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May 25, 2009
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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/10 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
400 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
May 21, 2009, 9:24:11 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Sensor Size
6mm
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Eyes of the Storm by Thomas-Koidhis Eyes of the Storm by Thomas-Koidhis
! Had to do a double take when I signed on and saw 1,800 messages in my inbox. Thank you *majcy92 and ^Anoya for the suggest and DD. :heart:

This was taken in a single exposure and, at most, has a curves layer and a saturation decrease. The 1/10 of a second shutter speed let in some nice blur with the rapids, but was fast and steady enough (on a tripod) to get relatively still and sharp Pelicans. I love that you can see the closest Pelican ruffling its wings as a result of just enough motion blur.

I make my photos in the first place for my own personal discovery on one hand, and on the other to help others in some small way to connect with and understand their world. I love hearing what people feel and what they have to say in response. So I'm honored by all of your input. If I don't answer your comment, it's because I had nothing to add, or simply because I am blonde and missed it. I do my best to read each one.

Thank you


Edits: dropped saturation, more natural color, bigger size, border removed, new title just cuz.
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Given 2011-02-09
Suggester said; "Amazing capture, also the colors and motion. Wow."

They Let Me by ~OctoberLife ( Suggested by MayaVogrin and Featured by Anoya )
:iconcypselurus:
Cypselurus Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply beautiful! :)
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
:)
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:iconemazon:
Emazon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
This is incredible! Its the exact type of photography i woulove to be able to do
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
You can!
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:iconemazon:
Emazon Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Time will tell :)
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Dedication ;)
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:icondave490:
Dave490 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Love this photo :D nice one :)
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Thanks!
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:icondave490:
Dave490 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Photographer
No worries :D
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:iconwaves2x11:
waves2x11 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
a amgic moment...captured with even better photography
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Thanks so much :) Sorry for taking so long to respond, I have let my message mountain get out of hand >.<
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:iconmaaira:
Maaira Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
your beautiful work has been featured [link]
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Thank you so much :) Sorry for the late reply, been awol ;)
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:iconsarahmaria11:
SarahMaria11 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've been featured here [link] :D
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Thank you! But I think the link is broken...Would it perhaps be in your journal?
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:iconsarahmaria11:
SarahMaria11 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it's in my journal :)
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012   Photographer
best of the series :)
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
:) Glad you like man
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:icondarklight-phoenix:
Darklight-phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student General Artist
wow, i love the water and the birds. Excellent shot!!
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
:) Thank you
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:iconkurjenmarja:
Kurjenmarja Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
If I was able to paint I would love to paint this. Beautiful.
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
You are able :)
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:iconkurjenmarja:
Kurjenmarja Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Maybe I try it out someday :)
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:iconpelicanh:
Pelicanh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
ah...great shot. I actually like the saturation here!
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Same, more natural!
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks good.. My carpal tunnel issue is flaring today.. hard to type.. I wont be able to comment on them all..but I'm looking...sorry..ouch
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
You dont have to comment on them all Dave I just like that you look at them. :) Sounds painful...take a break and let em rest man!
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ya..its really othering me today..
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SarahMaria11 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply stunning. I love how the water looks and the clarity of the pelicans. Just curious, but where did you take this?
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Thank you :) This one is a litttle over-saturated I still find, so I need to edit that. I took this just down the river bank from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada.
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   General Artist
amazing photo :)
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
So happy that you enjoy :)
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diamondshark Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
How did you manage to do a long exposure and still keep the shape of the birds so clear and so sharp?? I understand that these waters are fast, but still... Absolutely amazing! I can't breathe... :D
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
:) Thank you..

It was a combination of "lucky" things that all kind of fell into place perfectly for the moment. I had my lens mounted to a sturdy tripod and used a cable release for the best sharpness possible. It was also very helpful to be able to set up where I did. Sometimes as you might know pelicans kind of just...hang around lol..I got them at a good moment and the sun was already below the horizon so I got very soft light. And the water IS very fast haha...I don't have the actual numbers, but you would really stop breathing if you knew how much water was flowing per minute! Also, the exposure time was just enough to get a tiny bit of movement/"smoothness" out of the water, but it's actually not moving as much as it looks. Bit of an optical illusion, that worked out in the photo's favor :P Very happy you like ;)
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diamondshark Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
well, it's all about knowing how to use the opportunity :] That was very interesting, what you've explained! For me it has always been more interesting how one gets to the result than the result itself. There's kind of a story behind every photograph and it makes you look at the picture with different eyes. :]
Of course at first I didn't see the speed you've used, but now I know... Now I can imagine that the water was really fast. :]
Say, I've shared some of your photographs on my Facebook page as I told you earlier. Could I possibly add you comment to the pic, so members could read it, too? I suppose many of them would be interested in the process.
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
I have no problem with you quoting :) Stories is what it's all about, which is why I'm happy to give any and all details.
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bp2007 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Featured here: [link]
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
thank you
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:iconbp2007:
bp2007 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
You are welcome.
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BerniceCS Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing
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Gwangelinhael Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Thank you :)
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:icondinamykdi:
dinamykdi Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
real? woooow, love it
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Real :) Thank you
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:iconajpastor:
AJPastor Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This piece has been featured in my journal! [link]
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:iconmaikamahi:
Maikamahi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
WOW!! this is a freakin AMAZING shot!! GREAT WORK! im soo jelious! what type of camera do you use? and what shutter speed is this taken at?
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Canon 5D Mark II, 1/10th of a second. But you don't need a 5D Mark II to take a picture like this! An entry DSLR could do the trick
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:iconmaikamahi:
Maikamahi Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
oh sweet! thanks for the fact ;P im new to my camera so i just have to figure out my settings and stuff i guess :)
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Yeh that'll come, just read some photography books basically haha. They'll teach you how to expose manually. The good advice you dont hear often are have fun with it and 'the least important part of photography is the camera.' A guy who had been doing photography for 50 years told me that haha
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Maikamahi Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Aha soo true! thats a cool little qote type thing, thanks! :D
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