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Action shots of birds in flight - doves, pigeons and red kites

Some interesting pictures capturing moments of time, snapshots of birds in flight. These were taken by Chris Barchard up an ancient tower. Even quite commonplace birds such as pigeons are transformed into creatures with some elegance as the motion is frozen at an instant in time. The technique required to catch such images is to swing the camera round and then shoot at the right moment, in a manner not entirely dissimilar to that used in game-bird shooting, clay pigeon shooting, etc, except of course it's no good shouting "PULL!"

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Chris says: "It’s not what the psychiatrist would have wanted – taking pictures of birds in flight from the top of a church tower – definitely odd and dangerous – the only dangerous thing they advocate is taking medication – still I found it invigorating".

Chris Barchard


Update: Now, with our new funding model, this page has a crosslink with Zyra's page about Pigeons