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Long-tailed Ducks

Long-tailed Ducks
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-29 19:11
Viewed: 3129
Points: 14
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Long-tailed Ducks flying over the frozen water of Lake Ontario
Done at Tommy Thompson Park - Downtown Toronto - in a cold and cloudy day.

This is one of my first pictures taken with my new camera. It seams to be more complicated compared with the 30D and also much heavier. ;-(
I would appreciate any advice.

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Hi Mario. Elegant composition in terms of placement and colour harmony. Lovely light and very good details. Regards. Klaudio.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2008-01-30 0:07]

Hello Mario,
congratiolations on this picture and your new camera. A well taken in flight shot of this couple of Long tailed ducks.
Last week I also bought the same camera. For in flight 'the ring of fire' as it is sometimes called is a perfect option for autofocus. Don't focus too much on the weight of the camera :-) It is such a nice piece of equipment that it can bring you the most beautiful pictures. Especially withthis kind of in flight pictures it offers much more than the D30.
Take some time for yourself to get to know the camera. For example on www.naturescapes.net you can find some advice for settings on the camera. And maybe we can exchange experiences together with other D1 mark 3 users (Annick, Howard, ...)
Cheers, Jacob

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-01-30 0:35]

Hi Mario

Great Image - lovely detail on the birds and great frozen action - they stand out well against the pale OFF BG.

I have a 1D & 1DS (before that I used 3 x 1Vhs bodies) so I am well used to the weight (anything else does not feel like a 'real' camera). My advice would be to get used to handling the camera and shoot only in P mode - you will not go that far wrong (it is usually better than me anyway).


Hi Mario, very nice sharp shot of these in-flight Long-tailed Ducks. It's one I'm not familiar with, so here's another I'll have to keep an eye out for. Looks like your camera's working fine, judging from this shot.

Thanks, John

great capture, TFS Ori

Congrats on the new gear!
Very nice capture of these duck in flight. Very beautiful.
A bit high in noise - maybe compressed a bit too much?
Other than that - great work!
Cheers, Klaus

hello Mario

congratulations to your new camera

excellent inflight shot with nice and smooth colour tones,
excellent POV and framing, TFS


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