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Still trying to get images of birds on the move. they are just so quick!! Here is a trio of Bluey captures taken yesterday afternoon, in no particular order of preference.
Settings: F5.6, 1/1250sec, ISO250, 420mm, manual, handheld.

Once again many thanks for taking the time to vote and comment on my Dunnock - very much appreciated.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 70-200mm F4/L IS + 1.4x extender
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Flighty Blue Tits
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:8 Feb 2009 - 12:19 AM
Tags:Action, Bird, Blue tit, Flighty, Garden, Sports / action, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:36
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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 12:24 AM

V3 is a beaut Sylvia. great attempts at flight a difficult subject to master
Richard

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 733 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 12:45 AM

I would say 90% there Sylvia, good catch light in the eye in all 3 but not quite there with perfect focus and detail, must admire you for such enthusiasm and a wonderful attempt, a very difficult subject here as Richard mentioned.
Geoff.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 1:09 AM

Some great action shot, great work.
Bob

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Xxticy
Xxticy  7 United States1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 5:42 AM

V3 for me, really love the action in that shot...

Nate

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 6:08 AM

Superb action captures, Sylvia, you're trying to catch birds in flight, and I'm after bees! Carol

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iancam
iancam  6 England
8 Feb 2009 - 6:09 AM

Three great shots
Ian

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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 - 8:36 AM

Super Set--I Love V3 brilliant
Pete

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 8:49 AM

Keep trying - there is already some improvement on the previous uploads of your Robins. Ina

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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 9:08 AM

3 super shots
Steve

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 10:07 AM

#3 for me

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motorsportpictures

Really well timed.
Scott

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gwood
gwood  6 England
8 Feb 2009 - 11:23 AM

Well timed captures..
Geoff

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8319 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 11:34 AM

really good attempt and as Geoff mentions your almost there, I have a preference for V2 and 3

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 3:51 PM

A brave attempt Sylvia. Birds in flight is just about the most difficult area and you are so close this time. Spot on.
Ron

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Alec1
Alec1  7 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 - 5:55 PM

Three nice shots Sylvia.
Alec

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 6144 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 6:13 PM

I echo Nikontuk's comments, it is wonderful that you chronicle your progress. V3 is so very close, these shots are so difficult to achieve, I look forward to you bagging that special one.
David

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maratsuikka
8 Feb 2009 - 7:35 PM

well done my friend,now u know they are quick,keep trying,u will catch them some day i am very sure

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vandalp
vandalp  7
8 Feb 2009 - 7:52 PM

Nice set of pic's Sylvia.
Vanda

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whiteswan01
8 Feb 2009 - 11:03 PM

stunning set well captured you
Dawn

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2009 - 9:16 AM

3 Superb images,brilliantly captured.
Dave

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2009 - 6:40 PM

All 3 lovely. V3 for me. It's like he is saying..."Look this is how it's done". Love it.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2009 - 7:57 PM

No 30 and worth every one. - gary

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microchip
microchip  7 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2009 - 9:26 PM

Cracking captures well done,
Alan

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franfoto
franfoto  7 England32 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 12:48 AM

I'm still trying to master flight shots but not getting anything as good as this. I love version 3.
Fran

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photophantom
10 Feb 2009 - 12:45 PM

great set Sylvia, well done

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DRicherby
DRicherby  6269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 11:02 PM

They're all a little soft but the shutter speed is just about right: there's just enough blur to show the movement. Given that they're moving fast enough to blur at 1/1250th, getting sharp focus on them is going to be really difficult!

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