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Luzzu Flypast

By KingArthur
Following yesterday's posting, which seems to have gone down well enough, here is another frame from my recent outing with my brother Herbert, this time at the quite picturesque Little Armier Bay in the northernmost tip of Malta.
Yonder lies the Maltese Channel separating Malta from its sister island Gozo, with the little islet of Comino seen here serving as a fitting backdrop to this traditional Maltese fishing boat known locally as a Luzzu.

I was down by the water's edge using the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens's wide angle view composing some appealing frames in the viewfinder, when this pigeon literally shot out of nowhere performing a quick series of aerial manouvres just by the Luzzu, and luckily in my viewfinder too ..... managing to grab a decent shot in the process. Typical me to include some birding activity in what was to be a serene seascape shot!

The Tokina's wide field of view, even at its longest 16mm, together with its awesome depth of field managed to retain enough sharpness in the acrobatic pigeon as in the Luzzu (my original focus point) to secure this pleasant capture I wasn't really expecting. Viewing large should amplify this point.

Enjoy a nice weekend,
Joe Smile



Tags: General Seascape Luzzu Landscape and travel Bird in flight Tokina 11-16mm f28 Nikon D7500 Maltese fishing boat KingArthur mediterranean blue maltese landscape

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Comments


16 Apr 2021 9:41AM
Beautiful scene Joe, the bird is a bonus,
Fred.
16 Apr 2021 9:59AM
Beautiful colours and clear water there, lovely to see.

Dave 🙂
16 Apr 2021 10:15AM
TO GET A BIRD IN FLIGHT SO PERFECTLY FOCUSED DUE TO THE PROXIMITY, WITH A WIDE ANGLE IS A FEAT ON ITS OWN!!!!!
16 Apr 2021 10:24AM
Beautiful capture , Joe! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Jukka
16 Apr 2021 10:24AM
Great capture Joe, I think we can assume you are very pleased with that Tokina lens. I would be as well!
Geoff
16 Apr 2021 10:56AM
The Bird anchors it all .... great timing/capture Joe
16 Apr 2021 11:15AM
Wonderful capture and shot. Love the colours!
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
16 Apr 2021 12:34PM
A beautiful image Joe !!
Great color and clear water.

Glenn
What a view Joe. Thatís a great capture. The bird really adds to the shot. I love the colourful boat. The sea looks amazing!

Karen
16 Apr 2021 3:45PM
Love this image Joe. The pigeon is a real bonus.
Great to see the Your island scenery, keep e'm coming.

Will.SmileSmile
Beautifully captured Joe.
Carol
capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2021 5:57PM
You've got it all in this shot, land, sea and air.Smile
ivor
16 Apr 2021 6:14PM
A wonderful photo bombing pigeon Joe and stunning composition .... Excellent shot
cheers walt
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2021 6:15PM
Beautiful image Joe and that water is perfect!

Kath
Lovely seascape Joe

Harry
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2021 8:01PM
Boatabilia, clear water, and a bird !!
Well timed and very well photographed !! Isabel GrinGrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
10 33 5 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2021 8:48PM
Terrific shot with beautiful colours
Ju
16 Apr 2021 9:15PM
Beautiful blue hues and great timing for the bird's capture.

LorySmile
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
17 Apr 2021 12:47AM
A very beautiful shot Joe , one with the lot !
Ian
17 Apr 2021 9:19AM
Brilliant seascape. Love all the colours.
Nathan
17 Apr 2021 9:25AM
TGHIDLI XEJN B'DIN IL WIDE-ANGLE GA GHAMILT HIT BRO

ED
johnke Plus
8 229 17 England
17 Apr 2021 10:42AM
It has everything Joe, I very much like the awesome clarity in the FG....John

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