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This bird flew without a lot of feathers !
Lens: DFA 150-450 Camera: K-3II Photo Location: Lancaster ISO: 640 Shutter Speed: 1/350s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: pichaser, 02-28-2020, 07:59 PM

Wing loading could not be maximized with molting loss but it was obviously flying without much loss of control . This was heavily cropped but the image was interesting despite the loss of quality .

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A very nice BIF image. Many thanks for posting.

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Impressive to see so much feather loss and still coping well. It was a shot worth getting!
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A very nice BIF image. Many thanks for posting.

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Impressive to see so much feather loss and still coping well. It was a shot worth getting!
I left the parking lot before sunrise in order to reach the eastern end to get the best light . You are much more familiar with such than I. Thanks for your kind words .

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Excellent capture pichaser! Based on my experience with my pet Cockatoo, it is the flight feathers on the ends that give them the maximum lift. We trim them on our bird so she can only make it a few feet from her perch. Otherwise she would fly around the house.
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Triple-A hitting its target? Well done that bird.
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Excellent capture pichaser! Based on my experience with my pet Cockatoo, it is the flight feathers on the ends that give them the maximum lift. We trim them on our bird so she can only make it a few feet from her perch. Otherwise she would fly around the house.
That trimming your Cockatoo story gives me more insight . thanks

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Triple-A hitting its target? Well done that bird.
Yes I have other pics of this bird landing next to some reeds with ease . Thanks
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