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    I know completely OOF! Was out mooching around this afternoon looking for Lizards when my boot must have been on top of this one before it took flight. I don't know who was more startled me or the nightjar, This is their tact, they sit tight until the very last moment. I managed to grab this shot in the spur of the moment before it disappeared over the ridge , they are a notoriously difficult birds to photograph at the best of times - however a good record shot.

    1074 - Nightjar 1074310720 by Trev Bartlett MBE, on Flickr
    Trev

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    #2
    Great grab shot Trev, never seen one of these and not likely to either.

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      #3
      Well captured Trev. Have only ever seen them in Africa.
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        #4
        Only seen one in the early 1980's, well done getting something, I think I'd have missed it.
        Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way

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          #5
          well caught. The purple flowers in the foreground make the shot awesome.

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            #6
            Great reaction time to get a shot off of that quality Trev, I would be chuffed to get one that sharp. Only seen them once on a Yorkshire moor at dusk, to dark to get a photo, but a thrilling experience.

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              #7
              Well done getting the image. Only seen at dusk flying about (Minsmere) too dark to photograph. Seen other species in USA and France.
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                #8
                Well captured Trev
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                  #9
                  Nice shot Trev, just a shame it was flying away from you.
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                    #10
                    Thanks everyone, I was not actually looking through the view finder when I took the shot. It happened so quickly I just pointed the camera, I'm amazed I got the bird in frame.
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                      #11
                      Well caught Trev - I see that, like Foggy Dewhurst, you have not yet been deserted by those lightning-fast military reflexes!
                      John Liddle

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by John Liddle View Post
                        Well caught Trev - I see that, like Foggy Dewhurst, you have not yet been deserted by those lightning-fast military reflexes!
                        Thanks John, Someone else said that to me that I showed the picture to. Its an instinct you never lose when you rehearsed it as many times as I had too.
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                          #13
                          Still a good record shot Trev, well done.

                          Your comment regarding it sitting tight, reminded me of my younger days (thanks for the memory) walking through farmers fields Partridges on their nests would do the same, you would certainly get a shock when the made their move.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by ST-EOS View Post
                            Still a good record shot Trev, well done.

                            Your comment regarding it sitting tight, reminded me of my younger days (thanks for the memory) walking through farmers fields Partridges on their nests would do the same, you would certainly get a shock when the made their move.
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                            Thanks Peter. Woodcock do it also, you almost step on them before they move, then up they come. The most frightening I think is if you are in a wood at night and a vixen screams
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