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Common Moorhen Slam Dunk

Common Moorhen Slam Dunk
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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: 2013-10-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Rebel T2, Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-24 19:28
Viewed: 1663
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Decided to share this encounter again on two accounts
1. One of our Trek contributors thought this capture was better then the other one i shared.

2. Found a GREAT photo processing element and even purchased it as before would only use Gimp as it was free. This element is called "Content Aware Resize" so when we process down to 800 x 600 it preserves RAW format and color (you can try ZONER for free)

Ok this slam dunk is indeed cropped a bit close, wanted you to see their claws, an amazing thing to witness and thankful captured this.

Here is a link where you can hear their call, imagine this X2 LOUD Repetitive and lots of water splashes ;)

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Hi Brenda, Love the action here . The open wings and its position. The position of the other bird taking evasive action and may be submissive action , The claw on the other bird and the droplets all around make this a very good shot. Thanks for Sharing
- Goutham Ramesh

Hello Brenda,
another wonderful action shot of this series.
superb colour with perfect composition.
best wishes,

Ciao Brenda, great action shoot with lovely couple in fantastic action, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-10-25 5:07]

Hi Brenda
exciting and very action packed. The water droplets are so special and well frozen.
The red beaks are sure attraction.
Good composition,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-25 8:50]

Hi Brenda, a second pic of this interesting duel on the water whit excellent quality like your other,interesting note about your work in PP too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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