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11-21-2008, 07:29 AM
Not a real sharp shot but an interesting capture, specially from the distance I was shooting with a Mpod:)

OLY E 510, ZD 50x200ED w/EC14 TC, F 5.6, S 1/1600, ISO 200, FL 283mm, RAW

11-21-2008, 07:42 AM
How many bounces in that take off? Neat shot, Leo.


11-21-2008, 09:16 AM
I like it Leo. Especially the splash behind him.

11-21-2008, 11:31 AM
the color gradient in the water really adds to this shot leo. almost looks like a painting !!!

11-21-2008, 05:27 PM
Take off! Cool big bird shot!

11-22-2008, 07:21 AM
Thanks all :)

Of course I snapped a couple more, but wasn't as lucky with them as I was with this one:biggrin3:

Jake Allen
11-22-2008, 08:30 AM
Lot's in that shot;
bird (tack sharp), splash and the change of colors in the water.
Well done Sir, well done!

11-22-2008, 05:35 PM
If you are using a mono pod it should be fine.

The secret is to bounce up your speed as far as you can, and track the target, that way it will be sharp as a tack. You do not need a large f stop if you are shooting a single object. Try F 3.2 at around 3200/sec. bump up your ASA to what ever it needs to make it happen. It will put a nice blur to the background too.

I and other shooters hand hold fixed 300mm 2.8 at NHL games all the time on the ice and it works fine. for NBA games we use a mono pod as there is more room.


11-23-2008, 07:05 AM
Thanks all:)

Like I said, ..... I though it was "an interesting capture" .. for an amateur pic taker like me :biggrin3:

11-23-2008, 08:45 AM
The color of the water will sets this one off.