Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Double take-off

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

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

Comments

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 8:29 AM

A cracking picture with superb timing!

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 3368 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  4 India
19 Jan 2014 - 8:42 AM

Superb in flight capture.
debu

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 8:45 AM

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

rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 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 e2 Member 2201 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 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 - 8:47 AM

Stunning, Lillian. Brilliant timing and great detail.
Fred

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 8:49 AM

A superb capture, Lillian, as always. Carol

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
19 Jan 2014 - 8:51 AM

Nice timing Lillian, super image,
Fred.

Mike_Young
19 Jan 2014 - 9:02 AM

Wonderful capture Lillian

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper 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 e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 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 e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 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 e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 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 e2 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 e2 Member 21228 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 9:56 AM

A great capture.Smile

ivor

bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 9:57 AM

Fantastic inflight capture Lillian great shot.
Rob

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis 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 e2 Member 43436 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 10:19 AM

Gobsmackingly stunning...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64533 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 e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 10:27 AM

so graceful in flight

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 10:50 AM

Lovely to see these amazing birds in flight.

B.

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 11:11 AM

magnificent inflight shot !love it.

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95932 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 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 12:09 PM

Love this Lillian, super captureSmile


Cliff

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 12:12 PM

Beautifully captured and such fine detail, Lillian.
R.

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 12:40 PM

Well done for capturing them in flight!
Carole

Bravdo
Bravdo  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 12:54 PM

Excellent inflight capture with good colour and detail.

Barry

fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 1:25 PM

Excellent capture.

Albert

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4265 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 e2 Member 3Chinga 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 e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 1:37 PM

Great shot Lillian!
Diane

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 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 e2 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 e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 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
19 Jan 2014 - 2:18 PM

Lillian, What a beauty, stunning capture. Smile

Brian J.

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 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 e2 Member 4moiral vcard 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 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 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 e2 Member 2ukgubbi 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 e2 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 e2 Member 4183 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 e2 Member 8283 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 e2 Member 737 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 e2 Member 7Ruthannette 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 e2 Member 3AnnJ vcard 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
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 6:50 PM

Love this synchronized flying!

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 6:58 PM

very well captured.

billy

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2197 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 e2 Member 91909 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 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 101490 forum postsdark_lord vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 8:59 PM

Very well captured.

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 - 9:10 PM

That is a fantastic shot Lillian. Cathy

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2014 - 10:05 PM

Spotless. The picture. Not the birds. Smile
Johanna

SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch 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 e2 Member 8235 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!!!

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.