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A bit of a catchup

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« on: August 22, 2010, 11:58:27 pm »

Sorry to have been out of the frame for so long. Between a hectic work schedule, a crashed laptop and Flickr doing away with BB code links I haven't posted in some time. I hate to post and run, but that appears to be what I'm doing. Anyway, I've spent some time trying to get a decent shot of flying swallows - a satisfactory result still eludes me. Anyway here are some pics from my hectic summer, these are my moments of peace (without photography I'd be burned out). Sorry about the amount of shots, but I don't know when I can get back here again.


Skimming Swallow (Hirundo rustica) by John C. Murphy, on Flickr


Swallow Splash (Hirundo rustica) by John C. Murphy, on Flickr


Flying Swallow (Hirundo rustica) by John C. Murphy, on Flickr


Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) by John C. Murphy, on Flickr


M27 Dumbbell Nebula by John C. Murphy, on Flickr


Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus) by John C. Murphy, on Flickr


Into the Blue by John C. Murphy, on Flickr


What a tangled web we weave........ by John C. Murphy, on Flickr


Hoverfly (Scaeva selenitica) by John C. Murphy, on Flickr


Sunset Gold by John C. Murphy, on Flickr


Armageddon outta here by John C. Murphy, on Flickr


Chopper1 by John C. Murphy, on Flickr


Fallow Doe and Fawn by John C. Murphy, on Flickr


Flying Swallow by John C. Murphy, on Flickr


Heil Heron by John C. Murphy, on Flickr

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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 04:12:40 pm »

Top class shots man! Excellent ! What glass you using?
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 10:33:58 pm »

What a great diversified set of shots John. Love the shot of M27 and the sunset is just beautiful. Hope you get to post more sooner than later!
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 01:46:02 pm »

Top class shots man! Excellent ! What glass you using?

Hi Conor,
Most of  the shots above are shot using Sigma 150-500mm (BigmOS) at 500mm, even the sunset (not a very landscape lens).
The Macros were done with a Sigma 70-300mm and the M27 is my 500D direct attached to the scope using a T adapter/T ring, scope is a C8N-GT.
You can click on any of the above shots and you'll get more detail and camera settings on each shot.
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 05:14:08 pm »

John, all of these are brilliant!, top class photography of nature and the sky, this has been a catchup which I've really enjoyed viewing. Very difficult to pick a favourite from such a stunning selection. I like the chopper shots, especially the face-on view with the exhaust fumes distorting the air below  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 07:42:54 pm »

Excellent series of images all round ! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 02:53:18 pm »

Great shots John,especially the fast flying swallows,very impressive - love Heil Heron LOl.
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2010, 04:50:20 pm »

Thanks for all your kind comments - photography is all thats kept me sane all summer, your comments help of course  Grin
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