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Copyright: Luc Bussieres (lucbus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-13
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D-70s, Nikkor AF-S DX 18-70 F3.5-4.5 G IF-ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 80-89 points (II) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-22 19:22
Viewed: 1855
Points: 84
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These birds are so fast it was very hard to catch them in action. They arrive very fast, stand on the feeder to eat for a while and leave so fast without any notice. I was able over 60-70 photos to catch twice the bird in motion. On all the otheres he was either still at the feeder or already out of the frame.

Here is the best of the two I have made. It's a Black-capped Chickadee.

Have a great day.

kurekpit, Kiwis, celan_mario, Mitra, Beger, Josine, cstathoulis, cezar62, chrisJ, PierreFrigon, Silke, Juliet, Refugee, Dingo, tfebbo, SkyF, eyesthetix has marked this note useful
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To Claudine: Jardin Botaniquelucbus 1 01-23 07:13
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Hi Luc
Great shot,nice capture and sharpness,well done
Best Regards & TFS

* Piotr *

wonderfull capture this bird;-)

Belle capture et belle réussite dans ces difficiles conditions



you captured this beautiful moment perfectly here, well done, thanx, M, (*_*)

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  • Biero Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 259 W: 41 N: 244] (3381)
  • [2007-01-22 19:30]

Superbe effet Luc, avec 1/1600 de vitesse d'obturation ça donne tout un résultat, je suis agréablement surpris de voir ça.
Tu as quand même mis toutes les chances de ton côté en te servant du trépied, super, belle netteté en plus.

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2007-01-22 19:41]

Bonsoir Luc,
Le résultat valait la patience que tu as eu pour cette belle capture.
Merci pour ce partage

Ta patience a été bien récompensée! Une très belle photo de nature.

Really beautifull photo. Good composition, color and light. The time is fantastic.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-01-22 22:49]

Great Shot with lovely details & colors. Well done.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-01-22 22:56]

Une très belle capture, Luc! La lumière à travers l'aile déployée nous donne l'impression d'un délicat éventail. Très réussi! Annie

Hi Luc,
The feeder brought to me a memory of when I was 7 years old in Montreal: I was so thirsty, on a winter day, in the schoolyard and licked a metal fence pole. My tongue got stuck and I pulled it away so fast...
I love the detail of the wing! Nice colors and very good detail and DOF.

Beautifull moment and wow what a sharp photo.
Next workshop in the field (like your Toronto)I join the group and you and John can teach me a few to Luc :-)
Bye bye

Hi Luc,

You captured the bird on one leg! How's that for timing! (^_^) This is a type of photography I'd love to do too! The only birds we have around here are pigeons! :((

Great POV & sharpness!
Well done

Bonjour Luc!
Very good shot!Well captured bird.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-01-23 7:07]

Bonjour Luc

A very good decisive moment capturing the bird just as it alights & with outstretched wings. Good dof, sharpness, & pov. Merci!

Wow Luc,
Attraper une mésange en vol, faut le faire, je n'ai jamais réussi, bravo! C'est vraiment un tour de force que tu as réalisé là! Les détails sont excellents et tu avais la parfaite vitesse d'obturation. J'ai déjà essayé à 1/1250 secondes mais ce n'était pas assez vite pour ces petites bestioles rapides comme l'éclair. J'aime tellement la transparence de son aile ouverte, c'est de toute beauté. Je me demande où tu as pris la photo car je remarque qu'elle a une bague autour de sa patte? Était-ce que jardin botanique? Merci,

Excellent capture Luc, very sharp and clear, with all the motion inluded.Well done.

Superbe capture du moment. Très claire et détaillée.

Wow! This is fantastic! I know how hard this must have been to actually get the bird with it's wings expanded light like. Well done on this great action shot.

Lovely movement with a great action. Nice PoV.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-01-23 10:05]

Wonderful timing and well worth the effort, Luc! the details are superb and the composition is perfect

Amazing detail and so sharp. Perfect timing capturing the bird's wing fully spread, looks great. Good POV, lighting, and I like the out-of-focus hint of a dark branch for the background. Good compo too. TFS!

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-01-23 13:34]

Hi Luc,
WOW- your persistence paid off. Excellent capture. The spread wings are amazing. Great lighting such fine details. Well done and TFS Julie

Superb capture Luc and well worth the time spent getting the bird in frame. Excellent detail and nicely composed. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Wildlife of Tasmania’

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2007-01-23 15:58]

Only 60-70 shots for 2 like these ? Where do I have to sign, Luc ? LOL. Not bad a result. This one shows the bird's wings in a terrific way, and so sharp! Very well done, TFS.

Nicely done ... birds are so difficult to catch, and it appears that you've caught this one either right before the takeoff and a few milliseconds prior to landing. Amazing spread of the wing.


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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-01-24 9:22]

Really an exciting image has been taken from nature with an immense effort. High speed shooting has put fine details of an active bird which is interesting. An wecellent capture my friend.

Thanks for sharing this image.

superb sharpness and details here luc :)
i like how the wings look translucent :) very good action captured

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  • tfebbo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 11 N: 240] (1086)
  • [2007-01-24 11:07]

Hi Luc,
Excellent capture of the fast birds. I have never, with any degree of success, captured birds like you have here. Your perserverence certainly paid off with a great photograph. Well done, as the colour, detail, pov and dof are all excellent. Cheers, Todd

Beaux contrastes, l'oiseau bien capturé, couleurs bien choisies. Bon travail. Salutations.

oh wow! nice shot getting this cute little bird just as hes landing..great sharp photo and great color. Love it. TFS

thanks for the comment on my photo "amazing sunrise my 100th:o)"

C'est en eefet difficile d'avoir le bon click au bon moment. Mais la patience, ca paye !
Bravo pour celle belle photo.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-01-25 7:22]

Salut Luc,
on this one you matched the speed of the chickadee! Great shot. Nice POV and good sharpness. Details are nice and sharp, wonderful composition.

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2007-01-25 10:39]

hi Luc. excellent shot and timing to capture this cool photo. Nice! Tfs


Fine device for photography. Better, than tripod! :) :) We have never seen a something like this one...Well done, Luc! Great capturing of the landing bird, hard work. Good lighting and clear colors.

Malik & Mary.

Ecellent excellent my friend


Luc, another great photo fo the bird from you. Well captured, sharp. :) Vandana


hello Luc,The narrow DOF is well handled here - giving a lovely bokeh effect in the back.
The elements are very well placed and what a great capture of the bird!

Best regards, Daniel
Greenie later :)

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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2007-02-02 9:33]

great shot Luc .
excellent snapshot.
1000 points.

Splendid shot..

Very vivid..

VEry good focus

Best regards,

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  • Orihwa (302)
  • [2007-02-10 7:29]

Bonjour Luc,
Grande capture. J'essaie depuis longtemps d,en prendre une avec autant de lumière et de précision.TFS

Spot on timing Luc. Lovely feather details.
Regards Mark

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