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Crossing the line

Crossing the line
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Copyright: Urban Olsson (urban) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 4 N: 79] (413)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-28 14:54
Viewed: 4664
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sometimes You have to have some luck and grab every chance to get a special picture. Yesterday I was out aiming for some macro pictures when I discovered this Pied Wagtail sitting very close to me. So I tried to get a couple of decent shots of him with my 90mm macro lens and this is one of the few good ones. I had to crop the picture a lot to get this close but i think the picture is quite interesting. I have seen a lot of pictures of flying birds here but none of the birds had their wings folded :-).

This is an interesting study of how these birds fly. They are very easy to recognize as they beat quickly with their wings a couple of times and then they fold their wings and "fall" for a moment and then they do a couple of fast wing beats and then fall... So when you see them they donīt fly straight but rather "jump" forwards in the air.

This poor fellow was hunted by a mad guy with a camera so it is understandable that he fled away :-). In doing that he seems to make a big jump over the line in the tarmac. The tarmac makes the picture a little bit cluttered but it is not as you can tell the bird to fly to the nearby lawn so I can get a better shot :-).

Hope You like it anyway.

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  • Pedda Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
  • [2005-05-28 16:08]

Well, who will be the first on over the finish line then??? The bird or the shadow? Greatly composed picture with humor.

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