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Take off
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Copyright: Jean Yves Bissonnette (JYB) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 47 W: 7 N: 144] (3888)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-31
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-14 7:19
Viewed: 1968
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture by chance. There is a lot of aquatic birds at this place like ducks, white goose, bernache, heron, buse (in the family of eagle), great cormoran etc... You can approch these birds relatively closer. Everything there is in constant mouvment, You can easyly view birds fishing, flighing, sleeping and going... I realy like thes place because each day is different there.

Thank to all viewer who take the time to leave a comment or critique (positive or not) I appreciate greatly. JYB

Image Description = Capturefile: P:\DCIM\176CANON\IMG_3300.CR2
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Date Time = 2007-08-14 09:42:55
Artist = J.Y.Bissonnette
Copyright = Jean-Yves Bissonnette 2007
Exposure Time = 1/1600"
F Number = F6.3
Exposure Program = Aperture priority
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Exif Version = Version 2.21
Date Time Original = 2007-07-31 17:50:03
Date Time Digitized = 2007-07-31 17:50:03
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Exposure Bias Value = ±0EV
Metering Mode = Pattern
Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length = 360mm
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joli !

vraiment net. tres belle photo d'action bravo !!!

Great shot! Sharpness is excellent and so is the lighting.
Well done

Bonjour Jean-Yves

Très belle photo que celle de cette femelle de Canard colvert. Tu as bien capté le mouvement d'envol avec les quelques goutelettes qui suivent à la traîne.L'arrière plan est impeccable, laissant toute l'attention au sujet principal. L'oeil de la cane est bien clair, ce qui est important dans les photos d'oiseaux. Un peu de flou sur les ailes mais à f6.3 on ne peu pas tout avoir.

Bardzo dobra kompozycja.Ladne kolory.Ruch....

tres bien Jean
capture incredible
light and details excellent
great work

TFS Sergio

hi jean yves,
fantastic ! great timing-great action shot !
amazing sharpness and a fantastic lightning.
vivd colours too.
and a beautiful pose of the duck, nice blurring of the wings.
TFS - carole

Superbe capture. Très impressionnante.
Excellente netteté et détails.
Bien vu

Hello Jean

Absolutely stunning capture here.razor sharp with excellent colour and DOF. Superb posting

TFS regards Helen

Very good image, Jean!
Colors, sharpness and DOF are very well.

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  • Texan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 543 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-14 13:53]

Beautiful dramatic capture well focued georgous exposure.

Hello Jean,

This is a great action shot! You have done well to keep the image in focus!

I like the details of the feathers , and even tiny drops of water.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Nice sharp image really focused on his head and eye. Good shutter speed to show us just a little wing movement. Well done.


Excellent capture.
Superb composition !
Best regards, Daniel

Superb image Jean. Very well timed, good colour and perfect detail. TFS,

that is a beautifull shot , very sharp and the compostion is excellent
well done and very lucky too get that shot

Hi Jean,

Nice Picture. Everything is superbly managed. Nice framing and title chosen is a good one. Background is supporting the duck.

Well done and TFS.

With best regards,
Muhammad Usman Ali

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2007-08-15 14:18]

Oh now this is really impressive. You nailed the settings. I am particularly impressed with the perfect shutter speed on the ducks body and that there is a sense of motion in the wing tips. Can't I give this more than 2 points - this is a perfect 10.



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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2007-08-15 16:32]

Absolutely fantastic shot. TFS. K2

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2009-01-04 8:18]

Beautiful action capture of this female mallard, Jean-Yves.
Extremely sharp on the head, with a nice soft blur on the wing-tips that suggest the motion, even if you froze the movement at 1/1600.
I'm not sure about the droplets you captured falling off her - what I'd definitely remove is the black spot in the bottom, which I think is disturbing a bit.
Anyway, nice capture, TFS

Hello Jean
Nice Picture.
fantastic shot

Ciao Jean

absolutely thanx for this nice shot of a beautiful bird taking off.
The light and colors are perfect and also details, even if on movement of the goose, are at top!

Great work.


Best regards


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