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Soaring low

Soaring low
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Copyright: tom trinko (trinko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3
Exposure: f/16, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-22 16:14
Viewed: 2780
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It was overcast and the water was still. The water looked like a huge mirror, just an inch or two deep at most. The reflections were very nice and the birds very graceful. While landing they do look a bit... well clutzy, see here and here, they are the epitomy of grace while they fly.

a little noisy because i had to shorten the exposure time to get good focus.

forgot to mention that the out of focus bird at the top of the photo is a lesser tern

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-04-22 16:19]

Hi Tom!
It's a great capture - somewhat like an abstract painting! Excellent sharpness on the birds!

Nice shot Tom good sharpness and DOF great work tfs rgds necip.

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2007-04-22 16:54]

Good photo :)

  • Great 
  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-04-22 18:23]

Hi Tom

Great action shot - to get the pair was very lucky.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-04-22 18:38]
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Hi tom
Waht a nice action picture ,good POV and nice colours.How do you call those birds ? I never sean them before.

Hi Tom.
Interesting shot. Excellent composition. Good reflection. Well done. tfs. Stev

Hi Tom,
Well captured, lucky to get two of them. Good sharpness and detail and I like the glassy effect of the water. TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

Hi Tom,
Nice action image. I like the fuzzy reflections of the posts. I hope one day to be able to take photo's like this. Nice.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2007-04-23 0:58]

Beautiful composition, Tom! The reflections are a nice background to this two beauties! Well done framing!

Hi Tom.
Beautifully captured. the two poles in the BG add a little interest to the frame. Nice sharpness and colour. Well done.
Regards, Steve.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-23 11:09]

Hi Tom,

Wonderful shot and a beautiful picture. The birds are so sharp in wonderful positions. Fantastic reflection.


hello tom!
very nice action shot, lovely colors and sharpnes.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-04-25 10:35]

Hi Tom, another charming composition here! They are very pretty and elegant birds. The water reflection and your pov is amazing. Lovley light and colours. Great work.

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