi Jack,WOW!!Sure is a lot of them my friend.Excellent capture,Never seen anything like that before!!! #10611306

Jeffrey R. Bange level-deluxe 3/15/2013 8:09:00 PM

What a great shot Jack of this mass exit of Ibis, I'm sure glad you were not standing under them when they took off. #10611330

Nadia Paul level-deluxe 3/17/2013 3:47:06 AM

That certainly is a lot of Ibis - beautiful capture Jack! #10612725

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When the Ibis take off in mass it's almost like snow going in the wrong direction...
Must be the Heard/Flock way of reacting . As soon as a single bird decides its time to take off every other bird within a certain set distance finds it impossible not to take flight as well. The birds beyond that set distance however are completely uninterested it what these other several hundred Ibis are doing. They remain happily oblivious .

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 85.00 mm, Model: NIKON D7000

Uploaded on 3/15/2013 3:29:48 AM



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