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Offline Oldboy

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House Martins series
« on: June 14, 2011, 10:23:23 PM »
Here is the series of shots of the House Martins invloved in the Kiss. All were taken using the Nikon 300mm F4 handheld.  :)

The first shot shows the youngster calling to be fed.


This is the shot I used for the Kiss.


In this shot the adult passes the food to the youngster.


This shot shows the adult leaving as the youngster flies off.


This is the last shot showing the distance increasing.


Click each image for bigger size.  :tup:
 



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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 10:28:55 PM »
Great sequence OB as usual and nice to see the whole story behind the shot, thanks for sharing  :tup:
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011, 10:58:42 PM »
Thanks krennon, just wanted to show it wasn't a lucky shot, but standing around waiting for something to happen.  :tup:

No House Martins today and I waited around three hours.  :'(

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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011, 05:43:25 AM »
Nice set oldboy. I wouldn`t have the patience or know where to stand and wait ;)

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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011, 06:45:55 AM »
Well caught - proves that observation and patience is the key when it comes to capturing something a little different. And amazing luck to actually have a blue sky and good light - the rule with bird photography is usually the better the light the less likely to see any birds and anything worth capturing usually takes place when it's grey and dull!

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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 06:49:18 AM »
I am full of admiration for the patience of wildlife photographers.

What a cracking set of shots OB, patience rewarded.
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Re: House Martins series
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2011, 07:29:48 AM »
Well caught - proves that observation and patience is the key when it comes to capturing something a little different. And amazing luck to actually have a blue sky and good light - the rule with bird photography is usually the better the light the less likely to see any birds and anything worth capturing usually takes place when it's grey and dull!

Tell me about it! Yesterday was nice and sunny but only saw two Swifts and no House Martins.  :'(

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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2011, 08:12:30 AM »
Brilliant set of shots OB, your patience was well rewarded  :tup:
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2011, 04:50:00 PM »
  Why is it that when I look at the first pic, I get that Bolero music in my head?


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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2011, 05:27:24 PM »
Nice work OB  :tup:
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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2011, 05:30:43 PM »
Fabulous set of house martin shots,  :tup: :tup: :tup:

Ive tried many times to get shots of swallows, all I end up with is sky with the odd tail/wing or a blur  :2funny:
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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2011, 06:58:36 PM »
Super sequence of shots Oldboy,great clarity and a nice story. :tup:

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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2011, 07:50:23 PM »
  Why is it that when I look at the first pic, I get that Bolero music in my head?


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« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2011, 08:02:01 PM »
Fabulous set of house martin shots,  :tup: :tup: :tup:

Ive tried many times to get shots of swallows, all I end up with is sky with the odd tail/wing or a blur  :2funny:

Thanks Dave.  :tup:

With Swallows and Swifts you need to watch them for a bit, so you can judge what paths they are following before thinking of taking a shot. Then follow them with your camera trying to keep your focus point on them as they fly around. When you can manage that then, try taking a few shots. Keep trying and you will get the shots you want. The biggest problem is keeping them in the focus point as they are so small they fit inside the box, so when you press the shutter the camera locks onto something in the distance, so giving a blurred shot.  8)

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« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2011, 08:02:38 PM »
Thanks for all the comments people.  :tup:

 

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