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General Category => Photography => Topic started by: JohnC on February 03, 2010, 07:17:24 pm



Title: Bewick Swans
Post by: JohnC on February 03, 2010, 07:17:24 pm
I took these  Bewicks  (the last one is a Shell Duck) at the weekend at Slimbridge but the computer has been down for two days showing only this on the screen  ?

 At 4.30pm today it  was ok again. I'm disappointed with the wing position  of the pair, just another flap and it would have been a much better photo. My Canon 40D does 6.1fps. ...time for the 8fps.  Canon 7D I think. All taken at about 400mm with the 100-400 lens.
 
(http://i48.tinypic.com/2r5yfyb.jpg)

(http://i50.tinypic.com/2enlsns.jpg)

(http://i48.tinypic.com/2qve805.jpg)

(http://i45.tinypic.com/9lkifd.jpg)

(http://i50.tinypic.com/21yu.jpg)



Title: Re: Bewick Swans
Post by: brianb on February 03, 2010, 08:00:35 pm
Another excellent collection. The "water skier" is particularly excellent!


Title: Re: Bewick Swans
Post by: rjgjr on February 03, 2010, 10:47:13 pm
All of them are excellent John, great focus and clarity. I especially like # 2. Good job!


Title: Re: Bewick Swans
Post by: jgs001 on February 04, 2010, 08:17:53 am
Excellent work John, love that first one, although there's plenty good about the others too. I rather fancy the 7d myself, but funds do not permit...


Title: Re: Bewick Swans
Post by: JohnMurphy on February 04, 2010, 11:15:39 am
Excellent John, good work - great BIFs
I particularly like the Shelduck, I haven't seen one in a while.


Title: Re: Bewick Swans
Post by: JohnC on February 04, 2010, 10:52:10 pm
Many thanks folks. The water skiing swan  (at 1/800 sec. btw.) made it into today's local paper Lol.

 I'll see if I can get a better Shell duck  next time,John - hang on..I do have one...just.









Title: Re: Bewick Swans
Post by: JohnMurphy on February 07, 2010, 01:10:17 am
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The water skiing swan  (at 1/800 sec. btw.) made it into today's local paper Lol.

Nice one John - it's nice to get a pic published.