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  • FTU POTD Thurdsday 4th December 2008

    Shirley is our POTD hero today, with this very unusual slow shutter speed shot, called simply 'Birds in Flight':


    This picture was nominated by Stephen, who also helps moderate FTU. Stephen has an eye for the unusual and always appreciates good post-processing, turning something ordinary in to something special. Stephen initially described the birds as 'ghostly', but later decided that 'spirit-like' was a better description.

    Well done Shirley!

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    Re: FTU POTD Thurdsday 4th December 2008

    This is a beautiful and very interesting photo. Shirley, please share your technique!

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    • #3
      Re: FTU POTD Thurdsday 4th December 2008

      I also have a taste for the diferent, and without reservation, that is the best photo I have ever seen on FTU.

      Great work, Shirley!

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      • #4
        Re: FTU POTD Thurdsday 4th December 2008

        Truly great shot - another thoroughly deserving POTD !

        The standard so far is one I must aspire to - someday !

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        • #5
          Re: FTU POTD Thurdsday 4th December 2008

          Oh, I have just noticed. Thank you Stephen for nominating my pic and to Ian, Hal, Steve and Bear for your comments.
          I have to be honest and say this was one of those lucky shots.
          I turned, noticed two swans flying towards me, no time to check settings so I pointed and panned the camera. I had hoped that I would be lucky and the shutter speed would be just fast enough to freeze the movement, however when I looked at the screen I was quite excited as I had captured something quite different.
          When I got home I put it in Elements and boosted the saturation to bring up the colour of the trees in the background and emphasise the bird shapes.
          I think there is room to improve it and feel its a work in progress so any thoughts or critque would be very welcome.
          Thank you
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          • #6
            Re: FTU POTD Thurdsday 4th December 2008

            Shirley, I still think this is a great photo and I'm surprised there has not been more comment on it here. I'd be interested to hear if people think that because it has lots of movement blur and that it may have been a 'lucky shot' whether it is any less a great and commendable result
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            • #7
              Re: FTU POTD Thurdsday 4th December 2008

              Shirley, your explanation doesn't change my opinion one bit. Indeed, it just makes me admire your skill and reactions (reactions? I lost them a while back) even more. I do think that unusual photos like this are hard to evaluate if you look at photos in a more conventional manner.

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