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Old Jul 10, 2010, 3:42 PM   #1
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Do you know what it's like to set up your shot in advance, on a rapid moving subject that's not yet in sight, pre-focused at the spot you expect your subject to appear, and anticipating the exact instant that you need to click the shutter to match the picture that you have in your mind??


Well, I still don't.


Lucky shot of a harbor seal from last Sunday that captured the water drops exactly the way I wanted, but it was just a quick grab shot. Even so, I really like it anyway, so sometimes it's easier to be lucky than good!




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Old Jul 10, 2010, 4:30 PM   #3
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Hi Steven,

That is a really cool shot (pun intended). Great framing, composition, and exposure with the subject in focus.

I very much like it.

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Now that's just a plain good shot. Excellent timing even if you did have to anticipate. Love it all.
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Wow! Great shot. The water droplets really add to the story. If you didn't know it has a lot of sharp teeth, you'd almost want to pet it.

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I'd be thrilled to get a shot like that! EXCELLENT!
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Old Jul 10, 2010, 10:57 PM   #7
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You had me going on those first couple of sentences Steven, Seriously though that is a great capture, irregardless of Prior Proper Planning .

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Picture follows in next post.
I'd be seeing how big I could afford to print that one and find a nice, big wall....

Nice catch!
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Thanks for all your comments guys, especially since I know what great shots you all have posted on this forum.
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....in the auto detailing business this would be referred to as 'that wet look'. WOW! is my exclaim.

I like this shot, it is very well done, lucky or not the planning was great.

BTW, I'm not in the 'auto detailing business' but I like my cars having 'that wet look'.
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