4 June 2018

Another fail


An Eastern Marsh Harrier today near Yakumo. Before today I had never taken a decent shot of one.

For once, one flew near the road and alongside the car. I wasn't quick enough to focus on it and get the camera settings right. I've still never taken a decent shot of one.

If I'd had my wits about me I could have gotten some killer shots of it. If.......................

4 comments:

  1. It always seem to happen that when the best shots are possible you are not ready. I don’t have the sophisticated equipment that you have but it seems to me that a couple of dedicated photographers I know spend as much time changing lenses and settings as they do taking pictures. And even when they get a great shot they still always seem to think that if they had tried a different lens or setting it might have been better. Satisfaction seems hard to come by.

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    1. I think the problem was more that one finally came close enough for a decent shot but I messed it up a bit and most were out of focus: I wasn't ready. Usually they're too far away in the middle of the grassland. I may not get another chance for ages..........

      Not a big problem in the great scheme of things though.

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  2. Nice capture, Stu. They are commonly seen out in the middle of the wetland areas here in winter but I have never been close enough for a shot like this. Well done!

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    1. It was the closest I've managed to get to one that's for sure........

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