Northern Pintail

Posted by Cindy Marple on Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:10 pm

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Northern Pintail hen

Gilbert, Arizona
D500, 500mm, 1/2500, f/5.6, ISO640

It pays to watch your subjects and learn the "tells" of a behavior about to happen.  This little girl was sitting with head held high, signaling she was thinking about leaving, so I focused on her and put her in a spot to have room for the movement.  Missed the instant of takeoff but got a nice sequence just after that.  

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by Mary Brun on Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:20 pm
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Really a good capture Cindy,
I really like the accentuated dynamism, as well as the pose of the little girl, the movement of the water on her surfaces and the splashes.

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by Carol Clarke on Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:44 pm
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Even if its only an illusion of being slightly tilted - I would give this a touch of CW rotation to level the ripples, but the take-off action captured is excellent, Cindy! A beauty.

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by david fletcher on Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:58 pm
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Cracking shot Cindy. The water splash takes this up levels, with large view providing a visual treat.
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by peter makuch on Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:10 pm
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a perfectly timed shot and getting all the details is great, you said it, understanding is always a big help for getting it all CINDY.

by ken archer on Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:40 pm
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Excellent reflexes you have Cindy! Your timing looks perfect to me. Sweet Action Capture!

by KK Hui on Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:23 pm
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Good timing and the trailing splash adds drama, Cindy!
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by Dan Kearl on Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:31 pm
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Nice timing, nice angle and nice splash...

by ADKShooter on Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:18 pm
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Your "miss" was our gain. A wonderfully timed BIF shot in all regards.

by Karl Egressy on Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:56 am
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Great timing excellent take off shot.

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