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StrayCat 14 19.1k 3 Canada
14 Nov 2017 10:07PM
I remember several years ago I went to the international bird sanctuary located in our city, about a 25 minute drive from home; this was before the floods a few years ago practically ruined it. The park is located along the Bow River which runs from the Rocky Mountains through the middle of where I live. I was walking along a trail and came upon a fellow with the same camera I had, a Nikon D70, and a manual focus Vivitar 300mm prime. We got to chatting as we walked, and he was looking around, poised for a shot. I was relaxed, and waiting for something to show. All of a sudden he took his stance and tracked a magpie that flew in front of us, firing off a couple of shots. A little later I saw a chickadee on a branch, very close, and took a few and stepped back. He didn't even look at the bird. Soon, another magpie went sailing by, and he jumped into his stance and fired off a few more. He turned to me and said; I only shoot magpies in flight. I asked him why he didn't have an auto focus lens. He replied; can't afford it. I said, they're very cheap. He said; my wife doesn't let me have any money, she won $13,000 at bingo last week, and she won't give me a penny. Another magpie went by and he got a few more shots. I took a few of a robin on a stick. I said, why only magpies in flight? He said; I've been doing it for years, and I hope one day to get one in focus. I was dumbfounded, and turned and walked on. True!

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JackAllTog Plus
9 5.3k 58 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2017 10:46PM
I'd been following what other photographers do for a while and I'd seen Arthur Edwards, The Sun's royal photographer speaking at Nikon event once and liked how he talked about photography.
Then, a few yeas later, I actually saw him at a garden show and thought wow its the Arthur Edwards - so quickly i shot off a few shots of him including this one

He came and spoke to me and asked why are you shooting me, did you not see who was behind me and guess why i might be here working! Doh! I'd completely missed the main shot i should have been actually taking - of Camilla Parker Bowles.
I'll never be a top paparazzi.
keith selmes 15 7.4k 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2017 10:36AM
You got a more interesting story than he did.
jww5561 2 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2017 3:57PM
Photo bombing Grin
15 Nov 2017 8:26PM

Quote:Photo bombing

...and the story is....? Tongue
RoyBoy 14 298 2 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2017 9:54PM

Quote:Photo bombing

Not at all. Did you not bother to read the story provided by the photographer concerned.

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