Tight Formation

© Bill Wyatt

Tight Formation

Uploaded: January 05, 2008


They are American Avocets thanks to Sarah for identifing them.
They are faster than a dove and can turn on a dime at full speed.
A challenge to capture them for sure.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Danielle Fuller January 05, 2008

Nice job Bill....very elegant shot...they look so graceful! #822756

Sarah G January 05, 2008

Try the American Avocet. Their necks are white/grey in winter and cinnamon in the summer.

Neat picture. Love their upturned bills. They look so dignified as they fly by in this great action shot.

Glad you were able to get such a good shot of these fast fliers. They are simply beautiful.


Beverly A. Wright January 05, 2008

Another shot where patience is your
virtue along with great timing!I've never heard of these birds and don't
know if I've ever seen one. They must
be interesting to watch! Especially at full speed! They look beautiful and you
have captured them wonderfully!!!!
Great work Bill!! #5297849

Sandra R. Alvey January 05, 2008

Fantastic capture Bill! Just glorious! #5297914

Kaitlyn L. Skene January 05, 2008

Great capture. wonderful details! #5297947

Amber J. Skene January 05, 2008

Another wonderful capture Bill! The colors, clarity, and details are wonderful. You amaze me. #5298058

Melissa G. Meiselman January 05, 2008

Outstanding capture taken with great expertise with sharp focus, great detals and wonderful lighting, Bill!! #5298189

Hector Contreras January 05, 2008

Spectacular in every aspect, Bill Great capture
Heco #5298554

Paul E. Earl January 06, 2008

Fantastic in-flight capture, Bill! #5298808

Margaret R. Barry January 06, 2008

Great in-flight capture, Bill. Fantastic details, clarity and lighting! #5298814

Carol Sawyer January 06, 2008

Beautiful inflight capture, great lighting and details, Bill! #5298868

Barbara Waldoch level-classic January 06, 2008

Excellent job, Bill! #5299059

Nadine A. Lewis January 06, 2008

AWESOME capture, lighting, color, detail, & timing, Bill!!!! <>< #5299268

Ray Thoms January 06, 2008

Terrific capture BHill...good lighting and detail!!!! #5299403

ALLEN O. HOWARD January 06, 2008

Outstanding!!! The details are so, sooooooooooooooo good! Any nature magazine would be blessed with all your wildlife images. If you look under the down pointed wings its almost as though you can see a gators eyes just under the water. I am probably just having fun. Grand image my friend! #5299564

Nadya Johnson January 06, 2008

Wow! This is STUNNING, Bill! What a beauty! #5299763

Roxanne M. Bubar January 06, 2008

Stunning #5299864

January 06, 2008

Skillfully captured!! #5300268

Manuel Barrera January 06, 2008

ditto! #5301190

Elida Gutierrez January 06, 2008

Congrats you got them!!!! #5301351

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe January 06, 2008

OK, you are the KING of the in-flight capture! Your work is more inspiring than ever!!! When will you be giving a wildlife photography workshop??? Sign me up!!!

ccc #5301575

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 06, 2008

Superb comp, clarity adn DOF Bill, this is wonderful!! <>< #5301965

Patrick Rouzes January 06, 2008

Bill, you are one talented fellow, my friend!!! Captivating in every way-again!!! WOW!!! #5302069

Lorraine A. Cook January 07, 2008

And....they are BEAUTIFUL, Bill!<:))

Fantastic in-flight capture, my friend!<:))

Hope you are feeling better... #5303310

John Connolly January 07, 2008

This is my first sighting of Avocets Bill, I don't believe they have found Australia yet! Beautiful high speed work! #5305704

Heather L. Haderly January 07, 2008

Awesome capture of these fascinating fellas!!!! Love those funky upturned beaks! #5306049

Emile Abbott level-deluxe January 07, 2008

All of your bird captures Bill are awesome and each is perfect in its own way and this is no exception. #5306407

Carla Metzler January 08, 2008

Beautifully captured, Bill! Love the clairity! #5310642

Kathy Reeves January 09, 2008

Love this one Bill!!! #5314508

Rosemary Buffoni January 10, 2008

I son enjoy looking at your images, especially your birds. Another perfectly exposed and composed one. Their beaks are really interesting-quite long and curved too.
Ro #5318910

virafoto - January 13, 2008

How did we meet a great picture?
For the quality of the image, for the rare moment and for the competence in the difficult capture.
Everything exactly is that see here.
Rare picture and with unquestionable quality.
It is a lot of pleasure to arrive here in BP and to see pictures like this.
Congratulations... And the picture is now one of My Favorite ones.

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