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Flight

By colmar  
Good Morning,

WWT Arundel and late in the day we were sat at the outdoor patio enjoying a warming coffee when a racket went up and these guys took to the skies , Canada Geese Branta Canadensis .... a beautiful sight to witness I had the D90 in my hand with the 18 - 105 lens so not as ready for this basic grab shot as I could have been. V1 a crop from the original ... v2 the original .....

I have bowed to the normal of leaving room to "fly" into... Wink However the original v1 was deliberate to give the idea of photo finish type thing first past the frame Smile

I urge large and for window users f11 and ctrl+ ..... for mac user large and cmd+

Many thanks for the comment and votes on Tonbridge Sunset,and indeed a few other images , all votes and constructive comment are gratefully received and truly appreciated. Colin and Mari

Tags: Flight Geese Kent Colmar Sussex Canada Arundel Wwt Wildlife and nature

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Comments


skewey 10 31 England
18 Mar 2010 5:11AM
Nice work.
Paul

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jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
18 Mar 2010 5:33AM
Great flight

Peter
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
18 Mar 2010 5:34AM
An excellent in flight capture, Colin. Carol
BURNSIE 8 25 4 England
18 Mar 2010 5:54AM
Very well captured and focussed.
Kindest Regards
Burnsie
18 Mar 2010 6:20AM
Great inflight capture Col. Cheers Gordon.
Ray42 8 3 England
18 Mar 2010 6:30AM
Quick on the button - well taken
Swamiji 6 1 India
18 Mar 2010 7:01AM
Fantastic capture. Great timing.
- Swamiji
lianna 6 13 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 7:19AM
Stunning captures Colin, i like both, love the trees in the back ground, really emphasises they are going at some speed!!! x x
18 Mar 2010 7:28AM
An absolute beauty. A
nickyv32 9 135 England
18 Mar 2010 7:50AM
Great in-flight capture, super detail, not the train at 55mph today but the Geese

Nicky Smile
redshank 7 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 7:54AM
Super in-fligh capture,nice comp.
Martin
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
18 Mar 2010 8:05AM
Mornong colin
Excellent and Great in-flight image,all very beautiful indeed .well taken.
saeid
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 8:05AM
WOW this is a great capture and in flight to - well done
18 Mar 2010 8:26AM
Lucky you to be there
V2 for me Just lovely
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 8:30AM
morning colin
two cracking in flight captures wonderful detail and colours v1 for me today nice one Wink
andy
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 8:38AM
You were lucky, I had my camera already packed away for the day!!
Colin, you have done well with this, and reacted fast to the sounds, or was it my slurping my hot chocolate you heard through my frozen lips! like the cropped version, as can see the geese better, and details, looks like they know you are aiming at them.
Well captured
Lillian
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 8:47AM
Great flight capture Colin, a nice sense of speed and I love the evening light and these two straining for the lead Smile
Have uploaded a mod just with an alternative crop, so that they have space on the right to fly into
Tim
baclark 7 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 8:49AM
Good pair of flight shots, think V1 for me, love the movement caught.
Barbara
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 8:54AM
Morning Colin, what superb images, very well caught and timed.

Hugh
Adderwatcher 7 60 19 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 9:00AM
Fantastic shot Colin!! very well timed capture.
Scott
mrswoolybill Plus
9 966 1494 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 9:02AM
Well grabbed, and well cropped.
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 68 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 9:09AM
I like the tones in this and the panning is very effective.
Bill
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
18 Mar 2010 9:49AM
I really like the crop you did in V1. Superb in-flight capture.

Ann
WL_Harris 8 3 2 United States
18 Mar 2010 9:51AM
I like the crop shot although I might have left a bit more room in the front.
You have done a great job of panning the shot I like when the bg shows movement blur.
Well done
Lee
Suehh 9 39 6 England
18 Mar 2010 10:16AM
Well captured Colin - I really like V2 - it gives such a great sense of space. Nice hues.

