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Night Flight

Night Flight
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Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L, Kenko Pro 300 1.4x Teleconvert
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kingfishers, Pankaj Bajpai's Favourite, Birds in Flight [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-07 15:21
Viewed: 5070
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pied Kingfisher in night flight.
About the technique:
I used flash with second curtain sync. to froze the Pied kingfishe hoverr in the end of the shoot, it was 'blinded' picture because it was quite dark and I was very satisfied with the result, it is not easy to do this picture.
I used +1 FEC to give more power to the flash light.
You can see the shadow of the hovering in the darkness behind the bird.
The picture is almost ful frame picture.
Fully explanation you can find in my former post Wingspan

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  • Great 
  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-04-07 15:23]

Excelent capture and daring at night. Well done.


  • Great 
  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-07 16:45]

It is this a real bird or the ghost of one. Great sharpness of the head and the great effect of the wings. Well done.

Well, you should have used the anti-redeye function;-))).

This is an amazing capture Elroyie, really. Great sharpness and the dof is spot on. Perfect frozen movement on the wings leaving just a tiny blur. - A real winner.

I just cann't figure out how you managed to focus?

Fantastic shot.
Very useful comment

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-04-07 18:31]

Superbe prise, la pose et l'action de l'oiseau sont parfaits.

Félicitation, pour l'envolé original, la lumière et le BG.

Waouw !
Chapeau bas ! c'est magnifique !

  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-08 5:48]

Wow, how did you track him in the dark? Well done for a nightshot Elroyie. How in earth's name did you shoot this? Very special. TFS!

Elroyie, 20 points for initiative/creativity! I've not used this feature yet. Excellent results for a very low-light shot..Thanx for posting this, Well done.

Great shot, very good pose.
I like the black BG.
Well done.

  • Great 
  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-04-08 8:39]

Very impressive Elroyie. I like this image and knows how difficult these can be even in daylight.

Very well done and thanks for posting

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