View Full Version : Darn Near Impossible

06-01-2010, 09:24 PM
Lots of fun just sitting in the grass, in the shade of a tree, and wait for these little speed-freaks to come screaming out of the barn.





06-02-2010, 12:20 PM
Wow - you did a great job here! The second one looks like a kamikaze flyer.
But the third is wonderful with showing the flying direction through the weather vane in the background! :thumbup:. But the 4th and final catch is really great with the backlight.

06-02-2010, 12:46 PM
all are nice. I bet you took a bundle to get these. My fav is the one with the vane.

06-02-2010, 03:53 PM
Thanks MM, and Bambi.
Yes, I really like the weathervane shot also. Believe it or not, it was intentional. Kept following them through a pattern, and shooting at 8 frames per second, finally got that shot. Took approx. 250+ shots to get these few, plus a couple more.
Next time, I will use my pod and gimbal mount, that should be fun.:laugh:

06-02-2010, 03:56 PM
another set! I loke the last one! Just teh way the wings are spread and light thorugh them. very nice

06-03-2010, 08:13 AM
Nicely done HBG...I've given up on trying to catch these guys....so I can completely appreciate how great these are...my hats off to you! :highfive:

LOL...I call these guys the f-15's of the bird world! :laughing:

06-03-2010, 08:31 AM
Wow! Nice stuff. That second one shows that these guys are built for speed. :thumbup::thumbup:

06-03-2010, 05:33 PM
Thanks again to everyone for the kind compliments.
It was definitely a challenge, but if it wasn't, it would not be worth doing.

Matt K.
06-04-2010, 12:42 AM
What MoinMoin said. Wonderful shots indeed. I wished I had your patience.

Was at the lake for a couple of days and stood motionless in front of an old decrepid birdhouse waiting for the swallow to come out. After 20 minutes I gave up, since I forgot the DEET, and the mosquitoes had a feast. As soon as I lowerd the camera ....

I guess I need to be more patient ...:headslap:

06-05-2010, 09:59 PM
Vg catches and lighting. Esp like #3.

06-06-2010, 08:02 AM
great set Hillbillygirl, you've really got capturing birds nailed!

06-06-2010, 04:19 PM
Love the light passing thru its wings in #3

06-10-2010, 02:30 AM
Great captures of these jets in disguise! Looks like you had better light than I've had for anything lately.