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Ibis taking off early with the morning sun painting the background clouds orange. Composite image.

Ibis taking off early with the morning sun painting the background clouds orange. Composite image.
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62 Comments | Report
luckie06
 
luckie06 November 26, 2015
Great job !
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 26, 2015
Thank you.
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana November 26, 2015
I like a dynamic!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 26, 2015
Most appreciated
nornots Platinum
 
nornots November 28, 2015
Awesome silhouettes, love the action portrayed.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 28, 2015
Most appreciated.
pegleg Platinum
 
pegleg November 29, 2015
such a good edit, the background colours work well, you would not know it is a composite it is that well done i love it
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 30, 2015
Thanks for the encouragement.Looks like my course on editing has payed.
mdriley00 Platinum
 
mdriley00 November 30, 2015
Splendid composition.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 30, 2015
Thanks for the review.
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More December 04, 2015
Fantastic work love this!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 04, 2015
Thanks for the review and award.
HaliSowle Platinum
 
HaliSowle December 04, 2015
A great sequence of shots, well composited! Nice wing position on each one!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 06, 2015
thanks so much, really appreciated.
KatMorgan
 
KatMorgan December 06, 2015
Beautiful silhouette, elegance of nature
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 07, 2015
Really appreciate taking time to review.
sallycarey PRO+
 
sallycarey December 11, 2015
Fantastic mood and great composition!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 11, 2015
Thanks so much.
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake December 12, 2015
Beautifully done Ruwan !!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 15, 2015
Most appreciated.
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita December 16, 2015
awesome capture...congrats on your Finalist Award!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 17, 2015
Thank so much.
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 December 16, 2015
congratulations on the finalist award Ruwan .. awesome silhouettes
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 17, 2015
Thank so much.
CatEye
 
CatEye December 17, 2015
Gorgeous symmetry!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 17, 2015
Thank so much.
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo December 17, 2015
Excellent, Ruwan! Congrats on being a Finalist!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 19, 2015
Thanks.
AHogue
 
AHogue December 21, 2015
Awesome, Ruwan! So stunning!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 22, 2015
Most appreciated.
AHogue
 
AHogue December 21, 2015
Congratulations on your finalist! Very well deserved!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 22, 2015
Thanks so much.
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden December 22, 2015
Beautiful work, I like the touch of light on the silhouettes very much!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 22, 2015
Most appreciated time taken to review.
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis December 23, 2015
Wonderful silhouettes, well done:-)
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 23, 2015
Thank you so much.
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 December 29, 2015
What a fantastic capture, catching such an unusual moment. Congratulations on being a finalist in the Silhouettes contest!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 03, 2016
Thanks so much MaryAnne. Sorry for the g\delay in replying. A happy new year to you all loved ones.
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita January 02, 2016
awesome capture...cograts
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 03, 2016
Thank you so much.
francoisperras
 
francoisperras January 11, 2016
Great shot, great work in post, just an amazing picture! Love it!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 11, 2016
Most appreciated
NatureLoverJJWal PRO+
 
NatureLoverJJWal January 16, 2016
Congratulations on your award!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 16, 2016
Thanks so much.
donanzinger PRO
 
donanzinger January 18, 2016
Terrific image, great timing Ruwan!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 18, 2016
Thanks so much. Most appreciated.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 January 19, 2016
Magnificent image, voted Monthly Pro 18
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 17, 2016
Thanks again.
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis February 12, 2016
Excellent entries.. Winning shot..voted monthly pro and covers:-)
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 13, 2016
Thanks again.
marizzza Platinum
 
marizzza February 16, 2016
fantastic!!!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 17, 2016
Thanks again.
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita February 18, 2016
voted Covers
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 23, 2016
Thanks for the support.
pelusachirinos
 
pelusachirinos February 22, 2016
Awesome capture!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 23, 2016
Thanks for the support.
ZachEddy
 
ZachEddy February 25, 2016
Nice!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 25, 2016
Most appreciated.
imdrano
 
imdrano March 02, 2016
Excellent!
Ibises?
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 02, 2016
Most appreciated. Yes Ibises.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 March 17, 2016
Voted OPen Wings
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 27, 2016
Most appreciated,
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 March 23, 2016
Congrats !
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 27, 2016
Thanks for the encouragement.
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography March 27, 2016
like it!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 27, 2016
thanks.
UnkleFrank
 
