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    Handheld Canon 1DX Canon 500mm f4 L IS II ISO 1800 1/1250 sec f8 manual mode (1600px)
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    I had just been photographing static goosanders and then I saw this out of the corner of my eye so I swung round as a quick as I could and didn't have chance to increase SS.
    All C&C welcome.

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    I have been able to get close to the females but not the males. Good job on that. The body of the bird looks sharper than the head. Still pretty cool frame though.

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    Hi Jon, great action shot here, and well timed for the take off out the water. With these types of action shots, one needs as much ss as possible.

    Its good practise for next month when you arrive in SA, capturing any running animal out the bush.

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    I like the motion shown in the wings tips.

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    Pretty cool John, not an easy bird to get close to especially for a take off pose. You got some nice detail there, its a pity about the SS.

    Will

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    Pretty good for a surprise shot and non-ideal settings. And what an interesting looking bird too - like a cross between a cormorant and a duck! This one does look a touch soft but probably no surprise at 1/1250 sec. Nice splashes and piece of action. TFS.

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    Hi Jon, I like this plus the others to come, but posting larger I feel has it's drawbacks, as at 1200 the image is 'awesome' this for me has lost a lot of the impact sadly!!!

    The techs should have been pushed here, although to a degree I like the motion blur. You will have fun next month and if you had been able to hook up with young Stu, he would have been an excellent field guide, even locally.

    TFS
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    nice action face is sharp

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