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Lucky 1

Uploaded by: Railheel

Monday April 21, 2014

Forest City, NC (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: This guy was setting on the wire so I knew he would soon fly. My timing was slow but I barely got him. This was taken at 200 MM so the close up is cropped.

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1 (Windows)

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/6400 sec.

FNumber: f/2.8

Exposure Program: Aperture priority

ISO Speed Ratings: 500

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Shutter speed: 12.64 EV (APEX: 79, 1/6399 sec.)

Aperture: 2.97 EV (f/2.8)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 3.00 EV (f/2.8)

Metering Mode: Center-Weighted Average

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 200.0 mm

SubSecTimeOriginal: 00

SubSecTimeDigitized: 00

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 3942.51

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 3950.62

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

April 21, 2014 Photo Series

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45. SunsetFL
7:34 PM GMT on April 27, 2014
Amazing shot! I admire the perfection of the stop action.
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44. CameraDiva
5:04 PM GMT on April 27, 2014
Talk about freezing action-perfect shot Gary!!!
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43. snek
9:46 AM GMT on April 27, 2014
Terrific capture, Gary! Congratulations on outstanding AC!
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42. BoazR
9:23 AM GMT on April 27, 2014
A fantastic shot
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41. RenoSoHill
3:47 AM GMT on April 27, 2014
It just can't get any better than this! Congrats Gary
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40. kippic
1:09 AM GMT on April 26, 2014
Wow, that is a fabulous capture.
Everything worked well in this shot - it well deserves to be at the top of the favorites list.
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39. WurzelDave
7:05 PM GMT on April 25, 2014
I'd have missed it altogether! Congrats on blue.
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38. Lodestar
4:35 PM GMT on April 24, 2014
Wow! What a great action shot.
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37. Willow13
1:52 PM GMT on April 24, 2014
Love it!! Forever Favorite!!
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36. got2dogs
2:33 AM GMT on April 24, 2014
this shot is magical Gary! it's as if he's singing to you - looking you right in the eye! very skilled photograph! congrats!
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35. rmwags
2:31 AM GMT on April 24, 2014
What a Great Capture... Congrats...
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34. RevMac
12:15 AM GMT on April 24, 2014
My favorite bird and now my favorite Cardinal pic - fantastic Gary!!
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33. ColoradoKat
6:58 PM GMT on April 23, 2014
What a fabulous shot, Gary! I took a photo this good once..
in my dreams! Congratulations on getting the shot and the
Blue and all those Favorites!
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32. novembergale
6:48 PM GMT on April 23, 2014
Well done! Congratulations!
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31. SVLover
3:47 AM GMT on April 23, 2014
Found this great shot over here too - not a surprise. :)
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30. WeatherWise
2:04 AM GMT on April 23, 2014
WOW! What an exciting action capture!
Congratulations on AC!
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29. UkiGirl
11:19 PM GMT on April 22, 2014
Boy! That is nice! I wish I could learn to take such shots! Congratulations on your well deserved AC!
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28. Wanderoo
10:42 PM GMT on April 22, 2014
Nice capture. Great color and detail!
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27. barbamz
8:05 PM GMT on April 22, 2014
Absolutely perfect.
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26. gingyb
5:31 PM GMT on April 22, 2014
I somehow knew this one would get a blue border, you are turning pro. Congrats
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25. pegpics
5:15 PM GMT on April 22, 2014
Amazing!!!...AC congrats!
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24. sodipaint
12:25 PM GMT on April 22, 2014
Awesome shot. Luck happens when preparedness meets opportunity. Take the credit as credit is due! :)
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23. Railheel
11:36 AM GMT on April 22, 2014
Thank you all for your wonderful comments. Larry, no flash, just bright morning sun.
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22. Kennebunker
10:50 AM GMT on April 22, 2014
Timing is everything! Beautiful bird, and magnificent shot! Whoo Hoo! Kudos, and AC congratulations to you, Gary.
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21. LarryD
10:42 AM GMT on April 22, 2014
Super outstanding. Looks like you might have been using a flash, which would be smart. Very good catch. I wish I could give it something more than a 10.
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20. gardner48197
2:20 AM GMT on April 22, 2014
Congrats on the new blue border & RF!!!
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19. Luckystar
1:13 AM GMT on April 22, 2014
WOW, Gary! Awesome timing! GLORIOUS capture! 10!

Congrats on this lovely AC!!
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18. Proserpina
12:21 AM GMT on April 22, 2014
Excellent capture! Beautiful.
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17. sillygal
12:10 AM GMT on April 22, 2014
WOW Gary, just perfect
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16. llpj04
9:55 PM GMT on April 21, 2014
Great shot Gary
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15. babette
9:04 PM GMT on April 21, 2014
I have to agree with stunning. Congratulations.
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14. Biskitten
7:56 PM GMT on April 21, 2014
Fantastic capture - AC Congrats, Gary!
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13. crazygiraffelady
7:24 PM GMT on April 21, 2014
Catching it without being blurry is a show of your patience! Nice work!
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12. JDA
5:20 PM GMT on April 21, 2014
Beautiful Gary. A 10 from me.

Congrats on the AC!
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11. trailhiker44
4:54 PM GMT on April 21, 2014
Update: CONGRATULATIONS on your AC, Gary !!!
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10. Railheel
4:53 PM GMT on April 21, 2014
Thank you folks and thank you approvers.
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9. RNJoel
4:49 PM GMT on April 21, 2014
Absolutely stunning capture. I'm sure this one will make its way up the favorites list in a hurry. Congrats on this super AC.
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8. gilg72
4:47 PM GMT on April 21, 2014
Update; Congratulations on this great AC!
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7. Doesiedoats
4:41 PM GMT on April 21, 2014
Great action in flight shot, Gary!

Congratulations on your AC.
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6. trailhiker44
3:27 PM GMT on April 21, 2014
Gorgeous catch, Gary !
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5. noneinc
3:26 PM GMT on April 21, 2014
Fantastic shot!
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4. gilg72
3:23 PM GMT on April 21, 2014
Wow! Fantastic catch Gary. Perfection!
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3. Outsideshot
3:14 PM GMT on April 21, 2014
excellent catch, I know how hard it can be to freeze them in mid flight without any blur, and great light to boot.
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2. gardner48197
3:09 PM GMT on April 21, 2014
Wow, amazing capture!!! 10++ Fav
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1. KSMc
3:06 PM GMT on April 21, 2014
Gary, looks like your timing was perfect.  The pose is perfect.  The light throughout the fathers is amazing.  Overall a fabulous bird in flight shot.
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Railheel

My name is Gary and I'm a retired railroader. I have always enjoyed photography and now that I have the time I take lots of photos. My late wife of 40 years and I traveled from our home in Western North Carolina to her home in Ridgecrest Calif. one or more times a year. Our love is going to National Parks as we traveled this great land of ours. We have been blessed by seeing over 30 Parks showing Gods Wonders. WeatherUnderground allows me to visit across this country and around the world from my recliner.

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