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All: D200 + 80-400 VR @ 400mm, ISO 800, 1/125, f8, fill flash (SB910 + Better Beamer)

I took this yesterday at the sun set behind clouds at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge here in New York City. I was expecting to photograph a routine landing and had no idea I would capture this event.

Comments and suggestions welcome,

Morris



May 05, 2012 at 04:31 PM
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Cool captures, Morris. Of course I would prefer the action was frozen or else video, but that is just because I am not a fan of blur in still photos. That does not mean I don't get it in my shots, just that I screwed up.

Tony



May 05, 2012 at 04:50 PM
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You like to take a different view of things Morris. This set reflects your thinking. I like #2 best.


May 05, 2012 at 05:12 PM
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Some wild action shots, Morris.
#2 is my favorite.
Chris



May 05, 2012 at 05:24 PM
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I'm not sure that you were trying to get the artsy effect or not.

I always love the landing shots and when the geese and swans start fighting.

Thanks for sharing all the time.



May 05, 2012 at 05:30 PM
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Morris,
I like the way the blur catches the motion and drama of the antagonistic interaction of the two geese. I think you timed it just right to maximize the motion blur to show the energy, but still capturing enough head detail to clearly show the hostility of the bird in the attack mode. I see the 3 frames as a series--a set--not a as a pick-and-choose collection of 3 independent images.
---John



May 05, 2012 at 05:58 PM
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lovely job on the action Morris


May 05, 2012 at 11:20 PM
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Looks like the goose on the left is going after the other goose- aggressively.
I'm assuming the extent of the blur wasn't intended, but no matter- it's a good action series of goose behavior at this time of year.
I like it.
Charlie



May 06, 2012 at 12:41 AM
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That looks like one angry goose !!!

Birdie



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Imagemaster wrote:
Cool captures, Morris. Of course I would prefer the action was frozen or else video, but that is just because I am not a fan of blur in still photos. That does not mean I don't get it in my shots, just that I screwed up.

Tony


Thank you Tony,

I was after blur and panning with the bird on the left in the first image. I had no idea that I would capture this near miss. If I knew Id have tried for a higher shutter speed though with my equipment and the light it might not have worked.

Morris



May 06, 2012 at 01:13 PM
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KCollett wrote:
You like to take a different view of things Morris. This set reflects your thinking. I like #2 best.


Thank you Ken,

Morris



May 06, 2012 at 01:13 PM
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CDaescher wrote:
Some wild action shots, Morris.
#2 is my favorite.
Chris


Thank you Chris

Morris



May 06, 2012 at 01:14 PM
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martines34 wrote:
I'm not sure that you were trying to get the artsy effect or not.

I always love the landing shots and when the geese and swans start fighting.

Thanks for sharing all the time.


Thank you Martines,

I was shooting artsy low light show shutter and was as surprised as the geese when they discovered they had both chosen the same spot to land on this windless day.

Morris



May 06, 2012 at 01:15 PM
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jdc562 wrote:
Morris,
I like the way the blur catches the motion and drama of the antagonistic interaction of the two geese. I think you timed it just right to maximize the motion blur to show the energy, but still capturing enough head detail to clearly show the hostility of the bird in the attack mode. I see the 3 frames as a series--a set--not a as a pick-and-choose collection of 3 independent images.
---John


Thank you John,

You are correct this is 3 of 4 frames from a burst. I was expecting a much simpler landing with artistic blur when the bird on the right came out of no ware.

Morris



May 06, 2012 at 01:17 PM
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kmunroe wrote:
lovely job on the action Morris


Thank you Kenny

Morris



May 06, 2012 at 01:17 PM
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Charlie Shugart wrote:
Looks like the goose on the left is going after the other goose- aggressively.
I'm assuming the extent of the blur wasn't intended, but no matter- it's a good action series of goose behavior at this time of year.
I like it.
Charlie


Thank you Charlie,

This is the result of a windless evening so the geese were not landing into the wind; they simply can in where they wanted to. These 2 geese were doing that and I was following the one on the left in for a nice artistic blurred landing and surprise to all three of us when they nearly collided. The goose I followed in exhibited road rage after it nearly flipped over avoiding the collision. Notice how the one that came from the right lifted its foot to let the other slide under.

Morris



May 06, 2012 at 01:21 PM
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birdied wrote:
That looks like one angry goose !!!

Birdie


Thank you Roberta,

How do you feel when somone cuts you off when you are driving?

Morris



May 06, 2012 at 01:21 PM
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Maybe you need to become an air traffic controller Morris. Cheers, Andrew


May 06, 2012 at 03:58 PM





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