Killdeer in Flight
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-03-23 6:56]
Hard to make this out from the thumbnail but enlarged it brings a surprise - a beautiful Killdeer in mid air against a lovely natural background! It almost looks as if it had been pasted on to the background! Very well done - sharp focus and fine colours and details.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-03-23 7:26]
Bob, how did you manage to get this bird in flight?
Goodness gracious, though it is not in the class of Necip's work, you've got the main features of the bird in good detail.
Alas, I am the worst in this aspect of nature photography! I try and try but always fail to get the subject within the frame, ha,ha,ha!!
Maybe you need the reflexes of youth, which I do not seem to have anymore.
However, you belie that assumption.
Well done, brother!
- LCannon (3107)
- [2008-03-23 7:37]
Truly amazing that you captured this on in flight. We have several pairs of these near where I work, and I've seen them fly, which makes this even more amazing, they're FAST!
The killdeer are one of my favorite birds to watch and their call is very piercing and easy to identify. What a lovely shot with the blurred scenery in the background he really stands out so clearly, well done.
- kmr13777 (703)
- [2008-03-23 7:58]
Like you have already said...what's remarkable about this shot is the reflex which has helped you capture this bird in flight and get it right at the same time. It's a great shot with the OOF BG and the subject almost in the middle of the frame.
- fartash (5161)
- [2008-03-23 7:58]
I really like how you used the environment here :O)
Perfect colors,exposure and POV,Superb shot my friend.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-03-23 8:40]
Hi Bob, fantastic focus on this flying bird, wonderful colorful blurry BG and excellent sharpness, very well done, Happy Easter, ciao Silvio
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-03-23 9:14]
A nice capture of this bird in flight. Good details and composition. I also like the video. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-03-23 9:48]
Didn't expect to see an inflight Kildeer from you!! I love it! You captured the bird in a lovely position with his wings raised, his beak open and his outstretched legs. Really nice. Wishing you and Jane a Happy Easter.
You caught this Killdeeer in flight sharply and in a fine wing position, blurred lake BG helping to emphasise it. He'is flying out of rather than into the picture, but perhaps that was the intention. Enjoyed the video and the musical accompaniment.
Thanks for sharing this and have a good Easter break,
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-03-23 11:23]
excellent inflight shot of this Killdeer, in french for this kind
of shots we say « photo prise sur le vif », excellent POV
and with your PP work you did a excellent job for the framing,
with this POV and framing, we see from where the Killdeer
is coming and where he is going, keeping good space
in front and behind him, TFS, Happy Easter Sunday
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-03-23 11:54]
Well done on the capture of this Kildeer in flight my friend, you isoloated very well yor subject from the background, thanks Bob for this nice shot,
Hi Bob. This is something different from you today.I like the way you have blurred the BG all over yet the bird is in focus. very good colours. well done tFS.
Ps i keep looking at the Video your not as old as you make out. Ha Ha
- earthtraveler (3483)
- [2008-03-23 14:47]
Hi Bob, Nice inflight capture. The bird is quite sharp and in a fine pose. The blurred Bg works very well to isolate it. Nice dediaction to our Creator. Tfs Richard
- joey (24909)
- [2008-03-23 15:13]
Now how on Earth did you get this?!
You must have lighting quick reflexes or something!
You got it really sharp as well and in a great pose.
Very good DOF and unbelievably good focusing.
I like how we get a sense of this Killdeer's surroundings too.
What an odd name this bird has... I wonder how it got it?
Happy Easter to you Bob.
Lovely light! As usual, a very unique and inspiring composition! :)
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-03-23 19:39]
As enigmatic as you can be, this is a clear, sharp and such an original picture! No enigma here, it is plainly what you saw, in a sudden movement, captured it. That's fast and the colours are bright and beautiful, the bird's movement is frozen in time forever. Thank you!
- arfer (0)
- [2008-03-23 20:52]
A wonderful point of interest in a brightly lit and coloured shot.
The panning is well done.
Very nicely composed.
- tkp1165 (3876)
- [2008-03-23 21:27]
Very nice job on this Very difficult in in flight shot. And once again a great note to go with it. Happy Easter and TFS
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-03-24 3:27]
An awesome shot!This must've been a very difficult shot, which you've executed wonerfully well!
Thanks & cheers!
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-03-24 11:52]
Wonderful in-flight shot and a fantastic perspective portrayed. Very impressive sharpness and colours and I like the illustration of the OOF BG - looks like a water colour. Perfect lighting and the focus is spot-on on the Killdeer. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.
- warnzy (20)
- [2008-03-25 12:00]
You did so well to capture this thing in flight. It's hard enough when you get plenty of warning and a chance to pan and shoot, but when they creep up on you it's a matter of quick draw, shoot and hope for the bet. And you captured a great image. Apart from the bird, I love the backdrop with as an almost impressionist look to it. Great work.