On the wing by maggiemae

On the wing

Wind battered this coast making any effort to capture a photograph rather noisy and one had to stand very securely!
This is my really first of a bird actually flying (BAF! - it's really BIF) This bird was staying in one place against the fury of the wind but would dive for a fish only a few times! it was good to focus on it.

Three good things:
1. A great brunch at a small cafe down the highway - I had pea,pie,pud and found great difficulty in typing ‘pud” with auto correct being stubborn!
2. Bent our rule never to buy water - thought about a river, a toilet, a petrol station but also thought about 3. health!
Sadie (our Merc and GPS) took us safely through the difficulties of Christchurch roads still under renovation!
what a great seascape, love all those blues :)
November 19th, 2015  
Clever you. Lovely clear focus on the tern. The sea looks very choppy and uninviting.
November 19th, 2015  
This is a gorgeous colour and capture --I love the blue with the harsh white foam and the seagull
November 19th, 2015  
Super capture and scene
November 19th, 2015  
bep
Beautiful seascape.
November 19th, 2015  
wonderful shot ... love the deep colors
November 19th, 2015  
Good old Sadie....so reliable all your journey! She has done well! You are having a bit or rough weather but stunning turquoise water! I shall type pud......oh mine is behaving itself!
November 19th, 2015  
Great focus on the bird, and there are some lovely blues in this shot too.
November 19th, 2015  
Love the motion of the ocean and catching that bird is fabulous. Fav
November 19th, 2015  
The ocean looks rough...nice capture.
November 19th, 2015  
Choppy seas for sure! Is that easier feeding for this bird or harder?? Great shot!
November 19th, 2015  
Super colours and I love the vignette. The bird is brilliant too
November 19th, 2015  
love the movement of the water, the colours and the crisp sharp details of the bif! aces, maggiemae!
November 19th, 2015  
Lovely bird being buffeted by the wind!! Beautiful wild sea - such wonderful colours!! Fav!
November 19th, 2015  
Wonderful capture, waves, composition
November 19th, 2015  
wonderful shot!
November 19th, 2015  
really tells the story of the weather
November 20th, 2015  
@summerfield Bif not Baf, Vikki! I had to hold on to the car door for this one - wind so strong!
November 20th, 2015  
@happypat Home now and its 27degC, Pat, the wind is mild, the lawns have been done and you can just see the roses amongs the weeds!
November 20th, 2015  
Considering the harsh wind that challenged you this is a most excellent shot, Maggiemae!
November 20th, 2015  
Nice shot! Great focus on the bird.
November 20th, 2015  
@maggiemae Bliss! Have you time before you go again to get the cat out of kennels?
November 20th, 2015  
Great action pic! I like the sense of movement that the waves give, and the wonderful flight of the bird.
November 20th, 2015  
Soooooo beautiful.
November 20th, 2015  
The colours!
November 20th, 2015  
@happypat Got her too, Pat - she hasn't stopped purring!
November 20th, 2015  
Very athletic.
November 20th, 2015  
That is quite a breeze. Poor little bird is working overtime!!
November 20th, 2015  
Great colours.
November 20th, 2015  
A lovely colourful seascape.
November 20th, 2015  
Lovely capture and that sea really looks rough, hence the high winds. You did well so a FAV from me.
November 20th, 2015  
I love the roughness and sense of motion you captured in the sea, and the bird trying to fly against the wind, fav. Reminds of a winter wind storm/blizzard we had here years ago when I couldn't cross the street because the wind was pushing too hard against me--same with a large, powerful man who was also trying to cross. Downtown, they rigged up ropes for people to hang onto. I've known high winds since then, but none quite like that.
November 20th, 2015  
Beautiful capture. I find BIFs very difficult to capture.
November 21st, 2015  
Really nice.
November 21st, 2015  
Beautiful. Well done.
November 22nd, 2015  
@tristansmum Cant believe there would be a wind that strong - must have been a hurricane?
November 22nd, 2015  
love this shot, Maggie. There is a real sense of the wind and waves here.
November 22nd, 2015  
Terns are great fishermen and fun to watch. I always wonder how they can see the fish so well. Eyes like an eagle I guess.
November 24th, 2015  
Beautifully :)
December 11th, 2015  
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