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Hycgelac Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Sep 2008Tue 01-Jan-13 12:53 PM
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"Landing?"
Tue 01-Jan-13 12:59 PM by Hycgelac

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With apologies for the quality of these shots. They shots present a curious question: How did the Titmouse land flatfooted without any spread wings? The shots are in the order they happened. D300 with Nikon 300/4 and 1.4TC at f4, 1/800, ISO 1600.











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Antero52 Silver Member Awarded for his expertise in post-processing, being  consistently helpful and professional. Nikonian since 07th Jul 2009Tue 01-Jan-13 08:21 PM
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Tue 01-Jan-13 08:22 PM by Antero52

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When you look at bigger birds landing, such as eagles, ospreys, gulls or herons, you see that they often approach the landing site from below, finally converting kinetic energy to potential energy and stopping a short distance above the landing site. My guess is that this one stopped a small distance above the landing site, folded its wings and let gravity take care of the rest.

Another explanation is that Santa brought you Photoshop and you wanted to see what it's good for.

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Hycgelac Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Sep 2008Wed 02-Jan-13 06:29 PM
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It probably wouldn't surprise you that when a friend saw the picture, he opened his Photoshop app and took out the space between the board and the feet—the very thing that makes me
like the shot.

Your explanation may well be correct. My problem is that the sunflower seed in the beak would probably not be there on landing because that is what he lands to retrieve in the first place. Ah, well, thanks for your thoughts.

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kenray Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Oct 2008Fri 04-Jan-13 12:14 AM
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As I told you it's just a figgermint of your imagination.

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My guess would be, after watching a lot of small birds at feeders, is that he is not landing from “flight.” He probably landed on the side of the feeder, out of your site, picked up the seed and then hopped over to the corner where you captured him.

It is pretty common to see small birds hopping around a feeder.

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>My guess would be, after watching a lot of small birds at
>feeders, is that he is not landing from “flight.” He probably
>landed on the side of the feeder, out of your site, picked up
>the seed and then hopped over to the corner where you captured
>him.
>
>It is pretty common to see small birds hopping around a
>feeder.
>


That's what I think too.

Or Antero may be right.

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