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Avocet flying.

Avocet flying.
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400L IS f4-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Karatash's other favorite -I-, Letters and digits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-13 4:25
Viewed: 3894
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is an evening photograph of an Avocet flying across a still lagoon at Marshside RSPB Reserve. There was a lot of activity as week old chicks were about and the adults were on guard. When the breeze dropped and the birds flew low over the water they produced a lovely reflection. I did think about removing the banking in the corner but did not think it intruded enough and it showed where the bird flew from.
Camera settings:- ISO 400, AV, Spot metering, IS on, Auto White Balance, 1.4 x converter, 530 mm focal length, Hand Held.

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Simpatica foto, Peter, complimenti!

Ciao e grazie.


Nice taked & nice captured friend!

At all well done

Very nice in flight shot Peter.
The reflection of the bird is wonderful and together with the bird itself they make an almost perfect circle.
A small crop of top to loose the darker spot overthere and a small crop of the right side and the composition is perfect.
Thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Harry

Hi Peter.
Awesome capture with the reflection, reminds me a bit like a water ballet.
Wonderful image, I would agree with Harry on the crop from the top for the darker shadow of bank over in the top left, a little distracing. Your Avocet flying deserves all the attention.

New Zealand

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  • mjcarr (15)
  • [2007-06-13 11:38]

great capture ..well don..tfs mike

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-06-13 13:39]

Hi Peter
Very nice in flight capture.I like the POV and the reflexion of the bird in hte water.
TFS Michel

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