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Following on from yesterdays upload, another from the recently shot sequence for the Ferret Calendar. I saw this shot first undertaken by the amazing Photographer Tim Flach, in his series of Dog photographs and was the inspiration for this Shot of a Ferret. I lay on the ground in the Garden with large sheet of Perspex balance on 2 Chairs, to which the owner carefully placed Ferret.
If you have ever attempted to photograph small fast moving Animals you will know how difficult they are to focus on. The real problem however was lighting, I wanted to retain the Blue Sky, however in the process the Ferret became a silhouette. Flash infill was out of the question due to reflection from underside of Perspex, in the end a large White reflector carefully balanced on my Chest proved the solution.

Thanks for yesterday’s comments, I know Ferrets aren’t everyone’s Cup of Tea!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Sep 2011 - 12:21 PM
Focal Length:25mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Flying Ferret
Username:FP4 FP4
Uploaded:1 Oct 2011 - 6:38 PM
Tags:Pets / captive animals
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cameracat
cameracat  118580 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2011 - 6:46 PM

Ha ha Grin

Fab and worth the effort, Though you can tell by the feet its standing on something.....LOL, Maybe next time....Smile

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FP4
FP4  4
1 Oct 2011 - 6:57 PM

Thanks Cameracat, perhaps a Parachute next time!

What I forgot to add was the 'S' shape that the Ferret's body has formed, love it.

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Melanie_M
Melanie_M e2 Member 9168 forum postsMelanie_M vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2011 - 7:13 PM

It's very, very clever.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2011 - 7:53 PM

Very clever indeed. I am impressed by your dedication.

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ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2011 - 2:40 AM

What a fabulous shot!! It does look like he is flying! Great job.
Christina

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4734 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2011 - 3:44 PM

Brilliant shot !!!.....great idea, & so cleverly created & photographed.....1st class piece of work !!!!!!!!

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myhappyplaces
20 Oct 2011 - 8:04 PM

Brilliant, glad you explained how you did it...Grin
Carol

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