Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dabblers Take Flight - Case Study 1

The dabbling ducks (Genus Anas) are inhabitants of marshes, ponds, and small lakes. These habitats often are thick and tangled. When danger comes, they have to get up and out quickly. They leap into the air - virtually straight up - and then get going.

When any of these birds take flight, it happens so fast that we can easily miss the details.

This case study is from a burst of five photographs taken in less than one second. The Mallard (drake) is cropped from the five photos.

Photo 1 (uncropped ) - Mallard & 3 Northern Pintails take flight
Photo 1 - Mallard
Photo 2 - Mallard
Photo 3 - Mallard
Photo 4 - Mallard
Photo 5 - Mallard

... and then he was gone in a blur ...

Good Birding!!

4 comments:

Sangay Phuntsho said...

Beautiful!!!

Tammy said...

Nice action series! Great to see their take off in slow motion!

Warren and Lisa Strobel said...

Makes me love MallardsQ

Sandy said...

Wow, wonderful action shots - just happened to come across your blog today.

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