Windows For the Soul - Photography

Panning a Cormorant: how hard can it be? (take 2)

My take 2 at trying to pan a cormorant on its take-off. Harsh light, 1/30 shutter, no ND filters with me...one can imagine that as challenging as panning the bird properly is getting rid of all the bloody dust specks on the damned photo... Having said that, this panning is much closer to what I wanted. If only I had a different background to highlight the panning effect...

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Nikon D3S, Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4 ED-IF, Nikon TC-14E