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A pair of Flamingo's flying past to another nearby lake

By the time I took this one was getting towards end of of time in France
thankfully! as my back had gone to ''pots'' from carrying my backpack of lens
and the tripod...now don't do either, and won't bother taking tripod to Venice or France next time
so now everything I do is hand heldGrin
Think Lynne will enjoy this one...dreaded two!Wink

Have a great day..I am out and again trying to finish off book from Swedish trip

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Mar 2013 - 4:06 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Double take-off
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:19 Jan 2014 - 8:26 AM
Tags:Flamingos, Flying, France, General, Pair, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:244
Unique Views:94

Comments

ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 8:29 AM

A cracking picture with superb timing!

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 8:33 AM

A stunner Lillian. Great timing and wonderful colours.
I want to do a book on the girls but don't know who to use. Any suggestions ?
GrinGrin

Kathryn

debu
debu  5 India
19 Jan 2014 - 8:42 AM

Superb in flight capture.
debu

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3276 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 8:45 AM

Nice in flight capture...........GrinGrinGrin

rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 8:45 AM


Quote: Superb in flight capture.
debu

Debu beat me to it, Lillian. Grin


Ray

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2278 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 8:46 AM

A wonderful in flight capture Lillian.. Totally agree with you, I carried a camera around for 6 weeks in Australia and used it once, as you say the backpack is heavy enough.

Fred263
Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 - 8:47 AM

Stunning, Lillian. Brilliant timing and great detail.
Fred

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 8:49 AM

A superb capture, Lillian, as always. Carol

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
19 Jan 2014 - 8:51 AM

Nice timing Lillian, super image,
Fred.

Mike_Young
Mike_Young Plus Member 8Mike_Young vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 9:02 AM

Wonderful capture Lillian

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 9:10 AM

What a brilliant addition to an already beautiful series Lillian, your timing is excellent.

John Smile

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 9:15 AM

Ah, you are sooooooo right Lillian. I do so appreciate the joy of pairs!

My sense if humour I know but I love the contradiction between those elegant bodies and mucky heads!

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 19 Jan 2014 - 9:17 AM
DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 9:16 AM

What an experience you have shared with us here, Lillian!
Superbly timed and presented.

Richard

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 9:23 AM

Superb timing and panning Lillian.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

User_Removed
19 Jan 2014 - 9:37 AM

Perfect detailed action capture. 👍

Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 9:39 AM

Synchronised flying. Excellent pocture Lillian. GrinGrin Peter.

Caziwinkles
19 Jan 2014 - 9:49 AM

Their body shape - particularly the head/beak - remind me of Concorde!
Another very well timed image Lillian. Smile

Carol

capto
capto Plus Member 32365 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 9:56 AM

A great capture.Smile

ivor

bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 9:57 AM

Fantastic inflight capture Lillian great shot.
Rob

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 9:58 AM

Brilliant flight capture of these wonderful flamingos, Lillian!
Regards,
George

unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
19 Jan 2014 - 10:01 AM

Just amazing Lillian ! - (Young ladies ! -- my very informal walking group for young ladies of a certain age !)Wink

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44062 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom111 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 10:19 AM

Gobsmackingly stunning...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65069 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 10:26 AM

Gorgeous shot. Looks like they're off on a date.
Smile

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 10:27 AM

so graceful in flight

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 10:50 AM

Lovely to see these amazing birds in flight.

B.

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 11:11 AM

magnificent inflight shot !love it.

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96345 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 11:19 AM

My!
That was quick
They only mated yesterdayWink

Perfect timing Lillian

Adrian

PS Good news with the GT I seeSmile

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 12:09 PM

Love this Lillian, super captureSmile


Cliff

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 12:12 PM

Beautifully captured and such fine detail, Lillian.
R.

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 5102 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 12:40 PM

Well done for capturing them in flight!
Carole

Bravdo
Bravdo Plus Member 7Bravdo vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 12:54 PM

Excellent inflight capture with good colour and detail.

Barry

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 1:25 PM

Excellent capture.

Albert

HarrietH
HarrietH Plus Member 5276 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
19 Jan 2014 - 1:29 PM

Tripods, monopods. Both are heavy to carry around. I just hope that I can have as steady a hand as you have Lillian. This is a splendid shot.

