February Flights

In keeping with the tradition I started many months back…I am once again posting a collection of flight photos for the month. None of these flight shots which were all taken in February have been previously posted, and this is the first time any of them have seen the light of day. 

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Great Egret

Juvenile White Ibis

Juvenile White Ibis

Tricolored Heron

Tricolored Heron

45 thoughts on “February Flights

  1. These are so amazing Phil. How you manage to get such fantastic BIF shots always amazes me. BTW, been better about using the Back Focus button and I’m getting more keepers. Next is to insist that I use a tripod. So far, I’ve been handholding that 500mm. It’s easier to bounce around. 🙂

    • Thanks a million Emily, I’m so happy you like these flights!
      I have a tripod but I mostly just use it as a place to hold the camera or for slow shutter speed, stationary subjects.
      I hand hold all flight as I like to pan and follow the birds. This is one reason I use the 300 4 with a 1.4 making it a 420.
      It is light, fast, and very maneuverable. Combined with the super fast focus of the 7D, I’ve been very happy with that combo. 🙂

  2. I always look forward to the end of the month so I can see your amazing photos of birds in flight. It’s hard enough to capture one such photo, but month after month you astound us with the variety of birds and the quality of your images. It is both impressive and inspiring.

  3. What brilliant pictures, Phil! We only see the grey herons here in our part of the UK – the blue and tricoloured herons are beautiful!

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