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When Ibis Attack!


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White Ibis are very common in SW Florida. They are also extremely social, gregarious birds, often seen in groups of 20+ gently going about their business.


I was therefore especially surprised early one morning to hear an almighty kerfuffle and to see these two birds going at it hammer and tongs.


I had no time to think about light or camera settings, so technically I realise these are far from great, but I though they may be of interest here:


1.

21418645848_06f45160a6_o.jpg2R4C4989 by Whyone, on Flickr


2.

20985361733_8dd60fef6e_o.jpg2R4C4977 by Whyone, on Flickr


3. This one makes me smile!

20983683214_5da6ccaabd_o.jpg2R4C4988 by Whyone, on Flickr


4.

21606549085_e6632c8ff3_o.jpg2R4C4975 by Whyone, on Flickr


And a calmer Ibis:


5.

21595141072_8c4f48e62b_o.jpg2R4C5052 by Whyone, on Flickr


6.

21615384321_649a54eec6_o.jpg2R4C5050 by Whyone, on Flickr


Any suggestions and tips on how to expose white birds properly would be most welcome.

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kittykat23uk

Lovely images!

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SafariChick

@@Whyone? Contrary to your statement that these are "far from great," I beg to differ - I think they are great!

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kittykat23uk

The first one remains me of a Dee Smith painting, the way that light shines through the wings. :)

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