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Old 16-05-17, 07:20
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sorry I am a bit late, totally forgot it was my turn.
my choice this week is, "jump" by Nigel G,I think this would have been quite hard to capture, I like them both but chose this one for the facial expression and capture in mid air...well done

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still can't work out how to get the image up here!!!!!



yeah!!! I did it
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Old 16-05-17, 09:23
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Terrific photography and a well deserved win.
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Old 16-05-17, 18:00
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Thank you Trena. It took about 4hrs with a reasonable supply of squirrels although they did have a tendency to try and sneak up onto the stump with the nut on rather than jump for it. I was pretty sure I wouldn't be able to track the jump and wasn't at all sure the autofocus would keep up even if I could so I opted for a different approach.
The jump was about 14 inches and the squirrels crossed that distance in about 1/4 of a second.
The camera was tripod mounted with my 35-100 f2 lens at a range of about 8ft from the take off point. Camera was set to shutter priority with a shutter speed of 1/2000th which gave about f2.2 I then set a bamboo cane in the ground with a business card wedged in the top at the desired focus point and manually focused the camera before removing the cane - then wait for your squirrel and hope your reactions are fast enough. Even then the chance of getting a frame at exactly the right point was only achieved by setting my frame rate to the max 60fps
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Old 16-05-17, 19:48
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Patience, meticulous pre-planning & a pinch of luck obviously paid off, no doubt this should be a club comp entry.
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wow, way more patience than I would have, well done Nigel, they are both delightful shots.
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Excellent shot taken using meticulous prep. and assisted by 60fps ...awesome! But the result is both charming and exciting.
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