<< Previous Next >>

Anyone wants a spider ?

Anyone wants a spider ?
Photo Information
Copyright: Alptekin Kutlu (alois) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 107] (1205)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon F5, Nikkor 500 mm f:4.0 D, Fuji Provia 100F
Exposure: f/4
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): my favorite TN choices [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-06 17:06
Viewed: 4966
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 11
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
African Hopoe kept on bringing delicious meals to her chicks regularly, with a very precise timing, appr. one spider at every 15-20 minutes. All I have to do was to wait until the next delivery and try to track this fast action. As I was using ProviaF at 100 ISO rate and light conditions were quite unfavourable, using fill-in flash at about 15 meters was my only chance to get this picture. Crop is very close to original slide. I have to admit that I spent almost a roll to get this action right.

Comandante, dew77, marhowie has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2005-05-06 17:20]

Really good post - action, clarity, sharpness in the ebak - excellent work. Tim

Just slightly over exposed, and maybe a little cool (blue) in colour, but good timing and I like the movement in the wings.

Çok güzel bir kare.
İnanılmaz zor bir fotograf çekmişsiniz.Tebrikler,Ellerinize sağlık.

what a beautiful moment. My congratulations

Brilliant shot.It's clear, sharp and good composition.
I like this a lot. Thanks for sharing.

Very cool and strange looking bird Alptekin! Is that a spider I see in its beak?? A bird in-flight with spider is worth an automatic 20 points!!!! High degree of difficulty here..Very well done!

Calibration Check