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Old Dec 18, 2007, 4:33 PM   #1
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I have some time to reorganise my album scattered here and there throughout the summer. All taken with my shortish manual focus 300mmF4






























I had no clue that geeses landing could be gracefull



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Old Dec 19, 2007, 12:02 PM   #2
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Hi Daniel,

Nice pics - I like #1 and #2. Dan
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Old Dec 19, 2007, 1:15 PM   #3
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Hard to get action shots you done did gooood.


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Old Dec 21, 2007, 6:45 PM   #4
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Cool theme, and whoever said that "three's a crowd"? Great theme and presentation. 1 is excellent and 3 is perhaps my next favorite

The fact that they were captured in manual focus is exceptional.
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Great job on these, Daniel.
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Old Dec 22, 2007, 1:37 AM   #6
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Hi Daniel,

Wow, talk about synchronised flying (AND landing). They did well not to knock each other on the approach and "landing").

Were these photos taken on different occasions? Different geese maybe?

Actually I think my favourite one is photo 4. However I also think that photo 5 is superb because of the "lead goose's" feet just skimming the water.. and creating that VERY cool "breaking the surface glide".

Any chance of a closer crop of that area from photo 5? (PRETTY PLEASE!) I think that looks spectacular and shows this element of gracefulness within nature!

Thanks for sharing.

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Old Dec 22, 2007, 8:40 AM   #7
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Fishguy, Roger, Bmullen,
Thanks for taking time to comment.

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Wow, talk about synchronised flying (AND landing).* They did well not to knock each other on the approach and "landing").
Were these photos taken on different occasions?* Different geese maybe?
No. right click on each pict and you will know that they were taken almost within the same second (all done in burst)

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Actually I think my favourite one is photo 4.* However I also think that photo 5 is superb because of the "lead goose's" feet just skimming the water.. and creating that VERY cool "breaking the surface glide".

Any chance of a closer crop of that area from photo 5?* (PRETTY PLEASE!) I think that looks spectacular and shows this element of gracefulness within nature!

Thanks for sharing.*

Paul
I like No 5 too. Nonetheless it has not had the perfect line up of both #1 & #4. Actually No 2 would have been abolutely perfect if I could take just one split second later with more reflection on the water. These gesture could not have been more gracefull.

Technically both series were taken almost like movies rather than pict.
All were done in manual (focus and metering) and in burst and panning mode which means that I was constantly finetuning the focus on the fly.
My camera body can manage only 3 fps and if both were done in 5 or higher fps, I would have caught a better or the magical moment .
I posted my method (which is very different from most shots in this forum) at

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=24654278

Thanks for your compliment. And the last summer has been very exciting indeed for my birdie shots

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