Harriet

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 - 1:29 PM

They are really beautiful...
Marvelous capture Lillian, pin sharp with most stunning colours...
IB

Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 1:37 PM

Great shot Lillian!
Diane

ugly
ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 1:48 PM

Great timing..
Very sharp clear and magic work..

Dave

digital_boi
19 Jan 2014 - 1:55 PM

excellent Lillian well timed

Graham

M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 - 2:07 PM

Brilliant capture.
Carrying kit: I empathise ... ... and you can't get the staff, these days.

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 2:17 PM

An excellent double bird in flight image Lillian.
Quite a sight seeing flamingos in the air!.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

briantjjones
briantjjones Plus Member 2briantjjones vcard United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 - 2:18 PM

Lillian, What a beauty, stunning capture. Smile

Brian J.

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 2:41 PM

Superb timing, Lillian. Even more impressive timing than in the previous upload Grin

Andrew

moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
19 Jan 2014 - 2:41 PM

Ah Lillian, you will soon be getting ready to go off on your travels again. Unfortunately mine will not be till the end of the year Sad. Great shot and look forward to seeing more when you return in the future. Moira

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51317 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England144 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 2:49 PM

Very nicely timed Lillian and the shutter speed catches just enough motion in the wings.

Dave

ukgubbi
ukgubbi Plus Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
19 Jan 2014 - 2:56 PM

Lovely.

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 - 3:13 PM

Great captureSmile

Eileen

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 3:19 PM

I know the feeling about carrying loads of un-necessary gear around on holiday Sad But since I got my new Nikon with it's 18-105mm, I find it covers most situations - in fact, I've never had it off the camera since I bought it! Wink Great capture, Lillian, of these two flamingoes flying in synchronisation Smile
Trev Smile

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 4:18 PM

Aren't they stunning? I hope we get to see some of these up close Lillian!

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 4:44 PM

Not a sight you generally see, well done you for capturing this Lillian - mind your poor back, I am suffering a bit to and physio is expensive

Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 5:33 PM

Perfect shutter speed to get that movement in the wing tips; beautiful capture Lillian.
Rende

Ruthannette
Ruthannette Plus Member 8Ruthannette vcard England
19 Jan 2014 - 5:33 PM

I could never get to grips with a tripod, especially when I had a dog on a lead in the other hand too..
Great shot Lillian, not the prettiest of birds but you can't help loving them.

Ruth

AnnJ
AnnJ  3 Scotland
19 Jan 2014 - 6:05 PM

A lovley shot Lillian.

I am off tomorrow to stay with friends before going to Wild Arena on Tuesday morning...can't wait!!
Ann.

taggart
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19 Jan 2014 - 6:50 PM

Love this synchronized flying!

williamsloan
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19 Jan 2014 - 6:58 PM

very well captured.

billy

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3241 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 7:28 PM

SmileThis is a brilliant inflight image with lovely colour and detailSmile
NettaSmile

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91976 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 8:33 PM

Great to see the two in flight Lillian. Great shapes.
Brian.

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 111585 forum postsdark_lord vcard England189 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 8:59 PM

Very well captured.

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 - 9:10 PM

That is a fantastic shot Lillian. Cathy

brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 10:05 PM

Spotless. The picture. Not the birds. Smile
Johanna

SimonFletch
SimonFletch Plus Member 1SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2014 - 4:44 AM

Excellent panning here Lillian.
No 'noise' at 1250 ISO, either - that's the M3 for you Smile
Cracking good image.

Simon

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2014 - 6:04 PM

A fabulous inflight capture Lillian, these birds looks so graceful. If you don't want to hump a backpack around you could always get a trolley which is what Ade Osmant uses. I'm sure you'd be able to pick up a golf or fishing trolley from somewhere like Go Outdoors, Aldi or Lidl at a reasonable price. You'd be able to strap your backpack to that to save you lugging it about and straining your shoulders and backSmile

AlexAppleby
21 Jan 2014 - 10:10 PM

I struggle to get one bird flying - you've made it look easy!!!

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