Manston airshow wildlife 22-6-13

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Manston airshow wildlife 22-6-13

Postby Sickbag_andy » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:16 pm

Not the usual things you expect to see at an airshow:

This fox appeared carrying a long dead rabbit (road or runway kill?) and had the shock of it's life when the normally quiet airfield was occupied by thousands of visitors and a temporary fence blocking it's path...
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..so it decided to stop for a picnic as that seemed to be the trend judging by all the humans!
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there were several hares on the airfield, this one decided lying low was the best bet
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whilst this one decided that making a run for it was a better option..
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and there were skylarks, this one made an impromptu display...
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and the Vulcan effect even stretched to this skylark which turned it's eye skywards for the display
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Re: Manston airshow wildlife 22-6-13

Postby Dougs » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:00 pm

love it cracking shots :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: Manston airshow wildlife 22-6-13

Postby Aceyone » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:42 pm

Excellent shots ( and the narrative too ) :ymapplause:
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Re: Manston airshow wildlife 22-6-13

Postby Jigsaw » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:41 pm

Brilliant shots and post Andy :ymapplause:
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Re: Manston airshow wildlife 22-6-13

Postby Ipso » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:35 am

interesting post Andy. :ymapplause:
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Re: Manston airshow wildlife 22-6-13

Postby Ray C » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:39 am

Nice stuff Andy, what lens/settings...?
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Re: Manston airshow wildlife 22-6-13

Postby 10680 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:21 pm

I was just about to photograph a skylark, when it went to ground and wouldn't come back out and play ball.

Nice pics. :)
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Re: Manston airshow wildlife 22-6-13

Postby Sickbag_andy » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:07 pm

Ray C wrote:Nice stuff Andy, what lens/settings...?



Camera is a Canon EOS600D, lens Canon EF 100-400mm
settings for the first fox ISO 400, 1/400th, F8 compensation 1/3 400mm focal length
settings for the second fox ISO 400, 1/400th, F7.1 compensation 1/3 300mm focal length

settings for both hare pics ISO 400, 1/1000th, F6.3 compensation 2/3 400mm focal length

settings for the skylark flying ISO 400, 1/1000th, F6.3 compensation 2/3 300mm focal length
settings for the skylark on ground ISO 400, 1/1000th, F7.1 compensation 2/3 400mm focal length

I normally open my compensation by at least 1/3 for flying photos and 2/3 on dull days, the camera was set for aircraft for the last 4 but the wildlife turned up and I used the same settings. As I was taking into sun even 2/3 was barely enough as the light was tending to overread a bit
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Re: Manston airshow wildlife 22-6-13

Postby Ray C » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:26 pm

Thanks.... ;)
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