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I've been practising in-flight gulls with some wing movement - it's incredibly difficult. I think the face is sharper in v2 but I like the composition in v1 better. Here are two of the best - comments and criticisms are very welcome.
I was 'well pleased' with your response to End of the Rainbow - thank you all so much for your votes and comments, and particular thanks to Jeremy for the GEA, and to Alun, Robert, Mike, Lynne, Ken, Derek, Ronnie, Kate and Kate for their UAs! SmileSmile I'll have to trawl through my hard drive more often.
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jan 2014 - 11:23 AM
Focal Length:121mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/18
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Shutter priority
Metering Mode:Pattern
White Balance:Auto
Title:On the wing
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:22 Jan 2014 - 4:31 PM
Tags:Blur, Gull, In flight, Movement, Wildlife / nature
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 4:40 PM

Well done Ann, I like the effect you have achieved....like them both.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 4:41 PM

Two super images, Ann, I love them both, excellent work. Carol

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franken
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22 Jan 2014 - 4:47 PM

Both are excellent in flight captures, Ann.

Ken

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 5:04 PM

Super photography, Ann!

Richard

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 354 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 5:43 PM

Lucky to get anything at all, let alone two good images.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 6:00 PM

Like them both Ann, but V2 for meSmile

John Smile

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 6:08 PM

Like both AnnSmile


Cliff

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43660 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 6:22 PM

Great photography, the 1/50 second Shutter Speed allowing you to capture the motion of wings whilst at the same time fast enough to keep the feathered fuselage wonderful crisp and sharp.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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morpheus1955
22 Jan 2014 - 7:30 PM

Two super in flight images Ann, exceptionally well captured, like them a lot

Hugh

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 8:15 PM

Very well done.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 8:38 PM

Beautiful up large. I have to favour v2 as on my screen it looks more in focus. But the head on shot is great too.
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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 9:10 PM

Superb work, Ann. Ambitious and challenging, and you've pulled it off. Both are excellent, and the fact that the face is marginally sharper in V2 is of no importance to me, I enjoy a visual image because it moves me, not because it's technically superior. That seems to me the whole point of why people make images, or any Art, in the first place. So I personally prefer V1, though V2 is close behind.
Outstanding, and gets my Award.


Alan

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 9:24 PM

Fantastic focus right where it counts!

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AlexAppleby
22 Jan 2014 - 9:27 PM

Excellent shots. I like the sharp focus on the body and head and the movement in the wings. Flight shots are hard - I end up with loads of blurry messes!!!

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 9:45 PM

In fact, the compo of V2 is better, but V1 is more appealing to me for some reason which I cannot tell. A remarkable achievement, Ann.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 9:58 PM

Marvellous action here Ann, they are very good pilots of the sky and soar and dive with seeming effortlessness.

Dougie

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mikbee
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22 Jan 2014 - 11:18 PM

Good sense of movement in the wings Ann.
Super shots.
Mick.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 11:27 PM

Goodness me - I've never tried to achieve what you have done here Ann.
If I can capture a bird, get it sharp with correct colour, I'm very happy never mind trying to sharp
face/head and wing movement!
Very well done.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
23 Jan 2014 - 9:39 AM

Now this, well both are quite superb Ann, very skillfull photography wish I still had my UA as worthy of many awards.

John

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 12:49 PM

You have set yourself a difficult task, and you've succeeded quite well I'd say.
I think the offset composition of v2 is my preference, but they are both so well done.

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Lillian
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23 Jan 2014 - 4:53 PM

Like them both Ann,
Getting practice for the flamingos / herons in the Carmargue eh?
Much bigger birds to get
Lillian

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 3:48 PM

Very well done in both, Ann Smile I think I prefer V2 for the angle of the bird. It's like he's coming in for a landing Smile

Andrew

PS I think you have a couple of dust bunnies.

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24 Jan 2014 - 3:51 PM


Quote: Very well done in both, Ann Smile I think I prefer V2 for the angle of the bird. It's like he's coming in for a landing Smile

Andrew

PS I think you have a couple of dust bunnies.

Thanks Andrew - your screen has proved in the past to be better calibrated than mine - I'm glad to know this as I know my sensor needs yet another clean.... Sad

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24 Jan 2014 - 3:59 PM

No prob Smile

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