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Hawk

Postby minoly » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:47 pm

One morning in March I went out to work in the garage and I took along a Sony A100 with a 70-210 Maxxum lens on it. The service door was open and from time to time I looked out to check the weather. One of those times I saw a hawk (Cooper's, I think) sitting on our neighbor's fence. I picked up the A-100, which was set on Program, and exposed several frames before the hawk flew off. I post one of these frames (processed with PS Elements 6) below, cropped and some lighting adjustment. Supposedly in the Speed Graphic era the saying was "f/8 and be there"; maybe in the digital era it could be "Program and be there". I won't have another chance like that because we sold our house in July. But that time I was pretty happy that I had a camera close by.

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Re: Hawk

Postby Julio1fer » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:24 pm

Very good capture of the bird! These are the moments where image stabilization, zoom and automatism bring best results.

Indeed, "Program mode and be there". I have my Canon G12 always in Program mode, unless working with a special subject.
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Re: Hawk

Postby PFMcFarland » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:50 pm

In situations like that, you don't have time to check what the camera is set on, though some models are very easy to get into whatever mode you want very quickly. It's a very good image that you might have lost otherwise.

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Re: Hawk

Postby jamesmck » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:00 pm

That is a fine shot!
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