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Panning... ♫ heron from bali ♫♫ | by bocavermelha-l.b.
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Panning... ♫ heron from bali ♫♫

Fly Braziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil!

Well well... it was upsetting but France played superbly and our Samba Boys were in bad shape.

... Talking about this picture:

The photograph was taken handheld, panning the action of this heron was too deathly fast to have any hope of freezing the entire bird body and head in full-flight action. To take pictures of moving subjects we have several options. The most obvious is to select a fast shutter speed to freeze the subject but then in this case due to the light available at that precisely timing I would lose all the details on its face coz the picture would be too dark. Also if you stop a moving bird in its flight it will look static and lack impact. A better technique is to select a slower speed (in this case at 0.006 sec - 1/160) and I followed the bird as I took the photograph and my focus was aimed at the bird’s eye (btw you can see it is very sharp and I didn’t lost the red color). This is panning.

Photography taken in Nusa Dua

Bali – Indonesia


Better view at… / Um close melhor no... Original Size


Voa Brasiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil! Que nervos, ái que nervos.


Fotografia tirada em Nusa Dua

Bali – Indonesia


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Taken on December 28, 2005