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Old Oct 8, 2007, 12:22 PM   #1
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The weather is summer like with the humidity it reaches 35 deg C (in F around 90)

Got a few more B I F inflight pictures with my manual A300mmF4








They were really close and daring too










Geese in flight






































It is a matter of time before I will be putting all BIF picture in the 'boring ' thread as that is where they belong



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Old Oct 8, 2007, 12:34 PM   #2
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Super incredible shots, man!!!
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Old Oct 8, 2007, 6:09 PM   #3
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Super incredible shots, man!!!
Thanks Eddie,

More shots of the common seagulls uploaded in the afternoon of Canada Thanksgiving holiday. These have been coming like clockwork now with my manual focus lens. It is more like a young fellow just got a driver license and a new car. Quite addictive in the beginning























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Old Oct 8, 2007, 9:15 PM   #4
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These are awesome shots, Daniel. Your practice certainly has paid off!

I finally caught sight of the hawk I hear all the time. It was soaring above me Sunday and the only lens I had with me wasmy problematicDA 50-200. Granted, the hawk wasn't more than a small object in the viewfinder, but the lens really hunted to get the focus. I would have done much better with the A300 (and finally did put the camera on manual focus). So there is something to be said for shooting BIF with a manual focus lens.
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Old Oct 8, 2007, 9:29 PM   #5
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These are awesome shots, Daniel.¬* Your practice certainly has paid off!

I finally caught sight of the hawk I hear all the time.¬* It was soaring above me Sunday and the only lens I had with me was¬*my problematic¬*DA 50-200.¬* Granted, the hawk wasn't more than a small object in the viewfinder, but the lens really hunted to get the focus.¬* I would have done much better with the A300 (and finally did put the camera on manual focus).¬* So there is something to be said for shooting BIF with a manual focus lens.
Harriet,

Thanks for taking time to comment. I and Ira have agreed that the AF won't make it. There is some chance that your DA* (with SDM) may make it for BIF in very short range.
Shooting hawk is ok with my method theoretically provided that it is at the most 80 ft away away. That could be very tricky if not impossible.
Shooting skyward is another big hurdle too. I have not approached that yet as hawks eagles are hardly closer to the ground level. My report card is zero on this

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Old Oct 10, 2007, 1:39 AM   #6
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Awesome , well done indeed. The first and last geese shots are wonderful, poetry in motion.
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Old Oct 10, 2007, 5:58 AM   #7
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Daniel, I'm impressed!

That first shot of the 3 geese landing is spectacular! Almost as if you captured 3 different images right after eachother.

Looks like this is something you could really get into.

I'm looking forward to seeing more shots like these

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Tom already wrote what I was about to write. Another step up the ladder, Daniel.:|

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Awesome , well done indeed. The first and last geese shots are wonderful, poetry in motion.
Tom, Rodney & Kjell,

Thanks for the compliment.I just have to rush as the weather in here has turned normal now with a bit of nasty wind.



I did crop out the 1/2 geese of the last gliding picture.



And I recreate the 2 geese landing pictures in a similar series

























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Old Oct 10, 2007, 7:42 PM   #10
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Daniel, I think you have proven that fast AF and high frame rates are not what is is about, it is vision and timing. These are magnificent, well done.

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