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Green Finch in Flight

Green Finch in Flight by NeilS

I had a go at such shots this weekend and found it very difficult; I was trying to catch them inbound toward a bird feeder. Even when I sensed they were going to move, the speed at which they bridged the gap brought home how tricky these shots are - I only had one half-decent shot to show for all the attempts! So well done you. Chris

Peach Hornet

Peach Hornet by SteveMackay

It gets my vote for quality, technique and sheer endeavour - but how do you set up the shot and take 150 photos of such a creature without it moving? Chris

RAF Hawk

RAF Hawk by John_Wannop

I sometimes think these shots are too tight in the frame (no doubt to show the detail) but this one is superb in my view. Fantastic detail and also bonus points (if there were any to be had) for making the effort to get up there at this time of year - I hear it is a bit of a trek and a lottery as to whether anything comes through. Excellent. Chris

The Cheltenham Spa Express

The Cheltenham Spa Express by livinglevels

Good shot. I prefer Version 2. The engine appears, to me, more prominent than the smoke in this one. Both good though

Frozen Leaf

Frozen Leaf by Rende

Excellent! Great colour and detail. Chris

Noon in the Rockies

Noon in the Rockies by DavidMosey

A spectacular view, great shot. Chris

Passing Trains

Passing Trains by bwlchmawr

Lovely scene, well shot. Chris

Sunday Special

Sunday Special by limmy62

This is a cracking photo with great light and it gets my vote. The only thing that caught my eye is that the clouds mirror the smoke almost exactly which kept drawing my eye away from the smoke. I think I would have cropped a little lower at the top; however, I don't take train photos as good as this. Chris

The Prize Draw Committee 2

The Prize Draw Committee 2 by mrswoolybill

My wife and I were at a similar event last month, the expressions remind me of the period where the raffle is drawn and half the tickets belong to those who have left the event, or, those choosing which prize to have which takes forever - great events though. I picked this off the page as being one of yours, it is excellent.



Triton by xleex

This photo brings back a memory. In the mid- to late-70s a friend and I went to the Motorcycle Show in the Agricultural Halls (?) in London. While every one was waiting to get in and some were already coming out, the biggest crowd was stood around a Triton which was parked outside. I hadn't seen one before (we were both motocross riders) but it drew an awful lot of interest. Your photo of the bike is as I recall it.

Nice photo


#105 airborne

#105 airborne by cf73

I agree it is a good shot, the subject is sharp and all in the frame - albeit only just at the bottom; did you crop it that tight to avoid another object - fence top, head or marshal perhaps? Unfortunately, racing always starts about midday (same everywhere I assume) and I know what you mean about the harsh light and the challenges that presents us. For a single shot of a bike I try and get the light right on bikes in the earlier practice sessions when the light may not be as harsh or there is some shade to be had; in the races there is often little choice but the action of many bikes can make the shot; dust can be a good background - although a pain for the camera kit!!

Your shutter speed of 1/500 has ensured the rider is sharp, but the juggling act we all face is throwing the background further out of focus to reduce the impact of the trees behind on your main subject, much depends also on your distance from the subject of course. I think I would have changed to a lower shutter speed for a slower panned shot, under-exposed by a bit and upped the aperture; this may have helped reduce highlights and blurred the trees further. Another photo in your portfolio was shot down at a 1/100 so you may be onto this already - trial and error to fine tune.

I hope this helps.


Avro Vulcan XH558 at RAF Cosford Air Show 2014

Avro Vulcan XH558 at RAF Cosford Air Show 2014 by DerekL

An excellent set of photos, I think they are all extremely good but I quite like the more unusual angle of V3 - a suitable air of power and menace about it. Chris

Lancaster @ Bournmouth airshow

Lancaster @ Bournmouth airshow by tedtoop

A great photo of this beautiful aircraft, you have captured it very well. Just a very small point, viewing it large I had to move the photo on my screen and, if you were to print the shot, there appears to be a few sensor spots above the aircraft and to the left. Chris

Great Dorset Steam Rally

Great Dorset Steam Rally by JuBarney

A grand photo, the Rally and Fair area appears vast, much as the power in those steam engines. I couldn't help laughing at my own joke as I looked at the photo that someone without any sense of history judging this photo would say that it would be much improved 'if the was some blur in the wheels'! Silly of course, I know. Dorset is too far for me but I hope you get some more shots.



Mustangs by jasonrwl

These are very good photos - great clarity. Chris

The Reds @ Weymouth

The Reds @ Weymouth by tedtoop

What a great photo! I am not sure how you got this shot (were they upside down above you?) but it is an excellent photo in any event. I attended the Weymouth Show on a couple of occasions with the RAF and it was always a spectacular display by the Reds. I hope it attracts more votes but it gets my award for the skill it took to get it. Chris

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