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First off, major thanks to AlexAppleby for her wonderful User Award on Silly Sunday’s perfume ad. Glad you liked it, Alex Grin

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Now then…I sooo wish I could take credit for the timing in this shot. But the credit has to go to the cam’s shutter lag…and its further shutter lag when using flash Smile

I’d originally focussed on a perched dragonfly. As I was depressing the shutter button, the fella flew off and instantly came back in…*click* went the cam, *grin* went me when I reviewed the pic just after Grin

Not a sharp shot at all and a wee bit dark…so I’ve pushed and pulled and kneaded the shot to make it a bit more presentable. Obviously sharpened the hell out of it too. This cam’s pics are already a bit grainy at the best of times. So after the sharpening I did, well, let’s not focus on the graininess, shall we? Grin

Graininess? WHAT graininess, Andrew??

Thaaat’s it…

Wink

Camera:Canon Powershot SX500 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:720mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.4
Aperture:f/5.8
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Program Mode
Flash:Fill-in
White Balance:Auto
Title:Cleared For Landing
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:24 Sep 2013 - 11:25 AM
Tags:Darter, Dragonfly, Flash / lighting, Humour / fun, Insect, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 11:29 AM

Fabulous, Andrew SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Carol

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ChiliMan
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24 Sep 2013 - 11:32 AM

Thanks, Carole GrinGrin

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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
24 Sep 2013 - 11:42 AM

Fascinating composition and capture.
Effrossini

Last Modified By leontari at 24 Sep 2013 - 11:42 AM

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
24 Sep 2013 - 11:44 AM

A super end result Andrew !! perspiration conquers Smile

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 11:45 AM

well i have never ever managed to do that!!! fantastic!

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 11:46 AM

Well done!

Ann

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 11:52 AM

Sometimes its better to be lucky......
This is really nice!

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65035 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 12:06 PM

I love these little "accidents" which sometimes produce an exceptional image. This is great. The dragonfly looks intent upon reaching that enticing red spikey thing and you've really made the most of it. Smile

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 1:01 PM

Shutter lag ?
With my 25 year old Minolta,this fella would be well out of the frame here !!
Good shot Andrew.
Mick.

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 585 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 1:24 PM

What a composition you ended withSmile Love it, quite futuristic!
Carole

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 2:01 PM

A fantastic inflight capture, no matter what caused it---
It all comes own to knowing what your camera will do and when to use its quirks!


Hurrah! for you~

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 2:12 PM

Well, wasn't that a happy event. Bet you have more appreciation for that little camera now. Great image Andrew.......Sandy

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72  741 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 2:58 PM

It worked beautifully Andrew.
regards
Yung

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24 Sep 2013 - 3:31 PM

Great capture. Well timed.
Ty

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franken
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24 Sep 2013 - 3:43 PM

Brilliant shot Andrew.

Ken

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johnlw
johnlw  8 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 3:57 PM

Congratulation on the final outcome of this image it's super.
Regards John.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8690 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1195 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 4:40 PM

How wonderfully bizarre. Moment-in-time.
Moira

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LynneJoyce
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24 Sep 2013 - 4:48 PM

That's not graininess, it is an artistic texture that adds a gritty urban dimension to this allusion to the ephemeral nature of life and the constant human quest to be grounded. (Do I qualify for the super pseuds club with that)?

Excellent in flight shot.

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24 Sep 2013 - 4:59 PM

Superb capture

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Michaela_Solway

Like the angle of the wings.. Love the whole image.. A super default image Wink

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EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 7:37 PM

Guess he's as intrigued as I am about what the red thing is!!! Looks like the dunces cap!?!. The in flight capture is first class.Smile
Joan.

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Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 - 8:04 PM

Fantastic shot Andrew. What is the red pointy thing. Cathy

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24 Sep 2013 - 8:34 PM

Brilliant shotSmile
NettaSmile

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AlexAppleby
24 Sep 2013 - 8:47 PM

Absolutely fantastic shot - no matter all the nonsense you have written about how it isn't, and even if it was it wasn't down to you! Instead, take a bow and say - I did that, AND ITS GREAT!!!! We'll all agree!

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DolphinLady
25 Sep 2013 - 11:49 AM

It doesn't matter how you traveled there, it's what you achieved on arrival & this is absolutely amazing.
The subject is yours & you captured it Andrew....A big pat on the back!!!
Well done.
Hilary (*_*)xxxx

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ChiliMan
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26 Sep 2013 - 5:00 AM


Quote: That's not graininess, it is an artistic texture that adds a gritty urban dimension to this allusion to the ephemeral nature of life and the constant human quest to be grounded. (Do I qualify for the super pseuds club with that)?

Excellent in flight shot.

With flying colours Wink

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ChristineD
28 Sep 2013 - 7:05 PM

A fantastic inflight capture

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29 Sep 2013 - 11:14 PM

A brilliant inflight capture Andrew, I fluked something similar at Slimbridge on Friday, I shall upload it sometime this week

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