D'OH!: the one that got away...

stillshunter

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Nov 5, 2010
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...or most frustrating out-takes if you'd prefer. A space for us all to post those shots that, if only something were just a little different, you would have bagged a classic shot.

I'll kick us off with one from this morning. I had one shot - even on continuous shooting - and the rest are better focussed but of his butt! If only I got the focus, there'd be enough in the image to do something with the framing and composition :doh:

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stillshunter

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Nov 5, 2010
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I will be quicker - and quieter - next time BB...and then we'll bag us a wombat! Not a shot for a GRD when it arrives though I'm afraid. :wink:

Anyone else?
 
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chromatin64

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Meanwhile, back on topic, I went on a trip to Borneo at the end of last year and got more fantastic but out of focus shots than I'd have liked! Leaping proboscis monkeys - you'd be sat there thinking, "He isn't really going to jump in the water is he?" (It was always a 'he').

I'd drop my camera and whoof, the little bugger would dive into the river and I'd miss the shot. But I learnt my lesson. I'd keep on the next one until my arm was dropping off with the weight of the Nikkor 300/4 and pan down following the monkey, even hitting the point of the splash. But the AF had picked up the leaves and branches and not the critter. Aaaaargh.
 

Grant

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Nov 12, 2010
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Lunenburg Nova Scotia
Ah the old post the one that got away story. Let me tell you of the one that got away and I don’t even have an image of it. When we were first married we took a vacation to Quebec City. We stayed at the Château Frontenac in lower town. One day we decided to nip on over to a local bistro for breakfast. Doreen was surprised that I didn’t bring my camera. We walked past a nun standing in front of a book store and over her head was a sign that said “Lady Chatterly is Here!” I made the return dash to get my camera, I swear that I broke the four minute mile, but I was not fast enough. So I now carry a camera every where in hopes of finding that nun.
 

stillshunter

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Nov 5, 2010
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Ah the old post the one that got away story. Let me tell you of the one that got away and I don’t even have an image of it. When we were first married we took a vacation to Quebec City. We stayed at the Château Frontenac in lower town. One day we decided to nip on over to a local bistro for breakfast. Doreen was surprised that I didn’t bring my camera. We walked past a nun standing in front of a book store and over her head was a sign that said “Lady Chatterly is Here!” I made the return dash to get my camera, I swear that I broke the four minute mile, but I was not fast enough. So I now carry a camera every where in hopes of finding that nun.
That is a cracking tale Grant, and a valuable lesson learned the only way it truly sticks....through the hard anguish of experience.

Certainly had the ingredients for a classic shot mate. Now you could have convinced the good new missus to keep the nun detained with idle chatter.....a request for a prayer of sorts or compliments on the cut of her habit or the glean of her rosary perhaps. :wink:
 

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