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Believe it or believe it not, this is one of the most difficult near-flight shots i have taken in recent years - i am discounting the years gone by when i knew even less than i know now Smile

Awaiting better weather / conditions to go back and do this critter again - although have to confess that, given the environment, i am planning to 'cheat' on the return and use radio controlled off camera flash.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens:24.0-105.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Oct 2012 - 3:56 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-4/3
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Red-Crested Touraco
Username:philhomer philhomer
Uploaded:17 Dec 2012 - 7:21 PM
Tags:Exotic birds, Flight, Pets / captive animals, Touraco, Wildlife / nature
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Fotofunguy
Fotofunguy e2 Member 2Fotofunguy vcard United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 - 7:24 PM

Your garden?

Didn't see that one last time I was there

MikeRC
MikeRC e2 Member 93494 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 - 7:26 PM

...brilliant...I've been trying to "catch" one of these for years..both at Chester zoo and at Lotherton.
....well done indeed.
.....Mike

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2012 - 9:56 PM

I am sure you will achieve your objective PhilWink

Adrian

philhomer
philhomer  435 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2012 - 8:05 AM

thanks for comments above - Barrie, nowt of interest showing regularly in garden yet although we have seen glimpes of LRP, Nuthatch, and Tree Creeper as well as all the norms GSW etc. will shout you when more consistent.

Mike, i did have a slight advantage here - i was inside the aviary. the probalme was that it was only c. 8-10 feet across so the bird simply hopped from one side to the other - most difficult when the brief is to get him in flight.

Adrian - thankyou for your confidence!

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2012 - 8:42 PM

Super capture with that burst of colour
Ju

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2012 - 5:50 PM

superb

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