BIF (kinda) at Royal Botanical Gardens

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jaybp
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BIF (kinda) at Royal Botanical Gardens
10 months ago

I went to the RBG Arboretum with my family today, because we thought our kids would be pretty thrilled to have birds fly onto their hands to eat.

I got a few BIF shots I was happy with, but it's sort of cheating as I was able to pre-focus on my daughter's hand and just wait for birds to start flying into frame.

I was shooting in A-mode, but looking back, I probably should have been full manual so I could set the shutter speed on my own. It was usually fast enough, but a few shots would have been better with a faster shutter.

Nothing particularly artistic about any of these shots, but they're the kind of family snapshots that I adore having.

All shot with the E-M1. I think one or two were with the 12-40, rest with the Olympus 40-150.

Enjoy!

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Martin.au
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They're great.

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In reply to jaybp, 10 months ago

Very cool place and it does look like your kids enjoyed themselves. (And the shots are really nice also.)

Probably would have picked S mode, that way you could have picked the shutter speed you wanted and let the camera bother with the rest of the exposure stuff. Well done anyway.

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Lovely pictures to treasure

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In reply to Trevor Carpenter, 10 months ago

Those are the kind of pictures that just make you smile and give you the warm fuzzies....

I especially like the one with your daughter making a face, and the one of her arm with the bird  in her hand, feathers out.

Cheryl

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Very nice family outing with some great pics.

Regards,
Guido

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This is why photography is a fabulous hobby.  Our photographs become more valuable as time passes.

Hal

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I put the full set up on Flickr, if anyone's interested: http://www.flickr.com/photos/parlar/sets/72157641092193375/

I'd normally trim a set down much more before posting to Flickr, but these shots were just too much fun

Jay P.

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How special are those huh, wonderful to see and takes me back to when my daughter was younger.

All the best and thanks for the smiles

Danny.

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jaybp wrote:

I went to the RBG Arboretum with my family today, because we thought our kids would be pretty thrilled to have birds fly onto their hands to eat.

I got a few BIF shots I was happy with, but it's sort of cheating as I was able to pre-focus on my daughter's hand and just wait for birds to start flying into frame.

I was shooting in A-mode, but looking back, I probably should have been full manual so I could set the shutter speed on my own. It was usually fast enough, but a few shots would have been better with a faster shutter.

Nothing particularly artistic about any of these shots, but they're the kind of family snapshots that I adore having.

All shot with the E-M1. I think one or two were with the 12-40, rest with the Olympus 40-150.

Enjoy!

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Mike Fewster
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What a great set to look back on in the future!

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Very nice.  I wasn't that in to photography when my son was little and so only have bad instamatic pics which I treasure but wish were better.  Oh well this set is pretty cool, the girls are pretty cute. By the way I don't think it was cheating to prefocus on your daughter's hand.  i consider that smart and pretty clever and will remember that if faced with a similar situation.

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