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Challenge: Motion Panning V (Standard Editing)
Collection: Challenge Stuff
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Olympus 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO M.Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Galveston, Texas, USA
Date: Dec 9, 2017
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Water, Birds
Date Uploaded: Dec 10, 2017

An American White Pelican (Pelecanus Erythrorhynchos) taking off in Galveston Bay at sunrise, Galveston, Texas, USA.

When I went out shooting on Saturday I was hoping to get a good shot of a bird in flight for this challenge. I was so happy when the pelican I was photographing in the rising sun started to take off. Because it happened so fast I didn't even think about changing my settings and the slow shutter speed of 1/400 actually worked in my favor. I got the head sharp but a nice amount of motion blur in the wings and feet.............I really love how this photograph came out.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 19
Avg (all users): 5.5926
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 4.7000
Avg (non-participants): 5.7955
Views since voting: 469
Views during voting: 122
Votes: 54
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)


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12/24/2017 04:46:16 PM
Hello from the critique club

An appealing image that contributes to the challenge well

Another great image Ronnie. The dominant factor here is the lovely colour of the water reflecting the sunís lovely warm colours, this together with the birdís action and position all make for a very attractive image. However, as regards the challenge brief of motion panning the Ďfastí shutter speed and distance make for very little effect of panning, a significantly slower speed would have fulfilled the challenge brief more readily.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/18/2017 09:27:32 PM
This is more stop motion than motion panning. Nice shot, but not really what this challenge is looking for IMO.
12/17/2017 07:11:31 PM
Beautiful picture.
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12/16/2017 01:50:28 PM
Beautiful picture... but minimal panning might impact the score
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12/15/2017 11:31:51 AM
Beautiful! Though, the background lacks a little motion blur IMHO. Still very nice.
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12/14/2017 06:28:16 PM
My favorite for this challenge!
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