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Old Mar 26, 2008, 1:32 PM   #1
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My son and I went out for a birding photo session up at Conowingo Dam today. He has my Canon 70-300 IS, and I with the new 400 F5.6L. We get out of the car and walk 30 feet over to the fence at the top of the river bank. Chat for 2-3 minutes when I realize a Bald Eagle is not but 15 feet from us in the tree.

I tell him to start shooting and I still have to get my lens out of it's case and on the camera. In fear of him flying off,(cause he was obviously disturbed) I didn't have time to check my settings. The AV compensation was set too high, and I blew the only couple shots I got off. Mean while my son got 10-13 perfect photos that I can only dream of!!! %#$^%&*(&^^%%. I'm sorry for that outburst. Here is my sad excuse (full frame).

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Old Mar 26, 2008, 1:55 PM   #2
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Lesson learned Trigger....Next time the camera will be completely ready before you leave the house... Right??? :G Your son got a great shot...I think you owe him...
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 1:59 PM   #3
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Yup, next time I'll trip him on the way,lol.
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 3:27 PM   #4
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That's still a pretty nice shot even with the blow out whites. Bob
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 5:00 PM   #5
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it happens. one night i was shooting indoor family stuff with my external flash. i was set to "P mode" and forgot to switch back to Av mode when i went birding the following day. i couldn't figure out why my camera kept on switching to f11. lol.

i've learned my lession and always do a quick settings check as soon as i get out of my car and before i head out of the parking lot. i've always learned never to put away my camera into my backpack until i've gotten into the car. one time at sunset i was heading back to the parking lot. i had put my camera into my backpack and lo and behold, i ran into a bobcat in the parking lot. doh!

cool baldie shot.

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Old Mar 26, 2008, 6:19 PM   #6
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Thanks Bob. :-)
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 6:22 PM   #7
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Hung,

I just could'nt beleive it. Atleast my son brought one home for the family, lol. Go team!!!
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 6:58 PM   #8
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Nice capture.
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Thank you.
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