My favorite type of wildlife photographs, without a doubt, are birds in flight. This site alone must have several thousand I’ve taken over the years. I’m not shy about holding the shutter as something flies past. In the past a friend joked about me being a ‘quick draw’. Of course I miss plenty, fill cards that have lots of deletes, but I get my share of fly by’s too.
Some are better than others. However I love to freeze that motion, up in the air. Both these birds make ignoring gravity look so darn easy.
Roseate Spoonbill, Great Egret, ACE Basin, South Carolina.
A Great Blue Heron found working his way through a large flock of Egrets. Usually the heron would have kept away from this many Great Egrets but he hunted along the waters edge pushing through the crowd.