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Diving Focus
Diving Focus

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Challenge: Free Study 2012-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Location: In a public park by my home
Date: Apr 7, 2012
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/4000
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2012

Shot in a public park. Not many people frequent this place. So throwing bread to the birds was fine. Camera was handheld. Set at 70mm. I would hold my camera with one hand. Following the bird as it flew. At the rite spot, I would throw the bread with my other hand. The birds would dive down to the ground. Trying to get the bread first. This made for some great shots. I set the camera to 1/4000 of a second and the 70mm setting. This helped aid my single handed shooting. Even with these settings and a cropped image, it was not quite fast enough for the wing tips. It's amazing how fast things can happen. I must say I'm really glad I upgraded to the mark III. This kind of shot was so hit or miss before...

Place: 63 out of 275
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2012 01:33:16 PM
Nice motion capture, I like the shape he makes in the frame.
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