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  1. Nov 8, 2011 #1
    So what can you photograph if it rains cats and dogs, in South France

    The gutter


    But then the air is clearing


    The Arize is a lot wilder than usual as it enters the cave of Mas d'Azil


    obviously also at the exit.

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    We also passed the cross way with 12 little chapels that I used as Landmark

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    And then the sun sets

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    Wow, just as bolted blood in one's heart once it sense the anguish of love... Someone please refraiz it. :biggrin:

    As usual Andre, great pix :)
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    As always, it looks very nice :smile:.
  7. Nov 10, 2011 #6
    Thanks, Drizzle and Lisa. Some more then

    Yesterday we visited the land of the ntenae people, Andorra. But they all looked like normal, somehow. But -not unexpectedly- a lot of snow:


    Enroute, you pass Ax Les Thermes with its hot spring. It's still a bit autumn there:


    Dawn, this morning:


    and eventually as the sun rises, the valley gets the first sun rays:

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    Jealous = me.
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    Excellent photos Andre. I wish I were there. Thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks, Andre. You have a great eye. It's nice to have the location and environment, but it's essential to "see" the best shots and take them.
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    Thanks, Don and Turbo, still more in the pipeline to come.
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    Absolutely beautiful Andre!! Thanks for sharing!!!
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    +me me me
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    Great place, great pictures.
  15. Nov 11, 2011 #14
    Thanks, Evo, Edward, Borek

    And now, today I made the pic finally, which I had in mind when I bought this camera, a flying dragonfly. One of the most challenging ever.

    I have seen more flying dragon flies and certainly in better quality, but I never have seen anything like this before:


    See what I mean?
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    It looks so helicopterish...
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    Igor Sikorsky would be proud!
  18. Nov 11, 2011 #17
    yes sure, but there is still something very odd, that I was completely unaware of.

    Maybe it helps to imagine a 3D picture -using the fish in the pond-, when I show the whole uncropped frame (15% size). Also, I shot horizontal tilting down maybe some 10-20 degrees


    What is so odd?
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    How come it is in focus? You were hunting the dragonfly, or taking pictures of the pond?
  20. Nov 11, 2011 #19
    Isn't that an amazing feature of the 7D, obviously I was hunting/tracking him and this particular shot was in tracking/predicted focus and re-focus delay as he is clearly outside the focus array.

    Hint: look carefully at the head and body co-ordination.
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    I think I know what you mean - head is still parallel to the horizon. At least it looks this way.
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