Japanese Branch with Bird: Still & Moving

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© Peter H. Rosen
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This diptych is the result of a magical capture! It will spark my first story here, since it represents one. I love the Peace of the first image; captured from my Hammock outpost on the edge of Maui's Kahului Harbor. And the fact I caught the bird in flight a moment later just tickles me!

I was photographing the wild flights of the wind surfers [Animation: http://creativity.com/phr/maui/images/windsurfani.gif] when I saw "Old Red" land in the foreground, then fly up, landing in a branch just beyond.

Lucky Me! I had just set my camera to be in Manual exposure with ISO set to 400, my 35-135 Canon Zoom set to 90mm, with the exposure preset to f 11 @ 1/400 sec. Just right to freeze the action of the bird that the moment I focused and shot, I could see was contemplating his launch….so I was ready for it. It helped to have my Canon 60D set to high speed shooting. I shot three frames as I tracked the bird who completely escaped the third image which I tossed. But the remaining two images when I saw them on the monitor, struck a chord of greatness. Like a fine oriental painting, the alliteration of the first branch being repeated and framed just right, spoke diptych for its presentation. This is actually two separate image put together for presentation on these pages. The story will be written shortly!

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  • peter bodigor

    peter bodigor gave props (15 Aug 2013):

    FANTASTIC CATCH!!!

  • Peter H. Rosen

    Peter H. Rosen said (29 Aug 2013):

    Thanks Peter for appreciating. I'm surprised nobody else commented. Its such a lucky shot -in that the camera was set up perfectly to capture a bit of gray tones and color in such a strongly back lit image.

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