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Oct 03, 2016 06:04 |  #1

The Wallace River in Nova Scotia is a spawning ground for Atlantic Salmon. I was sitting by the side of the river watching some nice sized fish leaping into the air and wondered if it was possible to get a shot of one. Mostly I got the splashes after they landed, but I also got these.


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Oct 03, 2016 07:48 |  #3

Good stuff.


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Oct 03, 2016 12:53 as a reply to  @ Mel-S's post |  #4

Thanks Mel....these were perhaps the most difficult shots I've ever taken.


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Oct 03, 2016 13:47 |  #5

You definitely chose a tricky subject there, Ian; turned out well, all things considered, though. Can you imagine trying to capture those with a slower AF body and/or lens? :p


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Oct 03, 2016 14:22 |  #6

Now that's pretty cool Ian. Great shooting to get the inflight shots.:-)


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Oct 04, 2016 07:29 |  #7

Snydremark wrote in post #18147190 (external link)
You definitely chose a tricky subject there, Ian; turned out well, all things considered, though. Can you imagine trying to capture those with a slower AF body and/or lens? :p

Thanks much Eric, yup very tricky. The quick snap focus of the 1D-X was absolutely necessary for this job. And this was with a 2xIII teleconverter, resulting in the higher ISO. All in all, they came out pretty good.

KT29 wrote in post #18147228 (external link)
Now that's pretty cool Ian. Great shooting to get the inflight shots.:-)

Thanks Terry, yea, there were LOTS of splash shots before I finally caught up with one. It was fun though, with big splashes all across my 180+ degrees of viewing angle, and trying to catch up with them. I think this guy was a multiple jumper, which was how I caught him (actually her, I think).


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Oct 06, 2016 18:48 |  #8

that is amazing. A tough one for sure.


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Oct 12, 2016 18:28 as a reply to  @ drewhh's post |  #9

Thanks Drew. Sorry for the delay in responding, was hoping for more shots but we had a major rainfall and the salmon have successfully moved upriver to their spawning grounds.


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Oct 17, 2016 14:29 |  #10

Nice shots!




  
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