Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Annika1980, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    After watching the baby red-tailed hawk for almost a month, I was
    privileged to get to witness his first flight this morning. Perhaps
    encouraged by an approaching group of screaming kids, my little friend
    finally got enough courage to make the big leap.
    His legs dangled awkwardly as he violently flapped his wings, soaring
    away over some nearby trees. It was a sight to see, and especially
    rewarding given the number of hours I've invested watching and
    photographing him in the past 4 weeks.

    Annika1980, Jun 14, 2007
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  2. Yesterday was a very hectic day. I didn't even have a chance to turn
    on my computer, let alone read the latest posts on the NG. What a
    great treat to see your post of the baby hawk taking flight! Thanks
    so much Bret for sharing. Your diligence and dedication is definitely
    noted. I feel like I'm right there watching him with you. It's a
    great sequence of shots! It feels like just a few days ago when he
    was this ball of downy fluff. Now look at him!
    It must be a great feeling. I mean you don't spend your time and
    patience for the adulation, but for the simple pleasure and enjoyment
    of photographing and watching nature. My hat is off to you!
    helensilverburg, Jun 14, 2007
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  3. Annika1980

    Draco Guest

    Good job, Bret. Being there does mean getting that one shot that will
    so others what you have been doing with your time. That one shot that
    shows your passion for nature. As the hawk was flapping away, all I
    thought of was "gear-up, gear-up".
    Glad you were there to show and share the moments of this beautiful
    creature. Hope you will be able to keep track of "junior" and show
    him/her to us as he/she grows.


    Getting even isn't good enough.

    Doing better does.
    Draco, Jun 14, 2007
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    Mark² Guest

    That's very cool...
    Mark², Jun 15, 2007
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    Noons Guest

    you called the hawk "20D"??? You need to get out more, buddy.
    And I don't mean in the bushes...
    Still: superb moment!
    Noons, Jun 15, 2007
  6. Annika1980

    Mark² Guest

    Actually...Bret likely "gets out" with his camera more than just about
    anyone on this forum. I envy the time he seems to have available to him...
    Mark², Jun 15, 2007
  7. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    I make the time.
    Here's a little quiz that gives my philosophy.

    1. If you knew you were going to die next week what would you do
    2. Why aren't you doing that now?
    Annika1980, Jun 15, 2007
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    Mark² Guest

    Me too, but often that time can only be made available at night...so that
    has an effect on collecting light on the sensor...
    Ah...but bankruptcy wouldn't be quite so important, either, in that
    ase. -Since I'm not dying next week (so far as I know...much to the
    disappointment of you-know-who), it ain't that simple. :)

    One thing I would do, though...is what I'm about to do in a few
    weeks...which is spend 7 weeks in countries I've never seen, and returning
    to one that I enjoyed for the first time, one year ago.
    Mark², Jun 16, 2007
  9. Yeah.....Nobody who isn't actually going to die tomorrow can live his life
    as though he was.....In my case, I would spend my entire retirement fund on
    a Ferrari. Then, when my wife came home later, she would say, "Why did you
    spend everything we had on a Ferrari?" And I would say, "Because someone
    told me to live my life as though I were going to die tomorrow." And she
    would say, "Well, it's a good thing you did, because you ARE going to die
    tomorrow....I am going to kill you!"
    William Graham, Jun 16, 2007

  10. I don't believe you get the point Bill. Seize the day, but keep your
    wits about you. Enjoy every second of your life with gusto. Even
    though your dream is to spend all your savings on a Ferrari, you have
    to keep your wits about you. Enjoy your life.
    helensilverburg, Jun 16, 2007
  11. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    Not any more. Just crank that 1D3 up to ISO 6400, baby!
    Annika1980, Jun 16, 2007
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    Mark² Guest

    It's good...but it ain't THAT good.
    Mark², Jun 16, 2007
  13. Annika1980

    Alan Browne Guest

    Sad to report that he'd been taking private flying lessons when you
    weren't around. He gave you "pity first flight".
    Alan Browne, Jun 17, 2007
  14. Sad to report that he'd been taking private flying lessons when you
    I just hope they weren't lessons without any takeoffs and landings........
    William Graham, Jun 17, 2007
  15. Annika1980

    Noons Guest

    have you seen the samples @ 6400?
    they look more smeared than aunty Glady's powdered face...
    Noons, Jun 18, 2007
  16. Annika1980

    Mark² Guest

    Apparently, you haven't seen the samples yourself.
    Mark², Jun 18, 2007
  17. Annika1980

    Noons Guest

    I have. I just don't like smeared watercolours.
    And that is exactly what comes out at 6400...
    Noons, Jun 18, 2007
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