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Still flight

Still flight
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, canon tc-dc52b 1.6x
Exposure: f/4, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in Flight [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-05 21:53
Viewed: 3482
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Still flight
House Sparrow (female)

1/1250 seconds and wings are not freezed. I believe that it is best that I can do with my small camera. Paul posted recently a bee in flight with freezed wings (1/4000 seconds).

Young Female House Sparrow
House Sparrow (male)
House Sparrow (female)

I hope you like her in spite on my disappointment.

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Quelle action!

Oui, je 'aime bien Luc, c'est une tres belle photo meme si les resultats ne sont pas ce que tu cherchais. La tete et les pattes sont en focus alors que le reste ne l'est pas demontrant beaucoup de vitesse.

Bravo Luc


Tu n'as pas à être déçu Luc selon moi. Une vitesse plus lente donne du mouvement et une fluidité qui ici m'apparait tout à fait intéressante. Belle composition sur fond bleu clair. J'aime beaucoup.

Great flight-in Luc.
Congrats for your new camera,;-) No way you used a S1 IS for this shot;-). Great pose, details and compsition.
Excellent work.

Halo Luc!
It's great action-shot! I love this photo with its speed ;-))))

Tout d'abord, cher Luc, un grand bravo pour cette image qui allie l'expression de mouvement vif, typique du moineau et l'expression bien lisible sur la tête. Il fallait du flou pour l'aile et de la netteté pour la tête. Vous avez les deux! Il n'y a pas de quoi être déçu. Votre S1-IS m'étonne à chacune de vos photos. A mon avis, le photographe n'est pas étranger au résultat ;-).

Wonderful moment you caught!
Action on the wings are great!
Superb composition!

I can see no reason for you to be dissappointed Luc. This is a lovely shot. These small birds are extremely difficult to get in-flight. I think you worked wonders with this. The blurred wings is not a negative and adds to the movement effect. The look it gives you makes this special. MASTERPIECE!

Hi Luc

Why are you disappointed? This is a great action shot against a clear blue sky. I like it alot! TFS

Next excellent action shot, Luc. Great moment you have captured.
I really like this photo.
Regards, Krzysztof

It is a lovely shot Luc!! I love how he looks at the camera :) Composition is great too :)

Well done !!


Very nice capture Luc.
Personally I prefer the the wings not to be frozen. Some blur of the wings adds that sense of motion to the shot.
Well positioned within the frame good DoF and against a fantastic blue sky, I certainly would not be disappointed with this shot.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-06 6:26]

Wow! Man, this is good ... especially using your small camera. A really great picture. Awesome pose! I like the non-frozen wings, it gives spitit to this actionshot. Well done and TFS Luc!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-06 6:27]

Marvellous action shot! I loved the pose; leg position and wings in action seem perfect.
I also think 1/1250 is a great choice.Very weel done and TFS

Hello Luc, Very nice in-flight of a very difficult to capture subject being so small. Great POV and composition..You've done very well with this my friend, Well done!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-04-06 8:52]

Wel Luc, you, your tin of paint and your "small camera" are a formidable team. You managed to freeze the bird very well and I like the pose. It is as if he is hovering just for your.

Very well done and thanks for posting.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-04-06 11:44]

To shot sparrow in flight on blue BG isn't easy Luc! I tried it many times without luck. I love those common in our city but smart and merry birds. Great photo with lovely subject.

Great capture Luc, you don't need to go up to 1/4000 to freeze it it's a bird not a bee :-)
Anyway it shows well the action.
Well done.

I wouldn't be disappointed! An amazing in flight action shot. I love the expression on her face. Superb.
Well done.

Bonjour Luc
Excellente prise de vue.
C'est vrai que les ailes battent vitte. Mais cela donne un plus de mouvement a la photo.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-06 17:26]

Hi Luc, Excellet work,. The capture is beautiful and it's a great comsposition. Great shot, well done.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-06 17:31]

Superbe capture en plein vol, j’aime beaucoup le choix d’une faible vitesse pour capturer le mouvement des ailes.
:-) G E N I A L ;-)
Amicalement Toni

Une photo pleine de mouvements.

This is wonderful Luc! You have managed to give us a combination image with the best of both action and still life details. As well as making eye contact with the dear house sparrow. Congratulations and thank you.
More striving now for me...

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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2005-04-20 10:00]

Excellent capture regardless - this is no mean feat I know - still trying!
Lovely presentation and composition. Tim

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  • Vini Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 27] (123)
  • [2005-04-22 15:59]

It would realy be great if you could take the still wings. But you have done fine with this photo. I hope some day I can do good photos like that. Thank you.

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