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I have posted this image before but I have reworked it as I am getting a little better on my post processing skills thanks to the help I have got from EpzSmileSmile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:120-300mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Apr 2010 - 1:21 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/4000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Male Chaffinch
Username:lawbert lawbert
Uploaded:26 Jan 2013 - 7:27 PM
Tags:Chaffinch in flight, Wildlife / nature
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Jefflor
Jefflor  1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 - 7:32 PM

A beauty.

Jeff

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BusterBoy
BusterBoy  4 United States
26 Jan 2013 - 7:44 PM

The detail in the feathers is great and I like the way the image stands out from the background.

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 567 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 7:45 PM

well timed
David

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 699 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 7:52 PM

cracking shot first thing i do when i see a shot like this on here is to look at the exif data, which i can learn from so its a great idea to be able to see this

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Norfolkboy
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26 Jan 2013 - 8:02 PM

A cracking capture.
Colin

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tonyng
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26 Jan 2013 - 8:03 PM

Not easy at all. Hats off to you.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85742 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 8:20 PM

Didn't have to look who the poster wasWink

Spot on Paul


Adrian

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thedaddy
thedaddy  3 England
26 Jan 2013 - 8:26 PM

SUPER SHOT WELL DONE

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mikeoregon
26 Jan 2013 - 8:37 PM

Amazing!

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TonyDy
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26 Jan 2013 - 9:07 PM

Very good flight shot, Paul.
Tony

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BIGRY1
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26 Jan 2013 - 9:27 PM

This is the work of a master!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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johnjo58
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26 Jan 2013 - 9:49 PM

Amazing in flight photoPaul, superb detail and clarity
David

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zoomsinclean
26 Jan 2013 - 9:50 PM

Brilliant flight shot
Graham

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silverbells
26 Jan 2013 - 9:57 PM

Stunning image!
Erica

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 9:57 PM

Stunning flight capture

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DicksPics
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26 Jan 2013 - 10:04 PM

Absolutely first class timing - a fabulous image!

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 - 10:49 PM

Grate timing, gorgeous shot.
Elena

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jovanovic
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27 Jan 2013 - 1:07 AM

Great! Smile

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Abyss3
Abyss3  1 India
27 Jan 2013 - 10:37 AM

Awesome click

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philhomer
philhomer  329 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 11:03 AM

great capture Paul, a couple of questions if i may -

if you were taking this now, almost 3 years on, would you use the same settings or would you err marginally toward a darker exposure to retain more of the detail in the white area?

is your manual setting down to experience / trial and error / or do you use a static subject to take measure measurements?

was you focus auto or set manually at a pre-determined point (if the former then a commendation regards your skill, if the latter then a commendation for your patience as the plane of focus at f5 on a cropped 300mm would have been minimal)


hopefully myself and others will benefit from your response, phil

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pluckyfilly
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27 Jan 2013 - 12:03 PM

Very skillfully worked and a great capture enhanced by your post editing skills

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lawbert
lawbert  71639 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 4:31 PM


Quote: Great capture Paul, a couple of questions if i may -

if you were taking this now, almost 3 years on, would you use the same settings or would you err marginally toward a darker exposure to retain more of the detail in the white area?

is your manual setting down to experience / trial and error / or do you use a static subject to take measure measurements?

was you focus auto or set manually at a pre-determined point (if the former then a commendation regards your skill, if the latter then a commendation for your patience as the plane of focus at f5 on a cropped 300mm would have been minimal)


hopefully myself and others will benefit from your response, phil

The answer to all your questions Phil is.......
Im in the process of setting up a foliopic website (which should be online by next weekend) where I will be offering One 2 One Tuition on Small Songbirds In Flight covering all lighting conditions and all options of camera setup including the use of multiple flashes, I will also be offering tuition on Dragonflys in flight....another of my passions.

All the best

Paul

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richmowil
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27 Jan 2013 - 8:56 PM

First Class Flight Image!!

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AnnJ
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28 Jan 2013 - 12:19 AM

A really great shot. What a capture. Ann.

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teepee
teepee  11580 forum posts England
28 Jan 2013 - 4:33 PM

great

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fatfranksfolley

I have problems photographing birds when they dont move.I,m impressed by your capture of a bird in flight

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 426 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales32 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 10:23 PM

That's a wonderful capture. Interestingly for me I've just ordered a Siggie 120-300F2.8 EX DG OS. Your shot is very reassuring! Have you tried it with a 2xTC? Any good?
Alun

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 12:04 PM

Great Chaffinch in flight photo. Timing, detail & lighting are all superb

Brian

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JulieAsh
JulieAsh  1 Scotland
2 Feb 2013 - 6:36 PM

Stunning shot - perfect timing

julie Smile

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