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Copyright: Olger Kooring (olger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 138] (744)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Sigma 135-400 F4,5-5,6, RAW @ ISO 200
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-23 16:59
Viewed: 13979
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The nice thing about making pictures of the same species is that you get used to their habits. This black-tailed godwit was flying just over me because he or she thought i was dangerous for their chicks. One of the parents stays nearby the chick and the other passes over low, just for checking out.. With a lot of yelling, like communicating to the other what i am doing..

I have tested a lot using the firmware crack of the 300D.. I stopped using AI Servo, now i am using a preset with 1/1000 of a second...

Used PS CSII for PP
Bit cropped
noise ninja for noise reduction
sharpened with Smart Sharpening
16bit to 8 bit
resized for the internet..

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  • Great 
  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-06-23 17:16]

This is a great capture!
Very sharp,good detail,nice colour,perfect composition.

Very good shot! This is the first time I can recall seeing a flying wader on TN, and you've done an excellent job of capturing it too. As has already been said, it's sharp, and well exposed, and the catchlight is a nice touch. What else would I do? Probably run Shadows/Highlights across it, you can get the plumage to uniform lighting quite easily (Shadows 100%). Well captured :-D

Nice shot, a very quick and lovely composed. Well done.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-06-24 1:18]

excellent shot Olger,
very well focused on the bird...
nice light and good frame...
I like it much...
thanks for sharing

Great flight-in, Olger.
Great exposure, well composed, very good sharness and nice colours.
Excellent work.

Hello Olger

Awesome shot. The detail is fantastic. Excellent action happening here. The catchlight in the eye is great. Congrats on a great capture.

  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-24 6:50]

.... :o Top Olger, echt top! What more can I say? It's razorsharp, very well exposed and perfectly composed and there's even a catchlight in the eye. Beautiful! Well done & have a great holiday!


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  • gopi Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 70] (337)
  • [2005-06-24 13:40]

Thats a neat shot. A clean and simple composition, good sharpness, right amount of blur to suggest motion, the bright spot in the eye makes it more life like. Very well done.

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