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    I've not seen this sort of image in the forum, so interested to see what if any response it gets. 3 consecutive shots of a yellow-billed tern, stitched together in photoshop to create a sequence. Had to be careful with the reflections, shadows and the line of spray on the water under the 3rd shot, but reasonably happy with the result. Too wide a shot for the individual ones to be compelling, and should have had slightly faster shutter speed, but even with the sluggish frame rate of the 5D3 I think it is amazing how quickly this happens. I think it only caught a twig. The Pantanal.
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    1/1600, f6.3, ISO 250, 200mm.
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    Very cool. My favorite part of this image is the crocodiles if thats what they are called.

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    What a surprise to open the thumbnail image and see all the crocs! Good job with the stitching.
    I would crop this from the bottom to above your name to get the birds bigger in the frame. I would also take a bit off the top to create more of a pano which would suit the image well.
    I just wish the croc in the FG was in focus.
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    Greg:

    Very interesting shot, tells the story nicely. I would certainly consider shooting at a higher ISO to get a bit more shutter speed . Perhaps you were set up to do non moving subjects, and were going for maximum image quality when this sequence happened.

    Good comments from Gail. The crocs def. add interest.

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    How cool is that! I love the crocodiles. Since this is a composite image I'm going to go ahead and move it to the "Out of the box" forum.

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    Great stitch! It looks so natural. Good fit for the OOTB forum. I hope to see more creative images like this in the forum.
    Thanks for posting it!

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    Thanks all for looking and the comments. The crocodilians are yacare caiman.
    Greg

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