First Time Fishing

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My son fished today for his first time. Wolf's Pond Park in Staten Island hs a nice big lpond filled with Sunny's. Park Rangers give kids bamboo poles baited with corn for the fish. My son got bored pretty quickly, so we didn't get a chance to catch anything. Although I got the chance to catch these few shots of him. These were taken using my SB600 for fill flash. This is my first attempt at this. Please let me know what you think.
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Joe, I'd say these are the best photos I've seen you take. Nice job with the fill flash giving some nice lighting. The photos are nice and sharp!
Mitch I NEVER pat myself on the back for ANYTHING I do. But this one time I think I have to agree with you. I absolutely amazed myself with these. I wish I would have taken a few shots with no flash. Right where we were fishing it was soooooo shady. I wouldn't have seen my sons face if I didn't use th eflash.
 
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Great job on the fill... the ambient looks a little over exposed but it is quite acceptable.

Sweet fishing poles.
Thanx Eric. First time in all my years of fishing corn was used for bait. :eek:
 
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Joe, I'd say these are the best photos I've seen you take. Nice job with the fill flash giving some nice lighting. The photos are nice and sharp!
I absolutely agree....very sharp, great color, and EXCELLENT use of fill flash....great job Joe!
 
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These are great Joe!! You are catching on nicely...and fast...much faster than I did when I first started out. Good job buddy!
 
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Great job Joe!

I've been following some of the threads you've started from awhile back. I can definitely see an improvement in your shooting. Keep it up buddy!
 
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Joe,

These are really good and will be something special to look at when your boy gets older. I am an avid freshwater and saltwater fisherman and hope to have my girls follow me around soon. You are really putting that 17-55 to good use. It lives on my D300 and It comes through for me everytime. I have concluded that if I did not like the shot for whatever reason, then its gotta be user error. Congrats on the pics and good use of fill flash.

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I absolutely agree....very sharp, great color, and EXCELLENT use of fill flash....great job Joe!
John I thank you!!!

These are great Joe!! You are catching on nicely...and fast...much faster than I did when I first started out. Good job buddy!
Seneca you gave me the kick to try my Origami outside!!!

Good job, looks like both of ya had WAAAY too much fun :)
We had a blast. Going again on Saturday!!
Great job Joe!

I've been following some of the threads you've started from awhile back. I can definitely see an improvement in your shooting. Keep it up buddy!
Thank you so much!!
I have to agree with Mitch and some others these are OUTSTANDING shots.


Dan
Dan thank you!!

Very nice Joe. Now get that 70-200 out and work it!
I'm trying. I'm trying sooo hard to get the 70-200 going.
Joe,

These are really good and will be something special to look at when your boy gets older. I am an avid freshwater and saltwater fisherman and hope to have my girls follow me around soon. You are really putting that 17-55 to good use. It lives on my D300 and It comes through for me everytime. I have concluded that if I did not like the shot for whatever reason, then its gotta be user error. Congrats on the pics and good use of fill flash.

Eddie
Eddie thank you...

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Joe hold on to these they are nice, but when you go back and he catches something... look out! You might not be able to contain his smile in the frame!
Thanx Roy. I don't think he realizes what that first bites gonna be like, let alone that first fish we pull out together!!
 
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