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OK everyones doing flowers, thought I would do a bird shot
Daisy and I went to Brownsea Island for the day last week, I wasnt expecting to take any images like this, but when we went into one of the bird hides..there are only a few, I thought I would have a go. The only long lens I had was a 180 macro...thats what I used, had to crank up the iso to 1000 so that I could have a reasonable speed, distance was about 100 metres so this is cropped to about 1/3 actual size of image and is a bit noisy....wildlife....piece of cake SmileSmile

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:canon 180 macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:just a bird shot !
Username:chrissd chrissd
Uploaded:19 May 2008 - 6:40 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Footsore
Footsore  6 United Kingdom
19 May 2008 - 6:47 PM

Looks great to me!

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
19 May 2008 - 6:56 PM

nice take and with food in its mouth

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stevieasp
stevieasp  7 England
19 May 2008 - 6:57 PM

Great capture,
Steve

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BlackNinja
19 May 2008 - 7:04 PM

fantastic shot

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2008 - 7:07 PM

You went with a Daisy and took the picture of a bird? Very unusual! Grin
Lovely shot, very clear and beautifully captured the wings.
Johanna

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
19 May 2008 - 7:09 PM

daisy is my daughter Jo SmileSmile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2008 - 7:16 PM

Fabulous, Chris. Carol

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2008 - 7:18 PM

Very graceful inflight capture. Well timed.
Paul

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2008 - 7:51 PM

Excellent Chris,good detail in the feathers and well timed.
Tom.

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2008 - 7:55 PM

Welcome to wildlife, you've made it look easy with this brilliant tern capture
Stunning aerial shot
Richard

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janty66
janty66  7 England
19 May 2008 - 8:09 PM

excellent capture..

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
19 May 2008 - 8:19 PM

Wonderfully captured Chris

Dave

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2008 - 9:05 PM

WOW! wish i could take 'just a bird shot' like that Chris. Smashing shot, nice detail complete with fish in beek. Great stuff.

John Smile

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2008 - 9:29 PM

Excellent capture Chris - like the details you have captured - Regards Richard.

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2008 - 9:43 PM

superbly captured Chris Smile
Dianna

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2008 - 9:55 PM

Birds with a macro lens - whatever next - good in flight shot Chris.
Brian.

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csr
csr  7 England
19 May 2008 - 10:03 PM

Wonderfully captured
Chris

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franken
franken e2 Member 113104 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2008 - 10:27 PM

Well timed.

Ken

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2008 - 10:49 PM

Brilliant capture - Jude.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2008 - 11:38 PM

Very cool!

and I love your choice of composition!

Jennnnn

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minicooper
20 May 2008 - 9:24 AM

i say this is pretty good

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janehewitt
janehewitt  11215 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2008 - 5:53 PM

What no flowers?? I'm shocked, annoyed that you can take bird photos too!! Smile Jane

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2008 - 6:51 PM

Well you're right that it is noisy Smile Well you did ask.

Compositionally the top 1/3 and approx left 1/5 are doing nothing for the image. But given the fact it is already a crop it probably wouldn't take this much extra chopping. I'd probably if anything have had a little more space below.

Get yerself a 500mm, great for diffused flowers in the wild as well.

Main problem with birds with a black face is getting a catchlight so the eye is more easily distinguished, not easy to do and probably not with a 180mm.

Timing is good, but it's hard to tell exactly how sharp it is.

Bet your glad you asked now Grin

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2008 - 7:23 PM

Have to say though the light looks just about perfect.

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annefromleo
21 May 2008 - 10:25 PM

love the image Chris but not sure about the crop, would like to see more space below for the bird to fly into, just a thought
Anne

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2008 - 7:36 AM

Amazing what you can do Chris with the tools you have to hand . A very graceful shot , well captured for both of you .

Give my love to Daisy xxx

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2008 - 7:06 PM

A cracking inflight capture Chris, you can turn your hand to anything, you've got that midas touch!

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
24 May 2008 - 10:12 AM

Well done 50-up my fav birds love the wingsSmile

Doug

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User_Removed
25 May 2008 - 7:50 AM

I find the crop part of the attraction for me Chris. Yes - it may be soft - and the light is excellent (which was the other half of the attraction btw) but overall, this is a very pleasing image of a very difficult subject to capture. Well done.

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