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Re: Ones that got away
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2009, 09:29:39 PM »
Yes - absolutely!

we've got an ongoing theme thread on this - I merged yours into that thread (hope that's ok with you - PM me if not ;))

Very amusing shot :D
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Re: Errors and misses ... fun stuff.
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2009, 07:49:45 PM »






Enough said! Lol!
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Re: Errors and misses ... fun stuff.
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2009, 10:34:56 PM »
I took this picture while working, the thing is that, as I was working, I didn't quite paid attention to the previous settings that the camera had (which were for a cloudy low light area on the weekend)... So I was entertained doing my job, and whenever possible, taking some pictures, and well, it was a bright, sunny day... and this is what I got LOL... (I was mad at myself later) hehehe :)



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Re: Errors and misses ... fun stuff.
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2009, 02:26:37 PM »
I've a few but will start with these two first ::)


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2334/3532736519_5c01c53669_o.jpg


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2363/3532736727_e7e4db8a0c_o.jpg

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Re: Errors and misses ... fun stuff.
« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2009, 04:00:25 PM »
just one of many I was sitting the other side of the table when they started to get on the bench so I got up thinking to get a really nice shot but out of about 10 shots I never got more than one bird looking up they were all busy preening but I think its definitely one for this thread



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Re: Errors and misses ... fun stuff.
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2009, 06:50:25 AM »
This morning, after being holed up in front of my computer working for days, very tedious and boring stuff, I decided to get out and ride my mountain bike. It's been a while so I pumped up the tyres (front had just 4psi). Thought I wouldn't take the camera, just a simple quick exercise ride about the island I live (if you can call a stretch of land between to rivers an "island").

I rode up to some locks, and I had never seen them used before, and supposed that they were maintained just for school group tours. However, a boat was inside an another plus two jet skis came up. There was a nice new jetski with probably a boyfriend and girlfriend on it, and then what looked like two teenage boys each on their own older jetski. One boy on a blue jetski kept falling off and had to pull himself up. The other boy on the white one seemed fine, but was going a bit fast. I thought I might stop and see the lock in action.

They entered and waited for the doors to be closed, and the water to move out into the other area and for the water levels to neutralise. It took a while, but it seemed that the boy on the white jetski seemed to have troubles keeping his level. The motor was of course turned off, but for some reason he had to go to the side, and stand in the water holding his jetski. A few minutes pass, and the other doors open. He tries to start his jetski, but no luck. It was then that I realised that his jet ski was sinking. The doors are now fully open and the others had gone through. He's now walking it along the side of the lock and then begins to swim and push it through the barrier, with the lock managers watching him. All the time the jetski was looking more and more water-logged. Man... I really should have brought my camera for that.

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Re: Errors and misses ... fun stuff.
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2009, 08:33:10 AM »
When I was at the zoo lately, I was sitting on a bench and some birds were nearby. I liked to take a picture of them. Just when I pressed the shutter release, they flew away :(

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Re: Errors and misses ... fun stuff.
« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2009, 08:44:53 AM »
I've got a couple of those. :)
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Re: Errors and misses ... fun stuff.
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2009, 02:43:54 AM »
I Missed the Next Shot!

On 26 January 2009 me and my friend had been on a ride to a nearby [80Kms] National Park (Dandeli India) with my brand new Sony a200  on my way back we I saw a group of Langur's ransacking a Vegetable Farm. When I went near them all the Langur's ran from the field to some near by bush except for 1 which continued picking peanuts.  when I was about to capture the snap it noticed my presence and ran to a near by tree. By then I was pretty sure that this Langur had to jump at least 2 meters to get to the nearest tree and join the group. I knew that this is going to be the rarest of the opportunity to capture the Langur's leap from below. Along with that I was in the perfect position as well! I set my camera to sport action mode and was waiting below the tree looking forward for to capture the Langur's jump. I took 6 continuous shots and thought I had capture it. I checked out the review and found that the air borne wasn't captured and i had stopped at the wrong time! I was so disappointed at myself that couldn't  sleep for 2 days.

This is the Last one Captured and had stopped!




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Re: Errors and misses ... fun stuff.
« Reply #39 on: July 04, 2009, 05:15:24 PM »
Wild mountain sheep ewe ... a bit slow on the draw. ;)

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Re: Errors and misses ... fun stuff.
« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2009, 06:10:54 AM »
Great fun here! I guess I could post tens of shots of empty asphalt while being out in Sepang but I will refrain from that .. lol .. Next time when I have some near hits/ complete misses I will try to remember this topic and post some here as well.

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Re: Errors and misses ... fun stuff.
« Reply #41 on: July 06, 2009, 02:45:45 PM »
Some early morning sumo practice, ahead of the Nagoya Summer Tournament.

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3. You missed a great move (I wasn't expecting it myself)


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Re: Errors and misses ... fun stuff.
« Reply #42 on: July 06, 2009, 02:59:22 PM »
The good thing about these action shots is that although you might be getting frustrated anticipating wrong until the day comes you had it right, at that point, you have a killer shot!

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Re: Errors and misses ... fun stuff.
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2009, 09:01:02 PM »
Settings sorted - check.
Bike in frame - check
pan with bike - err uncheck



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Re: Errors and misses ... fun stuff.
« Reply #44 on: August 03, 2009, 01:09:15 AM »
I was taking a picture of the Heron and another bird wanted to steal the show!




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