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Had a lovely day yesterday at WWT Arundel in the company of Ina and Graham (Gezina and Gray-Ina). Glorious weather but quiet on the more "exotic" wildlife front. We had a lot of fun capturing birds in flight, the feral pigeons providing good sport, as they homed in on the seed being scattered for the ducks - not as easy as Ina makes it look ! Wink

My thanks to you all for your great response to yesterday's Great Tit upload - always very much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 Nov 2011 - 11:29 AM
Focal Length:200mm 8.3m from subject, handheld
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/8000sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Feral Pigeon
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:18 Nov 2011 - 8:59 AM
Tags:Action, Feral pigeon, In-flight, Pigeon, Wildlife / nature, Wwt arundel
Votes:43
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Unique Views:63

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stokesy
stokesy  4 Scotland
18 Nov 2011 - 9:08 AM

excellent detail on this common bird quality in the shot, ronnie

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Lynamick
Lynamick  13 United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 9:17 AM

A shot to be proud of. Well framed well taken. Cameras take photos you have taken a picture. Common birds are often overlooked.
Mick

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 9:26 AM

Perfectly timed and captured, Sylvia, and taken on my 'home ground' so to speak Smile Carol

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 10:34 AM

Beautiful shot, Sylvia, esp. managing that full frontal capture, showing all the fine detail on the underside.
Ronnie.

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 11:00 AM

Well isolated from the flock - perfectly timed with stunning detail in the tail and wings - love it - and yes it was great fun to pracrise inflight shotsGrin - Ina

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 11:13 AM

Sylvia this is an absolute cracker. One of the best flight shots I have seen. Superb timing and exposure.
Ron

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 11:40 AM

fantastic detail sylvia wonderful tones and light a stunning in flight capture nice one Wink
andy

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 1:08 PM

Those tail feathers are amazing

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 1:37 PM

A lovely well timed capture...........Sandy

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Samuel_Aron
18 Nov 2011 - 4:02 PM

Brilliant shot
Sam.

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 5197 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 4:23 PM

Superb detail with some wonderful shadows on the feathers. Great capture. Carole

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colin beeley
colin beeley Plus Member 121100 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 4:38 PM

nice one Wink

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 4M_squared vcard United Kingdom
18 Nov 2011 - 5:07 PM

A wonderful image. A study in light and colours. Very well done.

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Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
18 Nov 2011 - 5:24 PM

WOW! great shot Sylvia, fantastic detail, well taken.
Brian

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Greyheron
Greyheron Plus Member 13278 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 5:46 PM

An excellent capture Sylvia and worth the RC Smile

Mike

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johnjo58
johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 6:17 PM

A wonderfully captured pigeon Sylvia, great composition, symmetry and light
David

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  7
18 Nov 2011 - 6:22 PM

Hi Sylvia what can I say,its a great capture, and good fun and practise, was lovey to see you, regards gray.

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tomcat Plus Member 96360 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 6:27 PM

A cracking in-flight shot Sylvia

Should be seeing you, three weeks this eveningSmileWink

Adrian

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Karen_Summers
18 Nov 2011 - 8:23 PM

This is a cracker

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 8:35 PM

An excellent capture Sylvia -

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Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2011 - 1:15 PM

Brilliant timing Sylvia to catch him coming in to land. I don't know what you mean about "exotic" wildlife unless of course you are referring to the epzers'!Wink

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7375 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2011 - 4:26 PM


Quote: I don't know what you mean about "exotic" wildlife unless of course you are referring to the epzers'!Wink

Hi Ed
Well, I suppose Epzers might be included in that - LOL! By "exotic" I really meant things like Goldcrests and Water Voles, being exotic by comparison with the very common and despised Feral Pigeon Wink
Sylvia

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