© Pamela K


Uploaded: January 31, 2006


Female pintail taking off
Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico

ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/320sec, Canon 70-300 DO IS @ 300mm, panned
Feedback greatly appreciated!


Bianca Lebbink January 31, 2006

I love it! You can even see the droplets coming off her feet! Was this a one shot only? Just wish the head had a bit more sharpness, but I still think it's a nice shot! #383865

Pamela K January 31, 2006

Thank you, Bianca!! Glad you like it!

Unfortunately, none of my other shots in that series managed to capture the whole duck, she was too fast for me! In fact, the blur in the head and wings shows how fast she was flying, since I had a shutter speed of 1/320 sec (usually enough for an action shot). She was moving her body faster than the drops were falling...

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Bea. Anderson January 31, 2006

Wonderful catch, and the blurred wings give it extra effect. Well done. #2361135

Pamela K November 14, 2006

Thank you, Bea!!

Pam #3587027

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