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Killdeer in flight

Killdeer in flight
Photo Information
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: 2007-04-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-24 6:03
Viewed: 2633
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am trying lately to do some small birds in flight. I find it more difficult than herons or ducks. Still working on it. So far this is one of my best.

Done at Osprey Marsh, a little park 10 minutes drive from my home.
Hand held, no flash, not from a blind.

Cool Facts
·The Killdeer is one of the most successful shorebirds because of its fondness for human modified habitats and its willingness to nest close to people. Because they live so close to people, however, they are vulnerable to pesticide poisoning and collisions with cars and buildings.
·The broken-wing act used to lead predators from the nest would not keep a cow or horse from stepping on the eggs. To guard against large hoofed animals, the Killdeer uses a quite different display, fluffing itself up, displaying its tail over its head, and running at the beast to attempt to make it change its path.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-24 6:18]

Hello Mario,
Beautiful inflight capture, with superb color and fine details, well done Mario.

Hello again Mario,
What a stunning and so clear picture! Those colors are beautiful and the movement is well caught! The little light in its eye is beautiful! This is very good and well done on a handheld shot! Congrats!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-04-24 12:13]

Hi Mario
Very good inflight capture , very sharp picture with nice colors.I agrred with you I have been trying the same thing lately and it is not easy.
TFS Michel

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-24 12:18]

Hello Mario,
Great in-flight capture of a Kildeer with fine lighting and detail, especially the red eye ring. This, together withthe composition make this a first class shot.
Regards, Ivan

Hi Mario,

Stunting inflight shot
Excellent sharp detailed
beautyfull eye and lovely colours

TFS Thijs

bonjour Mario

réussir une telle photo de cet oiseau c'est déjà un exploit

Bravo et merci pour le partage

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-04-25 10:51]

Hi Mario, this is so sharp in detail and the light is fantastic on the bird. I am beginning to get jealous of everyone's lenses. Great composition.

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