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This is the split second before a Hobby plucks a mayfly from the air. A moment that is over so quickly you can barely register it’s happened when watching these lightening fast birds dart about the sky with the agility to match their impressive speed.

I order to capture this I had to manual focus as I tried to keep the hobby in the frame. They are so quick and added to that their size, the camera would constantly jump to the tree's in the background making auto focus useless. Needless to say I took 'a lot' of images, with this being the only one capturing the action well enough.

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