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10-10-2016, 10:17 AM   #16

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Okay. Next challenge: swallows in flight against forest background.
No problem.

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That does not look like a swallow :]
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It doesnt look like a dog either. And it's a dog thread here. Dogs. Frisbees.
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It doesnt look like a dog either. And it's a dog thread here. Dogs. Frisbees.
Sorry I don't have shots of flying dogs.

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Very interesting that most of the dogs are Border Collies.
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Pentax K-1 doing flying dogs and frisbees - cute stuff
Great action shots. Those dogs move fast too.
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As a cat person, I have to say "Niiiiice!".

(But good luck finding a cat silly enough to chase a frisbee into a pool of water.)
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sorry - comment deleted - wrong post

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I think a Border Collie'd have a better chance of taking an action shot than some reviewers I've read. :-D
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I could only comment to what I saw in the photos, so your explanations help put things in context. Thanks a lot for the responses.

QuoteOriginally posted by beholder3 Quote
Good enough. I spent less than one hour there and had enough images I found nice to keep. Technically the photographer and the camera failed about 60% of shots. I tend to be happy when I have a dozen or two keepers. It's not a slide show after all.

The biggest issue is actually keeping the dogs in the frame for a second or two and focussing on the dog, not the owner. A dog constantly disappearing behind the owner is not a fun subject to focus on. And they do that all the time in freestyle.

Not really. I stood close to the corner (80/20) of a long drawn rectangular field on the long edge. I only shot images when the dog was visible nicely and when he was about to grab the frisbee (in non freestyle): that implies seeing it from the side because that is where we stood.

Mixed bag. If you use the 150-450mm lens you better have some distance. Actually I couldn't take some shots because the dog was too close. Long lens means very limited DoF also.

50% of the shots were in the discipline "free style" where nobody in the audience has the faintest idea what is going to happen next and every contestant does something different. That event is probably the very last place where I'd suggest pre-focussing.
The other 50% is a discipline where the frisbee is thrown long way and the dog races after it to return it as quickly as possible. Again no pre-focussing - at least for my limited skills.

I just tried something new here - that is the whole fun. I probably have not taken more than 20 images of dogs in my life before. I prefer horses; but still that was an interesting dogfrisbee world cup there.
If I find a camel race or donkey frisbee cup I'll try that, too.

Yep, actually 3/4 of the time there there was a heavy overcast sky only. I do show disproportionally more pictures from when the sun was out as that obviously gives nicer images. Sadly the people from the event set up the audience to stand and shoot directly against the sun which is a pain with all the dark dogs.
But given the fact that the images here all are LR postprocessed JPGs L* sooC (so no raw latitude available) I find them quite ok.

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