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Wing Pattern

By KingArthur
Shot captured last weekend while out birding at Salina creek. In the last evening light I spotted this fine male Mallard flying in over the opposite end of the bank.

It was really too distant as I followed it in my viewfinder but, notwithstanding, I still clicked a few shots as it veered out of sight. When viewing my shots later in the evening, I picked this frame out as it showed a very good wing pattern and colours, but the shot necessarily required some delicate surgery .....

Since the Mallard filled only a little part of the frame, this required a heavy 65% crop plus a tad of contrast to render it decent. On scrutinizing the end result, I was quite amazed at how well the D500's sensor retained sufficient detail and colors despite my heavy butchering! All in all quite pleased that I could come up with this. Am seriously considering another D500 to add to my arsenal, one heck of a camera it is.

Try viewing large to point out any flaws

Nice Sunday,
Joe Smile

Tags: General Action photography Bird photography Bird in flight Wildlife and nature Ducks birds wildlife nature Birds wildlife nature Nikon D500 KingArthur In flight shot Nikkor 200-500mm

Voters: mike9005, M_squared, Chinga and 55 more

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23 May 2021 12:33PM
Lovely capture, Joe.

23 May 2021 12:35PM
Well captured.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
23 May 2021 12:36PM
A perfect capture... Great photography.
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
debu 11 India
23 May 2021 12:37PM
Excellent capture.
RonDM Plus
6 192 United Kingdom
23 May 2021 12:40PM
Great capture

sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
23 May 2021 12:51PM
top shot Joe
stay safe
Brilliant capture Joe
23 May 2021 1:17PM
Excellent in flight capture Joe with great detail,
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
23 May 2021 1:19PM
Well taken and processed Joe.

23 May 2021 3:00PM
A very good in flight shot.

gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
23 May 2021 3:07PM
A beautifully timed capture Joe !!

23 May 2021 4:37PM
Great in flight capture,
Thatís a great capture Joe.

johnsd Plus
15 4 2 Scotland
23 May 2021 6:05PM
A lovely capture of a Mallard in flight. Nicely done !
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
24 May 2021 9:41AM
A great inflight capture JoeSmileSmile


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