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A couple of nights ago we decide to get Fish and chips, then went down by the Swale to eat them. Wasn't long before this fella and some of his mates took an interest. When the kids had had their fill they decided to put some chips on the wall top for them. So i then had a new challenge, this is the first time i've tried to capture birds in flight, think i know what i have done wrong, am still pleased with this first attemptSmile

All C&cs welcome

Thanks for looking

Den

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S DX VR Nikkor 55-300mm 4.5-5.6G ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Jun 2012 - 5:39 PM
Focal Length:92mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Eye on the prize
Username:213hardy 213hardy
Uploaded:28 Jun 2012 - 6:21 AM
Tags:Birds, Black headed gull, General, Gulls, Wildlife / nature
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 6:46 AM

You have every right to be pleased.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 6:58 AM

Great timing, great pair of shots, Den!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 7:19 AM

Great capture.
Matt

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom104 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 7:19 AM

A rather beautiful pair of inflight seabird bribery photographs, which ticks all the right boxes for me.

Regards Nathan

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tonyguitar
28 Jun 2012 - 7:38 AM

First time with birds in flight? Starting pretty high on the ladder! Not only very good images of a white bird but a sequence as well.
So you know what you did wrong? Guess you wanted less blur in the wings with higher ISO and speed.
These are very respectable photos. Many may think motion blur is OK. TG

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 8:56 AM

Slightly soft but wonderful shapes, Den. I like the movement in the wings and the background shows the bird of a treat.

Dave

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meniko
meniko e2 Member 3meniko vcard Cyprus
28 Jun 2012 - 7:54 PM

Hi Den,
I seriously thought that the blur was intended!
Only later on I read your description and figured out that it was a starter-shot ...
Stunning result for your first attempt, chapeau!!!
meniko

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4673 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 7:57 PM

Cracking shot !!!....love the wing shapes & slight wing movement which adds to the action...top notch !!

I've tried & failed with in-flight shots, so you can be well proud of this one !!

I'd be inclined to clone out the chip though ??

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213hardy
213hardy e2 Member 6578 forum posts213hardy vcard England
28 Jun 2012 - 8:07 PM

Thank you one and all for your kind words.

Tony and Meniko, the wing blur i can live with, it's more that the face and head is, for me at least, not crisp enough. Wink But I will definitely try this againSmile

Thanks again

Den

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