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Close call with a goose today!
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Joshua Carlton
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While seeing how the Mavic Airs camera handles the golden hour, I got a little too close to a few geese and really came close to losing my drone and possibly hurting an animal. Lesson learned to enjoy the birds from a little higher and leave them alone.
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kfloke
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Nice video and luckily the goose didn't kill off your MA
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vegasphotog
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that screen capture for the video is MEME-READY! lol
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Joshua Carlton
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vegasphotog Posted at 2018-2-19 20:59
that screen capture for the video is MEME-READY! lol

Ha! Yeah I can totally see that!
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Wachtberger
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Great video, thank you very much!
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rantanlan
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not sure who would have killed who... really a close one. otherwise nicely done
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Wyke
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rantanlan Posted at 2018-2-19 23:06
not sure who would have killed who... really a close one. otherwise nicely done

Having owned geese, I can vouch for the goose coming out on top. Those are tough SOBs. I’ve had one by the scruff of the neck, its wings thrashing me, with another attacking. I had to use the thrashing one in my hands as a shield, before throwing it and hightailing it away.

Nice video
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Kyle Stones
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Very nasty and territorial creatures!
2018-2-20
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FlyDK
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Nice short video.
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DMY
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Close call at 50 meters up!  The first pigeon was a few feet away, but the next one (middle and lower pictures) was came just inches away since I could make out details of its feather in my video capture.

I was around 10 minutes into my flight when the birds crossed my path. I was glad I didn’t hit it.

I realized later that, instead of saying that birds are hazards to drones, it is drones that are hazardous to birds (they’ve been flying long before there were drones).

I will be mindful of my flying area in the future and avoid flying if I see birds around.



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