Wildlife photographer of the year peoples choice


royd63uk

Link Posted 21/01/2017 - 18:36
Superb image here and details of how done (doesn't say what camera though)
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regards
Roy

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Algernon

Link Posted 21/01/2017 - 19:33
Ha! Ha! What clowns! It's their competition winner and they cropped it





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They did include the full image at the bottom of the page, but that doesn't alter the fact that they cropped the one that people looked at first

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Algi

JAK

Link Posted 21/01/2017 - 20:56
royd63uk wrote:
doesn't say what camera though

Exif is intact, FWIW (including the lens info )
Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Image Date: 2015-12-24 19:14:56 +0000
Focal Length: 160mm
Aperture: /7.1
Exposure Time: 0.067 s (1/15)
ISO equiv: 250
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Spot
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Manual
Flash Fired: Yes (Auto, return light detected)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: Adobe RGB (199
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
Creator: Mario Cea Sanchez
Copyright: Todos los derechos reservados
Caption: Photographed using the technique of high speed with artificial light.
Made in a natural pond frequented every day by the bird.
I used several units of flash, synchronized to second curtain and a continuous light is used to capture the wake
The photograph was taken in Spain
Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Windows)
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 21/01/2017 - 20:58

davidstorm

Link Posted 21/01/2017 - 23:02
That is probably the finest image I have ever seen, just magnificent and so well deserving of being chosen as the winner. Only one word is appropriate: WOW!

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Cheers
David
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autumnlight

Link Posted 21/01/2017 - 23:13
Wow absolutely fantastic, what dedication!
Kind regards Maria

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davidwozhere

Link Posted 22/01/2017 - 00:13
Mag 'flippin nificent
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Daronl

Link Posted 22/01/2017 - 10:56
Remarkable, Never seen anything like it; the photocraft, skill and competence is extraordinary.

Many years ago I was completely in awe of a BW photo (published in a BBC Nature book) entitled "a record of a moment in time" It showed an owl in flight about to take a small mouse, with its talons just closing around the mouse which was squating on a post but not, at tha precise moment, actually touching or gripping the mouse.

However, but I think the kingfisher is even more impressive.

Out of interest is there anyone out there who has a copy of the "Owl shot" they can scan and post ?
Daronl
Last Edited by Daronl on 22/01/2017 - 10:58

RobL

Link Posted 22/01/2017 - 11:46
As well as the perfect timing, the lighting played a large part. A constant light source (I wonder what?) created the streak whilst the moment was caught by a flash. How many of us would have thought of setting that up?

Algernon

Link Posted 22/01/2017 - 12:36
It's a great shot, but a Pentax user would never have taken it for several reasons

A:_ APSC not FF so no good.

A:_ 18MP Needs to be much more 36MP at least

A:_ Poor zoom lens

A:_ Flash sync on camera needs to be more than 1/180

A:_ 250ISO needs to be 128,000ISO at least

On the positive side entering a photo taken in 2015 for a 2016 Comp. sounds Pentax possible
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Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 22/01/2017 - 12:38

sj90

Link Posted 23/01/2017 - 08:50
Awesome photo!!!

rodcy

Link Posted 06/02/2017 - 17:36
Am I reading this correctly? The exposure time was 1/15 and it is pin sharp with no motion blur. Or was the bird stuffed and mounted, snapped and then added to a background in Photoshop. Still, it's a good image even if it's stuffed life not wild life!

Them Canon users op to their tricks again
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RobL

Link Posted 06/02/2017 - 19:35
rodcy wrote:
Am I reading this correctly? The exposure time was 1/15 and it is pin sharp with no motion blur. Or was the bird stuffed and mounted, snapped and then added to a background in Photoshop. Still, it's a good image even if it's stuffed life not wild life!

Them Canon users op to their tricks again

The flash froze the movement, the 1/15 second exposure allowed the motion blur you see on the bird's descent. You will see the flash was triggered at the end of the exposure to get this effect (trailing curtain) so the effective exposure of the sharp focus part is whatever the flash duration is.

davidtrout

Link Posted 06/02/2017 - 19:49
I'm mystified by this picture. International competition rules - as recognised by the Royal Photographic Society, PAGB , FIAP, PSA rule that natural history photographs should not be manipulated apart from the most basic cropping or levels adjustments, and sharpening,
That blue streak behind the kingfisher can't be for real, the bird is pin sharp (1/15th sec)? really? If the bird was frozen by flash how come there is a trail at all?
I'm not knocking the excellent photo, all the above organisations would praise this image in an open competition, but in natural history?
I'd be interested to know a lot more about how this picture was achieved.
David
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royd63uk

Link Posted 06/02/2017 - 19:50
rear sync flash!
regards
Roy

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davidtrout

Link Posted 06/02/2017 - 19:53
royd63uk wrote:
rear sync flash!

I'm not sure what that means
David
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