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By sut68      
Shot of next door neighbours racing pidgeons doing a fly-by. Monochromed and toned in PhotoShop.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: spaceman, Mariusz, cattyal and 11 more

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SuziBlue 17 16.2k 10 Scotland
11 Oct 2003 8:16PM
Wow !! I love this. And congrats on an editor's award!

Such wonderful movement in this and the repeating patterns of the body shapes .. colours are just right too.

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sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
12 Oct 2003 12:35AM
Thanks Suzie, was surprised by the ed award as I felt I have submitted better shots in my portfolio. Still, this is one I liked or it wouldn't be here, so can't complain...

I particularly liked the movement too, just seemed to add that little extra dynamism to it.

Paddy 17 254 8 England
12 Oct 2003 7:51AM
beautiful ...
Pete Plus
18 18.8k 97 England
13 Oct 2003 11:20AM
The normal temptation when photographing flying birds is to get them sharp by using a fast shutter speed. Here the opposite has been achieved and blurred photos often look terrible. This one I think is heavenly. I really like the shapes, formation, perfect framing and superb colour. Minimalist but wonderful.
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
13 Oct 2003 11:31AM
Thanks Pete. Praise indeed - now I understand why the EC accolade.

Must confess I never tried to get the birds sharp, as this wouldn't convey the speed of the racing pidgeons. However I maybe wish that there was some cloud definition around that day [rather than the grey sky] so you could also get the sense of panning with them and therefore heighten the effect of speed.

Mariusz 14 Poland
27 Sep 2005 7:41AM
perfectly done
exposure Plus
15 6.0k England
7 Mar 2006 2:09PM
A Beautiful image and composition light and detail,
JuliaB 14 110 2 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2006 10:33AM
This makes me think of some work by Michel Rovner. I like it. Julia
Nick_Hilton 14 575 2 United Kingdom
26 May 2006 6:35AM
Very creative and nice toned colours too. Seems you spend alot of time on Ainsdale beach - next to me, I will be off there tonight if the weather holds up

Imagine23 13 241 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2006 11:36PM
Beautiful and different shot, deserves more clicks!
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
20 Sep 2006 7:52AM
Cheers Lynn, agree with you, but people obviously think otherwise ... what do they know eh Wink??


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