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

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:57 pm
by Birma
I like the slightly alternative BIF pics being submitted and so here is mine :)

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Skye Autumn 2012 - Blue Minch by Birm, on Flickr

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.

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

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:12 pm
by bakubo
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

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:04 pm
by aster
Love the entries in this thread! :D

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


Thanks for sharing,

Yildiz

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

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:25 am
by Dr. Harout
We still have plenty of time, but this message might remind you of a challenge you are not afraid to take part.

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

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:41 pm
by artington
Here are a couple of black kites scrapping over food. Taken at the Hawk Conservancy near Andover

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

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:54 pm
by artington
Here are some more

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

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:03 pm
by Birma
Some impressive birds there Artington :) I especially like the kites in aerial combat.

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

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:19 pm
by Dr. Harout
Birma wrote:Some impressive birds there Artington :) I especially like the kites in aerial combat.

+1

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

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:52 am
by Rhtubbs
Birma wrote:Some impressive birds there Artington :) I especially like the kites in aerial combat.

+1 also!

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

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:42 pm
by sury
Great shots everyone. Very impressive indeed. Great examples of how to do BIF.

With best regards,
Sury

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

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:35 pm
by sury
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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DSC34731cropshrp by BigSury, on Flickr

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

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:36 pm
by sury
These have been posted on Give It Your Best Shot already.

A not so common angle of Bird in Flight

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DSC34817crop by BigSury, on Flickr

Preparing to land....

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DSC35747crop by BigSury, on Flickr

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

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:50 am
by sury
Co-existence

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DSC35771 by BigSury, on Flickr

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

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:48 am
by sury
Pair of Pelicans....

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DSC36582cropshdwshrp by BigSury, on Flickr

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

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:34 am
by mvanrheenen
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