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    Dolphin Shoot.

    Hi Guys..

    I have a chance this tuesday to go out to sea for a dolphin shoot, its 20 euros for a two hour trip.
    I'm not sure if I know enough to be able to take shots of dolphins or if I have the right lens even.. my lens being. Canon 15-85, Sigma 10-20, or Sigma 30 mm prime.
    I dont think the 30mm prime would be any good but the 10-20 wide angle might.
    Anyone know about this type of shot.. I would like to go but not much point if the gear I have is not up too it.

    Any thoughts.

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    Re: Dolphin Shoot.

    15-85mm would probably be the best... if you are shooting from the boat
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    Re: Dolphin Shoot.

    i would go with the 15-85 and have the camera on a1 servo and burst mode

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    Re: Dolphin Shoot.

    I agree with Fen.

    Don't be too upset if you don't get much because it's fearfully difficult. You never know where and when the dolphins will appear unless they can be persuaded to ride the boat's bow wave. It gets much easier then.

    MickLL

    PS I'd pay the 20 euros just to watch and forget the photography.

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    Re: Dolphin Shoot.

    This is about the best dolphin shot I got when we were in Madeira

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fenoswi...57605115623542
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    Re: Dolphin Shoot.

    Quote Originally Posted by MickLL View Post
    I agree with Fen.

    Don't be too upset if you don't get much because it's fearfully difficult. You never know where and when the dolphins will appear unless they can be persuaded to ride the boat's bow wave. It gets much easier then.

    MickLL

    PS I'd pay the 20 euros just to watch and forget the photography.
    My wife said just go, if you get lucky with a picture or two then its a bonus..

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    Re: Dolphin Shoot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fen View Post
    This is about the best dolphin shot I got when we were in Madeira

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fenoswi...57605115623542
    I like that one mate.. very nice.

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    Re: Dolphin Shoot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toast View Post
    I like that one mate.. very nice.
    Cheers. Was from the front end of a catamaran, strapped to the netting so I could lean out over the hull

    The owner of the boat was a serious hobby photographer and it was the first time he'd seen the D3 as there weren't any on the island yet. I'd only got mine two days before we went on holiday!

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    Re: Dolphin Shoot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fen View Post
    Cheers. Was from the front end of a catamaran, strapped to the netting so I could lean out over the hull

    The owner of the boat was a serious hobby photographer and it was the first time he'd seen the D3 as there weren't any on the island yet. I'd only got mine two days before we went on holiday!

    BTW - You Gerrard 51 ?
    Affraid so...

    I have to make my mind up by Satuday night as there are only a few places left..
    Last edited by Toast; 23-03-2012 at 20:34.

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    Re: Dolphin Shoot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fen View Post
    Cheers. Was from the front end of a catamaran, strapped to the netting so I could lean out over the hull

    The owner of the boat was a serious hobby photographer and it was the first time he'd seen the D3 as there weren't any on the island yet. I'd only got mine two days before we went on holiday!

    BTW - You Gerrard 51 ?

    This is the only photo I've got since I started photography, so there's room for improvement..


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