Sue
clicknimagine 6 221 88
18 Mar 2010 10:31AM
if i were an e2 member, i would have given award, wonderful...
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
18 Mar 2010 10:51AM
Fine shot!!!!
PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 11:00AM
Wonderful capture
Jez22 8 4 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 11:58AM
Well Taken Colin,
xwang 7 55 8
18 Mar 2010 12:03PM
Excellent capture,beautiful colour ,great movement.You did fantastic job.
xiaoli
18 Mar 2010 12:09PM
great flight shot spot on
jj
DanielD 6 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 12:14PM
Very beautiful scene Colin. Nice crop for V1. Great composed. You realy inspire me with this birds in action. Well done

Dan
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
18 Mar 2010 1:30PM
Excellent grab shot! And V1 is a very well-worked crop, Colin.

A.
Zoundz 7 25 1 Ireland
18 Mar 2010 1:33PM
Very nicely caught. I like the sense of movement, and also the mod crop I think is a bit better - because the birds have space to fly into! Smile Lovely work.

xx
18 Mar 2010 1:42PM
Two super shots, difficult to choose best one.
Peter
18 Mar 2010 2:05PM
Magnificent captures.Great set.
RJ.
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
18 Mar 2010 2:08PM
What amazing work here Colin, such an excellent in-flight shot, love the crop of V1.
Bob
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
18 Mar 2010 2:12PM
Cracking set of images...wonderful bit of panning on V1 - well caught.
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
18 Mar 2010 2:17PM
Great set Colin and love the background.
Joan.
Cor 7 Belgium
18 Mar 2010 2:25PM
So well taken and beautyfull colours.
cor
imagio 10 12 1 England
18 Mar 2010 2:41PM
The sense of movement you captured is superb Colin

Bernie
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 3:55PM
Crikey! Bet you had to be quick to catch this pair. Super image.

Marilyn x
danbrann Plus
12 621 17
18 Mar 2010 4:16PM
Now that is a good one Colin. Superb.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
18 Mar 2010 6:00PM
Excellent in flight captures!
Jennnnnn
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 6:53PM
Well captured Colin,not easy.
Brian
18 Mar 2010 7:49PM
A fabulous shot and crop, Colin, all excellent in-flight images.
Roy
Dave_Holdham 7 4 1 Wales
18 Mar 2010 8:26PM
Well timed captures, wonderful images, v3 wins for me by a nose Smile
Roly 9 Wales
18 Mar 2010 8:39PM
Good set,V3 for me.Well captured.
agingrocker 7 13 1
18 Mar 2010 9:20PM
Super detail and a fantastic sense of movement
Antony
stephenscott 7 8 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 9:21PM
Excellent in-flight set of images colin,very well taken indeed..

steve..
18 Mar 2010 9:34PM
Great set of shots Colin... V3 works best for me as the geese are flying into the picture... the movement is spot on
Rob
18 Mar 2010 10:36PM
Great set of shots. Officially a 'near miss' in Air Traffic Control terms. Good flying I would suggest. Good tracking by the cameraman too!
nishad1994 6 264 Oman
19 Mar 2010 10:16AM
Amazing shots !! I love v1 ... Smile

Nishad
metro074 6 8 Australia
19 Mar 2010 11:03AM
Exellent captures!! Awesome plumage detail for in flight action shots. Well done Colin
Carol
19 Mar 2010 5:51PM
3 excellent captures
MickyMc 8 8 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2010 11:30AM
Very well captured indeed, superb background
Mavis
maryg 8 66 18 Scotland
20 Mar 2010 8:59PM
WOW! WElll captured indeed!
Mary
21 Mar 2010 3:13PM
Lovely this shot!
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
21 Mar 2010 5:06PM
its the space to fly into of v3 for me.lesley
kilo363 6 3 Scotland
21 Mar 2010 7:51PM
Absolute cracker Colin, and with that panning technique you could be shooting speedway Wink
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2010 8:43PM
An excellent in-flight capture, Colin. Perfectly panned, creating a wonderful sense of flight.
Terry
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2010 7:10PM
Actually like 3 cos the birds are traveling out of the pic with more bg in front of them. But all 3 are excellent as is the timing and detail. Paul
John_Humphreys 10 69 2 Ireland
30 Mar 2010 9:50PM
Nice the way you've caught the two birds together. I think I like the composition on V3 the best.
John
5 Apr 2010 12:38AM
great action shot of 2 canada geese you frozen them to perfection! thanks for your kind comments too*~*
27 Apr 2010 10:18PM
I'm constantly trying to get a shot like this. Well done, excellent motion and detail!

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