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Air Avocets

Air Avocets
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Copyright: John Reasbeck (ubc64) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 25 N: 122] (555)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-10
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 AF-S VR 4.5-5.6 IF ED
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-12 14:23
Viewed: 1388
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After posting a photo of a male American Avocet yesterday, I thought that I would share a shot of the male and female flying away after I got too close to them. As with the photo yesterday, I was at Frank Lake, Alberta.

One thing I learned quite quickly with photos of American Avocets is that their fine features really aren't conducive to image sharpening. I did adjust the brightness and contrast a bit, as well as the vibrance and saturation. I did a tiny amount of noise reduction as well.

I thought that the title of "Air Avocets" was fitting. The word "Avocet" has been associated in the past with aircraft and airlines (see http://www.avocet-charters.com/frameset.htm, http://www.microlightjets.com/manufacturers/avocetaircraft.htm and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Avocet). Also, that was the first time that I had ever seen American Avocets take to the air.

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To Danert: Avocetsubc64 1 05-13 09:41
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Hi John,
For having experienced it myself many times , I know birds are not always easy to catch in flight . You realized a good shot on these ones . At that speed you have fixed their movement and it is still sharp . I like to see the different position of their wings . We don't have this kind of birds here . Thanks for showing me .

Bonjour John
Superbe capture de ces avocets en vol.Le bon timing permet de voir d'excellents détails et j'adore ce bec effilé qui leur donne une rare élégance.Merci pour ce superbe moment.Bravo John!Catherine
Je m'étonne du peu de critiques sur cette belle photo...

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