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Flying Solo ...

This is easily my favorite Duck shot for so many reasons. That scene required a lot of adjustments for lighting wich was against me in the sense that I am in a seriously backlit position. The subject itself was photographed millions of times and most pictures look the same. I myself shot thousands of those with success but no originality. In that sequence, I had many very good images but that one was by far the best one since the light did hit at the right place, the focus is perfect (thx mainly to the NIKON D2H fantastic ability to focus correctly), the duck wing's position is very good (a fraction of second later and the shot is a complete waste) as you can see the ey thru the feathers. Setting up for this requires a good knowledge of the camera's ability track focus and a fast frame per second acquisition (8 FPS here). Interesting fact, it was shot with a Nikon AF-S 70-200 VR wich is only 200mm. Luckily I was close to the subject. All in all, good preparation and a little luck.

Nikon D2h ,Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/4000s f/4.0 at 200.0mm iso200 full exif

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lgprice11-Nov-2011 03:28
Great SHOT!!
Petros Labrakos15-Sep-2011 10:40
fantastic capture V!!
Brandon Mardon03-Apr-2010 03:54
A masterful image..."Sunset Hunter"
Blandine Mangin19-Jan-2010 18:34
Magnifique ! v
Barbara Heide06-Aug-2009 12:02
amazing...outstanding... V
MarcWildPassion22-Jan-2009 21:45
Agree a very nice shot !
Carol How05-Sep-2008 16:27
The lighting is spectacular to see, it just creates a fairy tale moment. The composition is just perfect too.
Paolo Fercia29-Sep-2007 08:00
Splendida immagine. Complimenti !!! ~V~
Scotty Battistoni -SO Photography03-Mar-2007 22:19
I really like this action shot. Very well done. Great work.
Scotty B
Martin Doheny07-Mar-2006 09:52
Perfect shot
Tom Heim23-Feb-2006 21:17
Art in motion!
rbfresno13-Jan-2006 08:25
Very wonderful!
Guest 09-Oct-2005 03:53
Wow, nice catch!
Guest 30-Sep-2005 15:10
Well, I'm jealous. Magical shot, dreamy feeling, almost unreal. Very nice.
Guest 09-Jun-2005 04:29
Amazing....Makes me proud that some day, my Nikon may be able to catch a great shot like that!
Guest 08-Jun-2005 02:08
Vraiment mais vraiment magnifique!
Guest 29-May-2005 21:14
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