Need to get out more...

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Barry Keavney, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Barry Keavney

    Barry Keavney Member

    Unfortunately, I still struggle to find the time to get out with my camera, due to one thing or another; and with no internet on my home PC (due to a knackered Ethernet card) it means I cant access RPF as much as I would like.
    Anyway, I made a concious effort to take home a Sigma 150-500 lens from work, with the intention of trying my hand a wildlife photography...
    I got these...:-D

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    Turns out Im not very good at the whole wildlife thing afterall.
     
  2. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    aaah the lesser spotted organ donor in its natural environment ;)
    very nice mate ... looks like you got that panning technique going quite well :)
     
  3. Barry Keavney

    Barry Keavney Member

    As you know, Bikes are my thing...so shooting them was a joy. The last pic of the Aprilia RSV4, that guy just kept going up and down the road, he love it. Unlike the guy who gave me the finger :-( lol
     
  4. Alastair Cummins

    Alastair Cummins New Member

    Great shots, the RSVR is a stunning bike and I like the way hes hunched down under the screen!

    I will never forget driving home from work one evening last summer, when someone on a RSV4 past me (going the oposite way) like I was parked, he was going rediculously fast! I dont think I will ever see anything again going that speed on a single carridge A road!
     
  5. Rudi Venter

    Rudi Venter New Member

    Great shots Barry!

    The speed of a bike is addictive :) I have had my (track prepared) Yamaha R1 up to 340 km/h, just the thought of falling at that speed scares me though......
     
  6. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    What sort of card do you need Barry? I probably have a spare one lying around at work you can have if it helps.
     
  7. Barry Keavney

    Barry Keavney Member

    Its just a standard PCI-e Network card. My onboard one is shot to...
    If you did have one I would appreciate that greatly! :)
     
  8. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    No problem, Barry.

    Send me an address by PM and I'll see what I have in the morning.
     
  9. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    does that usb thing i gave you not work barry?
     
  10. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Love #1 - you really captured Bikus Fasticus in it's natural environment ;)
     
  11. Barry Keavney

    Barry Keavney Member

    Thanks very much, I really do appreciate that :)
    That USB dongle got stood on when it was hanging out of the USB port on the front of my pc :-(
    Cheers Chris, I totally disregarded the shot when I took it, and once I got it home I cropped it (minimally) and fell in love with it. I dont know whether its because I love bikes or because its a good shot in general that I like it soo much?
    I think the RSV is slightly out of focus, and I believe thats because I was focusing on the bland black front fairing when I should have been focusing on his visor. Outside of that, he was overtaking (opposite side of the road) and I gave it a shot anyhow.
     

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