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"Perpetual Plover" - My 500th deviation :) If someone would like this as an avatar drop me a note and I'll resize it for them

I did get some notes with various suggestions for my 500th deviation including a self portrait. I finally decided to post this sequence of 14 images taken at 8.5fps taken today as I prefer to let my images speak for themselves lol Posting a self portrait will also lose me alot of watchers :lol:

It is a 500px image and 1Mb in size so it does take awhile to download to play correctly. Please feel free to download it.

Disappointly I've noticed it doesn't appear to loop in dA as it is set up to do. To correct this right click on the image select loop and then select play :(

It does show the benefits of manual exposure and a solid tripod. The background just doesn't move and the constant exposure is clearly seen :)

btw The Plover won the Tug of War
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:iconslave-screams:
slave-screams Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
this is a wonderful composition. great work, tho for some odd reason this is making me want to go eat some sort of snack lol.
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:iconcloser-to-heaven:
closer-to-heaven Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007   Photographer
Wow.. amazing.. so sharp and everything.. :O
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:iconzeitwolf:
Zeitwolf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
really cunning bird. I love to watch them in the mudflats of the north sea
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:iconkestrad:
Kestrad Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
*squee* Cute!
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dana-martinez Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
Very cool way to commemorate #500! :clap:
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:iconparadigmparadox:
ParadigmParadox Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007
Adorable both full size and as an avatar. Well done.
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:iconcarterr:
carterr Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007
this is incredible. How did you put it together? The bird really had to put some strrength behind getting t hat worm ;)
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I loaded the sequence into ImageReady which comes with Photoshop CS2 and exported the sequence as a flash file. Very simple to do and quick :) There are alot of alternative animation programmes that will do the same job
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:iconcarterr:
carterr Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007
I must have a go at this one day :)
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:iconsailingbreezes:
SailingBreezes Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible shots! If I hadn't read the description, I would have sworn that it was taken with a video camera.

:clap: Congrats on 500!
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butterfly36rs Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
:clap:
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:iconwindbirdy:
windbirdy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
haha! funny + cute!
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:iconrabid-coot:
Rabid-Coot Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
A spectacular sequence to comemorate the landmark that is 500 deviations. I look forward to seeing how you top this when you get to 1000.
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:icongaina:
Gaina Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
:rofl: excellent!
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:icon00decq:
00Decq Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
Oops... I'm sorry for the dubble-post :blushes:
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem 00Decq :)
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:icon00decq:
00Decq Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
Great animation, pretty bird too! :worship:
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:icon00decq:
00Decq Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
Great animation, pretty bird too! :worship:
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:iconth1rt3en95:
TH1RT3EN95 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
wow, this is too cool!! :D
this is definently a :+fav:!
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:iconshetakespics:
SheTakesPics Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
Love it:clap:
Nice work:)
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:iconxanteron:
xanteron Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
Haha awesome! :D
Good idea. :)
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:iconkaasha:
kaasha Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
The loop is there straight away for me, using mozilla firtefox. So maybe it's the browser you're using?
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:icondjberry:
djberry Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007   Photographer
That is so cool!!!
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:iconilharess:
Ilharess Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
:w00t: fabulous :D
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:iconsnowy-kc:
snowy-kc Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
Aaw, poor worm! That's great though ^^ The animation and loop seems to work fine for me, perhaps it's the browser (I use Firefox, if you don't, conveeeeeeeert =p)?

And congrats on the 500th deviation =D
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:boogie: :dance: :boogie: :dance: :boogie:
:dance: Congrats :dance:
:boogie: :dance: :boogie: :dance: :boogie: on 500th :faint:
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:iconkhanran:
Khanran Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Student General Artist
How cute ^_^
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:iconmirator:
mirator Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
:faint: Great movie! It loops.. poor worm, haha! mmm..the background appears to shake a little. I would not notice if you did't say that it did no move.. :P Gorgeous idea and well done! :clap:
:wave: ~Olga
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grgbpm Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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:icondunadan-from-bag-end:
Dunadan-from-Bag-End Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Great! I'm waiting for more 8.5fps movies! I love it! Have you ever thought of buying digital video camera? I mean ofcourse something more professional like this: [link] :D It can use Canon lenses ;-)
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
That Red system looks like a dream camera :) I was looking at it a couple of months ago and was seriously impressed lol
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Dunadan-from-Bag-End Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
yup, up to 60fps ;-) Anyway waiting for further photos!
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Dbug61 Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
Fantastic! Spot on as usual and a delightful sequence! Who knew it took them 6 steps to get a worm out of the ground?!?! If it's still available, I'd love it as an avatar. A very worthy 500th. :worship: :boogie: x
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twapa Featured By Owner May 31, 2007   General Artist
I lol'd! XD
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:iconemessis:
emessis Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
! Terrific! I would love it as an avatar! :D



...If I don't respond for the next few weeks/two months, though, I am sorry, since I will be away doing field research.
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:iconeagle79:
eagle79 Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:D I love it!!!
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:iconosa-art-farm:
Osa-Art-Farm Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
LOL ! terrific! Thanks for the 'loop' instructions. I wouldv'e only seen the still photo. How far away are you usually from these sujects? Incredible.
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
This was taken from about 30 feet. The master images are full height I've just cropped it square
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:iconosa-art-farm:
Osa-Art-Farm Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
And you were covered with grasses and mud as cameo?

Your crisp shots are always amazing.
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:iconzatona:
Zatona Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
so nice:)
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:iconmonastor:
Monastor Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Great job, as always!
You should certainly post such animations more often. Or will it spoil us? :)

I'd love to see the bird swallowing the worm (animated of course) :)
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
even at 8.5fps it happened in one frame lol
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:iconmonastor:
Monastor Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
You must wait for Canon 1D Mark V then :)
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:iconcrisvsv:
crisvsv Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
:omg: it's sooo awesoeme!! Great !! :haha
:lol: :clap:
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:iconwelshwench:
WelshWench Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
Fantastic! :clap:
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:iconshell4art:
shell4art Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Professional Photographer
You never cease to amaze me Mr. Kev.... :hug:
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:iconproverbialcheese:
proverbialcheese Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
fast fingers.
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:iconmadmech:
Madmech Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
LOL, great image(s). You can almost hear hear the worm screaming (stop taking pictures and help me !!!!) LOL
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:iconalkahla:
Alkahla Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
Ha I love this. Really cute animation.
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
hahaha that is cute! it reminds me so much of the robins here :)
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