Spotted Shag in Flight
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2008-08-03 1:19]
Birds, particularly large birds, look so elegant in flight and you have captured this aspect beautifully.
The light has given a real depth to the shot with the l/h wing in shadow and the r/h wing nicely detailed.
- janhendrik (2392)
- [2008-08-03 2:34]
Great shot, well done Janice. Whole bird in focus, slight movement om wingtips, very good!
Fine in-flight of a juvenile Spotted Shag. Good panning work here to capture him pretty sharply with a good DOF at a distance.
Thanks for sharing this one,
Have a good week,
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2008-08-03 3:40]
Hi Janice ,
Nice shot at lovely moment.
Good details and nice BG.
I am doing some quick re-figuring by date. You took this in the "fall"? of this year as per your weather zones? gosh thinking this way also involves vortexes and all..It would be like a mystery house for me to re acclimate. Very fine image of it just over the waterline. I know you like the seas well enough as you tend to spend much time close. I am same with Northern Cal...back in the old days when I lived there...good show Janice!
- sranjan (5784)
- [2008-08-03 10:33]
Excellent capture, POV & details of an inflight bird despite of distance away from a moving boat :)
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-08-03 12:54]
Very nice and well-timed capture showing the Shag with nicely spread wings. Good focus and details and I like the 'blue' waves below.
TFS and cheers, Ulla
Very good shot of duck in flight. Wait a second, it isn't duck! Oh, I'm really dissapointed my friend :-) And where are emerald eyes :-) ? Just joking! Perfect capture. Most of all I like black silhouette on blue waves.
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2008-08-03 15:13]
Very good capture of Spotted Shag in flight. Good POV and composition, sharp details and nice colours.
- horia (16656)
- [2008-08-11 8:41]
This is a really beautiful in-flight of this particular species we don't get soo see much of here on TN :) A great asset and contribution to the gallery here!
The pose you managed to capture it in is lovely and the overall sharpness on the bird is very good. Even though you lost a bit of detail in the colored parts, that's surely due to the ISO400, but other than that, the shot is terrific! I also like the waves in the BG that add a little drama to the compo and complete this presentation very well.
Bravo and TFS