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

Unread postby Birma » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:57 pm

I like the slightly alternative BIF pics being submitted and so here is mine :)

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Its has been posted here before and so I hope duplication is allowed.

Cormorants flying across Loch Dunvegan off the Isle of Skye in Scotland, looking out over the Minch to the Western Isles.
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Re: Challenge #52: birds in flight! Ends April 30th

Unread postby bakubo » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:12 pm

I have so few bird photos since it is a subject I almost never shoot. An old buddy in California used to sort of be into it and back in the 1980s while on a birding boat off the coast of Monterey he got a fabulous shot of a pelican coming in for a landing on the ocean just as it is hitting the water. He was shooting with manual focus and it perfectly sharp with such gorgeous colors. The light was not harsh and it is just a very nice photo. He was using a 500mm lens and the bird was near the boat so the bird pretty much fills the frame. Even now he still is amazed that he was able to follow it and keep it in focus on that rocking boat. He has a 16x20 enlargement on the wall at home so I have seen it many times over the years. Really nice. Anyway, here is a photo of mine from 1992 in Japan taken on Fujichrome 100 and scanned.

White-tailed Eagle

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

Unread postby aster » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:04 pm

Love the entries in this thread! :D

Digging into the archives pays off... Lots of alternative takes on the subject.


Thanks for sharing,

Yildiz

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

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:25 am

We still have plenty of time, but this message might remind you of a challenge you are not afraid to take part.
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Re: Challenge #52: birds in flight! Ends April 30th

Unread postby artington » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:41 pm

Here are a couple of black kites scrapping over food. Taken at the Hawk Conservancy near Andover
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Unread postby artington » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:54 pm

Here are some more
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Re: Challenge #52: birds in flight! Ends April 30th

Unread postby Birma » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:03 pm

Some impressive birds there Artington :) I especially like the kites in aerial combat.
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Re: Challenge #52: birds in flight! Ends April 30th

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:19 pm

Birma wrote:Some impressive birds there Artington :) I especially like the kites in aerial combat.

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

Unread postby Rhtubbs » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:52 am

Birma wrote:Some impressive birds there Artington :) I especially like the kites in aerial combat.

+1 also!
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Re: Challenge #52: birds in flight! Ends April 30th

Unread postby sury » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:42 pm

Great shots everyone. Very impressive indeed. Great examples of how to do BIF.

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

Unread postby sury » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:35 pm

Disclosure: All of these have been posted on Give it Your best shot. I will have new ones exclusive for the challenge later.

Seagull overhead. A900 + CS24-70.
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Re: Challenge #52: birds in flight! Ends April 30th

Unread postby sury » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:36 pm

These have been posted on Give It Your Best Shot already.

A not so common angle of Bird in Flight

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Preparing to land....

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

Unread postby sury » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:50 am

Co-existence

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

Unread postby sury » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:48 am

Pair of Pelicans....

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

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:34 am

Wow, look at all these great contributions! Never thought this challenge would actually be so popular.

Thanks everyone for the contributions so far, keep the comming!

Mark


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