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Post by pop511 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:43 am

Mallacoota, Victoria;
Friend and I went there to release pigeons for a race back to Sydney, a 1300Km round trip.
Also there last week for the same job, but didn’t take my camera. More fool me!
This time I got to practice on the wildlife in the town, and yes, I do mean in the town.
I’ve always been Aperture user for outdoors and manual for inside. This time I learnt my lesson. There is such a thing as time exposure.
The following are only comments, so if wrong, you can take me to task…
Following a spate of poor results in AV mode I realised that to shoot those darn birds, shutter speed is more important than anything else. So, ISO went up, 1000Sec shutter speed, lens wide open.
Now at home and looking at my results, 1000sec is still not fast enough. Oh well, learn as you go.
The other thing I learnt was. It doesn't matter which way you look. The action is always behind you.
So my hat is off to all those here who shoot wildlife.
For me, I had a wonderful time. Wish I could do more of it.
And work on my camera tracking settings!
Pelicans and Seagulls;
In the town by the lake frontage, there are two piers and ramps to release boats. When the fishermen come back and clean the fish. Seagulls come in and surround the area. When the Pelicans see this from their island, they come over, and for you to walk on the pier, you have to ask the birds permission to walk past them… :D :D

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Roos in town!
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:05 am

I feel you did well with your panning in #1 and #4 seems to be the only one noticeably soft pop511...with captures like #3 nothing else really matters........

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Post by PietFrancke » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:58 am

these are awesome Ed, number three is a killer for sure!

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Post by pop511 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:24 am

Forgot to put in my notes;
I keep both eyes open when chasing figures on the sports field, and I used it this time?
Do you guys use this method?
Yes; sharpness is off.
Have more to learn: Mainly in tracking set up, shutter speed..List goes on and on and.... :D

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Couldn't miss on that one. He was standing 8ft away giving me an eyeful. He was 4ft tall.
Damned if I know how they fly :D :D
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Post by PietFrancke » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:35 am

pop511 wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:24 am
Forgot to put in my notes;
I keep both eyes open when chasing figures on the sports field, and I used it this time?
Do you guys use this method?
Pic3
Couldn't miss on that one. He was standing 8ft away giving me an eyeful. He was 4ft tall.
Damned if I know how they fly :D :D
Yes - both eyes open. It helps me land on my butt when I trip over something!

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Post by pop511 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:54 am

"Yes - both eyes open. It helps me land on my butt when I trip over something!"
Only you, Piet could think of something like that!.... :rofl:
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:33 pm

Gracefully......

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Post by pop511 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:44 pm

"Gracefully......"
Of course. Have you known Piet to do otherwise?
Have fun;
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:47 pm

That for sure...but I was also referring to you wondering how they fly

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Post by pop511 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:20 pm

Oops. Sorry. No offense intended to anyone on this forum.
Actually they fly very well from what I have seen.
Picture of two seagulls being passionate about something. I didn't ask.
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