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Black-winged Stilt


Posted by KK Hui on Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:52 pm

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Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus

As the Peregrine Falcon strikes a small flock of the Black-winged Stilt takes to the air and run for their lives.
Full frame with minor crop for composition ...

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:33 am
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Interesting Escher-like composition-nice detail in the enlargement. You can almost see the fear in their eyes. I'm not so fond of the top upper pair of legs...I'd clone them out if that is acceptable, though they do add something to the continuity of the overall composition. .
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by Dan Kearl on Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:07 pm
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It works pretty well and the comp with the bird leaving the frame in the URHC draws the eye thru the frame nicely.
I do wish the bird on the right side had a better head angle.
 

by KK Hui on Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:50 pm
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Thanks, Cindy & Dan for taking the time to comment and your critique reflects some of my own thinking too when I first viewed this image! Much appreciated.

It was an intense moment captured in split second. There was no time to composed as in most action shots particularly with BIF. The fact that it was full frame tells how near I was with the subject.
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by Ron Day on Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:37 pm
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Great moment captured — a full frame view of the panic of this flock of stilts. Super lighting and exposure.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:28 pm
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KK Hui wrote:
Thanks, Cindy & Dan for taking the time to comment and your critique reflects some of my own thinking too when I first viewed this image! Much appreciated.

It was an intense moment captured in split second. There was no time to composed as in most action shots particularly with BIF. The fact that it was full frame tells how near I was with the subject.

Pretty amazing to be that close to them-with that much lens/crop factor. I would have gotten a total blur , I'm sure! I don't know how you manage to shoot manual in a BIF shot. Much appreciated!
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by Mako_Elite on Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:05 am
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Good looking birds. Did the Peregrin caught any ?

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by Jan Wegener on Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:52 am
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Great group take off KK
 

by Carol Clarke on Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:24 pm
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A great capture that conveys the panic and action, KK!

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