Crash landing...............! by Roy  Massicks

Crash landing...............! by 


This Silver Eye must have been distracted by me just as he was about to land by the apple. The result was a bit of a collision with a Chaffinch who was already feeding !
Location: At my garden, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Panasonic LUMIX – GH2 at 214mm. 100×300 lens, 1/2000, f/8, iso 1250, Manual.
From a single RAW image.


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 2 years ago

  • myraj
    myrajover 2 years ago

    WOW! Fantastic action shot Roy.

  • Thank you Myra – I was thrilled to catch this one !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Thank you also for the favorite.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Jemma Richards
    Jemma Richardsover 2 years ago

    wow great capture truly amazing and I love the tite to it has got to be in my favorite,following list

  • Hi Jemma, thank you so much for the lovely comments and favourite. I just sit on the deck with a book waiting for the birds to come and eat the apple ! This was a lucky shot, caught at the right moment.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisover 2 years ago

    Fabulous image Roy! :o)

  • Many thanks Marilyn – it was a shot worth waiting for. This Silver Eye is called ’ Dopey !’

    – Roy Massicks

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 2 years ago

    LOL, brilliant capture Roy, looks like he forgot to put his landing gear down.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thank you very much Jude – that’s exactly what I thought !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 2 years ago

    Perfect timing and capture Roy ~ hope the little chaffinch was okay!

  • He certainly was Susie – he had his share of the apple after he recovered ! Thank you for your kind comments.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 2 years ago

    A great capture dear Roy.You will have to build a longer runway.LOL x

  • I think you are right Catherine, in fact I am going to re-design it for the summer months for the jumbo birds that need longer runways… ! Thank you for your nice comments too.

    – Roy Massicks

  • mikebov
    mikebovover 2 years ago

    well captured Roy
    Hope the little chap isn’t hauled up before the beak for dangerous driving

  • Very clever Mike – before the beak……ha ha ! Thank you for your kind comment, appreciated !

    – Roy Massicks

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 2 years ago

    very nice work

  • Thank you so much Angel – I do appreciate your comments.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey.

    – Roy Massicks

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