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Old Aug 21, 2009, 7:27 PM   #1
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These guys will eat anything from fish to muskrats, but where I shoot, the easiest game are the often large (sometimes small) marine worms, that they get at low tide. Hard to call grqabbing a worm an "action shot."
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Very nice shots. Color and composition is good, and I really like the last shot, not an easy one, and you nailed the focus! Robert
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Very nice shots. Color and composition is good, and I really like the last shot, not an easy one, and you nailed the focus! Robert
Thanks Robert. But to be fair, these shots were all taken inside NYC, so these birds are corrupt. $20 an hour, and they'll pose anyway I want them too!

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Still got the DX2 with the Hubble attached, Dave ?
That 4th image is tops, really nice shot !!
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Still got the DX2 with the Hubble attached, Dave ?
That 4th image is tops, really nice shot !!
Thanks Jake.

Yeah, still with the D2x and the Swarovski. Still trying to shoot handheld and raise my proportion of "keepers" Practice may not make perfect, but it sure helps...
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Great tug-of-war action captured here !!
You used to use a monopod ?
I still haven't got into the tripod thing, probably won't.
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Great tug-of-war action captured here !!
You used to use a monopod ?
I still haven't got into the tripod thing, probably won't.
I use a very lightweight carbon monopode. It's actually Much easier to shoot handheld with the monopode and all, then just shooting with the camera and 'scope. Better distribution of weight. I now rest the monopode on the toe of my boot. This technique, while not the firmest surface, is a "consistant" surface, and the technique as been a great success. Mind you, it's a heavy boot.

I have some shot buried somewhere with a Snowy and a three foot worm - Now THAT was a battle. Worm had to be almost an inch thick.

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