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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

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
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
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  3 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 - 9:53 AM

love it

Trev_B Plus Member 8143 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 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.


Ade_Osman  124521 forum posts 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....


canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
19 May 2012 - 10:10 AM

Lovely image

bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 10:40 AM

Good shot on V1 Ann nice capture .

taggart Plus Member 1146 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 Plus Member 51415 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 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.


sparrowhawk Plus Member 6273 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 Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 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.

mikbee  8 Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 2:24 PM

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

Brian65  6 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 - 3:15 PM

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

helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 3:16 PM

V1 for me - splendid detail Ann SmileSmile

cleg  5 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 - 4:07 PM

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

Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian 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

19 May 2012 - 4:37 PM

Great shots Ann, V1 is a cracker.

Louise_Morris Plus Member 52437 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  10
19 May 2012 - 5:37 PM

V1 stands out for me Ann - John

BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 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

19 May 2012 - 7:12 PM

Lovely set of in flight shots.


andylea  737 forum posts 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

Billyray  770 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.

ringyneck  8309 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.

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