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Old Apr 7, 2010, 6:15 PM   #1
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This is challenging - and make sure to remember to turn VR off so doesn't fight panning. It helped knowing the path on the first one as the male was chasing on a wide loop and caught it on third time around.

The others were a lot slower, ahh errrr, graceful.
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Old Apr 7, 2010, 6:30 PM   #2
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Tizeye please excuse the ignorance, but ... what is VR?

Like the photos, especially #1. The pelicans are quite good too, it's just odd seeing brown pelicans instead of the white and black ones we have here.

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Old Apr 7, 2010, 6:43 PM   #3
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Nikon's Vibration Reduction.

As with all stabilization systems, they work great on relatively static subjects, but start moving and it has problems locking on. The biggest problem is, while easy to flip the switch off, it is always set on and you forget about it until you are in the chase and frames start locking up on you as you continue the panning.
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Oh yes, it's called IS (image stabilisation) in my Olympus manual. Thanks for the reply.

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Great captures - fine detail in #1, and wonderful curves in #3. #2 looks a little soft to me, maybe just my old eyes...
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Hmmm... that seems odd, I get better results if I make sure mu SR is on when doing these king of shoots.
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