Sunday, December 2, 2012

Lift Off

1/800 sec. f/11 ISO 250



35 comments:

bailey-road.com said...

Amazing timing!

Carole M. said...

fabulously fantastic!

Nancy J said...

Wow!! Perfect. Greetings from Jean

Anni said...

I can honestly say I feel the thrill of take-off with this image!!! Brian, this is astounding!!! Wow.

Oh, and love the photo below, of the cypress tree.

Thanks for linking up this week at the Bird D'Pot. Have a glorious week ahead!

Eko said...

Kuvassa kaikki kohdallaan.
Ajoitus - compositio ja värit.
Terveisin Eko
Suomi/Lapland/Kuusamo/'pakkanen'

Andy said...

Brian you waited for the right moment to capture the take off. Well done.

eileeninmd said...

Wow Brian, awesome capture !

Eugenia Robinson said...

If anyone can pull this off, you can. What a great take off, and what a great photographer. Pure concentration on the face. To me it looks like a heron...but then you know I am a beginner at this birdin' thing. Will go and get my nook and take a look. genie

Kerri said...

Outstanding, Amazing, Fabulous... I'm running out of words to describe your images!!
LOVE this!

Ahayes1225 said...

Just wonderful. I think in need a new lens. We have a heron in my local park and I just can't get the clarity I need.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Aww snap! Very cool Brian!

TexWisGirl said...

perfect clarity. perfect frozen movement.

TexWisGirl said...

love his claws still reaching back for that log.

Larry said...

Beautiful capture Brian! A perfect pose for this Great Blue Heron!

Amy Burzese said...

Fantastic, Brian!

Shaun Gibbs said...

Stunning capture Brian. Sharp as a tack and nice processing speed.
Excellent work

Adrienne said...

I dream of taking shots like this!! Awesome!

Liam said...

Fantastic! :):)

Tricia Hays said...

WoW! Another 'frame & hang' worthy shot! That's one awesome capture =)

MTWaggin said...

Love this shot especially since I fail miserably at action shots! Everything is very clear and crisp ad of course one of my all time favorite subjects!

Andrew said...

It's a stunning capture Brian...

barbara l. hale said...

Perfect timing. Great shot!

Debbie said...

ooohhhh brian, talk about clicking at the exact right moment!!

you can feel his intensity!!

Modesto Viegas said...

Great photo!
Well done!

Bonnie K said...

Perfect shot. I love watching those awkward birds fly over our cabin. We don't have any water for them, but they are headed to some somewhere.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wow! Fantastic Brian. I think you should publish a wild life coffee table book.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The focus is fantastic here, Brian. I'm getting so frustrated with my 5D Mark II because it is too slow to focus in situations like this. I may have to sell it and get a crop frame sensor with faster focusing. Anyway, enough of my grumbling, this is awesome!

Connie Smiley said...

Wow, Brian, you have such a collection of fantastic bird action photos. This one is stunning!

Saun said...

Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Awesome!!!!

Tanya said...

you seriously need to publish a bird book full of all of your awesome shots!

Pam :) said...

Fantastic capture of the GBH's take-off.

MTWaggin said...

I wondered if that first one would show up in your favorites. I really do like the landing one (I am always amazed that these big birds can land with such precision) but all of them are amazing! I'm telling you, you need to come visit and go out on the kayak to Heron Island with us!

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

You certainly have a knack for catching those fish midair in the beak-LIKE. I agree with your favorite and the wing tip reflection makes it all the more interesting. enJOYed

TheChieftess said...

wonderful shot!!!

Madge Bloom said...

WOW, Brian you capture bird is such a spectacular way... I'm always blown away! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #59!