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Aerial fight

Aerial fight
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Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-02-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-02-18 16:16
Viewed: 1372
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, for the first time this year in 2017 today
I went out to do wildlife photography of small birds
and squirrels, among the photos I made here is an
aerial fight between two American Tree Sparrows.

1/2500s f/5.6 ISO1000 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).


« Plump and long-tailed, American Tree Sparrows are busy
visitors in winter backyards and weedy, snow-covered fields
across southern Canada and the northern United States.

Hopping up at bent weeds or even beating their wings to
dislodge seeds from grass heads, they scratch and peck
the ground in small flocks, trading soft, musical twitters.

Come snowmelt, these small rusty-capped and
smooth-breasted sparrows begin their long migrations
to breeding grounds in the tundra of the far North. »



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Bonsoir Asbed,

Tu as bien capturé l'action des oiseaux, il manque juste les haut-parleurs pour entendre leurs cris. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails des oiseaux. La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.



Fantastic altercation of birds in flight. Woderful photo.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-02-19 18:03]

Hello Asbed,
I see you are back to your specialty of photographing birds while inflight. It's hard enough to capture just one, but you managed to photograph two and both are in sharp focus. You even got some nice catchlight in its eye. Great work!!

Ciao Asbed, fantastic capture of lovely couple of in-flight birds in nice action, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-02-21 9:18]

Hi Asbed,one of your best pic,this battle in the air so sharp is absolutely fantastic,great timing and great quality too,very very well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Asbed,
Lovely in-flight capture, the action's perfectly frozen into the image with using the right ultrafast shutter speed, exposure is bombastic. Probably the sparrows are a little too small in the frame, I mean a bit tighter crop would IMHO be more powerful, but a very effective image this way, too. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Hello Asbed,
Very well captured this pair of Sparrow in the air. Well details and good sharpness. BG showing its natural habitat. Go for 500/600mm; your picture will look much better. You well get much details as well as better BG without blank space.
Thanks for sharing,
Best wishes,

Great aerial battle of these two little fighters!

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