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Goose racing

Goose racing
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Copyright: Tom Winder (bluepianowaits) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 401 W: 16 N: 343] (2596)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-09
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Action
Camera: Pentax K100D SLR, Sigma 70-300 f/4-5,6 APO MACRO
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-11 4:22
Viewed: 1361
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi All,

Sorry no time to write my note now will do it later this afternoon I promise.


Later that day.........

Ok I am back now, this was taken yesterday at Fewston Resivoir, I sat on the bank for ages waiting for these two geese to fly off so I could get this action shot, I was worth it, I got a great series of take off shots right from a stand still to full flight which you see here.

I have not boosted the colour on this just sharpend in photoshop, I also did auto levels but it washed out that rich blue colour. I will be honest I was going to save this for Helens blue theme on friday. But I love this and could'nt wait to post it. The power of these birds on take off is amazing.



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A stunner, lovely colours and sense of movement, clear where it matters. I like the water and waves.

Hi Tom,
Nice capture, nice details on the geese with room for them to move into, well seen and captured.
Regards Andy

hello Tom

excellent action capture of these two goose.
you have frozen them in a lovely position.
focus on the birds is very good



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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2007-11-11 9:56]

Very good inflight shot of those geese. You're right, the blue is just fantastic ! Very sharp and clear image, thanks Tom !


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  • witek1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 108 W: 0 N: 46] (1384)
  • [2007-11-11 10:54]

Ladne prawie ostre zdjecie co przy fotografowaniu ptakw nie jest takie proste.
Pozdrawiam Witek

Good focus . Belle image de ses barnaches en vol . Le contraste avec le bleu de l'eau c'est super
belle image d'action Bravo ral.

Hi Tom
Cracking shot, very sharp and well composed
Regards Pez

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2007-11-11 16:10]

Hi Tom

Nice action shot, well composed, good work! TFS


Howdy Tom! Wonderful birds! Amazing dynamic scene. Great POV. Great effect. Very original shot. Cheers!

Hi Tom,
good action capture - nice short diagonal/symmetry with the two birds..
Perhaps slight blue cast...? or perhaps not :-)

Best regards, Daniel.

Hi Tom,

nice shot. Excellent coloured presentation. Picture is good arrected. Well done. tfs. steve

Good colours and composition, I like the shallow DoF and the way it makes the water fade out to black in the background. Nice one!
Cheers, John.

Hi Tom,
Great action shot, and yes that is some bright blue water!
Nice Pov. TFS

Hiya Tom

Nice capture here, good POV and superb colours. Nice to have the two flying together too

TFS regards Helen

Hi Tom,

Nice action shot, well seen and captured. TFS


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