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Male red throaated diver taking off

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Taken on my recent trip to Iceland. This is the male of a pair, with two chicks. He was going fishing about 11 pm! It hardly gets dark that far north.

Thing was I was watching this bird as he strated his take off run but he was coming straight down the barrel of my 500 lens. Awesome!!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 1D X
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Jun 2013 - 9:50 PM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Male red throaated diver taking off
Username:Daxiesmum Daxiesmum
Uploaded:2 Jul 2013 - 5:26 PM
Tags:Birds, Iceland, Loons, Nature, Red throated diver, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2013 - 6:22 PM

Wow Becky that is awesome
a fantastic image and pin sharp!!
Lillian

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2013 - 7:13 PM

A splendid detailed shot esp. as it was a moving target.
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dave1967
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2 Jul 2013 - 7:16 PM

Cracking shot
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franken
franken e2 Member 123197 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2013 - 7:46 PM

Brilliant capture!

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95951 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2013 - 8:01 PM

One to be very proud of

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1831 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom91 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2013 - 9:30 PM

Stunning image, really awesome and a beautiful bird.
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Jamie_MacArthur

superb

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