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taken on a good meeting with Brian65 while away for a few days - the only good weather day we had and a pure stroke of luckWink still not a great photo but you never know it could be the start of something new - it certainly renewed my interest for taking wild life pics againSmile thanks Brian

many thanks for all c/c's on the wild pig shot always appreciated

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:24 Apr 2012 - 12:58 PM
Focal Length:220mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/4.8
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:stroke of luck
Username:pluckyfilly pluckyfilly
Uploaded:26 Apr 2012 - 9:19 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Humour / fun, Wildlife / nature
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Comments

catherinecasey
catherinecasey e2 Member 1045 forum postscatherinecasey vcard United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 - 9:25 AM

Amazing, love the colours and the background, RPRT shot well done.

Adderwatcher
26 Apr 2012 - 9:29 AM

Excellent!!
Scott

User_Removed
26 Apr 2012 - 9:30 AM

Great capture.
Alf.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 9:35 AM

WOW SmileSmileSmile What a super capture, Ann, you must be chuffed with this one. Carol

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 9:55 AM

You can be plesed as punch with this one Ann.SmileSmileSmile
Joan.

LukeParkinson
LukeParkinson e2 Member 530 forum postsLukeParkinson vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 10:16 AM

Wonderful Ann

fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 10:16 AM

Nicely caught. Love the wing blur.
Lavina

saeidNL
saeidNL e2 Member 5saeidNL vcard Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 10:37 AM

Great and very well timed capture,
saeid

achieverswales
achieverswales e2 Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 10:53 AM

Like it Ann, great sense of movement.

Regards

Trev.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 10:55 AM

Great take-off action Ann, what do you mean not great? it's very good for my money, catching any bird as good as this when it's not something you do all the time is tremendous.

Dougie

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 11:18 AM

Great shot, Ann, you've captured it sharp where it needs to be, yet showed movement in its wings Wink Excellently positioned above the branch, too Smile
Trev Smile

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 11:22 AM

Like the wing colours here Ann
good in flight shot
good to see you back with the birds too
Lillian

Alvar
Alvar e2 Member 7Alvar vcard France2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 11:43 AM

Great shot Ann Lovely detail and colourrs. Good work
Alvar

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 12:04 PM

this really is wonderful
Did you enjoy your birthday.... to be honest I tend to forget mine

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8319 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 12:23 PM


Quote: This really is wonderful
Did you enjoy your birthday.... to be honest I tend to forget mine

too damn wet Barbs we came home last nightSad

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 12:38 PM

1/1250 second and you still have wonderful motion blur in the wings - this is about energy and movement, and the miracle of flight. I much prefer this sort of image, which actually says something about life, to pin-sharp birds-on-sticks, which might just as well come courtesy of the taxidermist.
F4.2 has given you a greeny gold bokeh haze as background, beautifully Impressionistic.
Moira

Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7126 forum postsTrev_B vcard England66 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 12:46 PM

Wooooow Ann this is a wonderful image, full of colour and action, very well done.

Trev

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 12:47 PM

A image taht is harder than mine..
You kept the motion of the wings and a still head...
A very tricky image to taken and get right...
Well done you...
Magic camera skills...
Great DOF...
Very noce comp...

Dave

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 1:30 PM

Like the timing and tones in this Ann, good work
Regards Richard

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 1:35 PM

THIS is WONDERFL! It has taken a huge amount skill and pre-planning to capture and image of this caliber! Congratulations!

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 2:23 PM

An awesome timed capture Ann.........Sandy

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 2:38 PM

Wonderful capture, Ann, the movement and wing shape is superb. Amazing capture.

Dave

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 2:51 PM

How close you came to the ideal shot with this one Ann. A great effort.
Ron

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 3:33 PM

Love the movement in the wings here Ann.
Super shot.
Mick.

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 4:09 PM

Tip top Ann. Super quality.

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4740 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 4:13 PM

Absolutely superb !!!.....terrific bit of well caught action, with gorgeous colours .....1st class !!!

I can't give you my UA, because of the 7 day rule !.....so accept my 'virtual' UA instead !!!!!!!!!!.WinkGrin

tedtoop
tedtoop e2 Member 3tedtoop vcard United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 - 4:36 PM

Brilliant shot.well caught.

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 - 4:49 PM

Hi Ann, We all had a great day, nice to meet you both, just sorry you didnt see many birds.
Brian

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 733 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 5:20 PM

Really well done Ann, not as easy as it looks, keep em coming Wink
Geoff.

RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 6:10 PM

That's a great shot, Ann, as others have said. A great capture of the movement.

David

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 7:06 PM

Great effort Ann, well done to you and thank you kindly for your User Award, very appreciated.....

Ade Grin

Last Modified By Ade_Osman at 26 Apr 2012 - 7:06 PM
JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 8:50 PM

Super action capture; love the effect.

Belated Happy Birthday!
Ju

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 10:00 PM

A tremendous opportunistic capture Ann, you are flying high tonight

goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2012 - 5:20 AM

Great catch Ann, and you couldn't have picked a better bird if you tried, with those beautifully coloured wings ...Bill

1881
1881 e2 Member 21881 vcard India
27 Apr 2012 - 8:12 PM

GREAT -work.
SANJEEVTongue

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4740 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 2:58 PM

GrinGrinGrin !!....my 7 day limit is up !!!

So accept my full UA "for photographic excellence" for your outstanding image !!!!!!!!!!....I love it to bits !!!!.Grin

bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 6:58 PM

Stunning capture Ann LETS SEE SOME MORE PLEASE.
Rob

accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 6:35 AM

Great capture Ann. A

hippysnapper
hippysnapper e2 Member 5hippysnapper vcard United Kingdom
14 May 2012 - 6:49 PM

Great shot!!

bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 2bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 10:59 PM

Green with envy over this picture, how wonderful.

Bob

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