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Thank you all for your C&Cs on my previous uploads. As always very much appreciated Smile

This is a series of 4 high burst consecutive shots taken at Wetlands, Arundel, of a swan landing. Technically I am not happy with the detail on the plumage as it is pretty clipped out. It was a bright sunny day and I was busy photographing something else when I heard a loud flapping of wings and turned to see the swan preparing to land, so I just aimed the camera and panned, pressing the button. Have tried to tweak the plumage detail in PS - perhaps somebody else might be able to improve on it with a mod?
However, I did like the movement and hope you will have a moment to look. The angle of the feet (landing gear!) in V1 and V2 is worth a look.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 70-200mm F4/L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Flaps Down...
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:28 Nov 2008 - 7:18 PM
Tags:Arundel, Bird, Flying, Landing, Reportage, Series, Sports / action, Swan, Waterbird, Waterfowl, Wetlands, Wildlife / nature
Votes:38
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iancam
iancam  6 England
28 Nov 2008 - 7:22 PM

Superb images
Ian

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motorsportpictures

briliant shot, these are very well timed, v1 is brilliant inflight shot, v2 is perfect timing v3 & 4 are stunners...
scott

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2008 - 7:31 PM

If you see it you have to shoot it or its lost!!! With time and hindsight we can all perform miracles. A great effort under the circumstances.
Ron

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2008 - 7:36 PM

A simply fantastic series, so well done.
Bob

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alan h.
alan h.  13275 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 - 7:53 PM

excellent action shot of the swan.

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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2008 - 8:05 PM

Great images.
Steve

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6537 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2008 - 8:14 PM

Now this is what you call a series of shots, absolutely superb photography. - gary

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2008 - 8:26 PM

Super sequence of shots!!!
Helen

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chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2008 - 8:59 PM

These are such difficult shots (having tried and failed miserably) if I had a hat on I'd take it of to you. Well captured, V4 is a super capture.
David

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blacky
blacky  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2008 - 9:10 PM

great set of shots well done

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72279 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2008 - 9:49 PM

An excellent sequence.

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photophantom
28 Nov 2008 - 9:52 PM

Excellent panning series shots. Bravo.
Dennis

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Traceyflowerpots

Brilliant shot, well timed.

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2008 - 8:10 AM

Great set

Jon

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biscuit61
biscuit61  6 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2008 - 6:44 PM

still four good shots tho.

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Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2008 - 7:50 PM

Superb work.

Rock

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whiteswan01
30 Nov 2008 - 1:04 AM

excellent shots
Dawn

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 626 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2008 - 10:53 PM

The moment captured so well, as you say, the wings are a little blown but it still dosen't detract from the superb sequence of shots you have here.
Geoff.

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lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2008 - 7:16 PM

Great capture

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Leo
Leo  1245 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2008 - 8:52 AM

Swans are very tricky to photograph well, exposing is always a problem and this series is excellent. I'm with Geoff...the wings don't detract to any great extent at all. I think we often tend to forget the rapid sequence capabilities so many of us have on our cameras Smile

Leo

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