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Winner Chosen - March 2011 - Admin's choice - Image of the month

This is a discussion on Winner Chosen - March 2011 - Admin's choice - Image of the month within the Admin's choice of the month forums, part of the Photography & Fine art photography category; Wow!...Thanks Marko. Thanks for the comments also. The image was shot on a Nikon D300s using a 70-300mm @5.6, 300mm ...

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    Wow!...Thanks Marko. Thanks for the comments also. The image was shot on a Nikon D300s using a 70-300mm @5.6, 300mm (35mm equivalent 450mm) ISO 200, 1250/sec bright, overcast day. I had just finished shooting a fishing boat going down river below me when the moment happened so the settings did not change as there was no time. A quick look in the viewfinder told me I was in the ballpark, 1250/sec to freeze motion and about 1 stop under where I try to stay as the camera responds well here IMO. That checked, I paid attention to focus and comp. 99.9% of my shooting is done fully manual. I use a combination of ISO, aperture and shutter to get the effect I want. With the 70-300 I am usually at f5.6 to ensure a good Bokeh. I was set to single auto-focus as I don't generally get what I want from continuous...Aim and wait for the trusty "Beep" . And yes I do use the beep as I find it's one less visual thing to worry about that can be put off for the ears to work with! What was interesting to me about this shot is how I automatically moved from the boat to the Eagle and was able to get everything lined up and calculated for the shot...Interesting because when I first started shooting, I would have watched the scene in awe till the Eagle was a distant spec and then realized I should have been on that!

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    PS... The other interesting thing about this shot, I was an hour into my three hour walk thinking "This was a mistake, I should have gone to the lake instead" as there was seemingly nothing happening...Then, BANG! I mention this only because it's a recurring theme in my photo walks. Point being, you just never know what events are going to transpire even on the most stupid ideas for a walk you think you ever had
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    Congrats Michael. That's a great explanation of the process you went through. You must be quick as that's a lot to do is such a short period of time.

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    Words cannot express what a fantastic photo this is. I am mesmerized. Very, very nice!

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