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5th - Mallard in Flight by jvkelley
19-JAN-2008 jvkelley

5th - Mallard in Flight by jvkelley

Amarillo, TX

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ctfchallenge28-Jan-2008 22:50
Thanks again CJ, Julie, and Abstract. No, Abstract, the ISO 400 wasn't an accident. I had been shooting at ISO 100 and 1/500 sec, but I was getting more blur than I wanted. I could have tried ISO 200 and 1/1000, but skipped that stop because I wanted to be sure the wings would be frozen. - J.V.
ctfchallenge28-Jan-2008 19:10
i doubt you can get panning effect with such a fast shutter speed like 1/2000 sec. btw did you mistakenly bumped up the iso to 400 in this sunny lighting condition?
this is an excellent capture, especially the sparkle in bird's eye. -Abstract
Julie Bird27-Jan-2008 08:20
Wow! I'm impressed. Julie
ctfchallenge23-Jan-2008 21:20
Well done JV - beautiful Mallard in flight! CJ
ctfchallenge23-Jan-2008 04:27
Thanks Bruce, tv, and Oved. Yes, the 70-300 does have a switch for panning IS. I'm not sure, but I think all Canon IS lenses have this. -J.V.
ctfchallenge22-Jan-2008 21:14
Looks great! Birds in flight are not easy to catch freezing in time. Does the 70-300 have a switch mode for panning IS? /Oved
Canon DSLR Challenge21-Jan-2008 23:17
Outstanding capture - position, light and everything is working. -tv
Photography by Bruce Jones21-Jan-2008 17:15
Great technique and perfect composition. Way to go! -- Bruce
ctfchallenge21-Jan-2008 05:52
Thanks everyone, I'm glad you like it. Yes Brent, I did pan along with the bird. Looking at the background, I don't think the panning effected the shot, other than I don't think I could have gotten it without panning. - J.V.
ctfchallenge21-Jan-2008 04:42
Very nicely focused - and great backgound.
Penny Street
ctfchallenge20-Jan-2008 21:29
cute :-)
sue anne20-Jan-2008 10:10
Beautifully done.
ctfchallenge20-Jan-2008 08:04
Excellent - Debi
ctfchallenge20-Jan-2008 07:42
Crazy! It almost looks like a cartoon character whipping along. I know your shutter speed was fast, but did you pan along with the bird to get this? All three are great posts!