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Old 12-01-2011   #11
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Thanks for the kind words, everybody. I'd like to say what a great photographer I am, but the truth is that I took over 100 photos to get those 2. That guy was running and zig-zagging at 90 miles per hour. Most of the shots were blurred with movement and he (she?) was either half out of the frame or out of it completely. I'm sure glad the film days are over... I'd never be able to afford to do bird photography with my F1-n.
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Tthe truth is that I took over 100 photos to get those 2. That guy was running and zig-zagging at 90 miles per hour. Most of the shots were blurred with movement and he (she?) was either half out of the frame or out of it completely. .
Sounds about right for fast birds on the move! That's why birders look at FPS in their cameras and tend to use higher ISOs and wider apertures. 2% is a perfectly acceptable result

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Thanks for the kind words, everybody. I'd like to say what a great photographer I am, but the truth is that I took over 100 photos to get those 2. That guy was running and zig-zagging at 90 miles per hour. Most of the shots were blurred with movement and he (she?) was either half out of the frame or out of it completely. I'm sure glad the film days are over... I'd never be able to afford to do bird photography with my F1-n.

Never took up shooting with film just for that reason. But yes I have a lot more misses than hits.


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