UP UP & AWAY

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UP UP & AWAY

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe March 15, 2013

Cool shot. Thats alot of birds. Great timing. #1519244

Claudia Kuhn level-classic March 15, 2013

Wow, that's a large flock of Ibis! Would love to see that many at once #10610356

Mary K. Robison March 15, 2013

They look like confetti to me, Jack. I often wonder how that many birds can take off at top speed and manage to avoid smashing into each other...
Nice capture of one of Nature's mysteries. #10610376

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe March 15, 2013

Terrific capture of these birds in flight ... wouldn't want to be caught in the middle! #10610384

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic March 15, 2013

GREAT shot!! #10610385

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe March 15, 2013

This is one amazing capture Jack, perfect timing!!! Might need an umbrella walking down that road!! #10610388

Jyri Vissak March 15, 2013

Great timing! Well done. #10610406

frank w. degenhardt level-classic March 15, 2013

What an amazing and beautiful event to see. Right time, right place, fantastic action shot Jack. #10610469

Monnie Ryan March 15, 2013

Would be kind of cool to have that much power! Very cool action shot, Jack! #10610511

Douglas Pignet March 15, 2013

kewl capture with wonderful comp & pov...nicely done #10610636

Tiia Vissak March 15, 2013

a cool scene! #10610678

Michael Frazier level-classic March 15, 2013

Great timing, and capture Jack. #10610739

John Connolly March 15, 2013

Great timing and a wonderful capture Jack! I can watch Ibis antics for hours! #10610878

Barbara Waldoch level-classic March 15, 2013

Beautifully captured! #10611218

Robert R. Goodman level-addict March 15, 2013

Hi Jack,WOW!!Sure is a lot of them my friend.Excellent capture,Never seen anything like that before!!! #10611306

Jeffrey R. Bange March 15, 2013

What a great shot Jack of this mass exit of Ibis, I'm sure glad you were not standing under them when they took off. #10611330

Nadia Paul March 17, 2013

That certainly is a lot of Ibis - beautiful capture Jack! #10612725

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Description

When the Ibis take off in mass it's almost like snow going in the wrong direction...
Must be the Heard/Flock way of reacting . As soon as a single bird decides its time to take off every other bird within a certain set distance finds it impossible not to take flight as well. The birds beyond that set distance however are completely uninterested it what these other several hundred Ibis are doing. They remain happily oblivious .

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 85.00 mm, Model: NIKON D7000

Uploaded on March 15, 2013


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