Photography under cloudy gray skies.....

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  1. Lonnie1212

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    Has anyone ever had a bad day in photography? I took over 500 pictures this morning and I can only show about 10 of them. I guess it really wasn't too bad of a day, since I enjoyed getting out and driving in the countryside. But I did exceed the limitations of a new camera lens. Another challenge was the gray sky. We have been getting rain for the the past few days. There is no sunshine only light brownish gray overcast. Took mostly bird pictures.

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    I'm pretty sure your not alone there! A bad day in photography is still better than not being able to get out and shoot at all. ;)
     
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    For the record.
    Between film and digital I have probably shot over 48,000 photographs.

    About 500 are worth it.
     
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    Thanks for listening guys. I actually enjoyed getting out and taking pictures. I was outside in a lawn chair by the river. Had a hot thermos of coffee. It was all good. Was experimenting with a 80-400 lens. It has it's limitations for bird watching. But if I stay within those limitations. The photos are excellent.
     
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    You could always replace the sky.......
     
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    Join the club. What also sucks is when you edit wrong and don't realize it until later. I changed my method just yesterday, I think it's much better now.
     
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    500 shots? If you shot one a minute, that an 8 hour day. What's there to shoot? Maybe if you slow down and compose more deliberately, your better shot percentage would improve.
     
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    Slowing down and composing more deliberately for birds that are sitting still makes all the sense in the world but what if ......
     
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    With wildlife photography, you are shooting in burst mode so its quite easy to notch up the count. I do try to edit as I go as much as possible but even then a day shoot would probably be at least 200 shots.
     
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    Trying to compose a moving target can be tough.
    Especially if a setting goes haywire and sideways, then you loose the shot or it doesn't come out the way you like.


    When you run into that situation, its usually a good idea to make sure everything is up to snuff and then go photo-sniper and go slow, use bush craft and hunt your targets.
     
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    I was trying to photograph swallows flying over flood waters. They were swooping down and catching insects on the surface of the flooded area. They are extremely fast! They are also about 4 to 6 inches in size.
     
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    Swallows are completely erratic in flight, I feel your pain, I've also failed miserably trying to catch them in flight. Think how sweet it's going to feel when you accidently get the shot! :)
     
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