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Flying Madness

Flying Madness
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Copyright: Eugene Fedorov (Islander_) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 194] (1687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Tamron SP AF 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD(IF)
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Geese from around the world., Birds of Canada (chapter two), Canada Geese [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-25 15:19
Viewed: 3300
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Canada Geese are back to the Botanical garden. This male was there last year with its mate, but there is actually another younger pair and one lonely male. So this male has a lot of work to protect its mate's honour and their territory which includes two major ponds of the garden. Other geese seem to respect its rights, at least after clearly understandable warnings. But they have to be reminded frequently!

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Before I read your note, I thought to myself that this looks like a 'warning - its my territory' type of flight. And sure enough, it is! I've noticed this kind of behavior lately as well. Your shot shows it well. BTW, at 1/320th of a second, this was not an easy shot to pull off. Very nicely done. TFS

Best Regards,


Hello Eugene,
Great funny capture, very good sharpness
and depth of field, nice natural colors,
very good timing.

Hello Eugene,
A "wild" and very good in flight shot.
Well done

bonjour Eugene

superbe image l'envol avec le flou des ailes
montrant le mouvement des ailes, TFS


  • Great 
  • mjunge (32)
  • [2008-04-25 22:51]

the photo shows a lot of dynamic, good work

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-25 23:03]

Hi Eugene.
Fantastic POV and scene. Superb action shot taken using almost all capacities of the camera and lens. That is the case when I want have working ISO 1600. Bravo.

Nice take off of the flight. Good catch. Think would be better if could include all the wings.
Best regards,

  • Great 
  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2008-04-26 10:59]

Hi Eugene!

Wonderful action shot, the movement is very well shown! Still the details and sharpness are very fine in the bird. Nice lighting there too. TFS!

Best regards,

Bellissimo momento di cattura in volo, ottimi POV e panning, buona nitidezza e colori molto belli. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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