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Copyright: Lenka Gondova (lgfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400 5.6L
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-23 15:21
Viewed: 4933
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lake Nakuru, late light, many of Pelicans sitting in the shallow water and starting to fly away one after another. It was interesting to observe different age that has influence on their colour and status in the breeding season which was visible from the colour around their eyes.

Shot taken hand hold with the BushHawk shoulder mount. After some training results comparable to using of tripod which is for me a bit unconfortable by shooting flying birds. And it is much less heavy to move aroung.

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Hi Lenka,
Excellent in flight capture.
It's very good the way you managed to isolate the subject from the background, beeing the same birds in both.
You've got sharp details, specially on the wings, and the inclusion of the reflections is a plus for the image.
Good work and thanks for post it.
My best regards,

click ! right timing, exposure and focus, you got it

You managed great sharpness using that shoulder mount. From the look of the background birds it doesn't look as if you were panning much, and I know that lens is not stabilized... so you did great.

Evelynn : )

Great lens the 400 5.6 nice and light especially when compared to the 500 4.5, very sharp and quick. Excellent shot, a little more background above the bird would give more balance. But that is being picky. Well done

Hi Lenka,

A well timed shot. The detail and sharpness you have been able to is excellent. Well done

A lovely action shot. lovely and sharp on the bird flying, lovely colours and pov. A nice shot.

great capture, it looks almost hanged in the air :) TFS Ori

  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-24 2:41]

Hello Lenka, What a shot. So many and one taking off. You managed to shoot it beautifully. Well shot and great one to our view. Ganesh smiley soon.

  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-08-24 3:17]

Good shot of the Pelican in flight. Well captured, nice and sharp and clear details.
I like your DOF showing the blurred background.
Well done

Hi Lenka

Good shot of this african pelican. Great colours and ballanced exposure. Excellent sharpness


Hi, Lenka,

excellent capture!! very nice colours and details. tfs

Man Yee

Hello Lenka.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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