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Nov 24, 2015 07:37 |  #1

Just shows patience pays off

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Nov 24, 2015 07:56 |  #2

720,000 shots? Geeez! That's dedication! But he did get some spectacular images along the way. Thanks for the link!


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Nov 24, 2015 08:06 |  #3

Damn! Those are pretty sweet photos! Wonder how many camera's or shutter replacements and repairs he has gone through.


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Nov 24, 2015 08:25 |  #4

BlakeC wrote in post #17795025 (external link)
Damn! Those are pretty sweet photos! Wonder how many camera's or shutter replacements and repairs he has gone through.

Very sweet indeed!

I had the same thoughts as you did.......


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Nov 24, 2015 08:43 |  #5

Wow, that is pretty impressive!


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Nov 24, 2015 08:44 |  #6

The sad part, with 4k, he could have just filmed the thing and grabbed the frame he wanted...But you have to admire his dedication and persistence to get the shot.


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Nov 24, 2015 08:51 |  #7

And here I thought I was developing some amount of patience and sticktoiveness :p


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Nov 24, 2015 09:10 |  #8

Thanks for posting. Neat story on dedication. Those are all excellent shots, too.


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Nov 24, 2015 12:26 |  #9

Maybe he had a slight advantage
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Nov 24, 2015 12:30 |  #10

lardman wrote in post #17795310 (external link)
Maybe he had a slight advantage
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HE is his own advantage


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Nov 24, 2015 22:37 |  #11

Thats dedication....hats off to him...!!!

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Nov 24, 2015 23:01 |  #12

Some great shots. The irony for me is that he spent all that time trying to get the perfect "dive" shot, but I much prefer the first "emergence" image in the article showing the bird coming out of the water with the fish in its beak.


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Nov 24, 2015 23:40 |  #13

Scatterbrained wrote in post #17795936 (external link)
Some great shots. The irony for me is that he spent all that time trying to get the perfect "dive" shot, but I much prefer the first "emergence" image in the article showing the bird coming out of the water with the fish in its beak.

My favorite too! Although, they ALL are very good. Talk about using the shutter! My 2 year old 7D1 has only 6200 clicks on it!


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Nov 25, 2015 00:01 |  #14

snerd wrote in post #17795982 (external link)
Scatterbrained wrote in post #17795936 (external link)
Some great shots. The irony for me is that he spent all that time trying to get the perfect "dive" shot, but I much prefer the first "emergence" image in the article showing the bird coming out of the water with the fish in its beak.

My favorite too! Although, they ALL are very good. Talk about using the shutter! My 2 year old 7D1 has only 6200 clicks on it!

My 3 1/2 yr old 60D has 8961 shots......


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Nov 25, 2015 06:23 |  #15

Scatterbrained wrote in post #17795936 (external link)
Some great shots. The irony for me is that he spent all that time trying to get the perfect "dive" shot, but I much prefer the first "emergence" image in the article showing the bird coming out of the water with the fish in its beak.

I was thinking the same thing


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