Winged Wednesday 9/11/19

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  1. Eric Gofreed

    Eric Gofreed Well-Known Member

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    For the tenth “Winged Wednesday,” I have selected some wild Macaws in flight from Costa Rica. The gist of this week’s theme is panning birds in flight or “sometimes blur is your friend.” As a bird flies by, you want to match your panning to the speed of the bird while keeping your shutter speed slow enough to blur the background.

    While panning I use a slower shutter speed of 1/500th sec or less... trying to get a linear blurred background. Sometimes the bird is severely blurred and that can be quite beautiful. Usually with flight shots I want 1/2,500th second or faster.

    The first panned bird is a Scarlet Macaw and the second panned bird is Scarlet/Great Green Macaw hybrid. The panning photo settings were 1/500th sec, ISO 1600, f/5.6

    And for a comparison, the third photo is a Great Green Macaw; photographed at: 1/5,000th sec, ISO 1600, f/5.6


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    Scarlet Macaw

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    Scarlet/Great Green Macaw hybrid

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    Great Green Macaw
     
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    Amazing color Eric! That must have been so cool to see.
     
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    Beautiful bird!
     
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    Incredible color show Eric.

    I am still down to insect shots for my wing contribution:

     
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    Lucky catches below... Seems 1 in 100 actually works.
    Interestingly they're all going the same direction... (Or are they?)

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    Thanks for starting this Eric. Great images you have started with too.

    Here is my offering today.

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    I can hear the red-tail's long, raspy call as he continues his take-off. Exceptional capture, Ben
     
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    A short series for today’s Wednesday.

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    Not the most graceful of birds...
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    Another backyard Bluebird shot.
    Don


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    I agree, Amy, them seem awkward. I love to watch them... their long legs hanging below their outstretched wings as the glide to a landing.
     
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    he really pops against the dark gree. Superb photo, Don
     
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    Here is my Goose for the day. :)

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    Yes, that is a shoveler. That ibis was sure eyeing him after he kicked the teal off. Was very interesting watching the ibis fly over to the log and proceed to kick the teal off the log.
     

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