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Many thanks to everyone for the votes/comments on my last upload. A big thank you to Richard (Dickspic's),Helen,Lynne,Phil,John(Jdinne),Den(213hardy) for their much valued UA'S

Just about locked onto this shot, see what you think.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/8000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Meeting Head-on
Username:JohnChambersPhotography JohnChambersPhotography
Uploaded:5 Feb 2013 - 8:31 AM
Tags:/ action, Captive animals, Wildlife / nature
Votes:56
Voters:Richsr · RonnieAG · NaturesHaven · Pixelliott · brian17302 · morpheus1955 · craggwildlifephotography · woolybill1 · jdinne · mrswoolybill · User_Removed · nonur · paulknight · franken · boov · mex · Meheecho · WhiteRose1 · richmowil · mauriceegan · IgorKo · Alan_Baseley · pronabk · longhoss · Alda · Fefe · Norfolkboy · LynneJoyce · Deep_Bhatia · Daisymaye · M_squared · TrevBatWCC · leontari · Holmewood · georgiepoolie · lynks · taggart · AnnChown · jennialexander · rayme330 · Eastlands · canonfan · lawrenceburrow · User_Removed · AnnJ · pamelajean · SammyRatFan · clintnewsham · 213hardy · AnneWorner · Cliff1944 · jasonrwl · JuBarney · Tibetan · gwynn56 · SerbAdrian ·
Views:148
Unique Views:74

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 8:34 AM

A good head on inflight capture John, well timed
Regards Richard

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 8:39 AM

Your expertise with the camera seems to extend over a variety of genres, John, as this excellent head on in-flight shot shows: at just 200mm. it must be about to crash into the front of your lens any momentWinkWink.
Ronnie.

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Pixelliott
Pixelliott Plus Member 2Pixelliott vcard United Kingdom
5 Feb 2013 - 8:50 AM

Fantastic in flight shot.

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brian17302
brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 8:55 AM

An rare viewpoint John very well taken with uncluttered background
Regards Brian

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craggwildlifephotography
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5 Feb 2013 - 9:00 AM

well timed capture
David

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
5 Feb 2013 - 9:06 AM

Brilliantly timed John, excellent.

John

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8692 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1197 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 9:15 AM

This is stunning - not just the capture of flight with aggressive intent, but the fact that it works as a composition, and the green light reflected on the breast and echoed in the background.
Moira

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 9:16 AM

Another fabulous capture, John. Great work, and those keen eyes... Excellent!

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paulknight
5 Feb 2013 - 9:26 AM

I hope you managed to duck in time. A great capture!

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franken
franken Plus Member 123481 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 9:35 AM

Absolutely stunning in flight shot John.

Ken

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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Feb 2013 - 10:02 AM

Superb in flight capture
Steve

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51313 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 10:06 AM

'Incoming'! Excellent shape and sharpness, John, and two lovely catchlights. Spot on, and no room for manouvre at f2.8.

Dave

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richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 10:20 AM

Wow! great head on shot! Nice Image! I like it!

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Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 12:21 PM

Great shot JohnGrin
Diane

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LynneJoyce
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5 Feb 2013 - 12:35 PM

Amazing shot, very impressive.

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Daisymaye
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5 Feb 2013 - 1:41 PM

Wow! Great shot, great b/g......Sandy

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
5 Feb 2013 - 2:07 PM

A stunner! Well captured.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 2:17 PM

An amazing in-flight capture here, John Smile
Trev Smile

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leontari
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5 Feb 2013 - 2:36 PM

Excellent shot and sharp. Very amazing
Effrossini

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 3:03 PM

I think it would take some amazing skill to lock on to a flying bird this perfectly!

Last Modified By taggart at 5 Feb 2013 - 3:04 PM

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5 Feb 2013 - 3:13 PM

That's pretty impressive John! A very well captured image!
Ann

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 3:41 PM

A superb in flight shot, John. Very well captured.

Ray

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canonfan
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5 Feb 2013 - 5:09 PM

Fantastic image John and well captured
Jim

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User_Removed
5 Feb 2013 - 5:39 PM

Well taken, no clutter in background clear and sharp. Very nice indeed Smile bob

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AnnJ
AnnJ  3 Scotland
5 Feb 2013 - 5:49 PM

What an impressive shot....felt I needed to duck! Superbly captured. Ann.

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6 Feb 2013 - 8:44 AM

Stunning work John. The sharpness you have achieved with such a wide aperture on a moving bird is just stunning. Kudos!
Jason

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
16 Feb 2013 - 6:19 PM

Excellent John, you really got in to this bird thingie, well done regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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