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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: skellum on October 12, 2009, 08:51:10 PM

Title: Salmon Shooting
Post by: skellum on October 12, 2009, 08:51:10 PM
I went salmon shooting ( with camera ) again this morning. Two other togs turned up and set their cameras on tripods near the waterfalls and used remotes so I did the same. I personally think I would of done better using my 70-200 handheld and sat back a bit, I will next time.
I spoke to a Water Baillif while there who told me the salmon jumping will go one for weeks to come ( Can you tell I'm not a fishermam ? ) so if any of you are near a Salmon river why not give it a go !

I added a few pictures, hope to get better next time.......... :legit:
Title: Re: Salmon Shooting
Post by: jimthetrain on October 12, 2009, 08:59:43 PM
Number one stands out to me Dave. Nice and crisp. Number two is probably a little too far away and number three is a cracker but without the same impact as number one. How far up the Ribble did you go.??

You've added a fourth now i see. ::) Like you mentioned, maybe the 70-200 would be a better option next time but i suppose reacting to the fish and focussing at the same time could be a bit hit and miss then though.  :legit:
Title: Re: Salmon Shooting
Post by: skellum on October 12, 2009, 09:00:57 PM
Stainforth near Settle again..........By the way that IDn on e.bay looked a bit rough so I didn't bother.....
Title: Re: Salmon Shooting
Post by: magicrhodes on October 13, 2009, 10:33:14 AM
Wow, amazing pics... feeling hungry now though!
Title: Re: Salmon Shooting
Post by: picsfor on October 13, 2009, 12:48:00 PM
I prefer three -

Would definitely use the long lens with a shallow dof because i think the crystal clear water is distracting from the main subject (the salmon).

That said, 1 and 3 are really good, 2 and 4 are too far away.

So Ribble in October for the Salmon Run! Could be a weekend meet next year, Blackpool Illuminations and the Salmon Run!!!
Title: Re: Salmon Shooting
Post by: jimthetrain on October 13, 2009, 02:01:51 PM
Stainforth near Settle again..........By the way that IDn on e.bay looked a bit rough so I didn't bother.....

It went for £871 in the end.
Title: Re: Salmon Shooting
Post by: skellum on October 13, 2009, 07:34:50 PM
Stainforth near Settle again..........By the way that IDn on e.bay looked a bit rough so I didn't bother.....

It went for £871 in the end.

Did you look at the pictures ? it looked very battered. :legit:
Title: Re: Salmon Shooting
Post by: alan1572 on October 13, 2009, 08:05:37 PM
i watched this for the first time in Scotland in August

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/gunniglealan/fishing/leapingsalmon6.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/gunniglealan/fishing/leapingsalmon.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/gunniglealan/fishing/leapingsalmon5.jpg)
Title: Re: Salmon Shooting
Post by: skellum on October 13, 2009, 08:13:17 PM
i watched this for the first time in Scotland in August

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/gunniglealan/fishing/leapingsalmon6.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/gunniglealan/fishing/leapingsalmon.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/gunniglealan/fishing/leapingsalmon5.jpg)

Did you take these Alan ? and which river ?  by the way I saw your name come up on a thread on " The Salmon Forum " when I was looking up information....
Title: Re: Salmon Shooting
Post by: alan1572 on October 13, 2009, 09:29:36 PM
i did take them dave, it was on the river Dee in Scotland, it was my 2nd ever salmon trip and managed to get my 1st and so far only salmon, it was a trip with www.salmonfishingforum .