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Aug 19, 2015 21:28 |  #1

Just what the title says, post your best picture that almost was. This one was too far, out of focus, with a washed out sky but I still love it.


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Aug 19, 2015 21:52 |  #2

this would be easy for me...LOL


But I want to follow to find out what others consider "bad".


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Aug 19, 2015 21:53 |  #3

Tame scrub jay with peanut. My problem here was timing.


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Aug 19, 2015 22:13 |  #4

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Tame scrub jay with peanut. My problem here was timing.

Cool pic.




  
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Aug 19, 2015 23:43 |  #5

WhidbeyHiker wrote in post #17675818 (external link)
Cool pic.

Thank you.


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Aug 20, 2015 04:52 |  #6

My unicorn image.

My dream is to photograph a Bald Eagle catching a fish in a natural setting like in a lake, river or pond. I set my standards high not to include any images of eagles catching fish at a place like Conowingo Dam where there's a high concentration of eagles and fish are spit out the other side of the dam stunning them making it easy pickings for eagles. This is not to say capturing those images is an easy task but I went a bit further for my standards for my holy grail photograph.

On News Years day in 2012 I had my opportunity but failed to pay attention to my surroundings thus missing my holy grail shot. This eagle banked and flew down to this small river and snagged a fish but there were reeds I was using as a blind for cover in front of me thus blocking a clear shot of the action. This haunted me for a long time but it also motivates me to continue trying.

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Aug 20, 2015 08:42 |  #7

I have a lot of these best bad picture or maybe not so best. Now I don't have to delete them. :)

I would feel the same thing Duane, Me instead of getting frustrated for the subjects/situation I used it as a motivation to continue trying.


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Aug 20, 2015 14:35 |  #8

If it were easy a lot more people would be doing it. I think there are a lot of us that think the same way Peter. :-)


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Aug 21, 2015 01:05 |  #9

Too close to call.


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Aug 21, 2015 16:11 |  #10

I'll play....


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Aug 21, 2015 16:21 |  #11

Oh no! Ted, now this is painful.




  
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Aug 22, 2015 05:05 as a reply to  @ TedEllis's post |  #12

That's not a bad pic - it's hilarious! and unique.


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Aug 22, 2015 22:55 |  #13

This is the same jay as in my first photo, but doing something different.


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Aug 22, 2015 23:34 |  #14

Even if this was in focus, it would be blurry. I did get one that was OK for web-sized pic, but not as good as this might have been.


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Another from the same sequence. 1/800s was just not quite fast enough for this action (I was surprised by the sudden action and didn't have my camera set for it).


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Aug 23, 2015 02:00 |  #15

Archibald wrote in post #17678668 (external link)
Don't sweat the background. There is no time for that. Just shoot really a lot. The backgrounds will all be different, and some will be fine.

You asked what kind of butterfly. I'm no entomologist, but ID'd this one as a pipevine swallowtail butterfly (on milkweed). This one was taken in Indiana.

Shame about the shutter speed on those shots with the Cooper's hawk going for the squirrel! Happens to me too. I'll be shooting one thing, and then something else comes along and I'm not set for it.


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