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I visited Andoversford Hawk Sanctuary yesterday, the light was not best - I have a new lens 80-400 Nikon but couldn't get it to attach to the camera (should have done this at home) I didnt want to miss all the photo opportunities so used my 18-70 which was not really up to the job but better than nowt, tried a few in flight shots and normally they all turn out rubbish but 3 yesterday I managed to save and thought I would show you today - after the break and before the 2pm display I attached the new lensWink and all the shots are rubbish (well most of them anyway) Many thanks for all c/c's on yesterdays peek a boo image and to AndyLea for his UA which made my day having failed badly with some of my attempts at the H.S. Thank you all.
Today I shall try and catch up with your images that I missed yesterday Smile

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-70.0 mm f/3.5-4.5
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:18 May 2012 - 12:14 PM
Focal Length:70mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:in flight
Username:pluckyfilly pluckyfilly
Uploaded:19 May 2012 - 9:49 AM
Tags:General, Pets / captive animals, Sports / action
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gazlowe
gazlowe e2 Member 2gazlowe vcard United Kingdom
19 May 2012 - 9:53 AM

love it

Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7100 forum postsTrev_B vcard England61 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 9:54 AM

It's a shame when things don't go to plan, however this one turned out well considering the reach of the lens you were using.

Trev

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 10:07 AM

If the light was anything like we had here all day yesterday the odds were stacked up against you right from the start. Good in flight capture considering the conditions....

Ade

canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
19 May 2012 - 10:10 AM

Lovely image
Jim

bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 10:40 AM

Good shot on V1 Ann nice capture .
Rob

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 1:11 PM

V1 is so fascinating-- to see the bird so close to the ground-- would never happen in our woods!

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 1:29 PM

v1 is nicely caught against a dark background, Ann, and with some good movement in the wings.

Dave

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5250 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 1:34 PM

nice try ! as i know only too well it not an easy exercise

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 1:45 PM

Well done for making the best use of your time there Ann. I do hope you have managed to sort out your trouble with the lens. All good shots but its V1 for me.
Ron

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 2:24 PM

Just like everything else Ann,
practice makes perfect as they say !!
V1 is a goodie.
Mick.

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 4Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
19 May 2012 - 3:15 PM

Sorry to hear they were not so good Ann, better go back againSmileSmileSmileSmileTongueTongueWinkWink
Brian

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 3:16 PM

V1 for me - splendid detail Ann SmileSmile
Helen

cleg
cleg  4 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 - 4:07 PM

Never mind,perhaps we might see you there next time.
Adrian

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 4:22 PM

V1 for me Ann, a shame about the lens
need to go back again and redo Think I might as well as a member now
Lillian

bromley-smith
19 May 2012 - 4:37 PM

Great shots Ann, V1 is a cracker.
Tony

Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 32142 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
19 May 2012 - 5:31 PM

V1 stands out from the other 2 Ann, a good one - well done considering the light you obviously had. Lou

JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 8JohnoP vcard
19 May 2012 - 5:37 PM

V1 stands out for me Ann - John

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 6:37 PM

Great captures. V1 stands out for me. I'm a long way from getting anywhere near the standard of these images so keep up the good work!Wink
Ryan

Hop-A-Long
19 May 2012 - 7:12 PM

Lovely set of in flight shots.

Andy

andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 7:44 PM

v1 for me today ann wonderful timing and detail a belter nice one Wink
andy

Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 7:47 PM

V1 is a cracker Ann. Hope you get used to the new lens soon, its disappointing when things don't work out as you hoped for.
Ray

ringyneck
ringyneck  7293 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2012 - 11:55 AM

Yes the light is so rubbish lately.
I have found with new lenses that time is needed to get used to the best way to use them and just handling them.
The lens I hired this week was so heavy that flight shots were really difficult BUT if I ever got something in the frame there was a difference in the capture ...so stick at it and it will come.

My one and only stab at a display (flying )was a complete disaster...no matter what lens I tried so well done.
keith

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