If you've never seen a sky diver land inside a football stadium after jumping out of an airplane, this is what the landing looks like. Lean back to slow down as you fly forward and gently land perfectly on your feet.
Great Blue Heron this morning at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island.
Canon 400mm f2.8 lens w/ 1/4x converter.
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kabel (991) 2013-02-19 18:43
Hello, another wonderful nature photo from you. Excellent timing and great color. I see how having that long lens really helps in capturing nature images.
Do you also use a flash during daytime?
Have a great day,
papagolf21 (76569) 2013-02-20 0:10
Félicitations pour cette excellente présentation. La beauté de l'oiseau avec ses ailes déployées venant se poser sur l'eau est magnifiquement mise en image.
Grand maîtrise photographique.
Royaldevon (17791) 2013-02-20 1:40
Coming in to land ....!
This is a fine shot, wings open and feet thrust forward for impact. The bird is beautifully sharp against an oof but useful b/g.
I see you are a sports photographer; this must be a similar technique but with a different interest.
My warm regards,
kasianowak (2255) 2013-02-20 3:46
Perfect timing! Great composition with the bird placed off-centre and flying into the image. Nice blurred background.
CPD66 (644) 2013-02-20 4:49
these shots have to be crystal clear to get the best out of them, and you've achieved it. the clarity is so good you can make out the muscle tone in the herons leg.
well framed, nice colours, a good shot
akm (1216) 2013-02-20 18:54
Wonderfully caught. I like the contrast between the stillness of the surroundings suggested by the light and blurred background and the energy, precision and taught muscles of the bird.
joso (2405) 2013-02-20 23:17
excellent captured, with a well blurred BG
well seen and done
Haymotion (2579) 2013-02-22 0:23
Prefect timing in your shot.
Very good composition with nice colors and beautiful subject.
- Copyright: Gregory Wagner (fotoguy22) (4186)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 1D MKII N, Canon EF 400MM F2.8 L, Compact Flash 8 GB
- Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-19 14:27