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High speed Duck
High speed Duck
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wildlife II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM
Location: The Durban Botanic Gardens
Date: Jan 21, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160th
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2006

Spent the afternoon practicing panning shots of flying birds. I finally managed to get a okay shot when this Egyptian Goose came flying past on the other side of the lake.

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Place: 136 out of 261
Avg (all users): 5.4793
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.2982
Avg (non-participants): 5.5714
Views since voting: 858
Views during voting: 421
Votes: 338
Comments: 13
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AuthorThread
02/07/2006 02:37:17 AM
Thanks for the comments.

While this was an advanced editing challenge, the only editing I did besides cropping and brightness/contrast, was sharpening (since the duck is a little fuzzy).

So yes the panning blur is real and not PS work. :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 09:40:59 PM
wow, very cool
01/31/2006 05:41:57 PM
Great motion capture - well done
01/30/2006 08:55:06 PM
Wow tough, beautiful shot.

Good luck in this challenge!
01/30/2006 02:28:18 AM
Great in-flight capture, the background blurring and motion blur on the wings really brings out the action!
01/29/2006 07:08:02 AM
wow, very fun editing .. nice work
01/28/2006 06:17:24 AM
Good speed image, here but I would have liked about half inch cropped off, on down the left side, to take away the smudge look .....
01/28/2006 01:16:04 AM
what motion..... colors are wonderful..... the background a perfcet foil
01/27/2006 06:39:25 PM
I like this, looks like you are in car taking picture of a duck flying along with you. Very nice.
01/26/2006 01:43:50 PM
I'll be interested to see how much of this was captured with your camera and how much was PS.
01/26/2006 05:00:29 AM
Sadly the busy background hasn't helped this action shot. There is also an element front right which is distracting my eye. Advanced editing would have allowed you to improve this.
01/25/2006 07:34:36 AM
wonderful action shot
01/25/2006 05:14:33 AM
great work...catching a bird in flight like this is not easy, well done


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