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Nice Photo of shotgun pattern in action

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Catching Chrome, Mar 4, 2012.

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  1. Catching Chrome

    Catching Chrome Member

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    Well I took these shots today because we were looking for some shots for a club news letter. I had my camera so I decided to shoot some. Lighting was poor and I didn't have a tripod but still got some decent shots even though I had to use a relatively low shutter speed and a jacked up Iso. They wanted a picture of a member breaking a bird over from behind. Picture 1.
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    Well I then took this one:

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    Upon a closer look it revealed a great pattern shot, especially for being hand held.

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    It was amazing that I caught this level of detail with a handheld lense at a focal lenght of 165mm and a shutter speed of 500.

    I did some analysis using the target for scale and figured that the pattern was around 34 inches. Pretty cool I thought.

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  2. dgh

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    way cool pictures,,,
     
  3. wireguy

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    GREAT photo.
     
  4. Ross

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    Those are really nice, you have a good camera--good eye and even better timing, also good math comparison. Were these taken from the 16 yd. line??? When I take time to study them closely & see some of those blank areas now I have another excuse. GRIN---- Someday I wish a camera would be invented that would take pics in 3D So I could see the actual formation of a pattern (length & width) as it actually hit the target like yours show. Thanks--Ross Puls
     
  5. Huntin'Fool

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    your skills always impress me more and more every day
     
  6. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Would like to see pics like that against a blue sky. The pellets would show more clearly.
     
  7. smsnyder

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    Nice job.
     
  8. Dougbbbb

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    Pete

    You should take that camera with you when you're on the upper delaware and in between putting on flies for you're customers take some pics of the browns as they break the surface..


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  9. Catching Chrome

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    Yeah, they came out pretty good for just basically screwing around. I like the fullness of the pattern. Just goes to show if you really only need to be within that 36" pattern. Not sure what choke she was shooting or load but pretty neat. Yes they were from the 16 yard line. Thanks Guys.
     
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