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Ready for takeoff

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 8 February 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This picture should complete the series of 3. I had to be very fast in capturing this one, so i missed the reflection. Still need some practice in bird-pix :-)

Image: Schilde (BE)

Canon EOS 400D 1/320 second F/7.1 ISO 200 348 mm

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JPS from Le Havre, France

Nice, this gold lake...

8 Feb 2010 8:40am

@JPS: Thank you very much.

LM from Aix en Provence, France

Superb shot, the colors are splendid

8 Feb 2010 9:53am

@LM: Thanks for visiting and your kind comment.

pierrot from Bischoffsheim, France

beautiful golden reflections, this is my favorite

8 Feb 2010 1:12pm

@pierrot: Thanks for visiting and your kind comment.

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Beautiful detail and gold tones. : )

8 Feb 2010 4:33pm

@Dawn: I'm glad u like it. Thanks.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Pure gold, worth all of my five stars!

8 Feb 2010 8:51pm

@Curly: Thank you very much !

Paul from summerside, Canada

Love it ...thats a great capture

9 Feb 2010 12:46am

Abhinandan from Dehra, India

Thats amazing....about the shadow, better luck next time!

9 Feb 2010 4:00pm

@Abhinandan: Thanks. Sometimes one has to be so fast to capture the right moment. Indeed a good amount of luck... Who knows.

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

nice reflection...

10 Feb 2010 1:52am

@Daniel: Oeps - i thought is missed the reflection (see picture of the day before ! ) Glad you see it anyway :-)

Ghassan from Baghdad, Iraq

Great moment.

10 Feb 2010 1:04pm

@Ghassan: In naturephotography its all about the right moment i think. I just was lucky - i waited about 3/4 hours. First the goose was asleep, then he (or she) finally woke up (see pictures of the previous days) and then - just one moment - streching wings ... I was lucky. Thanks for passing by.

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Well done.

14 Feb 2010 7:57pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

BTW, I think it's both the moment AND the background.

14 Feb 2010 7:58pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/320 second
ISO 200
348 mm