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#1 Foveola

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 18:44

Taken yesterday at my local bird sanctuary. It can be a challenge at times to get a full green head, well lit speculum and the feet showing, while flying.

D4 600VR f 5.6 1/2000s ISO 1000 , fill flash with better beamer

Advice and comments always appreciated.

Cheers

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#2 Mike G

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 19:02

Superb stuff, he'll pull lots of girls I bet!
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#3 wildoat

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 20:18

Wonderful shot Randy,
the position of the wings is just perfect.
I know you used a fast shutter speed but because of the soft leading edges
of the forward feathers it almost implies a sense of motion which I really like.
You judged your use of flash nicely in fact one wouldn't know flash was used!
Just curious, have you applied any sharpening to the image?

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#4 Foveola

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 20:37

Tony:

Selective sharpening with Pixel Genius.

Flash on high speed sync, with better beamer, so just enough light at this shutter speed and distance to give a bit of pop to the colors and a catchlight.

It was a pretty dull day.

Cheers

Randy

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 20:59

Randy - hope you're happy - you sure nailed this IMO - great image

#6 Petteram

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 21:33

Very nice BIF Randy:-)


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#7 FredCrowBear

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 17:28

Wow! Very nice!

#8 armando_m

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 22:14

Fantastic !
Looks like a beautiful painting, I mean that as a compliment

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