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Running on Water


Running on Water
Photo Information
Copyright: Jurgen DP (jurgen) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 22] (85)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-23
Camera: Minolta Maxxum 600si, Minolta AF 75-300, Kodak E100VS
Exposure: f/5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-30 4:16
Viewed: 5840
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In the 'Pantanos de Villa (Villa Swamps) in the southern part of Lima, there are many birds that live all-year-round and others that are migratory. The place where I took this photo is some 20m away of the sea, and the swamps themself are surrounded in part by the shanty-towns of the city –so putting on them a little bit of stress.
Because I'm not a bird expert, I don't know which bird exactly this one is.
This picture took me a lot of work, because these type of bird all of the sudden began to run really fast on the water, waving there wings, and I have to pan their movements as they start to fly. As a proof of the speed, it is possible to see that behind the bird there are still 3 places of splashing water.

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Hello Jurgen!
Very nice in flight capture.POV,framing and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

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