This could have been....

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Quiet Eye, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Quiet Eye

    Quiet Eye

    193
    Apr 21, 2006
    North Alabama
    This was probably a once in a lifetime encounter. It could have been great if the photographer had been paying attention to the task of photographing the image, but the photographer allowed the camera to focus on something other than the subject, and the opportunity to take another of this scene disappeared. The rest of the pictures cannot compare to this pose.

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  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Well
    You got the shot.
    Sorry you lost what you wanted though

    Nice shot regardless:>)))
    They stay still for 2 seconds:>)))
     
  3. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Where were you when this was taken?

    I know this isn't as perfect as you would have liked sharpness wise but at least on the web it doesn't look like a total loss. I've missed a many over the years so I can sympathize.
     
  4. still a very good capture Pete. What a great thing to witness in the wild.
    Dave
     
  5. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    I've been there Pete. Where did you get this one?
     
  6. Been there - done that...

    Great capture none the less!
     
  7. Great capture, it shows you have passion and emotion. As said before, been there and done that. At least you have an image, I've done worse.
     
  8. If you never made a mistake, what lessons would you have learned? I have earned a "master class" award for lost opportunities! Don't sweat it and definitely don't beat yourself up over it, but take the lesson offered....
     
  9. Quiet Eye

    Quiet Eye

    193
    Apr 21, 2006
    North Alabama
    Thanks

    I appreciate your consoling comments.

    The pictures were taken in the Smokies, along Abrams Creek in Cades Cove, between the falls and the bridge on loop road. I had seen some evidence of beavers at work, and I was trying to locate them.

    I have read there are otters in Abrams Creek below the falls.

    Here is another image taken, when I succeeded in operating the camera.

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  10. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Where are you shooting this weekend?
     
  11. Quiet Eye

    Quiet Eye

    193
    Apr 21, 2006
    North Alabama
    Frank:

    I'll be at the Botanical Garden Saturday.

    The Botanical Garden has Tom and Pat Cory put on two workshops a year. In the spring its on macro photography and in the fall its environmental portraits. I think theyeach cost $40.

    I have heard them before and they take great pictures and are quite interesting.
     
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