“OOPS!” “ding, dang” “dang” “dag nab it!”
What on earth? Is that what y’all are askin’? That’s what my Human says when she realizes she’s missed a shot, or messed up a shot…with a camera that is.
The truth is, you carry your camera when you’re out walking and if something is visually appealing or you want to remember it, point your camera, focus quickly and shoot! Simple as that!
Sometimes the shot comes out totally out of focus…
The above picture was of the goose, actually there were several geese. The Human couldn’t get into position quickly enough and used the telephoto. Unfortunately she set the focus wrong and the branches were clear and the goose a big blur! This was a “dag nab it”. The lighting on the buds on the little branch made it interesting anyway, so the picture became a save.
Still having trouble with getting her focus right, we got another nice picture of some buds with a blur of geese. “oops”.
Well, finally! The Human figured it out and there are the geese! Four of them floating around, probably laughing at us! Or laughing at the Human anyway.
Sometimes the focus is right, but the subject isn’t co-operating!
I was moving too fast and the Human was moving too slowly, so there’s only part of me, minus my head in the shot. This next one the goose got behind a branch…
In this next shot the goose co-operates and you see him clearly.
The Human says you need two things, patience and quickness. She misses most shots because she isn’t quick enough.
The nice thing about digital is that you can take a lot of pictures quickly and decide which ones are worth saving.
Y’all come back now! Tomorrow I’ve got some neat pictures of those big birds!