Do I risk it?

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  1. Overread

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    6am start
    2 hours and 30mins plus train travel
    1 hour long walk (with main road thrown in)

    on a day where the weather reports say that it could be cloudy???????????

    Is it worth it?
    should I try?
    and the all important question - if I go will I even manage to get a better shot of Milo?

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    What else would you do?

    Are there any penguins you could shoot, I mean photograph, instead?
     
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    For that.....Oh, Yeah. You know me, I am a bird fanatic. I'd be there.....with multiple memory cards & extra batteries.
     
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    what else?
    well I guess I could update my blog more -- or walk up to the local woods and see if anything is growing (though I think it a bit early for garanteed results)

    and nope no penguins - they ain't British see ;)
    many foxes and otters though!
     
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    right I risk it!
    off to sleep then
    here is to hoping that I get up at the right time!
     
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    I recently went to a local botanical garden where it had snowed and had become icy. I couldn't enter the grounds. It didn't matter. That day walking around the perimeter I took what is now one of my favorite photographs.

    Go. You'll never know what you'll see.
     
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    OK who suggested this was a good idea??

    my back aches
    my shoulders ache
    my feet ache
    I think I pulled some muscle in me leg (which ever one is on the insider of the upper part of the leg) getting some low angles
    I have a wet foot - sock and shoe
    my (rented) home has a leaky toilet and flooded kitchen (there are other that rent with me so I sort of left them with it a 6am - not that they were up ;))
    and I have invented new ways to torture and curse my batteries (seriously now I think I broke them somehow!)





























    *disclaimer - please give me a good 2 hours before I get round to shots :)*
    oh and it was cloudy too - well mostly -

    oh and I met one of LP's Disciples too
     
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    [​IMG]



    Hurry up, already. The pics are more important than the shower.....maybe.






    [​IMG]
     
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    Ok preliminary results of a major chimping session (me chimping whilst the cards write to computer) and I have this to say

    "I LOVE backbutton focusing!"
    that is all
    oh wait and I have to now find out if the BWC foxes are not part cat - seriously I am tired after just reviewing the photos of them being sleeping and yawning!
     
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    well first off I failed with my Milo project
    [​IMG]
    f4, ISO 400, 1/30sec
    super large because I am half asleep and forgot a stage
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3566/3301061633_9057be0369_o.jpg

    [​IMG]
    f4, ISO 200, 1/25sec (ok I could have gone more on the ISO on this one - but it was an early shot on the day (like I had just walked way too far and spent nearly 3 hours on the trains early ;))
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3392/3301890262_267a350c07_o.jpg

    sadly the indoors f4 was just not wide enough and I was too lazy to remove teleconverters for a wider aperture.

    but project kestral worked rather well
    [​IMG]
    f4.5, ISO 200, 1/125sec
    link to larger: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3621/3301116433_9390f8cde7_o.jpg

    it was a cloudy day, but only moderate cloud so ISO 200 (with flash support) would work for much of it. I am a real hater of noise (and the grainy details destruction it leads to) so I am really risking it with my shutter speeds in the field - I also don't like stopping down to really wide apertures (losing my depth of field) so I am further shooting myself in the foot a bit there.
    If I could just get ISO 800 as good as my ISO 200 I think I would be happy ( there no need for ISO 1000s more more - just 800 :))
    link to (normal) larger
     
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    Looks like Milo hadn't moved much since last time! That's one sleepy owl!

    I like the kestrel shot very much
     
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    Nice. I like the Kestrel as well. Where are these taken?
     

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