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Water Wings

Water Wings
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Copyright: mark simms (marksimms) (84)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 75 - 300 mm
Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-01 18:10
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This gull was dive-bombing a moorhen with some food, I tracked him until just after one fo his dives and was rising back up into the air for another attack. This was the best out of about 10 photos..I love the way the sun shines through his wings.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-12-01 18:37]

Hi Mark,

Lovely in-flight shot, superb composition and POV, nice details and lovely colours but I think its the totally fantastic back lighting that makes the shot so good, I love the way it illumanates the wings and the water splashes, well done.

TFS Hilary :o)

The sun through the wings is spectacular. It's nice that the background is so dark. It really sets them off. Great action shot.

Evelynn : )

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-12-01 22:01]

Good action shot here Mark. You musty be pleased with it. The white is a bit over-exposed, but the details are great, especially the water drops - very sharp...
Well done,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-02 1:32]

Hello Mark,
Fantastic sharp capture of this young in-flight Black-headed Gull. Great comp and superb lighting.
Well done!
TFS, regards, Ivan

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-02 2:39]

Hi Mark,
Wonderful light and moment. Excellent timing and sharpness. A beautiful image.
TFS, José M.

Hello Mark,
This is a wonderful picture with excellent details, colors, POV and composition. I love this lightning and this great movement along with superb exposure!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-02 7:37]

Hello Mark,
Fantastic shot - I love the magic lighting and the colours against the dark background. Very clever!!
TFS, Ulla

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-12-03 4:36]

Bonjour Mark,
Une prise artistique.bravo pour la pose de l'oiseau,l'éclairage particulié et l'originalité.


Hi Mark,
Wings are magic indeed.
Good light...

bonjour mark
splendide,la lumiere qui traverse les ailes,les reflets dorés sur l'eau et le details du plumage,tout cela fait un cliché impeccable.

wow wa wee wa. Awesome capture mate!

hello Mrk

great shot with a feeling of movement
the colours are very good and the lights also



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