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Challenge: Action Shot IV (Standard Editing)
Collection: 2021-2022 - CHALLENGES & outtakes etc
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO M.Zuiko
Date: Dec 23, 2022
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Action, Birds
Date Uploaded: Dec 24, 2022

i wanted a bird flying for this challenge .. but that never eventuated .. so plan B was getting some action at the birdbath .. birds dont come that often .. and i'm not that patient .. added to that .. when they did come the light was not conducive to an action shot .. as i had to increase the iso so much to accommodate the fast shutter speed .. (would have loved to go faster) .. and that's with wide open aperture ..
so the resulting image was very noisy and grainy .. just horrible .. to fix that in post can create a very unnatural look .. so i had the crazy idea to create some blur .. which will smooth out the grain .. and also give a nice feeling of movement ..
not sure how this will go because of the blur .. but the grain was so unpleasant i would have got marked down for that .. was a catch 22 ..
good luck to me .. ;)

just want to add the day after rollover ..
THANKYOU for all the lovely comments ..
a special shout out to Wendy ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' vawendy .. our resident bird whisperer .. your comment blew me away ..
i'll be back when i return to earth .. :)

Place: 2 out of 13
Avg (all users): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 7.5000
Avg (non-participants): 7.5667
Views since voting: 184
Views during voting: 70
Votes: 36
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/03/2023 09:59:58 PM
This is truly amazing -- I'm incredibly jealous and wish I took this shot! What a piece of art! (haha!! Now that I'm reading the comments, I'm not the first to say it! But I'm leaving the comment anyway, because it really is ART!
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01/02/2023 06:11:17 PM
amazing capture Roz, congrats!
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01/02/2023 12:23:56 PM
Truly a work of art - in motion!
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01/02/2023 08:20:14 AM
What an awesome photo. Really a piece of art. Was my favorite in the challenge.
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01/02/2023 01:30:04 AM
What a brilliant move to add the blur! Super post all round. Congrats on the red
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01/02/2023 12:20:11 AM
Yes that motion amazing!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/30/2022 05:42:12 PM
Whoosh! Unmistakable sense of motion here.
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12/27/2022 08:34:16 AM
Looks like a fish, Roz in action :) amazing.
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12/27/2022 08:09:04 AM
Looks like a winner. Nice catch.
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12/27/2022 04:35:17 AM
This is gorgeous, and easy pick for winner in a difficult challenge I think. You captured a common moment that our human eyes can finally appreciate!
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12/26/2022 12:47:51 AM
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