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Skywatcher
21-03-2010, 10:09 PM
A few Pics ... Still a lot to learn

The main one being - when taking wave photos one minute and changing to taking a picture of a bird make sure you move the dial from Tv to Av grrrr what followed was a perfectly framed skylark taken at 1/4000th second rather than a nice portrait - gutted

The sheeps
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smiley hippy sheeps
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Then on to the white cliffs
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First go at waves , trying to get dramatic and creamy
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Chalk is fascinating
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Grrr Skylark picture that could have been perfecthttp://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/others/IMG_1050.jpg

Beachy head
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Some sort of bunting/dunnock/lady skylark

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our first Daf to prove that spring is here
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Tink
22-03-2010, 01:01 AM
Oh wow. How cool!

Thomas!! :eek: That can't be the boy! :lipwobble: He looks to have grown a foot!!

Matthew has such an angelic face, doesn't he? :yes:

Nice photos Doc!

Herself wants to know how you knew the schedule for the lambs to be born... :unsure:

Beccaberry
22-03-2010, 01:14 AM
...can almost hear the waves...

Tinkfan
22-03-2010, 01:45 AM
i was thinking the same thing Tink, he's almost as tall as Mom!!! Beautiful pictures there Doc!!!!

Skywatcher
22-03-2010, 07:44 AM
Its lambing season at the moment and the place we go to is a rare breeds centre so there will be sheep lambing there every day for about a month.

keith
22-03-2010, 07:57 AM
brilliant photos ! :yes:

arkvilla
22-03-2010, 08:02 AM
I always love your photo's, you are so talented :yes:


Sandra

Dawn
22-03-2010, 08:06 AM
The farm up the road from us is in full lambing swing now. Might take the boy over the easter hols.

Great pictures. Love the hippy sheep. :D

daveann
22-03-2010, 08:30 AM
stunning pics :)

catrancher
22-03-2010, 11:27 AM
Great pictures Chris!

But that one with the people on the cliffs! :OMG:

Were I to travel there (as I'd love to do), I don't think you'd get me quite that close to the edge. I'm having heart palpitations just looking at the picture! :mental:

Tom (:macwave:... feet planted on terra firma!)

ukwdwnut
22-03-2010, 12:23 PM
great photos chris :)

foreverducky
22-03-2010, 01:24 PM
Fantastic photos!

Hope you don't mind, but I saved one of the crashing wave pictures to my computer to use as desktop photo. :D

Skywatcher
22-03-2010, 01:45 PM
Oh my! I am deeply honoured :)

Disneybumble
22-03-2010, 01:48 PM
I see Beachy Head and i need to put on my parka.

Skywatcher
22-03-2010, 01:55 PM
It was beautiful yesterday , first time Ihave felt warm in this coubtry for months and months - Always prefer Birling gap - just love sat at the bottom of one of the cliffs

Hearing the skylarks singing away made me really feel like spring was here as well

Dorothy
22-03-2010, 03:55 PM
I love the wave ones Chris :D

Britchick
22-03-2010, 05:38 PM
oh Chris! :worship: the waves are my favourite! I'd get them copywrited if I were you!

Skywatcher
22-03-2010, 05:59 PM
:lol:

So which wave one do you like then? I liked the creamy bit on the first one at the top when you make it big

Britchick
22-03-2010, 06:08 PM
you could have three of them in a set- on canvas

the last 2 and the one with the cliff in. Crop the cliff off and enlarge a little. Would look fab

Skywatcher
22-03-2010, 06:16 PM
:unsure: thanks I thought you were taking the mick :lol:

Britchick
22-03-2010, 06:18 PM
:unsure: thanks I thought you were taking the mick :lol:

me? how very dare you! :slap:

Skywatcher
22-03-2010, 06:23 PM
:dozey:

I am so kicking myself for not twisting the setting from Tv to Av for the Skylark picture - it took ages to get one to fly up off the ground onto a perch so he was just situated just so and in that split second when he looked sidewiays so I go a nice photo I actually punched the air and went woop

then saw it was iso 1600 and a 1/4000th of a second shot and not the nice crisp shallow DoF that I wanted

Focussing on wildlife pictures in their habitat is a nightmare espeicially when theyare in amongst the goarse the camer just doesn't know where to focus - if I manually focus its never 'quite' good enough at those sort of focla lengths