Masterclass: Mistakes

Challenge #5 in the Masterclass: series. Hosted by Alvatrus.
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Failure can be a great teacher. To learn from our mistakes we must take ourselves on and ruthlessly critique the poorer shots, to avoid them in future. In this challenge, show us an image in which something went wrong and you were left with a throw-away. Tell us what went wrong, what was the human mistake. Your mistake. Blaming the camera, the subject, the weather, etc. won't do. Include the lesson learnt. A WORD ON VOTING: As the submitted are *required* to be flawed in some way, do NOT vote on the image - vote on the description instead.
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Takeoff
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Mistakes: Wing and stabilizer are clipped at max tele zoom position. The shot also suffers from heat haze: the aircraft looks blurry, straight lines are wobbly. Lessons learnt: 1) shoot big planes at wider zoom; 2) don't shoot planes if air is too hot
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Submitted: Monday, 9th August, 2010 15:55 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 25th January, 2009
Focal length: 200 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 200
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