SMSIF (some more swallows in flight) -Image heavy

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1. "Honey I'm home!"
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3.
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4. Into the thicket...
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6,
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Love 4, 5 and 6! These are extremely difficult to do well......but you have the techniques down! #2 would be better if you removed the OOF wire......
 
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Love 4, 5 and 6! These are extremely difficult to do well......but you have the techniques down! #2 would be better if you removed the OOF wire......
Thanks a lot Karen. The D6 surprisingly locked on focus in spite of the clutter in the background. I thought about removing the wire, then forgot about it so posted anyway. Here it is:
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What focus mode are you using?
Either Continuous Group or continuous Auto. For cluttered backgrounds I prefer using group. I've found with full auto while it works really well with fast moving subjects with uncluttered backgrounds I find that I lose focus lock when there is a busy background and it is hard for me to reaquire focus lock in a timely fashion so group serves me well in these cases.
 
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beautiful photos, I’ve tried this and couldn’t do it. they’re really fast, congratulations on being able to photograph them!
Thanks Rick. Prior to getting the D6 my keeper rate for catching these little rockets in flight was abysmal...probably around 20%. It's much improved now. Practice panning and a high shutter speed really helped.
 

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