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Photographer Marcus Armani  Marcus Armani {Karma:36599}
Project #24 The Decisive Moment Camera Model Canon 30D
Categories From The Field
Wildlife
Film Format
Portfolio Birds In Flight
Lens Canon 400 DO
Uploaded 12/3/2006 Film / Memory Type ISO 350
    ISO / Film Speed
Views 742 Shutter 1/1000
Favorites Aperture f/5.6
Critiques 30 Rating Critique Only Image
Location City -  RWS
State -  CA
Country - United States   United States
About I took very many shots of this Golden eye and another small migrant the bufflehead (next post), I found both very hard to expose under harsh lighting, both are dark black and bright white, Check out Yamils non flight shot for a more subtile
exposure....
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There are 30 Comments in 1 Pages
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Jani Salvataggio   {K:27283} 12/28/2006
Fantastic Capture!!!

Regards
Jani

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Hesham Abouzekry   {K:15927} 12/18/2006
well taken.
well seen.
H.A

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Janet Wechter   {K:2935} 12/12/2006
I commented on this, but forgot to post it. I love the exposure under the lighting conditions you were working with. You have out done yourself again.

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Janet Wechter   {K:2935} 12/12/2006
Wow wee! What a nice capture. You did a great job with the exposure.

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jacques brisebois   {K:73883} 12/9/2006
looks like he's testing if he wants to swim :)
great capture... as always Marcus.

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Arthur Kornienko   {K:9686} 12/5/2006
Still came out pretty good Marcus, I can appreciate your problems to expose. Very nice bird and in a excellent in flight pose. Bokeh and sharpness very nice and colour of water super. Well done Marcus.

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C.A.  Mikulice C.A.  Mikulice   {K:13300} 12/5/2006
What a great shot, Marcus! You caught him at precisely the right moment. The goldeneye is soooo hard to get the exposure correct on,that darned white spot on it's head throws everyting off! I havent' been able to do it yet... but this is very good.

christine

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Mary  Jane Mary  Jane   {K:5867} 12/5/2006
I think you have disturbed him and he was trrying to escape you thus the hurried stance and almost left toes:).Another wonderful shot i like the several droplets of water created by the left toes!lol
MJ

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Robert Chin   {K:22282} 12/5/2006
Excellent timing Marcus,lovely wing position in this action shot.
I know I would love to shoot with you more!!!
Take care
Robbie

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Roberto Arcari Farinetti Roberto Arcari Farinetti   {K:209486} 12/4/2006
wooooooooooow
wooooowwwwwwwww
woooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww

a wonerful perfect timing!!!
just a perfect wings effect!!!!
i like it marcus, another masterpiece captured..
well done, and have a nice new week..
roby
7;)

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Pawel Kwasnicki Pawel Kwasnicki   {K:9651} 12/4/2006
I agree with Leoni [and you Marcus, of course] the eyes are the key point for the shots of the living "subject"! it grabs your attention, becomes the point of interest of the whole frame! you have that in your shots Marcus, the rest is a good technique, reflex and soft. skills [maybe few more things]. Very well done!- as always! best regards, Pawel

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Ivonne * Ivonne *   {K:8711} 12/4/2006
Woow ! I am under huge impression, as always, Marcus ! Fascinating times, details...simply all
:)
Waaaarm regards,
Ivi

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 12/3/2006
Thanks Bruce, I shoot 50/50 raw/jpg, If I know im shooting easy to expose subjects I can shoot Jpg with a 23 frame buffer, In situations like this bird my first attempt was jpg, when I realized I would and needed more latitude In PS I switched to raw though with only 5 frame buffer you have to lock on quickly and get the keeper in the first couple of frames..
thanks again..

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Andre Denis Andre Denis   {K:66437} 12/3/2006
Hi Marcus,
The exposure looks great to me on my monitor! As you say, It has to be one of the hardest things to get right. Bright white with some detail up against dark black with detail also. Another very original pose too, just skipping the water like that.
I think Buffleheads are even smaller and harder to get good images of. So, I look forward to the next one.
Andre

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Bruce Harper   {K:5305} 12/3/2006
Love the look of concentration in its eye, I guess taking off and landing are the most difficult parts of flying. Nicely timed Marcus. Do you shoot in raw mode?

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Larry Fosse Larry Fosse   {K:66462} 12/3/2006
Great timing ...i have one very similar to this but not exectued nearly as well...excellent wildlife capture Marcus

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Dave Stacey Dave Stacey   {K:150877} 12/3/2006
You did an excellent job of capturing this guy, Marcus! The compromise in exposure for light and dark worked out well, but the feet dragging in the water really makes the shot. Probably one of the few times you'd wish it was an overcast day!
Dave.

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vanessa shakesheff vanessa shakesheff   {K:68786} 12/3/2006
Great shot ..these birds always have a startled expression ..looks like he is doing water ballet..nice detail and colour..nessa

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Alessandro Capelli Alessandro Capelli   {K:34796} 12/3/2006
WOW! Another great capture Marcus! Wonderful bird! Great timing!
All the best,
Ale

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Markus Scholz Markus Scholz   {K:23713} 12/3/2006
Top shot, Marcus. Maybe, if we could see a little bit more from the reflections;)

Regards, Markus

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Gregory McLemore Gregory McLemore   {K:35079} 12/3/2006
Excellent capture.:)

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Pablo Dylan Pablo Dylan   {K:63918} 12/3/2006
Fantastic timing,great shot.

Pablo

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Joggie van Staden Joggie van Staden   {K:41700} 12/3/2006
Beautiful MArcus - lovely action and reflection. You really have perfected the technique and keep on treating us with one delightful shot after the other! Regards.
Joggie

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Asim Roy Asim Roy   {K:10051} 12/3/2006
Perfect 10 Marcus, excellent timings, love, asim

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khalid al-saigh khalid al-saigh   {K:5491} 12/3/2006
Great shot :)

thanks to sharing it

my regards
khalid

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Marcus Armani Marcus Armani   {K:36599} 12/3/2006
Thanks Leonie, I really do think the eyes are the key and the difference from a good shot to a even better shot, I sometimes get many sharp shots of the same bird in an outing, but do always if possible use the one with the best eye contact...
Thanks again..

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Leonie Fitzpatrick Leonie Fitzpatrick   {K:40551} 12/3/2006
Marcus, what I am amazed by is the eyes of almost all of the birds you capture... I for one cannot help but focus on these bright jewels of concentration first...

Only then do I move on and take in the detail of the whole, ie shape, feathers, colour etc...

A wonderful teaching aid for those interested in drawing... :)

Onie...

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Marian Man Marian Man   {K:80636} 12/3/2006
hehehe to see if water temperature is right???
excellent capture again dear Marcus!!!! wonderful colors and details!!! bravo
all the best
Marian

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Rashed Abdulla Rashed Abdulla   {K:163889} 12/3/2006
Wonderful capture of the take off of this lovely bird, great timing and very impressive details and colors

Wishing you all of the best my friend

www.camerause.com

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Violetta  Tarnowska   {K:24497} 12/3/2006
Excellent, Marcus!
What she has the dangerous pose, when he starts:)))
Cordialities:)
Viola

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