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Cock Chaffinch landing.

Cock Chaffinch landing.
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-26 12:29
Viewed: 3524
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My favourite bird pictures are those in flight showing some movement in the wings to show they are doing something. On a bright day I set up a feeder, set the camera on a tripod, in manual focus, focussed on the feeder then moved the camera to the left slightly, as that is the direction the birds were coming from, so that it was pointing at a spot about 30cm from the feeder. Used a wired remote to fire the shutter and just watched. As a bird slowed down I fired the shutter. Took a lot of practise but I finished with a few satisfactory ones including this one.I used my 600mm IS L f4 lens at minimum focussing distance.
You can view many more of my photographs here at www.peterbagnall.co.uk

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To delic: CommentsHeyshamite 3 01-27 05:27
To vanderschelden: Chaffinch picture sizeHeyshamite 1 01-26 16:13
To jossim: ChaffinchHeyshamite 1 01-26 16:08
To Argus: Chaffinch.Heyshamite 1 01-26 16:04
To hester: ChaffinchHeyshamite 1 01-26 16:00
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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-01-26 12:31]
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Belle capture,jamais facile de prendre un oiseau en vol. Félicitations pour la netteté et les détails.

Hi Peter.
Very pure and sharp shot. Good work. Technically perfect picture. Tfs. Steve

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-26 12:39]
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Hello Peter,
This is agreat capture, the flash helping to bring out the best without making you feel the shot was taken at night.
Sharp and well composed, this is first rate!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-01-26 12:44]

Wow lovely shot with fantastic details!!

hi Peter,

very beautiful catch of splendid sight returned of movement a perfect photograph for me exelent


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-01-26 13:14]

A wonderful shot. I believe it took a lot of practise. The result is spectacular.


hi peter!
really a fine photo with an
great pose
sharp and good pov
well done!

Hi Peter,
800 pixels is the limit:-)
Pity for such a wonderful image.
Well taken...even more than satisfactory, as you mentioned in your note.
Well done

Hello Peter,
This is a very good action capture!
I like the movement and flutter of the wings.
You got a very nice soft background with the DOF.
The composition is very clean, and I like the frame used too.
Very interesting your note and very descriptive about the method to catch this photo.
Congratulations, thanks for share and best regards,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-26 15:07]
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Wow beautiful! lovely DOF, sharp details on the body and great movement in the wings.



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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-01-26 16:07]

Bonjour Peter
Très belle image de cet oiseau en vol, excellente composition, couleurs et netteté, très bon boulot
Salutations Robi

Hi Peter,
great work,sharpness and composition first class!

Hello Peter.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.
Great composition.

Jose Luis.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-01-27 1:14]

A warm welcome to TN, Peter. ; )
Your efforts have really paid off.
A great shot of this bird in motion.
I like the way you explained how you do it.
A great pose with sharp details and good exposure.
TFS. : )

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-01-27 5:04]
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Hello Peter,
This is a great in-flight capture. It's sharp yet with just the right amount of wing-blur to accenuate motion. Well done.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2007-01-27 10:49]

woow fantastic capure
with amazing timing
I like this bird.In czech republic
is lots of expand.
TFS Libor

nice capture, TFS Ori

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