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Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Canon 600mm f4L
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-06 9:47
Viewed: 3043
Points: 8
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This is a long distance shot of a Coot at Martin Mere taken early in the year as it was feeding on weed fronds.
Camera settings:- ISO 200, 1200mm focal length, 2x converter, remote shutter cord.
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Hi Peter,
Very difficult one to capture...due to black and white issues...
You got detail in the dark partswhich is good.
On the other hand the beak highlights are tending to be less detailed...however...
But like I said almost a mission impossible...
Tried a few times myself to capture this bird with a 350D and the 70-30. Conclusion: if I had more pixels and a longer focal length then I'll give it another try ):

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-03-06 10:10]

Hello Peter,
Clarity, focus, sharpness, exposure and the pose is very good. TFS

Hi Peter,
Very good capture. I know it is not easy to shoot it, I've tried it myself, but these creatures never come close and they can detect you from far away, so I only got distant photos. Very good exposure, details and composition. I also like the natural look (not too processed).


very good shot

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