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Lucky shot........

Lucky shot........
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-07 0:37
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Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sometimes you are lucky......

A capture I made in the forast near the feeder,it was in fact a not planned capture as the crested tit was sitting on a perch,I amed and clicked,but when I clicked it had just flown away,after my returnal home I noticed that the crested tit was captured in flight on the left side of the original compo and after a cropping although maybe not perfect I think the capture is still ok (even with use of FF and only 1/125s and decided to post this what I believe is the first crested tit inflight shown on TN, I really admire the cameraskills of some among us who really plan these inflight captures especially of the smaller and faster birds.hope you like it and enjoy the weekend

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-07 0:53]

A superb capture Paul
At times we need a bit of luck to enable us to take a good shot such as this in-flight of a Crested Tit.
The head and body are pretty sharp and I like the sweeping position of the wings taken with fine timing and good use of flash.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-07 1:56]

Hi Paul.
It is really rare and wonderful in-flight shot despite the fact you have not planned to get it. Impressive magnification, superb flash work and terrific timing. Bravo.

Hello Paul
This is a very impressive capture indeed of a Crested Tit In flight.
Although you say Luck was involved you still had to have your camera trained at the subject when it left its perch and took flight, perhaps it would be better to call it unplanned planning!
Another very important point that you have shown in this capture is that with the use of flash you can capture small species inflight with an incredibly low shutter speed and still record fabulous details.
I hope you get the bug for inflights now and we can look forward to more like this.
Tfs This One
All the Best

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2009-03-07 8:19]

Hi Paul,
What a lucky guy you are, a crested tit inflight captured. They are so quick that is very hard to follow them with your eye.

Irrespective of luck this is still a good shot with partial focus on the bird, one of which I have yet to see. Nice colours. Well done, regards, Bill

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-07 12:03]

Hi Paul. We all get lucky some time . I have yet to get a Crested Tit in aa tree let alone in flight. As you say not perfect but i would have been pleased to have got this one. well done TFS.

hello Paul

excellent capture of the Crested Tit in-flight,
as you wrote sometimes you are lucky
and also i can add sometimes you have to be
at the good place the good time,

you did an excellent photo here, fine focus on the bird
you obtained excellent sharpness and details
of the plumage, and the light blur on the bird
it shows the bird's flight's motion, TFS


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-08 3:17]

Paul, Perfect moment captured and presented. brilliant work and lovely shot. ganesh

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