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Were I go!
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Copyright: Sebastien Bouchard (odin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Tamron AF70-300mm LD
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Gannets Of The World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-15 9:15
Viewed: 3986
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was taking this picture at Bonaventure Island at Percé. The shot was taken in a great sunny day. For that reason, i set my camera for under exposure for arround 1.7 or 2.0. I don't remenber. I wont to show you some point on this picture. Look nere the upper portion of the nozzle. You can see a dark spot, this was a dirtiness on my sensor. On a other point l would like to have some help for giving a better look to my picture. It still some halos arround the bird, How i can miss that? I hope my english was comprehensible! Thanks for helping me!

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Hello Sebastian!
Very nice in flight portrait;).POV,sharpness,simple BG and composition are wonderful.I think it would be better if you cropped %25 from left side.

Nice shot Sebastian. You've captured the head and beak with great sharpness & detail. Really stands out against the dark blue BG. The dark spots are easily removed with the spot healing brush or healing tool in photoshop. I really don't see much of a halo effect here..Perhaps very slightly noticeable due to the light subject/dark BG in this particular shot..Well done.

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  • IdoTT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 19 N: 86] (482)
  • [2005-08-15 10:22]
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I have no word, so sharp and so clean.
The details are amazing!

What camera you used?

Very very very very very very WellDone!

Salut, Sebastien. Very good shot of this gannet in flight. The head and body of the bird are in sharp focus, and the blur at the tips of the wings suggest the movement of flight. Excellent POV. How did you manage to be on eye-level with this bird? Were you on a cliff?
I do not see a halo. However I do find the little white spots (other birds and light reflections) a bit distracting. I made a little workshop for you to clean that out. Hope you like it. : )

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-08-15 12:00]

Wow ! Une superbe photo, le sujet est bien arrêté et l'éclairage fait bien resortire les couleurs et les détails dans le plumage.

Félicitations pour la netteté.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-08-15 13:36]

Perfect shot! POV, DOF, background. Simply perfect! TFS!

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  • Tage Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 43] (251)
  • [2005-08-15 21:41]

Interesting picture.
Thsi gave me an idea to try the same technique myself.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-08-16 16:16]

Great capture Sebastien, you did a great job here getting this close in and in focus too. I'm always impressed by inflight shots and this is no exception. In a perfect world I would have liked a little more room around the wings and the bottom. Nevertheles, great shot.

Hi Sebastien, This in-flight is tack sharp and well exposed. The blurred wings adds to the movement of the image. I am sorry that you did not get the whole bird in the frame it would have been an exceptional capture then. Very well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-17 19:58]

Hi Sébastien, I have no time to write a decent comment. I give to you the well deserved smiley.

Day thought:
"If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words." -- Chinese Proverb --

Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

Good day Sebastien. Wow! What an intense shot. It's breathtaking! The clarity, colour and sharpness are super. If you had captured the entire bire it would have been fantastic! As it is it was very well taken!

Going through your photos this one caught my eye immediately. It is a superb photo of a flying bird, one of the best I've seen.

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2005-10-14 12:45]

Superb shot! Bring to a standstill and wings movement...fantastic. Great colors, sharpness, BG and composition.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-29 12:24]

Sebastien, this bird is very beautiful, and you did a great job here too.

Excellent pov, composition and sharpness. I like colors and lighting too.

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