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On the wing

By AnnChown  
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.

Tags: Blur Gull Movement In flight Wildlife and nature

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ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
22 Jan 2014 4:40PM
Well done Ann, I like the effect you have them both.

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Jan 2014 4:41PM
Two super images, Ann, I love them both, excellent work. Carol
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 4:47PM
Both are excellent in flight captures, Ann.

22 Jan 2014 5:04PM
Super photography, Ann!

ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
22 Jan 2014 5:43PM
Lucky to get anything at all, let alone two good images.
22 Jan 2014 6:00PM
Like them both Ann, but V2 for meSmile

John Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 6:08PM
Like both AnnSmile

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 6:22PM
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
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 7:30PM
Two super in flight images Ann, exceptionally well captured, like them a lot

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 8:15PM
Very well done.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
22 Jan 2014 8:38PM
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.
22 Jan 2014 9:10PM
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.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
22 Jan 2014 9:24PM
Fantastic focus right where it counts!
22 Jan 2014 9:27PM
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!!!
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
22 Jan 2014 9:45PM
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.
Marvellous action here Ann, they are very good pilots of the sky and soar and dive with seeming effortlessness.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
22 Jan 2014 11:18PM
Good sense of movement in the wings Ann.
Super shots.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 11:27PM
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
jdinne 15 16 England
23 Jan 2014 9:39AM
Now this, well both are quite superb Ann, very skillfull photography wish I still had my UA as worthy of many awards.

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
23 Jan 2014 12:49PM
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.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 4:53PM
Like them both Ann,
Getting practice for the flamingos / herons in the Carmargue eh?
Much bigger birds to get
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
24 Jan 2014 3:48PM
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


PS I think you have a couple of dust bunnies.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 3:51PM

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


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
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
24 Jan 2014 3:59PM
No prob Smile

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