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    Brown Pelican tandem diving in front of setting sun

    This image was created on 14 November 2020 near the jetty at the south end of South Padre Island. I used the handheld handheld Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS lens and the blazingly fast AF King, the Sony Alpha a9 II Mirrorless Digital Camera Body. ISO 250. Exposure determined by Zebras with Exposure Compensation on the rear dial: Multi-metering at +2 1/3 stops: 1/2000 sec. at f/4 in Shutter Priority mode. Auto set the ISO to 250. AWB at 6:28pm with some light clouds on the horizon.

    Center Zone AF-C was active at the moment of exposure and performed perfectly. Click on the image to see a larger version.

    To see how Topaz Gigapixel AI transformed an iffy large crop of an a9 ii file into a large stunning file, see the Tandem Brown Pelican Sunset Dive Image: Gigapixel AI to the Stunning Rescue. Do You Have a SONY Callus? blog post here.

    As for the image, don't be shy; all comments are welcome and appreciated.

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    Yup, the title is aptly chosen. Wow, just beautiful. Thank you for sharing, Artie.
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    One of your more stunning images Artie. Love it!! (not that your other phots aren't)

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    Just a mind-boggler here Artie. Astounding work.

    Not much to critique, just gonna sit back and enjoy the ride on this one...

    Blessings and cheers!

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    Very nice image design. I like the colors.

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    I only have one thought while enjoying this canvas. An amendment to title; "Right Place, Right Time, Right Stuff behind the rig..." TFS

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Roach View Post
    I only have one thought while enjoying this canvas. An amendment to title; "Right Place, Right Time, Right Stuff behind the rig..." TFS
    Thanks, David. And the right rig as well. I am proud of myself that I have -- at age 74 -- just begun handholding a 600mm lens for flight :) So that too :)

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    Just stunning. Only minor quibble, I would prefer if there was just a little separation where the wings touch.

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    I actually like the wings touching as it looks like they are holding hands while plunging for dinner. An amazing frame Artie, highly enjoyable to view!

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    I saw this on the blog and loved ir right away. Nothing wrong with grap[hic portraits or great flight images, but I love seeing something more original. Beautiful light, and I love the way they almost appear to be holding 'hands' as they dive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    Thanks, David. And the right rig as well. I am proud of myself that I have -- at age 74 -- just begun handholding a 600mm lens for flight :) So that too :)

    with love, artie
    Thanks, Artie, You give me hope at 10 years younger and with totally shot shoulders as I may save pennies to get my first big gun (HH or otherwise) next year. As always, you continue to inspire...
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    haha, get out of town, pretty cool shot Arthur, this is an amazing landscape/wildlife shot.... well done fella!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Roach View Post
    Thanks, Artie, You give me hope at 10 years younger and with totally shot shoulders as I may save pennies to get my first big gun (HH or otherwise) next year. As always, you continue to inspire...
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    :). Go for it! You only live once. Please e-mail me for purchasing advice (and to save some money) when you are good to go. For some reason I thought that you were a kid. And I was right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    :). Go for it! You only live once. Please e-mail me for purchasing advice (and to save some money) when you are good to go. For some reason I thought that you were a kid. And I was right!

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    The old man still has it! This is really outstanding, Artie. One of the most striking images I've seen in a while. The color is beautiful and two birds put it over the top. The jagged trailing wings edges are so cool. Love the wide crop. Would look so good as a metal print. Bravo!

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    Yup, I echo all the previous positive comments. Nothing more I can add. Lovely image, Artie. Thank you for sharing.
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    Love it. A great silhouette image. The color is the sky is very nice.

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    very unique shot Atire, this will make a very nice large print for a living room, if I want to nit pick I wish the wings had not slightly merged but will take it as is

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    Beautiful frame, Sir Arthur. I mean it. Love everything about this... well exposed and processed, wonderful vibrant colours and I like the presentation ...
    It just works

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