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Real Grab Shot
« on: December 29, 2012, 03:18:39 PM »

I was out on the river getting ready to shoot a static scene. Camera was at ISO 100 and f/5.6 for the shot I was ready to make. All of a sudden this guy flew over. No time to go for more depth of field -- just time to raise the camera, focus, and shoot.

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Re: Real Grab Shot
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2012, 12:08:43 AM »

Great timing. Nice shot.
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Re: Real Grab Shot
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2012, 12:28:38 AM »

Indeed!

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Re: Real Grab Shot
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2012, 06:31:19 AM »

I was out on the river getting ready to shoot a static scene. Camera was at ISO 100 and f/5.6 for the shot I was ready to make. All of a sudden this guy flew over. No time to go for more depth of field -- just time to raise the camera, focus, and shoot.


Those Migs get everywhere!

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Re: Real Grab Shot
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2012, 06:42:10 AM »

Great shot, I like the sunlight shining through the feathers
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Re: Real Grab Shot
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2012, 06:42:16 AM »

Those Migs get everywhere!

Strange, I thought it was an F-16!

Great reflexes by the way!

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Re: Real Grab Shot
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2012, 10:41:29 AM »


Splendid - reflexes still as sharp as a tack. Good shooting.
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Re: Real Grab Shot
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2012, 10:49:40 AM »

Well done. The shutter speed was perfect, just a hint of motion blur to avoid the creepy frozen bird look, and everything else pretty much tack sharp (at web sizes, anyways!)

Even the framing is good! (or, did you crop?)
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Re: Real Grab Shot
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2012, 11:07:54 AM »

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Re: Real Grab Shot
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2012, 11:35:19 AM »

Of course he cropped...but it is still a great capture...but had he led the bird a little more, been at a different angle, moved slightly to his left, changed aperture, shutter speed and perhaps moved a cloud or two, perhaps he could have made a better shot. Of course he only had a second or two at best to make the shot..still... (and, of course, Russ you know where this diatribe is coming from  ;D)
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Re: Real Grab Shot
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2012, 11:53:36 AM »

Chris, the problem with this kind of shot is that when you track a bird in flight you have to keep him under the camera's focus point. Most people don't move that point off dead center unless there's a current reason to do so, and I'm a member of most people. So it's pretty obvious that the bird was in the center of the original shot. But the D800 is very "forgiving" in a situation like this. If the bird had been standing in the shade, I'd have been able to grab focus and then shift the camera, but he wasn't standing in the shade.

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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2012, 12:29:52 PM »

I only too well know the problem with shooting these birds as I have tons of them living around me. I was more on to the point that its a grab shot and at best you have a half a second or two to make a decision and you live with what's served to you...the point I as trying to make with the hat guy and the girl in the shade. It's quite a nice shot given those parameters.
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Re: Real Grab Shot
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2012, 07:29:33 AM »

What Russ is leaving out is that he shot this with a 28mm lens, and cropped out what appeared at first to be some dust on the sensor, and, lo, this was the result! All Hail the D800!
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Re: Real Grab Shot
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2012, 11:36:45 AM »

What Russ is leaving out is that he shot this with a 28mm lens, and cropped out what appeared at first to be some dust on the sensor, and, lo, this was the result! All Hail the D800!

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So now we know that the D800 is truly the Cropper's Camera!  :D
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Re: Real Grab Shot
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2012, 11:39:20 AM »

Let's not call it that, Eric, let's call it a "forgiving" camera.

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Re: Real Grab Shot
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2012, 02:51:27 PM »

Let's not call it that, Eric, let's call it a "forgiving" camera.

Welcome to the croppers club Russ  ;D

Great shot BTW!

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