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Old Sep 24, 2006, 5:42 AM   #11
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Nice shots and they are of an activity that is almost unknown here in the US. Very cool, #5, and #6 are my favorites. Which version of the Sigma 70-300 are you using?

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Thank you. This is an activity that goes back to the middle ages.

The Sigma is the non-APO one. Apparently a useless lens compared to the APO version, but cheaper - £60 on ebay.



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Old Sep 24, 2006, 5:46 AM   #12
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All very nice, but I especially like #5. Looks like the bird is talking, too!
Thank you. When she brought that bird out it wouldn't shut up the whole time. She had a matched pair and that was the noisy one, even while flying.

The demonstration was on 3 times that day and I saw it 3 times but from 3 different places around the arena.



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Old Sep 24, 2006, 6:48 AM   #13
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These type of displays are NOT the easiest to photograph. You need patience and lense speed.

For those interested here are a couple of links for this side of the pond:

http://www.n-a-f-a.org/
http://www.n-a-f-a.org/htm/about_fal/clubs.htm

Visit the Wildlife forum on this board for a learning experience.
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Old Sep 24, 2006, 7:39 AM   #14
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great shots darren. i've always loved these shows and it looks like you did well shooting from 3 different ancles.

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Old Sep 24, 2006, 7:49 AM   #15
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Couldn't agree more. I was lucky it was a very bright day, so shutter speeds were high enough to handhold at 300mm.

That being said, the success rate was around 60% tops.





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Old Sep 24, 2006, 1:38 PM   #16
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The Sigma is the non-APO one. Apparently a useless lens compared to the APO version, but cheaper - £60 on ebay.
Those shots sure did not look useless!

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The Sigma is the non-APO one. Apparently a useless lens compared to the APO version, but cheaper - £60 on ebay.
Those shots sure did not look useless!

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Thank you Tim.

Course the OOF shots were deleted when I checked them on the laptop, then a few more were removed when I got home and viewed them again on my bigger screen.

BUT I did re-learn an important lesson - if you want to handhold, then shoot at fast shutter speeds or use a monopod (I had left mine behind)



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Sharp in the right light



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