Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Whooooshhh.

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

55% OFF new PortraitPro 12 - use code EPHZROS414.
Add Comment

This Puffin flew right over us, he had no intention of landing and was in full flight.

My camera just couldn't keep up with them when they were coming forward like this and I doubt that even if I'd taken my 1.4x converter off it would have either so I focussed on the ground at a distance I wanted to capture the birds at and waited until one came into view then pressed my shutter button down and kept it firing away while panning with the birds and hoping it would lock on.

These are very fast flyers and I deleted loads of "artistically blurred" shots Wink

I've just cropped some off the sides and hardly anything top and bottom as the bird was dead centre when taken.
I liked the angle so I left it as it was.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 VR2 +1.4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jun 2013 - 12:55 PM
Focal Length:280mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/2500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Whooooshhh.
Username:geoffrey baker geoffrey baker
Uploaded:25 Jun 2013 - 5:20 PM
Tags:Avian, Bird, Flight, Head on, In flight, Panning, Puffin, Skomer, The Wick, Wales, Wildlife / nature
VS Mode Rating Unrated
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:29

Comments

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1120 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2013 - 5:28 PM

What an absolute stunner.... well capturedGrinGrin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2013 - 5:28 PM

About to do a right turn. Awesome capture.......Sandy

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Canonshots
25 Jun 2013 - 5:43 PM

Fabulous shot, and your description of how it was made is interesting too.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2013 - 7:20 PM

Nice image!! I like it a lot!!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 2JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2013 - 8:17 PM

A splendid shot
Ju

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
25 Jun 2013 - 8:43 PM

So well captured! Ann.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2013 - 9:20 PM

Excellent, very well captured.
David

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2013 - 9:34 PM

Great photo Geoffrey, very tricky to get
David

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.