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Fly Away by embethe Fly Away by embethe
A Scissored-Tail Fly Catcher, that was kind enough to let me photograph it.
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First of all, let me start by saying that I've already fallen head-over-heels in love with ALL of your photography. :) You've obviously been doing it for a while. Either that, or you were born with exceptional talent. :D Anyway, I have always loved scissor-tailed fly catchers; they are such graceful birds, and their namesake tail is so gorgeous. Now as for the photo itself...the way that the background is completely blurred makes the flycatcher snap sharply into focus, yet the tall grass in the foreground gives the vision of the bird veering away from you and leaving you far behind. The rusty fence pole is quite interesting...adds a bit of human life into the picture. :D My absolute favorite part about this photo is how the bird's head, body, feet, and tail is in sharp focus and clearly defined, while the wings are blurred, clearly giving the impact of motion to the viewer and making the photo all the more enjoyable. The watermark detracts from it somewhat, but I myself know the importance of keeping your artwork from getting stolen, so I'm not all that bothered by it; it shows that you're such a great photographer that you need to ensure that no one tries to steal your stuff. :D As with most photography, I really don't have much to offer beyond praise, so I'll just end by saying that I loved this picture so much that I'll probably be going through my favorites gallery again and again for the sole purpose of staring at this picture. :) Well done, and thank you for sharing this with us.
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Shadowelve Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Hello :wave:

You have been featured in #SkyAndNatureClub's Best of May 2013-Feature!
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Have a nice day :hug:
embethe Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so very much for the feature, I am truly humbled.
erene Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Great timing, amazing shot!
VoadorChama Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic flycatcher! :D (You'll hear my thorough opinion in my critique)
Daxserv Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
A bird in flight is worth 2 in the hand is worth 4 in the bush.
embethe Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like that.
Daxserv Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
inspired by your photo, I love capturing birds flying, a challenge and thus an achievement
TheNeverEndingPit Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Artist
its pretty, and kind of looks like a bird I saw today
embethe Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
TheNeverEndingPit Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Artist
^^ sure thang
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Submitted on
May 19, 2013
Image Size
156 KB


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Camera Data

Canon EOS 60D
Shutter Speed
1/664 second
Focal Length
275 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 19, 2013, 10:51:04 AM
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11.0 Windows
Sensor Size


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