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A Flight of Geese landing on the Thames
This is one of a series of images taken at great haste. I cannot take credit for how this image turned out. The geese were grazing in the park behind and I suspect they were chased by a dog. Anyway to escape they took of in unison and flew to my left before sweeping right to land on the river in front of me. All I could do was track them with the camera with the settings I was using on another subject. The Canon EF 50mm lens and 6D seem to be quite a team.
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Album name:ChrisH / Action
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File Size:782 KB
Date added:Mar 04, 2014
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Date Time:2014:03:04 10:19:37
DateTime Original:2014:03:02 10:05:16
DateTime digitized:2014:03:02 10:05:16
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Focal length:50 mm
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Mazda_Man  [Mar 04, 2014 at 09:40 AM]
An interesting picture but for me, the lack of something to allow my eyes to settle on before enjoying the rest is spoiling it. As I said the facts of the matter are interesting so the story line helps, it is just IMHO the disjointed foreground, the subject matter which was against you on this occasion.
Silversnapper  [Mar 04, 2014 at 11:17 AM]
Wow, this is an amazing shot Chris which can only be appreciated in the large size. In one shot you have capture the whole landing sequence from Undercarriage Selected; Undercarriage Traveling, Undercarriage Locked Down (Three Greens - or two in this case); Flare-out and Touchdown then finally, Settling - Wings Folding! Not to everyone's taste I know but I luv it, very well captured!
ChrisH  [Mar 04, 2014 at 11:29 AM]
Thanks Keith, but as I say i cannot take the credit for these shots as it was all down to the camera and lens.

Mazda Man- perhaps I didn't explain my self well enough. This post was not meant to be a work of photographic art but to show what the lens/camera partnership is capable of, particularly the depth of field and the sharpness of the birds.
alanuk  [Mar 04, 2014 at 11:52 AM]
Don't do yourself down, Chris. The camera and the lens are merely tools; useless without an operator. As Keith says, the large shot really does show this off to the best advantage and its fascinating to see the different stages of approach before touchdown. I think I can see the actual bird that was the inspiration to the designers of Concorde (although it must be quite old by now ). A cracking image.
George  [Mar 04, 2014 at 07:23 PM]
An awesome combination Chris and well done for your quick thinking in grabbing this excellent shot.
Pin sharp where it needs to be, a great dof and good subject matter, like it loads.
SteveT  [Mar 05, 2014 at 01:05 PM]
For a image that was taken on the fly , this has come out very well, like it a lot well seen and taken
JOHN  [Mar 05, 2014 at 04:17 PM]
An interesting shot as all the ducks can be seen in their slightly different position in preparation for their landing.
Okay it may be a grab shot Chris but you took it, and credit is also deserved by you, I can mess up photos without trying. I like it, well done.