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Jun 10, 2012 01:18 |  #31

I had a test of speed just the other day before seeing this thread.
Here are few examples.
As it was mid day and I had no ND with me, had to use TC to reduce more light for some images (Doubling the F number).

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I believe if you can make the propeller blur to cover 2/3 of circle that is for a heli with 3 blades, that makes a 120 degree to cover a full circle, 80 degree of move, you have just a perfect image.
Leeuwarden's first image covering ~ 1/2 or your own image covering 1/3 of split circle are acceptable and nice too but I like Jay's picture as the best that is what exactly I was saying: 2/3 blur coverage. But then the problem is I love whatever Jay shows. And I think the golden magic words are said very correctly by him:
"Better a sharp shot with OK blur than a blurry mess with a full disc."

BTW remember that angle of view also has a lot to say for the outcome of you image.
Look at image 3 with shuttle speed of 1/25. Angle being en face, it still looks prety frozen and not blur.

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Jun 10, 2012 01:24 as a reply to samsen's post |  #32

1/125, sigma 150-500mm @ 500mm

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Jun 10, 2012 01:28 |  #33

These will give you a headache... :shock:

Both: 500mm @ 1/60

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Jun 10, 2012 02:33 |  #34

Helos are a nightmare to shoot.

1/60

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1/60
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I really struggled below 1/60 to keep the body sharp :(

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Jun 10, 2012 02:45 as a reply to IanW's post |  #35

Ian, those are great.


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Jun 10, 2012 03:00 |  #36

Another Gaggle...

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Jun 10, 2012 03:06 |  #37

Jay these are killer images as usual.
Love all but last one stands out so well.


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Jun 10, 2012 03:07 |  #38

Thanks...

Sometimes the Life Flight guys get a little aggressive when there's no paying patients on board.


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Jun 10, 2012 03:28 |  #39

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #14557526external link
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Sometimes the Life Flight guys get a little aggressive when there's no paying patients on board.

LOL.

But story has another side too.
let me share the words of a friend who is a local resident in Catalina Island. He was telling me, locals at island when having heart attack, they actually get it twice. First the unpredicted attack that necessitates an airlift to main land (No real hospital at the island). Then second time, when they open the mailed bill for the Airlift:)


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Jun 10, 2012 06:08 as a reply to samsen's post |  #40

1/60

Taken whilst out practising, mostly, for prop blur and panning, but I'll happily snap a helo if it decides to pass on by.

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Jun 10, 2012 12:10 |  #41

Andrew Tingle wrote in post #14557498external link
Ian, those are great.

Thank you, I dread to think how many got thrown away to get these. :oops:


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Jun 10, 2012 12:11 |  #42

Andrew and Jay, nice shots.


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Jun 10, 2012 18:10 as a reply to IanW's post |  #43

I consider this a work in progress because, eventually I'll remove the distractions in the background.
1/60, ground taxing, sideways. Show off.

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Jun 10, 2012 21:55 |  #44

1/60 here as well...i love watching these guys fly...

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Jun 10, 2012 22:01 |  #45

I have a simulator for learning how to fly R/C and it has an Osprey as one of the planes you get to try. They are a very challenging choice. So far I haven't made a 1 minute flight.


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