JZ example

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JZ example

Helen N. McHugh 5/10/2007 12:22:18 PM

Wow! This is such a beautiful capture, Jim! So majestic! The quality of the 500mm lens really is exquisite! Thanks for sharing! #652961

Jim Zuckerman 5/10/2007 1:13:53 PM

Thank you, Helen. I had photographed the horses last June with only a 200mm, waiting for them to get close before shooting. But that was a mistake, because they dispersed too much as they approached. I couldn't get all the horses in the frame. With the 500mm last March, I started shooting just as they started running, and it worked. I could get most of the horses in the frame before they spread out, and before they got so muddy.

The relatively large f/4 allowed me to use a fast enough shutter speed in the hazy sunset lighting.

Jim #4268812

Milan Banik 6/6/2007 10:56:59 AM

awesome shot with great light and beutiful composition too.love to see and share with my artist friends. #4372413

Glenda H. Travis 6/7/2007 8:44:10 AM

Absolutely FANTASTIC image! You can feel the power........ #4375514

Melissa G. Meiselman 6/7/2007 8:48:27 AM

The warm hues are simply awesome and the action you captured with the 500mm lens is incredible. The group of horses with their unified power is a great sight to behold, Jim!!! #4375533

Jim Zuckerman 6/7/2007 7:24:58 PM

Thank you everyone for your comments. This has become one of my favorite pictures, and it took two trips to France to get it.

Jim #4376950

Emanuel R.L Marcos 6/11/2007 4:00:38 AM

Fantastic Jim, this is powerfull and energetic, stunning capture.
I dont know how to say it in english..but in portuguese I would call it an intemporal image.
It can really send us to a Clint Eastwood film shooting cenario.
Congratulations #4385519

Jim Zuckerman 6/11/2007 7:13:51 AM

Thank you very much, Emanuel. I appreciate your compliment.

Jim #4386375

Lori Carlson 7/2/2007 7:22:27 PM

What amazing light and spirit this has, Jim!! Love your work!! :0) #4467844

Jim Zuckerman 7/2/2007 8:34:39 PM

Thanks a lot, Lori. It took me two trips to France to get this.

Jim #4467965

Al-jawharah A. Abdullah 7/3/2007 7:36:51 AM

wow great #4469421

Jim Zuckerman 7/3/2007 6:07:26 PM

Thank you very much.
Jim #4470881

Shelly A. Van Camp 5/13/2009 6:26:07 AM

Wow, amazing capture in motion! I would love to get an image like this one...I have tried hummingbirds in motion and still not clear. I do have a 70-200mm lens.....any thoughts, Jim? #7515718

Jim Zuckerman 5/13/2009 6:59:56 AM

Hi Shelly,

Thank you. Horses and hummingbirds are very, very different. With horses, you need a fast shutter speed to freeze action. With hummingbirds, you need a multiple flash setup. I am planning a photo tour to Costa Rica next year specifically to shoot hummingbirds. All the lights will be set up as well as the background. It's a technical challenge because you need both a brief exposure time (which is derived from the short flash duration -- about 1/4000th of a second) AND depth of field. How this is done is really interesting.

Jim #7515918

Shelly A. Van Camp 5/13/2009 9:03:01 AM

Thanks Jim.....I appreciate the feedback. I have shot a few hummingbirds that did come out, but as you said, I used a fast shutter speed. Hope you have fun on the trip and let us know when you post the hummingbirds! #7516348

Jim Zuckerman 5/13/2009 9:30:53 AM


I'm going down there at the end of August to research the trip. They should be posted around Sept. 1.

Jim #7516425

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