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Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: FinePix HS20EXR
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-22 20:37
Viewed: 1976
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hit the Wetlands tonight and FINALLY got a bird in FLIGHT! Not only that, we saw a nest of Anihinga's feeding their brood, a Gator and all on film. Going through it all now, and see the grain but still love the documentary feel to this. Had the Shutter speed way up and was hoping a bird would fly by and even though I cut off his feet..it's a keeper for me.

It was a fun day. Met a man named MILT and he had a lens on him and I knew he was catching some great shots. I invited him to join us. Can you believe he never heard of TrekNATURE? :0)

OK better load this bird up before another day befalls us.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To mwmod99: i understand SOME of what you saydrchoneydew 1 11-23 03:45
To joska: Szabo thanks! i concur! :0)drchoneydew 1 11-23 03:38
To Scott: right?drchoneydew 1 11-23 03:35
To Silvio2006: thanks Silvio!drchoneydew 1 11-23 03:32
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Ciao Breanda, great capture of wonderful bird in fantastic fly, lovely details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2011-11-22 22:08]
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Well done, I do understand how difficult inflights are, I have a few. And a white bird hard not to over expose.

Hi Brenda,
It is a very difficult photo, white Bird and dark BG., You managed this problem very good, TFS!

hi Brenda, I am sure that you have a question for me...how to make the depth of field narrower and separate the subject from the background/foreground. In the case of your elegant white bird here as we can see, there is not much separation.Right!? Unfortunately there is not much you can do in this case. The little FinePix has a small sensor and the reality of the physics suggest that a wider depth of field can not be achieved even if you set the aperture to f/3.5 or even f/3. from such a distance. Ya ! I would advise you to set your camera to aperture priority mode or "A" in the camera dial mode, and chose the smallest aperture available f/3..f/3.5 etc etc. for landscaping obviously the opposite f/8 can do a good job! Good luck Brenda!
George Veltchev

Ciao Brenda. Superb flying taken here! Good contrast.


Hello Brenda,
fine inflight shot of this Great Egret with splendid sharpness and a nice flying pose. I also like your management of light and the natural colours.
Best wishes,

Hi Brenda,
interesting panoramic photo of this bird. Nice colours. Maybe a little too much noise. But don't worry - interesting photo.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-11-23 19:50]

Hello Brenda,
It may be a littly grainy, but you captured it with wings outstreatched and showing pretty good detail. The thing that impresses me most is the exposure, as white is always a challenge to get it correctly, but you managed quite well.

Hello Brenda,
What a beautiful picture.
Very good detalis and fantastic photo.
Have a good day dear friend.

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