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Fanning the primaries to improve lift
Fanning the primaries to improve lift

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Challenge: Fan (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Maianbar, Australia
Date: Feb 17, 2013
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2000
Date Uploaded: Feb 17, 2013

Well, it may be considered a shoehorn to some but that is exactly what the bird is doing. The same as extending the flaps on an aircraft. On a plane the flaps are extended to increase lift where as with a bird the primaries feathers are spread or 'fanned' out.

I didn't think I would get the shot and it didn't turn out exactly how I planned but I'm still happy with the capture. I do expect [user]hahn23[/user] might appreciate this.

Place: 10 out of 48
Avg (all users): 5.8824
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.1538
Avg (non-participants): 5.7895
Views since voting: 634
Views during voting: 226
Votes: 102
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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03/13/2013 12:18:23 PM
Lovely. How many shots did it take to get this?
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02/25/2013 12:58:15 AM
Hey Phil well done on the Top ten, great image, one of my highest votes!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/24/2013 09:55:16 PM
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02/24/2013 12:16:26 AM
Needs more depth of field but I know from my experience it is hard to capture birds in flight good effort
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02/22/2013 08:27:05 PM
Awesome sharpness and shallow depth of field. Really nice shot!
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02/21/2013 10:07:08 AM
and good for motion blur as well. Lovely red colour burst
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02/19/2013 02:22:09 AM
Great Pov, love how close you got well done! Looks like it might need a bit of contrast boost though, unless that's how you liked it!
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02/18/2013 08:56:25 PM
Wow! What detail!
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02/18/2013 04:46:02 PM
beautiful shot!
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02/18/2013 11:24:21 AM
Top 3
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02/18/2013 10:00:47 AM
Superb image - what a capture!
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