Big and little critters, and other stuff with the 100-300 mm

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GeorgianBay1939
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Re: Big and little critters, and other stuff with the 100-300 mm
In reply to Trevor Carpenter, 8 months ago

Trevor Carpenter wrote:

Quality shots

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Coming from the BIF Master, that is very encouraging.  Thank you!

I need a lot of practice.  And I might make a bit of a rig to stabilize the camera when shooting out of the truck's window.

Yesterday afternoon as I approached the field where the Sandhills occasionally socialize I heard their tell-tale "rattle" and looked up through the windshield (your windscreen) to see them crossing overhead.  I stopped the truck, grabbed the camera, pulled the lens out to 300 mm, stuck it out the window at arms length and shot vertically, blindly hoping to get a bird or two in the frame.   Result:

Blind shot.  Proves that it is possible to get these guys!!!!  Just have to learn to frame!!!!

I am starting to realize that  it is important to shoot A LOT and to depend a bit on serendipity for the odd good result!!!

But I WILL work on technique, settings etc to improve my overall quality.

Thanks for your encouragement.

Tom

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