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Canon DSLR Speed Challenge #182 - Serendipity

 
monty28428
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Feb 21, 2011 21:26 |  #1

Canon DSLR Speed Challenge #182:
Serendipity


Serendipity: The randomness of fate, the lucky shot etc... lets see your best example and please provide a brief reason why it was so serendipitous.

This challenge begins when posted, and will end at 10:30 p.m. Eastern time Monday, February 28, 2011.
Winner of this challenge will be announced shortly thereafter.

Standard Rules apply:
Photo Submissions:

1. Camera - Any Canon DSLR Camera
2. Time - any on-topic photo taken at any time is eligible, although photos that have won other competitions should NOT be entered.
3. Size - Please visit Image Posting Rules.
4. Post-Processing - do whatever you like and the host will decide if it works.
5. Posting - * ONE PHOTO per photographer in each challenge.*Photo Name in the message subject line.* Camera model & lens used.* Notes -- post brief EXIF data including ISO, shutter speed and aperture used.
6. Commenting - No commenting during challenge. When the posting is closed and a winner has been declared, comments can be made in this thread.
7. Have questions, PM me.
8. Have FUN!


One challenge every week, on the following schedule:

* New Topic - After winner is declared.
* Posting Starts - Right after topic is announced.
* Posting Ends - 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time Monday, February 28, 2011.
* Winner from this competition decides the theme of the next one (and judges it for a winner) after this competition is closed.

Previous Winners
Previous Winners, part 2




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GarryKirsch
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Feb 23, 2011 17:37 |  #2

One day in early January when I was trying to think of some place to go to shoot wild birds, my wife suggested trying the footbridge over the river where she had seen some waterfowl. I took her advice, and I am so glad I did because just as I arrived at the river I saw a Red-tailed Hawk take a pigeon from the roof of the church across the road. He landed with his prey on the low roof of the adjacent building. Usually these hawks are very wary, but he was quite content to enjoy his meal and let me walk up to within 20 feet and take a number of shots. I thought that was a most serendipitous moment.

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Feb 24, 2011 23:23 as a reply to GarryKirsch's post |  #3

Governor Schwarzeneggar

I had taken my 8 year old grandson on the Amtrak train to Sacramento to visit the California Railroad Museum. Our hotel was only 3 blocks from the Capital so I bribed him into going over there with me as I had never been inside before. He really didn't want to go in but when we did, we found that the Governor was getting ready to announce the newest State Supreme Court Justice. Sadly, I only had my 24-70mm lens on but I got a few photos. After wards, when we walked out, a local radio show heard us talking about the event and interviewed us on air. Serendipitous, for sure.

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Feb 25, 2011 08:51 |  #4

Leeping Deer - Serendipity

IMAGE: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5295/5475915725_8efc92cae7_z.jpg
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Canon 500D, Tamron 17-270 at 55mm, ISO 400, Shutter speer 640, f5


If you look closely you will see a deer in the middle of the shot. This was taken whilst out for a walk with my family and our lurcher Daisy. We were getting close to the car park and I was off guard as she spotted the deer and sped off. Everyone started to scream at her to come back but I had to get the photo first. The deer was unharmed and Daisy stopped and returned on my command.

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Feb 25, 2011 10:09 as a reply to PINNACLE's post |  #5

Was at the local fair, watching the young equestrians, when I spotted this little one and her steed. It really showed to me the bond that is created between horse and rider.

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Jason ­ C
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Feb 26, 2011 01:52 as a reply to Flo's post |  #6

Leaving

Leaving

The wife and I had just picked up her mother at LAX, and I was in the backseat snapping away. I caught this 747 taking off from the International terminal, and fired off two shots...this was shot #1 and it is the original un-cropped composition.

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f/11
iso 160
23 April 2009

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Feb 26, 2011 09:36 |  #7

Help I am Stuck!

I saw this chipmunk looking around this old run-down birdhouse and went to grab a few photos. As I was setting up my camera, I noticed he went into the birdhouse and got himself stuck and needed to brush his teeth. :lol:
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Help I am Stuck!

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Camera - Canon EOS 5D
Film / Media - SanDisk Ultra II 2.0GB
Lens - Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro
Shooting Mode - Manual
Tv( Shutter Speed ) - 1/160
Av( Aperture Value ) - 16
Metering Mode - Spot
ISO Speed - 100
Focal Length - 100 mm
Flash - On
Flash Type - External E-TTL 580ex
Flash Exposure Compensation - 0
White Balance - Daylight
AF Mode - Manual
Color Space - sRGB
Camera set to Jpeg only
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airfrogusmc
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Feb 28, 2011 07:16 as a reply to John_B's post |  #8

I was shooting something else (similar) and these riders came by.

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Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D
Color/bw: Black and white
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 24.0mm (35mm equivalent: 29mm...
Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250)
Aperture: f/11.0
ISO Equiv.: 100
Whitebalance: Manual
Metering Mode: spot
Exposure: Manual



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Feb 28, 2011 18:30 |  #9

Comp is closed - and great entries everybody - looks like I have a tough choice ahead of me.




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Feb 28, 2011 21:33 |  #10

Thanks for all the entries everybody - some wonderful examples!

Garry - No Title: Birds are my favorite subject and I have yet to get a good red-tail shot. Wonderful shot with very nice light - great catch. I hope you thanked your wife. (P.S. remember to title you photos in these competitions)

Maureen - Governor Schwarzeneggar: Wow what a lucky day for you - Seeing the Governator, getting on the radio and getting a decent shot not a day I would forget! (exif ??)

Pinnacle - Leeping Deer: Nice catch - it took me a few to see the deer. I'm glad you got Daisy under control after you got the shot!

Flo - No Title: Gail that is one sweet photo and very touching - I think you captured the moment very well!

Jason - Leaving: Very nice Jason - I like everything about this photo from the composition to the processing - very well done.

John_B - Help I am Stuck: This made me laugh right away - wonderful capture John - color and detail is very nice. I hope he got out ok.

airfrogusmc - No Title: Allen my immediate reaction was "very cool" - great catch!

Winner is airfrogusmc

Closely followed by Jason, Flo, Garry, John_B, Maureen and Pinnacle in no particular order.

Thanks for entering everybody - and please remember to follow the posting rules in the future :-)




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Maureen ­ Souza
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Feb 28, 2011 23:26 |  #11

Sorry I forgot my exif... (although I did state that I had my 24-70 lens on the 5DII). I actually put the camera in Auto mode and held it above my head. I took 4 shots and only this one came out:)

Congrats to Allen for the win and thanks for the fun challenge, Monty.


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Jason ­ C
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Mar 01, 2011 00:32 |  #12

Alright Allen! Great captures everyone Good job with the competition, Monty!

Mo, when I was still riding, I ran into Arnold Schwarzenegger several times at The Rock Store riding his H&D Fatboy with armed escort in tow. Had a few words with the gov, too.

Gail, love your capture. And to add to your Zombie sig, always remember rule #1: CARDIO.


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Mar 01, 2011 05:29 |  #13

Good pictures on a hard (but open) subject.

Congrats airfrogusmc!


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Mar 01, 2011 05:43 as a reply to Warl0rd's post |  #14

Thanks Monty and great job everyone :D Serendipity baby!!!!!

Thnaks for posting the comments Monty.

I'll get a new topic up soon.




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Mar 01, 2011 06:10 as a reply to airfrogusmc's post |  #15

Yeh well done airfrogusmc I like that shot a lot as its got everything in it, motion, mood and that bit of magic.


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