Bird Photo Competition 3 2013 : Entry Number 81

Judges Comment

This type of panning shot is a lot more difficult than it looks. Keeping the head of the Canada Goose sharp during the long exposure takes a lot of practice.

Photographers Comment

My name is Stefan Betz and I am from southern Germany. I took this shot in a natural reserve, a few kilometres away from my hometown. It was a rainy morning, with soft light and not chance to get fast exposure times. So I decided to catch all those birds around me in flight, with long exposures between 1/15secs and 1/60secs.... Equipment used: Canon EOS 7D + EF 600mm f4 @ 1/25sec f11 ISO800 , videohead & tripod