Frank makes an excellent point here, and I'd like to expand on it just a bit. I find that my "keepers" really depends on what and where I am shooting. For example, the Heron Rookerie I posted the other day. I shot an even 100 images that day and I am happy with 70-75 of them and REALLY happy with 25-30. That is at least double my normal "happiness" ratio, and it is easy to understand why. Most of the shots were motion at the nest, a very nice fixed point. My percentage of those was REALLY high, the in-flight, in-the-air-behind-the-trees-in-the-barbed-wire, Sheriff station remember, were much lower. Point is, don't be at all discouraged when you seem to have a low keeper rate. I even find that my keeper rate gets much better as the shoot goes on. It takes a bit to "get into rhythm". Oh, yeah, don't forget, shoot, shoot and shoot some more :lol:Flew said:Jay,
I went out shooting with forum members Greg Giesing and Chris Knight last Saturday morning and with Patrick on Sunday. Between these two days, I took approximately 850 shots. Of those, I would consider about 50 - 60 as 'not crappy', and about 15 - 20 as real keepers (some of the non-keepers were just a little too far away, some were slightly over / underexposed, some chopped a part of the bird off....;-), etc.).