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Collision Course...

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 22 March 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

“Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.”
.... Henry Miller

Another example of drastic cropping. I had only a 105mm and these birds were about 25 meters away!

NIKON D70 1/400 second F/5.6 ISO 200 105 mm

A film maker from India who has recently rediscovered his passion for photography.

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Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

This is great. I love the "collision" of the birds. Very dynamic. Especially as its also reflected in the water. Amazing image.

22 Mar 2010 5:46am

Eros from tehran, Iran

wow... this is just wonderful...

22 Mar 2010 6:14am

Sophie from France

Magnifique reflet !

22 Mar 2010 6:16am

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

If these 2 birds really collide into each other and whether in a nice or awful way, they will still fly up high again at the same time. (both as seen in the lovely water reflections). Wonderful composition !!

22 Mar 2010 7:32am

oncho from granada, Spain

Gran captura en movimiento y gran reflejo

22 Mar 2010 7:45am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Brilliant this reflection, I hope that no one was hurt !!!!!!! Good day.

22 Mar 2010 8:18am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

I like how they are reflected perfectly on the water. Adds a new dimension to the photo. Good shot!

22 Mar 2010 8:30am

fabrizio from rome, Italy

nice timing and reflex, great work Pavan

22 Mar 2010 8:50am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

wow this is superb!! very well done !!:)

22 Mar 2010 9:23am

Sussi from Landskrona, Sweden

Wonderful reflections and great shot, absolutely in the right moment!

22 Mar 2010 9:24am

Emmeji from France

Très joli reflet dans l'eau !

22 Mar 2010 9:35am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Magnifique ! A very beautiful photo !

22 Mar 2010 9:54am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Lucky you had Pavan! A photograph very hard to get! A distant image in motion and blur! Congratulations friend! The picture is delightful in all respects and your perfect title! The whole image and reflection is fantastic! A hug... Adela

22 Mar 2010 10:06am

T.h.o.m.a.s. from Paris, France

very nice reflection. Congrats !

22 Mar 2010 10:12am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

A great shot !! Colors are beautiful and I have no words for the reflection ! Phil.

22 Mar 2010 10:13am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Just captured at the right time Pavan !!! The reflections are really great !

22 Mar 2010 10:28am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice title. It certainly looks that way:) Well captured

22 Mar 2010 10:31am

foto-rolero54 from Belgium

This is superb shot!

22 Mar 2010 11:33am

jeanne from près de marseille, France

il fallait avoir le clic rapide !!!
c'est beau

22 Mar 2010 11:57am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Super shot love the reflection, the title and quote go so well with this

22 Mar 2010 12:01pm

eva from Rouen, France

Superb shot, superb reflexion, superb movie !...

22 Mar 2010 12:40pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow...great capture! The reflections are fantastic.

22 Mar 2010 12:45pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

You have captured this so well, Pavan and the reflection really works. A terrific shot

22 Mar 2010 1:36pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

really beautiful! i love the clear reflection here :D

22 Mar 2010 3:12pm

Bill Brown from California, United States

Outstanding capture!

22 Mar 2010 3:20pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Terrific catch Pavan! Wonderful drama!:-))) And, great quote of wisdom!

22 Mar 2010 3:25pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A beautiful and dynamic shot! Gorgeous reflections!

22 Mar 2010 3:32pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

5 stars ! A beautiful shot

22 Mar 2010 4:53pm

Marc L. from France

Wahou, superbe instant figé doublé d'un beau reflet, bravo !

22 Mar 2010 5:37pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great capture. Greta shot .

22 Mar 2010 6:01pm

Magrat from Germany

Well cropped, then, Pavan... Oh... it's always a challenge to shoot flying birds, isn't it? And you did it so great! Love the reflections and the title, too! ;) Greetings!

22 Mar 2010 6:31pm

Elisa from Rosario, Argentina

Superbe l´image du vol et les reflets. J´adore
À bientôt et bel lundi
Elisa, Argentine

22 Mar 2010 7:25pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Superb mirror image of the birds on their collision course

22 Mar 2010 7:30pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

great reflection of this beuatifull bird.

22 Mar 2010 9:23pm

Antoine from France

Superb framing and beautiful reflexion Pavan.

22 Mar 2010 9:23pm

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! What an incredible shot! Perfect lighting and the reflections in the water is wonderful!

22 Mar 2010 9:55pm

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

Fabulous, I think it's a flight of love..! Lovely colours.

22 Mar 2010 10:07pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

cracking image, love the reflection

22 Mar 2010 10:14pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Unbelievable reflection Pavan!! What a perfect spot to be in at the time :)

22 Mar 2010 11:55pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I think their destiny is a joint venture with how close they are in each others airspace. Birds amaze me how they can fly in a cloud and yet not crash.

23 Mar 2010 12:19am

Piyush Garyali from Blacksburg, United States

Great shot, even after the crop :)

23 Mar 2010 12:46am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Superb capture ! I love the reflections...that's a wonderful quote.

23 Mar 2010 2:48am

DLee from Fanling, Hong Kong

Excellent timing & beautiful reflections!!

23 Mar 2010 3:56am

One from Açores, Portugal

I really like the composition, wonderful capture, congratulations !

23 Mar 2010 4:33am

Mandy from STOCKHOLM, Sweden

Wonderful shot!!lovely colours!!

23 Mar 2010 8:19am

jpla from St Barthélemy d'Anjou, France

Bonne journée.

23 Mar 2010 8:28am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

just simply superb!!:) well done!!

23 Mar 2010 8:29am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Great timing. The reflections are brilliant!

23 Mar 2010 10:29am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Gorgeous!! Absolutely exquisite light and I love those reflections!!

23 Mar 2010 11:44am

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Wow ! magnifique reflet !

23 Mar 2010 11:59am

Laurent from Grasse, France

Beautiful natural scene !

23 Mar 2010 3:17pm

GH from Ker, France

Both white birds assemble in a Unique in the reflections of waters. No opposition, uniqueness.

23 Mar 2010 5:02pm

geneviève from paris, France

Another splendid shot.
Everything here is perfect! My english is little poor, but I di think it's gorgeous

23 Mar 2010 5:10pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Lovely capture and composition with the reflection, well done !!

23 Mar 2010 10:36pm

pomme from France

Le reflet est superbe :)

24 Mar 2010 12:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Everything is gorgeous here. I especially like the superb reflections.

24 Mar 2010 3:01pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

excellent timing!!

24 Mar 2010 4:06pm

Sarah from Sydney, Australia

An amazing photo! The reflection of the birds and the light and contrast...fantastic!

31 Mar 2010 4:23am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Fantastic mirror image. Fantastic light and colors.

1 Apr 2010 3:14pm

1/400 second
ISO 200
105 mm