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NHL Jul 13, 2004 6:22 AM

http://www.pbase.com/image/31285196.jpg

aladyforty Jul 13, 2004 6:58 AM

Nice action shot there:-)

zoomn Jul 13, 2004 9:14 AM

Nice effort. Looks like you got very good focus on the head.

You guys with these flying shots amaze me. I have tried tons and have none that are decent.

bobbyz Jul 13, 2004 10:03 AM

Nice shot NHL, what equipment/settings?

bobbyz Jul 13, 2004 10:06 AM

zoomn wrote:
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Nice effort. Looks like you got very good focus on the head.

You guys with these flying shots amaze me. I have tried tons and have none that are decent.
zoomn,

I was in same boat using my FZ1 for flight shots. The EVF and shutter lag don't help at all. I haven't changed my technique that much but with 10D, I am getting much better flight shots. Even if the bird is not in focus when I take the shot, atleast I am able to track the bird in the viewfinder. Optical viewfinder is an advantage in this case.

NHL Jul 13, 2004 10:21 AM

bobbyz wrote:
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Nice shot NHL, what equipment/settings?
Canon 10D, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 and a 2x TC (1/750s @ f/6.7) ;)


http://www.pbase.com/image/31285194.jpg

I have a Bigma but didn't bring it to the beach! :evil:

zoomn Jul 13, 2004 5:35 PM

That last shot is great. Love the 3d effect. Great impact shot!

I can see I am going to have to try harder on the flying shots.

I find that if I prefocus on an estimated range I expect the bird to be at I am getting closer to getting a good shot. One of these days...........

NHL Jul 13, 2004 9:20 PM

zoomn wrote:
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Love the 3d effect. Great impact shot!
Yeap, that's my main reason for going to dSLR. The only way to get that Bokeh is to shoot wide open which you can never do with the smaller CCD... (for Macro the smaller sensor cameras are much better though) ;)


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I find that if I prefocus on an estimated range I expect the bird to be at I am getting closer to getting a good shot.
Not too practical with a dSLR though since the DOF is quite thin :?
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geoffs Jul 13, 2004 9:27 PM

NHL, both shots are great, but for different reasons. In the first one I just love the expression on that Laughing Gull's face. The second picture is made powerful by the sharp gull backed up by the out of focus scene in the background.

Thanks!

Normcar Jul 14, 2004 12:29 AM

The first one is dynamic. Did you need to duck? Tack sharp in a difficult and moving environment. I'm surprised that the movement is so frozen at 1/750th. Did you catch this one on a glide? Great photography!


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