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A Curlew (Numenius arquata) taking off from the marshlands. Taken on the South Coast last May, 79.9m from subject, handheld.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 May 2012 - 4:50 PM
Focal Length:700mm 79.9m from subject,handheld
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Curlew (numenius arquata)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:13 May 2012 - 12:47 PM
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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
13 May 2012 - 12:51 PM

Very well captured
Jim

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cleg
cleg  4 United Kingdom
13 May 2012 - 1:00 PM

Very nice,like it.
Adrian

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stretch123
13 May 2012 - 1:50 PM

super shot well done

paul

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lostnspace2011
13 May 2012 - 1:53 PM

I love this Sylvia, great detail on the Curlew and nice DOF, image nicely framed too Smile

Mark

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Daisymaye
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13 May 2012 - 2:39 PM

Excellent capture.........Sandy

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 3:33 PM

Superb timing and angle of capture Sylvia. Detail and exposure is first class. Gets my award today, but to be truthful these have lost there sense of importance now to me. Doesn't take anything away from the image though as it is first class
Richard

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 3:41 PM

I have never seen a curlew in flight, Sylvia, and you have captured this one quite perfectly.
Ronnie.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 4:21 PM

A superb and excellently captured shot of this bird Sylvia.At the distance you note and hand held it is stunning.GrinGrin
Ron

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
13 May 2012 - 5:13 PM

Brilliant capture Sylvia.

Paul

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4492 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 5:53 PM

Cracking shot !!!.....love shape of the wings !!!!

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 6:23 PM

well done that ladySmile

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 8:36 PM

Excellent capture Sylvia, lovely detail and timing..................

Tony.

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BURNSIE
BURNSIE e2 Member 525 forum postsBURNSIE vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 8:44 PM

Very well taken.
Burnsie

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Glostopcat
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13 May 2012 - 9:41 PM

A fantastic take off shot Sylvia, you've timed this one to perfection, congratulations on a well deserved EC award

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 9:53 PM

Thank you all so much for your support and a special thank you to Richard for the UA and to Pete for the EC - all highly appreciated and valued. A great way to face Monday Smile
Sylvia

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 8:09 PM

Well done Sylvia Grin

A fine capture - beautifully detailed in flight Curlew, love the natural habitat and space too.

Mike

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91885 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 9:14 PM

Superb grab shot SylviaSmile it's a wonderful capture of the Curlew taking flight.
Congratulations.
Brian.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 7:13 PM

I can quite see why this has been awarded EC - wonderful in flight capture and also lovely light Smile
Helen

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 7:16 PM

very impressive.lesley

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Richsr
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16 May 2012 - 10:45 AM

Good detial and inflight capture, congrats on the EC
Regards Richard

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2012 - 2:35 PM

Only just come across this Sylvia, been a bit busy of late, well done you! Wonderful capture mate....

Ade x

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bledzo
bledzo  269 forum posts United Kingdom
17 May 2012 - 10:38 PM

Inspirational capture.

Regards Joe

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2012 - 7:37 PM

what an excellent shot, perfect timing.

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maratsuikka
13 Aug 2012 - 8:37 PM

what a shot Sylvia

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