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Arial Attack

Arial Attack
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Copyright: Johan Swanepoel (duckpond) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 29 N: 73] (323)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Sigma 18-125 mm DC
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-13 11:50
Viewed: 4260
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These birds are Egyptian Geese. They live at our local golf course. For more information - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_goose.

The geese get into some noisy fighting round this time of the year. Maybe they fight over the ladies.

PP: The shot was a tad fuzzy as I had to react quickly, so I sharepened it a bit to get the big fellow more in focus. The shot was also not taken at the best time of day so I adjusted the contrast.

Shot Details:
Exposure Time: 1/250 sec
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 125/1 mm
Date Taken: 2005-08-13 12:49

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Nice shot. It's to bad you couldn't get both of these geese in focus, but one was probably hard enough. They must have been going very fast as well. Also you got him/her with their mouth open, nice.

  • Great 
  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-10-04 6:23]

Witaj.Bardzo dobre dynamiczne zdjęcie, świetnie uchwycony ruch. Szkoda że niedocenione.

Hi Johan.

The action is wat up there. Well worth looking at and capturing. Regarding the technical qualities the detail is a bit overexposed and blurred. It's difficult to get this right.

You might try switching to a higer ISO setting than ISO100. It would give you more shutterspeed to counter the blurr. Did you use AI servo of AI focus for this shot? I think you might have gained some extra SS but opening up the aperture setting. I think F8 for this particular shot could have been to small. I hope it helps.

  • Good 
  • Pieter (12)
  • [2005-11-04 5:59]

Nice action.

A higher ISO setting en F stop would give you a faster SS which should led to a shaper image. Try it next time and let us know.

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