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Undercarraige down!

Undercarraige down!
Photo Information
Copyright: Phil Cannings (PhilC) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 25 N: 117] (551)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-03-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-09-17 17:58
Viewed: 3986
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This way an attempt to photograph birds in flight. It was a wet and rainy day so light was poor.

I set the ISO at 200 for a little more speed. This shot was hand held at about 180mm on the zoom, taken from a bridge next to where these birds were feeding.

This is a Black headed gull, (Larus ridibundus)which is a common inland species in England. It regularly feeds, and in the summer breeds at flooded gravel pits, nature reserves and lakes.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To FunkyMunky: ISOPhilC 1 10-21 09:08
To coasties: GullPhilC 1 09-19 15:23
To annagrace: ThanksPhilC 1 09-17 19:03
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Great capture, Phil, especially with poor lighting! Wonderful sharpness.


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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-09-17 20:56]

Excellent capture!
Good timing, great colour and details.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-09-18 3:18]

Great action shot, Phil. I like the POV on this one, and the details are sharp. Well done and TFS. : )

Very nice in flight, Phil.
Nice pose and colours. And good timing.
It seems little soft and the branches to the right is a bit disturbing.
Well done.

Hi Phil

Excellent action shot. Good exposure on both the black and white plumage. Crisp, clear, sharp details. Nice work. Thanks. :-)

Hi Phil
You say you set the ISO to 200 for MORE speed? What do you usually shoot at? I start at 400 and sometimes go up to 800 for more speed. Doesnt seem to affect the mimage quality. And I don't have your fancy equipment eiter :-)
Anyway, I love photos of birds in flight and would love a camera that can do 6 or more fps.
Well done!

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