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The sad story of the budding bird photographer
Posted By: mingdie, 01-11-2008, 02:25 AM

I have been looking at all the great bird photos from Tom and other good bird photographers on this site so I thought I have a crack at it.

But the first try was not to flash.

Obviously bird in flight was not a good start so letís start with a mob of them.

Well! That kind of worked so letís try with one in the air again.

No. The damn thing keeps turning the back on me.
And now the whole bunch is doing it.

Letís get back to one on one.

Well that worked so a final try at a moving object.

Okey at least I didnít turn the back on me.

Cheers and thanks for looking.

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01-11-2008, 02:46 AM   #2
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They work out well Eddie. I like them and you put thoughts into the composition as well.

Not sad at all. I am sadder!
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I think you are doing just fine. Keep at it. That last one is great.
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Very well done, Eddie. I've been shooting birds for abot 18 months and none of my BIF shots are as good as yours.


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Keep at it Eddie.

Birds are NOT easy to start with. Birds-in-flight are even more difficult.
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Kudo's Eddie a good start I think the secret is pratice , pratice, pratice and looks like you will able to do that. I think the focal point is a little off on some of them - I really like the last two.
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That was great Eddie. I think any aspiring bird photographer can relate with your post.

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Thank you everyone for your comments. I found it very hard to keep up with the birds in flight. But it was also fun and I am now committed to get the hang of it. So this summer there will be a lot of bird shots.
Now I am of to take a few photos from the world champs in board sailing with other birds in mind.


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