Friday, April 9, 2010

This is what happens.....

This is what happens when you're not quiet enough walking down the dock to get a photo of migrating Common Mergansers.

29 comments:

Dorothy said...

Hi Shelley,
At least you got an in-flight shot!
Good job!

Montanagirl said...

It's still a nice shot - lots of action!

Richard said...

Great picture. That seems to be what a lot of my pictures look like...the back end of the duck.

Darla said...

It is a great capture!

bennie and patsy said...

Great shot!
Patsy

Cathy Clementz said...

Aren't there some wonderful colors on those birds? In flight really shows them off.

Ms. ~K said...

Great, action shot!

Chris said...

Hi Shelley,
Well, you were not lucky, but as Dorothy said, you got them flying and a nice flight shot... I was thinking about publishing some pictures of the same species tonight that I got recently. I guess I'll wait a bit, I do not want you to be mad at me ;-) But, promise, I'll tell you my secret...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I like that photo, Shelley... At least you got it... Yesterday I saw a Pileated Woodpecker going up a tree. But--my picture only showed his TAIL... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Steve said...

Love it!!!

Bird Girl said...

Hey...at least ya got lots of action, Shelley girl! LOVE the shot!

holdingmoments said...

lol
Happens to me a lot ;)

Great flight shots though. :)

Coy said...

Nice take-off work Shelley. I must admit that often I prefer action shots and you captured it well here. I hope you can get some good loon shots soon.

Chris said...

Me again... Ok now you can go to my blog again.. There is a nice surprise for you, but please don't cry ;-)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I like the water splashes,this shows action.Have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,Ruth

The Retired One said...

I LOVE that shot...so don't worry...sometimes the unexpected shots are the best. :0}

JKoenig said...

That is a neat picture! Thought it was interesting how the feet and the beak appears to be the same color.

Elaine said...

You got a great action shot! I like it.

The Early Birder said...

That's a regular occurrence for me AND I miss the take off but you didn't. Nice shot Shelley. FAB.

Kelly said...

Hahaha! So true...... Great photo....

Dar said...

Oh, but still, a wonderful photo opportunity of a ducks behind.
LOL Blessya

Rural Rambler said...

A great shot Shelley! Love the feet on the one out in front. We are going to check out your link on the owl family, thanks Shelley :)

BirdingMaine said...

Great photo none-the-less Shelley!

If I had a nickle for everytime that has happened to me....

troutbirder said...

Been there. Done that. More time than I can count. At least you got something worth while out of it.

Tina said...

Wow!! You were quite quick to capture them in flight..I love it!!

KathyB. said...

Shelley, I just need to say again how amazing your photography is!

Leeloo said...

LOL, this happens too often, doesn't it? I scare them like that often because I don't see them until they fly away... and they end up scaring me :P
Still a cool picture of them taking off!

Rusty said...

And I think this is the better photograph! Looking at this action I can almost hear the action. Beautiful.

Mary said...

Doesn't matter if I'm quiet or noisy, I don't get great shots like that! Wonderful!