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Ride with a Harley Girl ... (12 images)

Shooting bikes is new to me. Nos. #1-4 from car rear window with E-3 + Zuiko 14-42mm
Reviewing these pictures taken yesterday I can see that not all of my settings were good.

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Who's this rider dressed in Black ...?

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A cute lookin' Harley cat, how about that!

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If you're a bikie then catch me if you can ....

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Uh oh - hot on her trail, here comes her man ...

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Just take it easy, he's an Alpha Male!

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They ride abreast through the Black Swamp trail ...

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until they reach the silos where they take a rest ...

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And it wasn't too long before the guy made a pass

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But the Harley chic showed him how to kick A - - !

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Then she roared away in the opposite direction ...

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Until they reached a place of quiet reflection ...

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Re: Ride with a Harley Girl ... (12 images)

Nice set of images Mark, no6 & 11 are my favourites.
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Re: Ride with a Harley Girl ... (12 images)

Cracking photos well done, the last 2 are my favs.
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Re: Ride with a Harley Girl ... (12 images)

Now you're cooking with gas.
I particularly like No.2. No distractions and a little blur in the wheels. Well done also for not getting the car reflection on the fuel tank.
I'm sure prints of these will be appearing on mantelpieces, at work stations,etc.
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Re: Ride with a Harley Girl ... (12 images)

Very nice work, the refections shot is a cracker, but they are all very, very pleasing
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Re: Ride with a Harley Girl ... (12 images)

#7, #8, #11 are the ones I like the best - really great shots.

What I don't like though, is driving a bike with bare elbows and no helmet - no matter how hot it may be !
But then, on a strip of road like in pic #5, we would have at least 10 cars and other obstacles in the way, which make driving a bike more dangerous. But a roo jumping into the fork might do too
(I was used to drive my bike all year round, even in temps of -15C with snow and ice - and I survied! But thats an other story ...)

Is there a piece of flattened fauna on the lower left in #6? What is it?

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Re: Ride with a Harley Girl ... (12 images)

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#7, #8, #11 are the ones I like the best - really great shots.

What I don't like though, is driving a bike with bare elbows and no helmet - no matter how hot it may be !
But then, on a strip of road like in pic #5, we would have at least 10 cars and other obstacles in the way, which make driving a bike more dangerous. But a roo jumping into the fork might do too
(I was used to drive my bike all year round, even in temps of -15C with snow and ice - and I survied! But thats an other story ...)

Is there a piece of flattened fauna on the lower left in #6? What is it?

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I agree entirely about riding bare elbowed without helmets. The helmets came off just for the shoot on a deserted back road where visibilty in both directions was all of 3kms.

If you are familiar with the rumbling roar of a Harley then you would know that the roos would be over the horizon way before the bikes got anywhere near them. Only at night do roos get confused by headlights.

The object at lower left #6 I think is a dead bird. Can you believe that I didn't notice it until you brought it to my attention - such is the state of my overworked, worn out eyes!

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Re: Ride with a Harley Girl ... (12 images)

Entertaining story Mark - I enjoyed these shots.
You certainly do seem to have plenty of water over your way!
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Re: Ride with a Harley Girl ... (12 images)

Thanks Lyn.

I doubt that the ditty will ever make its way into the gems of Australian literature.

And btw, the shots by the grain silo were taken with the new 50-200mm. The rest were a mix of 14-42mm and 40-150mm.
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Re: Ride with a Harley Girl ... (12 images)

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The object at lower left #6 I think is a dead bird. Can you believe that I didn't notice it until you brought it to my attention -
Thanks Falk.
The old scavenger I am, I noticed it at once glad I could help

BTW: In this respect I've always enjoyed:
KNUTSON, R.M. (1987): Flattened Fauna. - 88p., figs.; (Ten Speed Press).

Though written for North American street fauna, it can provide some hints for own observations. In fact, I had for some time a sheet of paper and a pencil in the map pouch of the bag attached ontop my bikes fuel tank, so that I could write down some notes for later statistics, as far as the road fauna on my dayly route goes. This way the unfortunate critters would at least serve a scientific purpose, not!? Different story again ...
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Re: Ride with a Harley Girl ... (12 images)

Dead birds on our roads are unfortunately an all too common a sight, Falk.
Magpies are the most frequent victims as they forage in numbers beside country roads where they fly into the path of vehicles traveling at speed.
I am sad to say that I have on several occasions been unable to avoid them myself.
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Re: Ride with a Harley Girl ... (12 images)

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Australian Magpie
Wow! Your Magpie would be considered a full grown Crow over here - with that massive beak and the short tail.
Interestingly I have not yet managed to get a good Magpie photo myself. They are not fooled easily ...

When Rabbits were still numerous here (before Myxomatosis struck them) the most killed birds besides the roads must have been Crows, Magpies and our common Buzzard who were all after the already dead rabbits. We get of topic ...
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We get of topic ...
It's a far cry from motorbikes to magpies.
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