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by Lee Santiva April. 17, 2020 274 views
Blauhalsstrauß - Struthio camelus australis - South African ostrich

Blauhalsstrauß - Struthio camelus australis - South African ostrich

This week's 52 frames assignment was fast shutter speed. Today's blogpost is a "outtake" from a shooting which didn't qualify for that topic.

All week I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to find something to capture with a fast shutter. At first I tried to capture butterflies. I'm stupid. Neither me nor my camera is good enough for insects. I need a LARGE subject not moving so fast... hmm... a horse!! That's it...

I remembered that nearby is an equestrian center with an outdoor jumping arena. I thought I might be able to capture some horses and their riders on a Friday afternoon. Or, perhaps just the horses running in their pastures. No luck. Empty arena, empty pasture. The horses were in the barn. Are the horses in quarantine? Probably not, but maybe their owners are.

Across the street from the horse farm is an ostrich farm. I had to stand in the doorframe of my SUV in order to get up high enough to shoot over the fence.

Getting yelled at by an ostrich

Getting yelled at by an ostrich

I thought these funny looking birds might brighten your day. ...That's all folks! :-)

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Tsao T-F 8 months ago

Good, fast speed captures! I love, especially #2. He / she scared me!smile

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Lee Santiva Replied to Tsao T-F 8 months ago

Yes, he was scary. Good thing there was a tall fence  between us. Nice to hear from you!

8 months ago Edited
Tsao T-F Replied to Lee Santiva 8 months ago

smile

8 months ago Edited
Benny Law 10 months, 2 weeks ago

That guy really has an attitude! smile

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Benny Law 10 months, 2 weeks ago

😀

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Angela Bourke Schultz 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Love it.  I have a similar story to yours.  I took photo and darkroom courses a long time ago.  Just now picking my camera back up..  Most pics right now are not with good equipment but considering buying a new camera.

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Angela Bourke Schultz 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Welcome to my blog and to Photoblog! 
Thanks for introducing yourself and the compliment. 
What really helped me get back in the saddle so to speak was last year‘s 365 photo challenge because I had to post everyday.
Since you‘re just getting back into it a weekly challenge is also a good way to get some structure.
Looking forward to seeing your blog!

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Angela Bourke Schultz Replied to Lee Santiva 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you.  
I have been trying to post at least once a week.  We will see how it goes.

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Lynn F Medley 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Lol!! Needed this ,, great captures btw

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Lynn F Medley 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks Lynn, it’s rewarding to hear it made you laugh. I love my Fujinon zoom lens its focus is so sharp. Stay healthy!

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Jennifer Paire 10 months, 2 weeks ago

I needed this today! Thank you, great shots and reminder life goes on.

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Jennifer Paire 10 months, 2 weeks ago

smile Thanks Jen great to hear from you! Stay healthy…

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
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