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Old Nov 14, 2004, 9:24 PM   #1
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Combo shots of low light silhouette action:

Levitation



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Adrenalin response



Adrenalin flight reaction


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Old Nov 16, 2004, 6:47 AM   #2
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cool shots, that last one is interesting.:-)
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Old Nov 16, 2004, 6:20 PM   #3
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awesome series norm

action is the key to bird shots! normal poses are nice, but these poses blow them out of the water...

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Old Nov 16, 2004, 7:07 PM   #4
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I agree with what you're saying, Vito. There are many, many bird photographers out there - really good ones too! But most of what I've seen here, and on numerous other sites, for the most depicts birds in a mostly static situation.

OTOH, Norm is going for something different regardless of how it is perceived by others. Here, the action is where it's at and if some of the bird is OOF, too bad. I like this direction. It is certainly different and refreshing.
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Wow! That last shot is incredible! From what I can see, you are working with a DOF of about an inch or two. Superb shooting, Norm.

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Old Nov 16, 2004, 8:26 PM   #6
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Appreciate the words of encouragement on going for the action all you guys. It certainly tends to be my a priori goal, always has been really. However, I do love seeing the stationary stuff both in the traditional sense and alsowhen it's a different sort of look or the background is especially different or picturesque.

Tom, I appreciate your comments on DOF as it has been one of my pet experiments lately; nice to see it being recognized. However, now I'm going to focus a bit more on expanded DOF, stopped down and ISOupwith the potential fornoise and neat imageand of coursea humungous shutter (in order to try to freeze action completely). Hopefully I'll be able to post some success stories in the not too distant future.

Thanks again for checking the stuff out.


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Old Nov 16, 2004, 8:36 PM   #7
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hey norm, good idea about the stopping down the arperture, and fast shutter...well worth the effort to have a full bird TACK sharp

um, i don't remember if you've said anything about flash...but...it's definetely an idea...you stop it down 2/3-1 stop and you can barely (if at all) tell it was used...

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