Challenge #52: birds in flight! Winner: Artington

A photo challenge starting January 5th 2009. One image only, normal size restrictions apply (1000 pixel maximum width or height recommended - if vertical we suggest 700 pixels maximum width). No followup images (comparisons) except by those who have not already posted their one image. Discussion welcome - please only repeat images in discussion posts if absolutely essential. Aster has been appointed moderator of this forum in recognition of her commitment to making it great fun. This does not prevent others from setting challenges!

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One image only, normal size restrictions apply (1000 pixel maximum width or height recommended - if vertical we suggest 700 pixels maximum width). No followup images (comparisons) except by those who have not already posted their one image. Discussion welcome - please only repeat images in discussion posts if absolutely essential. Participants should provide basic camera data (body, lens, ISO, mode, exposure over-ride or WB settings), and details of raw processing and subsequent PP.
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Challenge #52: birds in flight! Winner: Artington

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:41 pm

As for our second challenge this period I chose my a more technical difficult subject which I hope will draw some people to try something completely different: wildlife photography, specifically birds in flight.

Show us what kind of birds are flying around your house, neighbourhood or in a nearby park or field!

Shameless copy of Yildiz' rulebook.

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*.. Challenge #52 ends on April 30, 2013.
*.. You may enter with as many photos as you like. We'd like to see your favourites.
*.. If you'll upload using the website's own upload feature, dimensions and the size should not exceed 1024*1024 and 250 KB respectively. If you link your photo from an external website/gallery the dimension and the size restrictions don't apply.
*.. Please title your submitted photos to make listing more sensible during the poll listing.
*.. Have fun!

A little teaser:

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Re: Challenge #52: birds in flight! Ends April 30th

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:41 pm

My/the first entry.

Greylag goose landing

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Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:17 pm

Seagull in Flight
(an oldie, shot with a700 + SAL75300)
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Seagull by Dr. Harout, on Flickr
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Unread postby Rhtubbs » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:10 am

Bald Eagle 70-400
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Unread postby mvanrheenen » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:12 am

Hi Ron,

It might be my computer, but your entry doesn't show!

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Re: Challenge #52: birds in flight! Ends April 30th

Unread postby aster » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:15 am

mvanrheenen wrote:Hi Ron,

It might be my computer, but your entry doesn't show!

Mark



It's not your computer, Mark. I can't see Ron's entry either.
Ron, no link to a photo from an external site or through the upload feature of the forum show in your post.
We'd love to see your Bald Eagle. :)


Nice entries so far, by the way. :)


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Unread postby Rhtubbs » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:23 pm

Oops! Still learning to use the site.

How should I upload an image?



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Unread postby aster » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:23 pm

Hi Ron,

Here are two 'how to's. I hope it helps.



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Linking a photo from an other website
Linking.jpg
Linking.jpg (96.83 KiB) Viewed 4331 times


Uploading a photo from your computer's gallery
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Unread postby Rhtubbs » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:07 am

Aster,

Thank very much for your help.

I think I see the problem. I did not notice the file is 276 kb.

Here is a smaller file. Taken with 70-400 at 400mm, F5.6, 1/1600 sec.
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Unread postby mvanrheenen » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:17 pm

Wow, great entry!

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Unread postby Rhtubbs » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:28 am

mvanrheenen wrote:Wow, great entry!


Mark,

Thank you! :)
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Re: Challenge #52: birds in flight! Ends April 30th

Unread postby Argonaut » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:11 am

Sorry - I saw the challenge and could not resist.

Gentoos in Flight.jpg
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Just got back from Antarctica. This was taken from a Zodiac in Paradise Bay, not from a tripod on a granite outcropping, but motion is what it's all about, right?
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Re: Challenge #52: birds in flight! Ends April 30th

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:51 am

Argonaut wrote:Just got back from Antarctica. This was taken from a Zodiac in Paradise Bay, not from a tripod on a granite outcropping, but motion is what it's all about, right?


Right! Great addition!

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Unread postby KevinBarrett » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:56 pm

I know the typical "BIF" shot should have the bird occupy a bit more sizable portion of the frame, but this is the best I've got for now:

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Golden Flight by Kevin_Barrett, on Flickr
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Re: Challenge #52: birds in flight! Ends April 30th

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:41 pm

I don't think you'll hear anybody complaining about your entry Kevin ;-)


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