Mike Ronesia: Nice, how many tries did it take?
I would guess about 500 rounds were fired while the the camera was shooting at 8 FPS. Thousands of frames were captured in the process. This image is solely due to persistence and luck. With the camera shooting 8 FPS the chances of catching the bullet within 6 inches of the barrel is about 1 in 212.
old_slowhand: interesting, did you use an acoustic trigger? perfect timing, anyway.
No acoustic trigger was used. Even if the sound was detected instantaneously the shutter lag of 40ms would allow the bullet to travel 34 feet before the shot could be captured by the camera.
Thanks everyone for your kind comments. You may also be interested in 2 more similar shots I've entered in the "Fast Movement shot for anything" challenge.http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=6915
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