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Spent an enjoyable couple of hours at Gigrin with a friend yesterday afternoon.

Played around with the slow shutter speed shots, but also tried to finally get a half-decent dive shot.

Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Diving Kite
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:24 Jul 2009 - 11:44 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Dusan
Dusan  5 Sri Lanka
24 Jul 2009 - 11:49 AM

Excellent capture well done Large is fantastic
Dusan

Last Modified By Dusan at 24 Jul 2009 - 11:51 AM

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Kevhan
Kevhan  6 England
24 Jul 2009 - 1:55 PM

Well timed. Nice one.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2009 - 2:39 PM

Well captured.
Joan.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2009 - 3:49 PM

Thanks all.

Only got a few opportunities at this shot, because by the time I decided to dedicate card space to trying this we were down to the juveniles who circle around for ages but rarely try to take the meat.

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72190 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom67 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2009 - 3:56 PM

Great shot. I'm hopefully going over there this weekend.
Were you in the raised hide for this shot Cheryl?

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2009 - 3:59 PM

Top hide, hope you've booked as it was quite busy, even on Thursday. 4 in the top hide and a film crew in the lower one.

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2009 - 4:33 PM

Superbly sharp and lovely fine detail. Excellent colours and a great action pose with superb timing.
Steve.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2009 - 5:16 PM

been there done that and its not as easy as one might imagine, well done on a great capture

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James_C
James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2009 - 6:22 PM

Wonderful picture. Really shows all the details and the bird's intent.

James

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2009 - 7:21 PM

Beautiful image
Alexa

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rontear
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24 Jul 2009 - 10:33 PM

Excellent stoop Cheryl. Ron.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2009 - 8:40 AM

Thanks all.

Been something I've meant to photograph for a while, but it is not that easy cos once they start todrop they fall out of frame very quickly,

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 9:19 PM

Super capture Cheryl
Steve

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