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Share Your Bloopers

Those shots you wanted, sharp, in-focus, but just totally wrong.

I've been trying for a cygnet in flight for ages - got heads and wings and a multitude of blurs.

Well this is a 'great' shot of a cygnets armpit, quite probably amongst the best ever seen on the web



Anyone going to help me out in my embarassment.

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I want to support you in your role as Dennis Norton.

This 'near miss' egret shows the beautiful yellow feet and has everything else as I'd hoped but just misses the head end.

But... Now we know that C-AF does work I just have to drive the 600 miles back to the reserve and can reshoot it.



I also have lots of butterflies which are making a rapid exit from the picture instead of sitting on the flower as they should.

The 'oll' has been removed from the name of this picture to preserve a sense of decorum.

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Re: Share Your Bloopers

along similar lines, whilst messing with the 70-300, not sure how I managed only half a swan
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I want to support you in your role as Dennis Norton.


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Dennis Norton - I'll take that in the spirit of the thread

Though I think have been more often likened to the pedantry of Frank Muir who enjoyed a professional partnership with Dennis Norden.

Good start folks - but we don't have to limit this to things that move, buildings can surely provide similar embarassment, not to mention boats and trains and planes.

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To go with Peters back end of an egret. Here is the front end of a gull,



Can't help but regret this one - so close to being a good shot.

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One of quite a few I took like this - easy enough to straighten but that's no excuse . It's a poor photo besides the tilting but I wanted to try and show how the layers of rock ran all the way along the cliff and the very same banding pattern could be seen in the cliff in the distance, I found it quite interesting anyway, Im guess concentrating on getting the cliffs in I didn't even notice how out of level I was.

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back to the birds....

this Merlin was doing 1000mph at me and suddenly swerved away.......needless to say I missed focus and framing. However there's enough for me to see what a great shot it could have been!

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But... Now we know that C-AF does work I just have to drive the 600 miles back to the reserve and can reshoot it.

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Don't do that Peter, find your way up to here (Newport) and I can take you to the RSPB reserve here where there are regular Little Egrets showing. We have had a Cattle Egret here too making the odd appearance over the last few months.

Shout if you plan on a trip...

By the ponds you see in this Google Map, there are three hide/screens allowing you to see many waders, passage waders and many others.
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Re: Share Your Bloopers

As we seem to be featuring Birds (and bits thereof)

It really doesn't get any better than this...




















Truth is, it really didn't get any better than this...

These things really are fast and it was only in cruise mode
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Don't do that Peter, find your way up to here (Newport) and I can take you to the RSPB reserve here where there are regular Little Egrets showing. We have had a Cattle Egret here too making the odd appearance over the last few months.

Shout if you plan on a trip...

By the ponds you see in this Google Map, there are three hide/screens allowing you to see many waders, passage waders and many others.
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A kind offer. So I don't go back to dull central France with the wine, food and other lousy attractions and come to beautiful Wales instead .

I will need to find a suitable excuse but it sounds a good trip.

I must look up passage waders, they sound like a useful type of Wellington!

Seriously we will return to La Brenne anyway. It is worth the trip.

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Ah... I see... didn't realise it was taken in such a beautiful location Peter, sorry!

Offer still stands though South Wales is gorgeous (in places!)
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Re: Share Your Bloopers

It was John talking about cattle egrets that made me remember the 6 unusable shots of cattle egrets from the same trip.

My excuse was you need to act fast to get a shot as they do shoot off if they see you...but not only did the hill give me a real challenge with finding any level, your eyes get drawn to the steers dangly bits...or mine do anyway



I have several others with more danglies, dirty bottoms and other countryside specials.

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PS with hindsight I can see a shot, lowdown with a cows head OOF as a background...NB ...hindsight rather than 'behind'sight which I achieved.
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Here's one where the timing was a fraction off The tyre valve looks as if it's nearly sharp though



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Johngg - I like it, could almost be art, something like "The Essentials of Speed" would make a good title.

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Johngg - I like it, could almost be art, something like "The Essentials of Speed" would make a good title.

Nick
That's a very big "almost"

I note that Lartigue (http://www.masters-of-photography.co..._car_trip.html) only got half the car in 1913

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