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Re: Snaar snaps: Down the Lane

The Hay Store:

Well, actually the barn next to the lane. It's here that the working machinery is kept, together with the giant Hay bales. To an ex farm lad the cocktail of smells, Hay with the oil and Diesel smell of tractors, is very evocative of my youth...



This tree has put on some lovely colour. Its only when I got close I saw the serrations along the leaves.



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Re: Snaar snaps: Down the Lane

The shot of the leaves is beautiful. I think (hope) this thread will turn out to be a masterclass on the use of the 70-300. Your previous threads on " the village " have taught me so much about how to spot an interesting shot in our everyday surroundings.

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Re: Snaar snaps: Down the Lane

Great shots Pete Love the way you are going about this.

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Superb Pete and urr..All of the above +1
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Re: Snaar snaps: Down the Lane

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The shot of the leaves is beautiful. I think (hope) this thread will turn out to be a masterclass on the use of the 70-300. Your previous threads on " the village " have taught me so much about how to spot an interesting shot in our everyday surroundings.
Many thanks for that - I hope the pictures give others as much pleasure as I get from taking them

As to the 70-300: Well I have developed my own rules for it.

First, I change up to ISO400 unless its a really bright day.

Second, I regard it as an excellent 70-150 lens, maybe 70-200 if you need to push things. I try to use it in that range only.

However, tempting the 300mm end may seem, I avoid it if I can. You need to stop down beyond f8 to get it really sharp, and the combination of magnification and small stop just spells trouble. Equally rules are there to be broken, and when you need 300, you need 300 ;-)

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However, tempting the 300mm end may seem, I avoid it if I can. You need to stop down beyond f8 to get it really sharp, and the combination of magnification and small stop just spells trouble. Equally rules are there to be broken, and when you need 300, you need 300 ;-)

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Well, I can't see anything wrong with the sharpness in that horse shot at 300mm f/1.7.
Seriously though I find I am getting better results with the 70-300 on my e-600 than I did with the e-410/510, or maybe I've just learnt more on this forum.

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Re: Snaar snaps: Down the Lane

I'm saving all this information up for when I venture out with mine, Pete. You are doing the research of which I will gladly make use. Trouble is, I could really make use of your hands, too, to hold my camera!


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Many thanks for that - I hope the pictures give others as much pleasure as I get from taking them

As to the 70-300: Well I have developed my own rules for it.

First, I change up to ISO400 unless its a really bright day.

Second, I regard it as an excellent 70-150 lens, maybe 70-200 if you need to push things. I try to use it in that range only.

However, tempting the 300mm end may seem, I avoid it if I can. You need to stop down beyond f8 to get it really sharp, and the combination of magnification and small stop just spells trouble. Equally rules are there to be broken, and when you need 300, you need 300 ;-)

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Re: Snaar snaps: Down the Lane

The Gamekeeper:

A regular visitor with his landrover and dog, the Gamekeeper also does odd jobs, such as repairing the electric fences round the paddocks. This was one of those pleasant Autumn days...



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Re: Snaar snaps: Down the Lane

Fence and Fruit:

Its nice to find a fence that doesn't give you a shock if you lean on it. These trees in the middle of the paddock are fenced off from the horses. I wonder why? Maybe horses eat trees...



Meanwhile nature gets on with the mellow fruitfulness thing this Autumn.




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Re: Snaar snaps: Down the Lane

Showing off:

Sometimes I wonder what is going on with the farm Geese...

"Here comes that guy with the camera. Quick: Stand on one leg and pretend to be looking in the window"



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Re: Snaar snaps: Down the Lane

Nice catch Pete I can see the cats eyes through the window. Fifty days to go before Christmas!
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Re: Snaar snaps: Down the Lane

Formation flying:

These rooks* spend all day flying from one place to another, and they seem to do it in an effortless and photogenic manner: They do this right up to the point you raise a camera to your eye. Then suddenly they all settle down or else they start an aerial sqabble that makes a very poor picture.

How do they know you're trying to get a picture?



You can't believe how many shots it took to get this "typical image"

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Re: Snaar snaps: Down the Lane

Pete, I'm sure it's just an ordinary lane but already you're turning it into a kind of visual Ambridge. What I want to know is why the places you go are always so much more photogenic than the places I go? It's quite sobering to reflect that you'd probably get more and better pictures during an hour at your local council's recycling centre (we used to call it "the tip") than I would in a week at the Grand Canyon.
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Re: Snaar snaps: Down the Lane

Hi Pete,
Didn't spot this when you first put it up but I love the first picture in your first post...that is my type of picture...something out of nothing. You are very good with the 70-300, I don't get such good results, so I have read your tips with interest and will try them out.
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*I think they are rooks. I'm not so certain about rooks and crows these days.
Most likely Rooks. Crows tend to be solitary creatures ( except in the breeding season) While Rooks are sociable birds and live in large colonies (rookeries) but you don't get "croweries". I believe the old country saying is " If you see a rook tha's a crow, if you see crows they's rooks."

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