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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:54 am 
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Great pics Paul! I had a similar experience during our GAFFE trip to the Everglades. A pod of 4-5 dolphins was busting bait at Sebastian Inlet on the Atlantic Coast, and I was able to sneak right into the middle of them with the Sport and Mirage Drive where I just sat and tried to get some pics. Problem is, I was so close (6-10 feet away) that between the time I framed the pic and the time I shot, the action was just about over!

Coming up on the pod using only the Mirage Drive:

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Oops-a little too close:

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About 6 feet away-they were so busy getting after the bait, they pretty much ignored me during most of the action. Note the hull of the Sport at lower right.

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Right in the middle of the action-Sport gunwale at lower right. Several times an adult became completely airborne about 2 feet above the surface, but I could never catch one in mid-air.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:02 am 
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Good pic's. Thanks Apalach. First sail last year I got a few pic's in the gulf of a pod. Thought I was taking stills but my camera was set for video. Breath taking experience.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:29 am 
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Nice! :D

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:21 am 
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Nice pictures. It's always a treat to encounter dolphins or whales. Getting good photos of them is tough though.

In my case I am lucky to have a high quality camera on the water - a Canon Digital Rebel XT. Like a film camera, it is ready to shoot the moment you flip the power switch. It'll shoot around 27 consecutive images something like 3 or 4 frames per second. That means I can focus where I think the dolphins will emerge and then just hold down the shutter. I could never afford the 100+ wasted shots I'd have gotten with a film camera!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:26 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:27 am 
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Yep PAL,
I figured it was somethiing like that you were using. On my little Sony DSC-T1, there is no rangefinder--you have to do all your composition and shooting via the 2 inch screen on the rear of the camera. However, it does have a fairly high res video as well, but I would need a lot more memory for that! Anyway, thanks again for your great shots--it may be time for me to upgrade :!:
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