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Flying Ferret

By FP4  
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!

Tags: Pets and captive animals

Voters: cameracat, gabymarian, Melanie_M and 9 more

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cameracat 14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
1 Oct 2011 6:46PM
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 7 1
1 Oct 2011 6:57PM
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.
Melanie_M 12 168 9 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2011 7:13PM
It's very, very clever.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2011 7:53PM
Very clever indeed. I am impressed by your dedication.
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
2 Oct 2011 2:40AM
What a fabulous shot!! It does look like he is flying! Great job.
Niknut Plus
8 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2011 3:44PM
Brilliant shot !!!.....great idea, & so cleverly created & photographed.....1st class piece of work !!!!!!!!
20 Oct 2011 8:04PM
Brilliant, glad you explained how you did it...Grin

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