Friday, June 10, 2011

Flying Solo

Flying Solo

Whenever I pass by Årsta Castle in Österhaninge I can see (and hear), a flock of birds. It's a group of Northern Lapwings that seem to spend a lot of time on a field in front of the castle. This time I decided to stop and grab a few photos. The birds apparently knew what I wanted because they started circling above me as soon as I reached for the camera.

Skywatch Friday.

20 comments:

Marites said...

wow! great capture!

Rambling Round said...

So nice to have birds who cooperate with photographers! Great photo.

ρομπερτ said...

and still, trusting things not seen.

always two hands of air beneath his wings and a wonderful friday for you all.

brattcat said...

Wow. You can almost see bird evolution, looking at this. Great capture.

Jack said...

This is a bird I don't think I have ever seen. He is showing off for you.

ewok1993 said...

great shot.

RedPat said...

Fabulous shot!

Wanda said...

That pictures just makes me want to fly... Better see if Southwest has any good prices for flights.

seriously, very nice shot.

Olivier said...

belle prise photographique, il est tres beau

Julie said...

I agree with the others: great work, Steffe. I love the glossy green sheet on his back when I take the link. Here in Australia we have three variety of Lapwing: Masked, Spur Wing and Banded. The first two I see a lot of. Don't think I have ever seen a Banded LW though.

Alan O'Riordan said...

Stunning image, Steffe. Very sharp.

Jim Klenke said...

neat shot, I dont think we have that type of bird here.

*Honest Abe said...

Beautiful shot.

Sharon said...

I love it when the birds are cooperative!

Jarart said...

I have never seen a bird of that kind. Such a difficult shot but you have made it look easy.

Anil P said...

When birds cooperate, it's a great feeling.

Steffe said...

I shot it from the road side. The traffic here isn't too bad, but they do drive very fast sometimes so I had to keep one eye on the traffic as I chased the poor birds around!

Jacob said...

This is superb, Steffe! Frame it and hang it!

JM said...

This is very good. Great job, Steffe.

Kel said...

wow - there goes the theory about working with animals and children...