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Offline Jediboy

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Perfectly timed photos
« on: August 01, 2013, 06:07:02 PM »


May the Force be with you.

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Re: Perfectly timed photos
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 09:01:07 PM »
Thanks for posting. Some cracking shots there but luck played a part in some.  :tup:

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Re: Perfectly timed photos
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 09:16:02 PM »
I've no doubt Oldboy.
But why do I never see to have that kind of luck?! :-\
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Chris

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Re: Perfectly timed photos
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2013, 11:22:17 PM »
I've no doubt Oldboy.
But why do I never see to have that kind of luck?! :-\

The more you shoot the luckier you become.  ;D

Here is an example of a Swift flying over Swan Pool. Because of their speed, small size and the fact they can change direction in a fraction of a second by twisting their wings getting a great shot requires luck. You can't compose the shot, because by the time you have seen it and pressed the shutter button you have missed it. In this case except for the sun everything else fell into place.  :tup:



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Re: Perfectly timed photos
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 12:26:08 AM »
they are great photos, but sometimes I do wonder if Mr Photoshop helped out!! Perhaps I'm just a cynic

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Re: Perfectly timed photos
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2013, 06:59:09 AM »
I've no doubt Oldboy.
But why do I never see to have that kind of luck?! :-\

The more you shoot the luckier you become.  ;D

Here is an example of a Swift flying over Swan Pool. Because of their speed, small size and the fact they can change direction in a fraction of a second by twisting their wings getting a great shot requires luck. You can't compose the shot, because by the time you have seen it and pressed the shutter button you have missed it. In this case except for the sun everything else fell into place.  :tup:



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Good work Oldboy. I have tried shooting swifts before, and agree that they are very difficult to capture.
We have a place near us called Swanspool! But it's a miserable shopping centre, not a nice open space.  :-\
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Re: Perfectly timed photos
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2013, 07:00:32 AM »
they are great photos, but sometimes I do wonder if Mr Photoshop helped out!! Perhaps I'm just a cynic

I suspect that you are right. I thought the same.
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Re: Perfectly timed photos
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2013, 07:04:51 AM »
they are great photos, but sometimes I do wonder if Mr Photoshop helped out!! Perhaps I'm just a cynic

That makes two of us!

The more static ones are really well seen. I feel the ones with a sports bias can be put down to firing off a high rate of fps and occurred in the natural scheme of things. Nevertehless highly entertaining! :tup:

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Re: Perfectly timed photos
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2013, 09:24:06 AM »
  No Photoshop was involved in the making of this photograph!

         






Or was it?  ;)
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Re: Perfectly timed photos
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2013, 06:31:53 PM »
  No Photoshop was involved in the making of this photograph!

         






Or was it?  ;)

Good job those swan matches were still wet after take off, other wise she could have been a bit more mute   :D

I'm sure luck will swing your way Chris, and thanks for sharing.
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