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Thanks for dropping by and especially to all those who have taken the time to comment and/or vote on my last uploads. Always nice to see you!

This is a shot of a dunlin flying past - it can't have been going too fast or I wouldn't have managed to capture it

--- Following on from some comments I've removed the blemishes from the water to see what you think (see V2). Must admit I don't even think of this sort of thing so it's good to get the feedback.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500.0 mm f/4.5
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Nov 2013 - 4:02 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/5000sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:2000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Dunlin in flight
Username:AlexAppleby AlexAppleby
Uploaded:2 Dec 2013 - 7:37 PM
Tags:Dunlin, Norfolk, Wildlife / nature
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Jeddahknight111
Jeddahknight111 e2 Member 2Jeddahknight111 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2013 - 7:49 PM

Very nice captureSmile

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Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 2 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2013 - 7:50 PM

Brilliant shot and fantastic timing

MyaGrinGrin

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
2 Dec 2013 - 7:51 PM

Brilliant capture.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96178 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2013 - 7:59 PM

You said it AlexWink

Works well actually with the reflection


Adrian

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2013 - 8:00 PM

A terrific inflight shot with a splendid reflection to boot, you've really raised your game recently

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8829 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2013 - 8:02 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

This is brilliant, Alex, and the bird is beautifully detailed. Love that reflection and the space you have left for it to fly into.
If it were mine (fine chanceSad) I'd remove some of those blobs in the water, if not all of them, but I am very pickyGrin!

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 354 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2013 - 8:02 PM

That's a fantastic shot, Alex!

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2013 - 8:23 PM

A beautiful image and a great capture, Alex.

Peter

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Mike_Young
Mike_Young e2 Member 8Mike_Young vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2013 - 8:24 PM

Spot on Alex, a beautiful capture

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2013 - 8:29 PM

Well captured Alex, I always miss the in flight shots BlushBlushBlush, so very well done,

Ali SmileSmile

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
2 Dec 2013 - 8:40 PM

Extremely beautiful in-flight image,and a fine reflection ,Alex !- Skilled photography ! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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banehawi
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2 Dec 2013 - 8:55 PM

Nice colours. Spotless would be nice.


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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2013 - 8:56 PM

A fine capture
Ju

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
2 Dec 2013 - 9:03 PM

Just superb Alex, great capture.
Brian

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2013 - 9:25 PM

Yes agree V2 is the winner
a really wow image Alex
lillian

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4261 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2013 - 10:00 PM

Yes v2 is a definite improvement Alex IMO. This is a superb shot - moving slowly! - I don't think so. GrinGrinGrin
Jason

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Holmewood
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2 Dec 2013 - 10:04 PM

Fantastic shot Alex. Cathy

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2013 - 10:11 PM

v2 for me. Well done.

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rontear
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2 Dec 2013 - 11:00 PM

Reflection adds a new dimension Alex.
Ron

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
3 Dec 2013 - 5:03 AM

Superb photography Alex !! Excellent

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2013 - 6:04 AM

A top class capture, Alex, V.2 for me. Carol

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2013 - 8:40 AM

Bird in flight and reflections, isn't that a little greedy Alex Grin Jealous or what! Blush. The detail on the bird is brilliant, especially given your focal zoom, over all a fantastic image, one to be very proud of.


Tish

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bricurtis
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4 Dec 2013 - 8:55 PM

Superb detail in this flight shot Alex.
Brian.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 4:21 PM

Wow...I wouldn't have thought of those blobs either but looking at V2, it does make a positive difference with them not there!

Utterly brilliant capture in V1, by the way.

Andrew

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Mike_Smith
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5 Dec 2013 - 6:45 PM

Top quality shot Alex, composition is spot on, really nice

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2013 - 10:48 PM

I'm partial to take it as you capture it .
In saying that you have done a beautiful job both on the capture and the presentation of this bird.
Very striking in deed.

Have a good week end.

Aidan,

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