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Old Oct 31, 2012, 11:18 AM   #1
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For Red Ribbon week we had all these different law enforcement agencies visit the campus - DPS helicopter, DEA, SWAT teams, K9 units, etc.. I took some pictures with my D600. These were taken mostly with the 70-200 VRII but some were actually taken with the 35mm 1.8 DX lens. If you keep it fairly wide open the vignetting is minimal. I'm loving the D600!

























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Old Oct 31, 2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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Great shot of the chopper--rotor blurr and all.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 1:05 PM   #3
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Thanks. I took other pics of it too and realized I was losing the blur and adjusted SS.

Here's another:


Here's one of the first shots I took when it was still far away and I hadn't yet adjusted shutter for blur:


I had never previously shot any aircraft before.

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Old Oct 31, 2012, 7:59 PM   #4
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Brad,

Photographing aircraft with props or rotors is tough since you've got to slow your shutter down to capture the blur, but yet keep a steady hand to keep the rest of the aircraft in focus. And rotor/prop blur makes a huge difference--or else the aircraft looks like it is about to fall out of the sky! It's sorta like panning...both of which I am still practicing!

BTW, I like #1 in the second series...nice rotor blur and quite the dust it is kicking up. It conveys the dynamics of the chopper very well.

Also looks like you are making good use of your new gear!

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Being a LEO I'm really liking these photos!
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Being a LEO I'm really liking these photos!
Cool!

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Shot no.5 with the reflection in the sunglasses looks great.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 2:28 PM   #8
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Thanks, Steve!

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Your shots tell a good story of the days events.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 1:19 PM   #10
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thanks, calicajun.

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