UnkleFrank April 08, 2016
Great capture. Nothing like being in the right place at the right time. Congratulations on your contest award.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka April 08, 2016
Most appreciated.
SouvikSG
 
SouvikSG April 16, 2016
Unique Shot....
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka April 17, 2016
Thanks for the review.
catherinethompson PRO+
 
catherinethompson April 20, 2016
Stunning shot and great timing.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka April 20, 2016
Most appreciated.i
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 May 05, 2016
Voted Birds of A Feather
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka May 06, 2016
Most appreciated.i
DutchTouch Platinum
 
DutchTouch June 28, 2016
Perfect! Just perfect!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka June 28, 2016
Most appreciated.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 25, 2016
Voted Moving Subjects
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 26, 2016
Thanks so much.
Witmar
 
Witmar November 26, 2016
fantastic picture
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 26, 2016
Thanks so much.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 28, 2016
Voted Our Natural World
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 28, 2016
Thanks Ester.
Flosno
 
Flosno December 18, 2016
Wonderful silhouettes
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 18, 2016
Thanks so much.
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson February 07, 2017
Cool silhouettes !
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 09, 2017
Thanks so much
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 March 11, 2017
Voted We Love Animals
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 13, 2017
Most appreciated.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 March 11, 2017
Voted Sihouettes and Negatives space
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 13, 2017
Most appreciated.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 March 13, 2017
Voted We Love Animals
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 14, 2017
Really appreciate your support
NatureLoverJJWal PRO+
 
NatureLoverJJWal April 03, 2017
Congratulations on your award!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka April 03, 2017
Thank you very much.
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 July 12, 2017
Excellent edit!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka July 12, 2017
Thanks for the review , most appreciated.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 April 13, 2018
Voted Everything Nature
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka April 14, 2018
Thank you so much.
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe April 17, 2018
Stunning!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka April 17, 2018
Thanks for the encouragement.
Ibraheem_ALSinjlawi
 
Ibraheem_ALSinjlawi June 09, 2018
Good one!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka June 09, 2018
Thank you so much.
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 August 02, 2018
Great picture ! Come and check out a few of mine sometime πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 02, 2018
Thanks so much. Will do.
barbwgib26
 
barbwgib26 February 21, 2019
Stunning capture!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 22, 2019
Thank you so much.
geertweggen
 
geertweggen May 23, 2019
Beautiful work and tones
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka May 24, 2019
Thanks for the review.
terryc Platinum
 
terryc May 09, 2020
A stunning capture with wonderful silhouettes, Ruwan!!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka May 09, 2020
Thank you very much
disneymamom PRO+
 
disneymamom August 02, 2020
Beautiful silhouette photo. Congratulations on your awards!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 03, 2020
Most appreciated
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 September 16, 2020
I gave this an award in the past and the system won't let me do so again. It's still a wonderful image, great work.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 16, 2020
Thank you for the encouragement
terryc Platinum
 
terryc October 04, 2020
I have missed so many of your beautiful captures, Ruwan! Gorgeous!!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 04, 2020
Thank you for visiting. Most appreciated.
NatureLoverJJWal PRO+
 
NatureLoverJJWal June 22, 2021
voted viewbug project!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka June 22, 2021
Thanks for all the encouragement.
Hood PRO+
 
Hood July 03, 2021
Excellent!!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka July 03, 2021
Thank you so much.
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt July 30, 2021
Voted The Sunrise for this exceptional capture !!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka July 30, 2021
Most appreciated.
lekahuie PRO+
 
lekahuie Sep 21
Great timing :)) πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒ
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka Sep 21
Most appreciated.

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken in a marsh close to my home, Colombo Sri Lanka.
Time
Early morning as the sun was rising.
Lighting
The morning light hit the clouds painting them orange.
Equipment
I was testing my new 100-400mm mark II IS USM lens on a Canon 5D mark III.
Inspiration
It actually was VB competition to shoot silhouette images.
Editing
I had captured only one bird, the other two were from another image edited in.
In my camera bag
Canon 5D mark III, 100mm macro, 70-200mm mark II, 100-400mm mark II, Lee ND filter set, Lee big and small stopper, Lee polariser, tripod.
Feedback
Its best to plan a shot rather than hoping for a lucky shot, specially if you want to enter images for a particular assignment or competition.

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