Saturday, March 26, 2011

Flubs and Other Misses - True Confessions!


“OOPS!”  “ding, dang” “dang”  “dag nab it!”

Hi Y’all,

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. 

Daley’s Dog Years (here) and Talking Dogs (here) want to know how my Human gets the wildlife pictures.

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!  Winking smile

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! 


  1. Woof! Woof! LOVE the photos. Happy BLOG HOP Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. Those are great bird shots! We took some too. And my Mom knows all about blurry pics! Yay for digitals--that's what she says anyhow!!

  3. Haha! Our human has the same problem!
    We are stopping by from the hop to say hello! Have a PAWsome weekend!

    Kiko, Riley and Millie
    Doggies and Stuff blog

  4. LOL! I can so completely relate to your Mom's picture taking and the mishaps that happen on some of those shots. I love digital too. I can take lots of pics and usually I get one right... usually. :)

    I enjoyed the humorous captions that accompanied those photos. I wonder what Daisy and Jasper would say about my photos?

    Thanks for some great laughs! Happy hopping!

  5. Your human is soooooo right! My "hits" to "misses" ratio is abysmally low - but it only takes one "hit" to make it all worthwhile. (The boys think that anything that earns them a trip someplace or cookies is a "hit", even if all the shots are "misses".) Nice post - nice goose picture. :)

  6. My human has the same problem. She says that I walk out of the shot or move my head, but she's just TOO slow. HA! I think your pictures are very nice. I wish I could see a goose. Do they taste good.


    Hopping by and hopping you'll visit when you get a chance.

  7. Happy weekend Hawk! Photography is a challenge, but isn't it great that you can instantly delete the duds. I have lots of those myself. :)

  8. No we have never had that happen - lol, happens ALL THE TIME!! But dang you got those birds in the end!

  9. I feel your human's pain on this one! Thank goodness for digital... when it was film it was so much worse to end up with bad shots! Now you can check instantly to see how it came out, and take as many as you want. :)