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Challenge: Wildlife VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2014 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 USD DI for Canon
Date: Apr 15, 2014
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2014



[Apr. 22nd, 2014 04:50:20 PM]

Last day, less than 8 hours to go, and I'm at 7.13!! How exciting!!

I love the movement in this shot. It was taken down in Florida on my trip with my son (21.gif jcar) and 21_F.gif ja-9.

There were actually two herons on the beach. This was when the first heron took exception to the second one being around, and he started to run after him. I tried to get a good shot when he actually flew at him, but that didn't work out.

These were the other options. I adored this one:

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Here's more of him running:

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[Apr. 22nd, 2014 04:53:35 PM]

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Other options:

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But then again, there was always this one:

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:)

Thanks for all the wonderful comments!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 96
Avg (all users): 7.1515
Avg (commenters): 8.3636
Avg (participants): 6.8679
Avg (non-participants): 7.3418
Views since voting: 1509
Views during voting: 245
Votes: 132
Comments: 32
Favorites: 3 (view)


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04/23/2014 11:04:02 PM
we like him running. makes me want to get up earlier and fly down the strand.
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04/23/2014 05:50:33 PM
Definitely one of the better heron images. Congrats on the Yellow.
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04/23/2014 04:23:40 PM
Congratulations! You just got off the ground in time, I was right behind you!! ;-)
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04/23/2014 01:35:17 PM
Someone commented that I had the best of the heron shots. They were wrong.
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04/23/2014 01:13:40 PM
Ohhh congratulations!!!! Nicely done
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04/23/2014 10:36:50 AM
Never knew that they'd crossed a Heron with a Roadrunner :-) Congrats on the placement, Florida gal...
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04/23/2014 09:44:17 AM
Originally posted by pgirish007:

Question: Was this shot at 600mm and I believe handheld?


It's recorded at 226mm -- and definitely cropped in. It was handheld -- a little soft in places, so some extra sharpening applied.

The lens is extremely difficult to handhold at 600mm, but I'm getting a little more used to it, and I've had some successful handheld shots at that distance. I'm trying to use a tripod or a monopod with it, if possible.
04/23/2014 09:38:12 AM
He looks pretty darn determined! Congrats on the ribbon Wendy. Lovely shot.
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04/23/2014 09:06:55 AM
Glad you had a great time and got a wonderful score...well done!!!
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04/23/2014 07:53:44 AM
Question: Was this shot at 600mm and I believe handheld?
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04/23/2014 06:37:19 AM
Ribbon after Ribbon with 150-600mm, way to go Wendy!
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04/23/2014 06:00:58 AM
great action shot, and so many to choose from , congrats on the ribbon
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04/23/2014 04:02:24 AM
Awesome shot, Wendy. Congrats
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04/23/2014 03:14:46 AM
Great stop action shot Wendy. You'll have to give us 21.gif gregoryb some lessons when we gtg in DC.
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04/23/2014 02:45:19 AM
i can feel the speed. beautiful formation. congrats as always Wendy! ^__^
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04/23/2014 01:43:43 AM
Awesome action shot Wendy. Congrats on the yellow!
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04/23/2014 12:45:53 AM
For once I had the advantage but this is truly beautiful. Congratulations
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04/23/2014 12:12:58 AM
Wonderful movement captured. Great job, Wendy.
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04/23/2014 12:12:46 AM
It's a beautiful photo, Wendy! You are so amazing at wildlife photography!
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04/23/2014 12:08:38 AM
It wouldn't be a wildlife challenge unless you ribboned. WD!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2014 11:59:55 PM
Great action capture.
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04/22/2014 11:58:51 PM
Amazing capture!
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04/22/2014 05:06:43 PM
Really Nice Shot! Love the color - Great legs!
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04/22/2014 04:33:50 PM
Lovely sense of motion in this one.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/19/2014 06:29:13 PM
wow! fabulous catch!
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04/18/2014 01:52:50 PM
Check ignition, ready for take off. That's one big bird.
Beautiful shot.
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04/18/2014 06:43:49 AM
Lovely work, crisp, perfect shutter speed and mid leap caught. A bit high on the exposure but that brought out the detail under the wings.
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04/17/2014 06:11:06 PM
Love it
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04/17/2014 01:10:41 PM
Fun one! I love action bird pictures!
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04/17/2014 03:20:13 AM
Great capture.
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04/16/2014 08:06:58 PM
Amazing leg action, what an awesome capture, I feel the movement, top five.
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04/16/2014 06:43:50 PM
Way to catch some incredible action.
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