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Old 02-28-2010, 11:34 AM
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Re: February 2010 Photo Competition: Discussion

For me it is.

This winter, living in the NE part of the US, has not been exactly... idyllic...

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...lack of online access could be considered a personal emergency...
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:21 PM
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For me it is.

This winter, living in the NE part of the US, has not been exactly... idyllic...
News item:"More than 250,000 homes and business are still without power as restoration efforts continue days after a slow-moving storm battered the Northeast with heavy snow, rain and high winds.More than a million utility customers throughout the region lost power at the peak of the storm. Nearly 100,000 utility customers still lacked electricity in New Hampshire, the hardest-hit state. New York had about 96,000 outages and Maine 36,000..."
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:50 AM
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Re: February 2010 Photo Competition: Discussion

The results are in and the winner is: Southbay!

Southbay has been contacted and will choose the topic for March.

Congratulations.

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Old 03-03-2010, 01:57 PM
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Re: February 2010 Photo Competition: Discussion

First, thanks very much for liking the Soft Landing shot.

A bit of background: It's a bird house in a local marshy area, and the action was wild that spring day – flitting back and forth feeding whoever was staying at home.

I had a Canon G10 with me at the time, and as it featured a slooowww fps, I basically focussed on the house and fired whenever anything came near. Actually, my wife was with me and would call out "Bird", because I had the camera up to my face and couldn't see the "incoming".

Ten minutes of holding up the camera, and a couple of dozen shots later, I got a few that were useable.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:58 PM
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Re: February 2010 Photo Competition: Discussion

Great job, Southbay. Congratulations!!!

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Old 03-03-2010, 10:33 PM
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Re: February 2010 Photo Competition: Discussion

Congratulations, Southbay - if you worked that hard to get the photo, you deserve another Congrats! for that. Actually, it sounds like it was your wife who was working at scouting out the bird landings while you simply pushed the shutter on her cue - give HER a congrats for winning also!
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:09 AM
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Actually, it sounds like it was your wife who was working at scouting out the bird landings while you simply pushed the shutter on her cue - give HER a congrats for winning also!
She's been my spotter for many years, and with quite a good eye. I've also got a couple of sharp-eyed older kids who "suggest" which photos to keep and which to trash. So I'm often just the middle man. As you imply...simply pushing the button.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:05 AM
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Congratulations, Southbay. That's the kind of shot I'd like to get but never can.

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Old 03-04-2010, 06:06 AM
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Well done Southbay, enjoyed the background info too.
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:52 AM
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Congratulations, Southbay. A very nice photo
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