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Aeiral Battle

Aeiral Battle
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/11, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-09-24 19:34
Viewed: 2768
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I know the sharpness is not the best and there is some overexposed areas, but I still like this shot of a pair of Scissor-tailed flycatchers that I captured this summer.

The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher is the state bird of Oklahoma, so I just had to get a photo of one while visiting Tulsa on vacation.

I was visiting a park with my two granddaughters when I spotted a family of Scissor-tails in a tree nearby.
I was trying to get an in-flight shot when these two started going at it.

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Hi Ron,

Great & timely capture of this feathery species quarreling in midair. Very animated & the blue hue of the sky is a perfect backdrop for this rare image.



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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-24 22:35]

Bonjour Ron,
Peut être la netteté n'est pas la meilleure ??? mais l'essentiel n'était il pas de réussir ce cliché on ne peut plus difficile à réaliser.
Bon Week-end

Hello Ron,
I don't know much about overexposed areas and such but all I know this is a once in a life time shot! And captured fantastically with clear detail. I like it a lot. Well done and tfs.

excellent and perfect photograph of birds in action. good clarity, sharpness and emotions. tfs.

hello Ron,
very good picture with great details and beautiful colours, fantastic moment captured
greeting Paolo

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-25 1:22]

Hi Ron,magnificent pic,need great timing and class to do a pic like that,impressive sharpness,brightness and colors,nice to see something to different on TN.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hi Ron,

Fantastic action scene captured perfectly with very good clarity & from best POV.
Well done & TFS.

Hi Ron,
Great capture.
This looks like the Tango of the birds.

Ciao Ron, great capture of fighting couple, fantastic action scene, fine details, wonderful natural colors, splendid light, excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

great scene fine performance!
regards, Nasos

Bien compuesta y equilibrada. Un excelente y difícil contraluz
que manejaste perfectamente. Bellas tonalidades. Dinamismo.
Saludos Ron: J. Ignasi.

Hello Ron
Spectacular battle attractive flycatchers, birds soaring acrobatics show. Super moment! Congratulations!

A one in a million shot, perfectly photographed. An impressive photograph. regards yiannis

Hallo Ron,
a superb capture, great timing, excellent point of view and composition
Best regards

Hi Ron,
In this case sharpness and overexposure is secondary. This is a splendid action shot with enough detail, colour and clarity. Well done.

Bonjour Ron,
Je ne pense pas qu'il y ait réellement une insuffisance de profondeur de champ ; l'image doit très légèrement être floue à cause de l'utilisation du téléobjectif sans trépied.
C'est tout de même une très belle scène de la vie sauvage admirablement restituée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-27 8:23]

Hello Ron,
Very nice dynamic photo. Good POV and a great composition. Excellent timing.

Hi Ron,

This is a great action shot! Don't worry about exposure for such a timely and fabulous shot. These type of pic's are so hard to get, what matters is the fact that it is a wonderful capture of a fleeting moment in time!

Very well done and thanks for sharing it!

Best Regards, Peter

amazing battle, TFS Ori

Hello Ron

WOW ! what a great action shot in the airs,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details, TFS


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