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This my first attempt that works of a bird in flight, It is a young Heron Gull I believe and was taken yesterday morning down at New brighton. As always any feedback either positive or negative is very welcome.
Thanks for looking

Stu

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:100-300mm USM
Recording media:100 ISO RAW
Title:In Full Flight
Username:stuwhitt stuwhitt
Uploaded:19 Jan 2005 - 11:27 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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elcid
elcid e2 Member 10150 forum postselcid vcard England
19 Jan 2005 - 11:36 AM

Great shot.
Hope you don't mind me having a play with this.

Bill.

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stuwhitt
stuwhitt e2 Member 101357 forum postsstuwhitt vcard United Kingdom
19 Jan 2005 - 11:39 AM

No problem Bill, thanks for looking in and the kind words

Stu

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Crespo
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19 Jan 2005 - 11:40 AM

Very nice shot - it's Herring Gull not Heron Smile

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barnowlcentre
barnowlcentre e2 Member 1044 forum postsbarnowlcentre vcard
19 Jan 2005 - 11:46 AM

Fine shot stu & well frozen in flight (Click)

Hope you didn't mind my attempt to lift the catch light to the head area

Vince

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2005 - 11:50 AM

Stu, what method were you using to capture the bird. From this I mean would be interesting to know the shutter speed and aperture.

Pic doesn't seem quite sharp enough to be great, but the timing when you pressed the shutter is just about spot on.

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rf
rf e2 Member 10rf vcard United Kingdom
19 Jan 2005 - 12:33 PM

nice image click

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stuwhitt
stuwhitt e2 Member 101357 forum postsstuwhitt vcard United Kingdom
19 Jan 2005 - 1:49 PM

Thanks Chris, Vince, Cheryl & Richard for looking in and the kind words, Chris I stand corrected on that one.
Cheryl I shot it using aperture priority mode @F5.6, which resulted in an exposure of 1/640 sec, the iso was 100.
Also thanks for the mods, they all defenitly add to the image, I must admit that I used the high pass method for sharpening, and after looking at the mods it probably wasn't the most effective method.

Cheers stu

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19 Jan 2005 - 2:18 PM

And a superb capture too. Den Smile

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stuwhitt
stuwhitt e2 Member 101357 forum postsstuwhitt vcard United Kingdom
19 Jan 2005 - 2:29 PM

Thanks Den for looking in and the kind words.

Stu

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bppowell
bppowell e2 Member 132141 forum postsbppowell vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2005 - 2:34 PM

Very good try.

Barry

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stuwhitt e2 Member 101357 forum postsstuwhitt vcard United Kingdom
19 Jan 2005 - 2:53 PM

Thanks Barry for the kind words

Stu

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starstriders
starstriders e2 Member 101630 forum postsstarstriders vcard United Kingdom
19 Jan 2005 - 3:55 PM

Cracking shot. Click*

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itinerario
itinerario e2 Member 1142 forum postsitinerario vcard Netherlands
20 Jan 2005 - 3:52 AM

Excellent capture.

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devon-photographic

Great capture, Stu. Click
Jules

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Tom_H
Tom_H e2 Member 1048 forum postsTom_H vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2005 - 9:31 AM

Great shot - haven't had much luck with birds in flight myself

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stuwhitt
stuwhitt e2 Member 101357 forum postsstuwhitt vcard United Kingdom
20 Jan 2005 - 12:27 PM

Thanks Lauren, Saskia, Jules & Tom for looking in and the kind words.

Cheers Stu

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Portknockie
Portknockie e2 Member 1048 forum postsPortknockie vcard Scotland
20 Jan 2005 - 12:47 PM

Great shot of a young Gull.This is hard to do.I know iv tried it.

Don

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riprap007
riprap007 e2 Member 101568 forum postsriprap007 vcard England37 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2005 - 12:47 PM

Hi Stu, are the parakeets still around in New Brighton? I used to live in the 'pool and took the 'exotic' trip over to NB and was amazed to see wild ring necked parakeets in the trees!

Great capture a very difficult thing to do (glad I don't use film!!!)

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donnaree
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23 Jan 2005 - 2:17 AM

Awesome shot Stu. The light hitting the bird seems to be perfect.

Donna

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh e2 Member 11121 forum postsericfaragh vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2005 - 8:43 AM

Nice capture Stu.

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