Shooting an Active Scene (Three Photographs)

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Sometimes you are not there for the start of the action or you miss the end of it. For various reasons you can miss the split second at the height of the action. It would be nice if it worked out every time. You would hope the exposure you chose captured everything and not blow out highlights. Our own excitement, the speed of the action, the changing light, the unpredictability of the subject can lead to all sorts of outcomes not all of them ideal. Speaking to pros, they admit they should be more ready from practice, but there is plenty of room for mixed results. I was talking about this with someone we met in the field and he had stories to tell of near misses, but he also said there was usually something he could salvage to improve his mood. It’s reassuring to know I am not alone.

Great Blue Heron-2

Great Blue Heron

16 responses

  1. Lovely. I just did a presentation on bird feeding for a small group. When bird watching noticing how they feed is an important part of it.


    November 17, 2015 at 7:19 am

  2. Great shots!


    November 17, 2015 at 12:08 pm

  3. Beautiful


    November 17, 2015 at 4:22 pm

  4. Excellent captures, Victor. Watching herons feed is fascinating, from the stalking to the catch.


    November 17, 2015 at 6:08 pm

  5. excellent capture


    November 17, 2015 at 6:09 pm

  6. Wonderful action shots, Victor! I definitely miss more of the action I can capture, but I agree that usually there’s something one can salvage.


    November 17, 2015 at 7:22 pm

  7. Beautifully captured Victor, as always.


    November 17, 2015 at 10:42 pm

  8. What great shots!


    November 18, 2015 at 1:42 am

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