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in flight

By pluckyfilly
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

Tags: General Pets and captive animals Sports and action

Voters: gazlowe, Trev_B, Ade_Osman and 37 more

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gazlowe 6 8 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 9:53AM
love it

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Trev_B 11 151 68 England
19 May 2012 9:54AM
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 15 4.5k 36 England
19 May 2012 10:07AM
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....

19 May 2012 10:10AM
Lovely image
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 10:40AM
Good shot on V1 Ann nice capture .
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 May 2012 1:11PM
V1 is so fascinating-- to see the bird so close to the ground-- would never happen in our woods!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
19 May 2012 1:29PM
v1 is nicely caught against a dark background, Ann, and with some good movement in the wings.

19 May 2012 1:34PM
nice try ! as i know only too well it not an easy exercise
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
19 May 2012 1:45PM
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 11 3 8 Scotland
19 May 2012 2:24PM
Just like everything else Ann,
practice makes perfect as they say !!
V1 is a goodie.
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 3:15PM
Sorry to hear they were not so good Ann, better go back againSmileSmileSmileSmileTongueTongueWinkWink
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 3:16PM
V1 for me - splendid detail Ann SmileSmile
cleg 8 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 4:07PM
Never mind,perhaps we might see you there next time.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 4:22PM
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 4:37PM
Great shots Ann, V1 is a cracker.
19 May 2012 5:31PM
V1 stands out from the other 2 Ann, a good one - well done considering the light you obviously had. Lou
JohnoP 12 2
19 May 2012 5:37PM
V1 stands out for me Ann - John
6 3 8 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 6:37PM
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
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
19 May 2012 7:12PM
Lovely set of in flight shots.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 7:44PM
v1 for me today ann wonderful timing and detail a belter nice one Wink
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 7:47PM
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 11 315 18 United Kingdom
20 May 2012 11:55AM
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 stick at it and it will come.

My one and only stab at a display (flying )was a complete matter what lens I tried so well done.

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