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Bullet Flight

What are the odds?  The same day I got the incredible dove photos (btw, Melli, OC tells me that there is no difference between my dove and your Rock Pidgeon except the name) I clicked a couple dozen shots of house sparrows.  For the most part when I attempt to photograph birds in flight they move too fast and leave nothing but blurred impressions behind, but for some reason I was extraordinarily blessed on the day I shot the doves and sparrows and managed to capture this:

Male House Sparrow
Male House Sparrow

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Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. That is just amazing! You have gotten the best pictures of the birds the past few days. They are stunning in their beauty.

    I can’t get into writing right now. Got some projects going and no time for much else.

    Have a good one. 🙂

  2. I have done this with other birds as well. I have a male cardinal in flight that looks to have been shot out of a gun. No wings are visible. He is just going through space like a rocket. Neat photo.

  3. Another Wow Quilly. I am so impressed with this and the dove. They are such beautiful, clear shots. I love this one – just as he folded his wings into his body you went “click!” Brilliant!

    For some reason you say? Don’t you know the reason that you got such good shots that day?
    Because you are GOOD. That’s why.

  4. Allrighty missy, I told you I was very envious of your *bird shots*…this is downright show-offy….okay…show off some more – you know I would 😉
    Soooo cool!

  5. wow, what a great capture!
    i enjoyed looking back at your previous posts, and the dove is really special!

    (nice to be back but so much to do… it’s as well i don’t have to be at work just yet)

  6. Incredible, Quilly!! You really did have an awesome photo day! This boy has his wings folded in and still shooting through the air. Perfection!!

  7. You GOTTA be kiddin’ me?!!! Doves and Pigeons? SAME? Noooo way! Maaaaan… way to bust a bubble….

    That’s an AWESOME shot Quilly! I get excited when I get a good bird in flight too! It’s HARD!

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