Geoff Wiggins, FAPS  


Fly Past by Geoff Wiggins, FAPS

July 2021 - Fly Past

About the Image(s)

I am getting in early this month. Egret pic of a fly past. 1/2000sec f8 ISO 200. Taken at Menindee Lakes N.S.W about 10am. I know it is a belly shot but I kind of liked the profile of the bird.


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9 comments posted




Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Hi Geoff, as a pilot, we call this a "fly by" when an airplane zips by. I think you got a nice crisp shot and didn't blow out your whites like I did in my recent entry ;-).

I've not heard that belly shots aren't desirable? Can you elaborate?

Some possible tiny tweaks--I might brighten his eye just a tad, and maybe give him just a tiny bit of sky to fly into? I'd consider flipping him, so he is flying left to right, the way we read. But Candy is the expert on this, and all things birds.

Hoping to get a shot like this in the fall!
  Posted: 07/05/2021 20:53:04



Geoff Wiggins   Geoff Wiggins
I did not know that you were a fellow pilot Brenda, both Louise and I are. Yes I should have called it a fly by. It was the previous member of our group that was not happy about birds belly's showing, does not bother me. Thanks for the comment Brenda.   Posted: 07/05/2021 22:45:45



Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
What a great shot of a bird in flight. Its sharp, the eye is clear, and the background is clean. well done.   Posted: 07/08/2021 13:06:21



Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Good, clean, crisp image of a bird in flight. Good job.   Posted: 07/11/2021 12:56:52



Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
Yes, I like it too, especially the detail and pattern of the flight feathers in the wings.   Posted: 07/19/2021 13:38:22



Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
The detail is very good and it is a very clean photo.   Posted: 07/23/2021 10:51:44
Geoff Wiggins   Geoff Wiggins
Thanks Jacob   Posted: 07/24/2021 13:53:55



Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
The detail is very good and it is a very clean photo.   Posted: 07/27/2021 09:24:58



Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
The detail is very good and it is a very clean photo.   Posted: 07/30/2021 06:02:00