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Catching a speeding bullet...

 
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Mar 28, 2011 20:48 |  #16

Super catches Mike! I can only hope to get somewhere close to that good when they return later this spring. Bravo!


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Mar 28, 2011 23:49 |  #17

Very nice shots. Wish I had your steady hand.


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Mar 28, 2011 23:53 |  #18

wow!




  
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Mar 28, 2011 23:54 |  #19

Really nice! Congrats.


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Mar 29, 2011 04:41 |  #20

great shots Mike.. nicely done




  
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Mar 29, 2011 08:50 |  #21

"Do not attempt at home, photographer on closed course" ;) should be the title for swallows... fine captures Mike, I would feel fortunate to get two excellent shots like above.

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Mar 29, 2011 10:08 |  #22

great catches great title


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Mar 29, 2011 10:36 |  #23

They ARE speeding bullets and you did a terrific job in getting such good in flights. That's great shooting, Mike.


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Mar 29, 2011 11:02 |  #24

Wow, nice job! I have tried to get photos of these in flight, unbelievably hard. When I saw the title of this thread, I knew it had to be swallows of some sort. ;)


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Mar 29, 2011 11:03 |  #25

How did you do it?


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Mar 29, 2011 19:27 |  #26

Thank you everyone for your very nice comments! I appreciate them all.

peregrineflier wrote in post #12112418 (external link)
Very nice! One day I got some shots of these little guys, seems like it is all luck, at least in my case

There was more luck than I would like to admit. :D Thanks Tom.

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I wouldn't even try this. :lol: I like the first one though.....great captures.

You're a smart man Duane. I could have titled this set 'An Exercise in Frustration'. Thanks.

NY Irish wrote in post #12112462 (external link)
Great work I have treid with no luck any pointers

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Well you got more than enough in focus. Really nice. I tried to capture some this weekend and it was tough. I was thinking that I need to get out the 400 5.6 and wait 'til they got close enough for me. I gave up for now. Handheld or tripod? All focus points? What were you custom settings?

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How did you do it?

These were shot hand held at 700mm with the 1.4x tc. If I have another chance I will not be using the tc. I seemed to have the best results with the AI servo tracking sensitivity set to Fast and the AF Expansion set to #2: Surrounding AF points.

They seemed to have certain rough paths that they would fly and I tried to anticipate an approaching bird and follow it as it blew by me. Needless to say I deleted over 90% of the images.

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Mar 29, 2011 21:15 |  #27

Excellent job!




  
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Apr 03, 2011 22:21 |  #28

Thanks!


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Apr 03, 2011 22:35 |  #29

While both are stunning, #1 took my breath away. Thanks for sharing the shots!


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Apr 03, 2011 22:40 |  #30

At the speed this little missiles travel I think you've got some great shots, Mike. Nice :)


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