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Thursday, February 5, 2009

An impossible game

I know that it is an impossible game, but every now and then I keep playing it. I have a good camera, but a sharp detailed image of a Swallow in flight is above its capabilities. It must be my character - I just don't like to give up - that makes me hope for a chance, pure luck, just a coincidence. How exciting it would be to get such a photo! Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be very likely to happen. Below are some of my most successful results so far. Good intentions are one thing, but reality is usually bitter :(
"Go shoot egrets", I often tell to myself, "and leave the small creatures alone."
Welcome Swallow, Tasmania
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3 comments:

  1. I'm speechless!! These are very impressive shots.
    They flew around me yesterday at lunch though the park and I thought about how fast they where going and how I how hard it would be to capture them in flight...and you did it!!
    Fantastic!!!

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  2. Thank you, BlackCrow! Even though there is some detail on these shots they are very far from what I'm hoping to get one day. Small agile creatures are such a challenge for the photographer...

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  3. I know you're not happy with them, but I think these shots are amazing! I just put up some terrible pictures of finches that I tried to photograph in Salamanca last week. You might have heard from the others about the finches playing guitars? As I was standing there trying to get a clear photo, I wondered what you could have captured if you were there!

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