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Puttin' On the Brakes

Puttin' On the Brakes
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Copyright: Robert Harrison (seneca77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 80 N: 368] (2109)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-30
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, 18-55mm/f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-02 17:18
Viewed: 2478
Points: 6
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While in the Homosassa State Park in Florida, I captured this fairly large bird coming in for a landing on a tree branch (out of view). I think it's an egret of some sort, but not sure which kind.

I saw the bird flying through the forest and panned it as it flew in front of me, but didn't really have the optimal shutter speed to completely freeze its wings, but I think the slight blur is okay.

Boosted the contrast by adjusting the USM filter with two passes. The first pass was at 10/100/1 to increase contrast, the second pass at 90/0.7/1 to sharpen.

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To mcnk: Ibis Perhaps?seneca77 1 01-02 19:56
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  • mcnk Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 11 N: 88] (747)
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I like this. You can almost here the bird muttering some sort of expletive. Given the lens you must have been very close to the subject. You did pretty well considering.
I really like the beak shape but I am not sure if it is an egret. I thought their beaks were stout and straight. I may be wrong though.
I enjoyed viewing this one. Thanks.

Hi Robert:
A very Happy New Year to you & keep posting :)

Nice "action" image. I hope 2008 is a wonderful year for you and all your loved ones.

Great capture Bob! Doesn't it make you wonder how something like that could fly? When I see pelicans when they're not flying I think they'll really ugly creatures, but when they fly they're incredibly graceful and beautiful to look at.

in boca a lupo!


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