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And another one Wink

Goes to show just how fast these birds are, I managed to get the body pin sharp but even at 1/500th of a second the wings are blurry.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 70.0-200.0mm f/2.8 VR2 + 1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 May 2012 - 12:47 PM
Focal Length:280mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Landing gear down
Username:geoffrey baker geoffrey baker
Uploaded:18 Mar 2013 - 5:44 PM
Tags:Avian, Bird, Flight, In flight, Puffin, Skomer, Wales, Wildlife / nature
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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 5:49 PM

A really lovely in-flight capture
Ju

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DavePrince
18 Mar 2013 - 5:49 PM

Great action shot. Love these little fellas.

Dave

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 5:51 PM

Excellent and very well timed capture,
saeid

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 5:57 PM

I like the wings blurred as it shows the movement, you nailed the body and eyes, well done sir. - gary

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 6:04 PM

Well captured!GrinGrin
Diane

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soulofharmony
18 Mar 2013 - 6:04 PM

Fabulous !!!!!

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 690 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 6:07 PM

well captured
David

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 6:13 PM

A terrific landing shot, you've timed this one to perfection

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4740 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 6:27 PM

Great shot !!

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5279 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 7:04 PM

Stunning Image!!

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tonyheps
tonyheps  111 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 7:06 PM

Perfect!!

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96182 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 7:58 PM

To me, the wing blur, is an essential part of the image

Whether achieved by luck or judgement, doesn't really matterWink

It is thereTongue

Adrian

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 544 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 8:37 PM

I've never been satisfied with my in-flight Puffin shots. They move so fast but I think you captured this one beautifully, Geoffrey!
Alun

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 9:24 PM

This is a great inflight photo Geoffrey, IMHO the blur works very well. I have taken in flight photos were the winds at e sharp and it looks like the bird is just hanging in the air.

You would also need speed of 1600 upward to get them sharp

David

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silverbells
18 Mar 2013 - 10:15 PM

Great shot. I think the amount of blur is about right

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 11:51 PM

Perfect call Geoff, a beauty !!!!
Ron.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
19 Mar 2013 - 4:25 AM

Excellent capture !! A lovely image Smile

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 5:09 PM

Wow!, thanks Pete for the EC and to everyone who voted and commented Smile

Geoff.

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Patpat19
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23 Mar 2013 - 12:24 AM

watch out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! like the eyesBlush

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 8:44 AM

Go Geoff go!

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 9:57 AM

OMG can't believe I've got POTW, I had to check it twice before I believed it Smile
Thank you so much Pete and everyone who voted and commented on my photo.

This is my second POTW, I won one years ago but never claimed my canvas print but this time I will claim my prize, I've joined a camera club and could do with some 16" x 12" printed photos to enter in the competitions, I currently only enter digital images so this voucher is just what I needed, I'm absolutely thrilled Smile

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soulofharmony
25 Mar 2013 - 9:58 AM

Congrat's Geoff ,
Well deserved POTW....


Nikki Grin

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 51181 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 5:46 PM

wow wow wow, Absolutely stunning.
What Island was this taken may I ask?

I am going to Farne Island in early July.

Ian

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 6:25 PM

Thanks Nikki & Ian.
It was taken on Skomer Island Ian.

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ABPhotosUK
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26 Mar 2013 - 8:33 AM

Many congratulations for photo of the week, well deserved!!

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suvarc
suvarc  5 India
26 Mar 2013 - 11:30 AM

What a stunning picture...

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Finas
Finas  2 Lithuania
27 Mar 2013 - 5:19 PM

Nice

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Alan_Coles
28 Mar 2013 - 9:23 AM

Congratulations Geoff.

What camera club you belong to? Bet they was well pleased to see you with the quality of your work.

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geoffrey baker
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28 Mar 2013 - 10:31 AM

Thanks everyone Smile

Thanks Alan,
Pyle and Porthcawl camera club mate, there are better photographers than me there I can assure you although I did come 3rd in a recent portfolio competition.
I just plod on and am learning new things all the time, hopefully it will help me with different types of photography, it's fun.

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DicksPics
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30 Mar 2013 - 9:29 PM

Simply stunning!

****

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LesF
LesF  8178 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 1:02 PM

Huge congrats Geoff, cracking image


LesF

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elainebaker
8 Apr 2013 - 11:22 PM

Stunning image SmileSmile

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 6:21 PM

Well done mate Wink

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