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Old May 29, 2005, 11:54 PM   #1
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I shot these this weekend with the 200/1.8. I'm tired of my server breaking down on me so I'm going to try to get into using the posting restrictions here on the forum. Hopefully this isn't too compressed for viewing.


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Old May 29, 2005, 11:56 PM   #2
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Here is number 2
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And number three
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And the last for now


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Old May 30, 2005, 1:43 AM   #5
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Norm, I hate you! No -- actually I admire your ability to get shots like these. I've been trying for the last 9 months to get shots of inflight swallows and get nothing even close to good enough to post.

I know your 1DMkII helps in the effort to get moving subjects, but still, you must have some technique down that I am really missing. Any desire to tell me (us) what it is you do to get these fantastic shots?

These are Cliff Swallows, BTW...
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Old May 30, 2005, 11:03 AM   #6
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Yeah, it's the ultimate challenge. You have to shoot at at least 1200 to get these little guys, and these pictures are about as good as you can get....

I say we hack into Steve's computer and post porno on Norm's posts and get him banned...

Dave

PS. I've been unable to view most of Norms post because I have just dial-up. Another suggestion would be for him to switch to his server and then I wont have to view these images again....
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I echo your sentiments here Geoff, I have also tried to get these [in particular, skimming on top of water]
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but still, you must have some technique down that I am really missing. Any desire to tell me (us) what it is you do to get these fantastic shots?


I think he shoots the bird [not with a camera] then sends it to a taxidermist, and these are the stuffed birds being suspended by thread in brilliant poses !!

You're just jealous, says Norm -Yup, you're right !!!

{Well done anyway, Norm}
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Old May 30, 2005, 1:20 PM   #8
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I think he shoots the bird [not with a camera] then sends it to a taxidermist, and these are the stuffed birds being suspended by thread in brilliant poses !!

You're just jealous, says Norm - Yup, you're right !!!

{Well done anyway, Norm}
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Ahh, the good old days, when naturalists were MEN!

What you're actually describing is the "Audebon Method."

He would shoot the birds, take them home and stuff them and then make those wonderful "natural" paintings....

This goes along way to explain Norm's shots...

Thanks for the revelations!

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Thanks for the comments, both weird and not. I appreciate it very much, guys. As for technique, all that I can say is I set the shutter to at least 1/2000th and watch with my eye not pressed against the viewfinder until I see one approaching. I then switch quickly to the viewfinder when a good shot presents itself.


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Very nice Norcar. I wish I could shoot the flying birds like this. It may seem easy to you but I assure you have crazy skills to get these shots.

Great stuff!
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