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Monday, January 25, 2010


The power of a telephoto zoom lens. A 70mm-300mm to be exact. I love it and all of its big bad glory. :) What started out as a peanut sized helicopter flying overhead on the beach the other day, ended up being ginormous once I zoomed in on him with my telephoto lens. Now normally I don't like to shoot with "zoom" lenses because I'm a "prime girl." (prime means no zoom - you zoom with your feet and legs) Prime lenses are much faster and much sharper than zoom lenses. For example, a 50mm, 85mm, or even my macro 105mm lens would be some of my favorites. However, when shooting things far off in the distance, a zoom lens is a must. Yes, you are going to give up some quality to the image when shooting with a zoom over a prime lens but in the end, it's still a fun lens to play with.

Turns out, there were sheriffs up in this helicopter. God thing I was on foot and not speeding in a car or I would've been had, eh? Ha ha!

If you look closely at each photo, the more I zoom, the more you begin to see the clarity of the people inside. Luckily, this chopper circled about 6 different times so I was able to get a variety of images as I zoomed in...

How they fly over the ocean, with no doors on that thing, leaning to and fro from side to side, I have no clue. It would make me a nervous wreck. I'd fear falling out the open door if it were me. However, they seemed pretty comfy up in there. LOL!

Now you can see the pilot pointing...

Amazing the technology of camera gear today. It's no wonder that stars/celebrities can't get by with anything when it comes to the paparazzi. I mean with huge lenses, you can be football fields away and they never even know you are there. I have an example of that. have to stay tuned later this week for it. Pretty funny grouping of photos - of some unsuspecting poor soul that never knew I was there. I took them last week when on the beach and the individual was giving us a "show." I had to capture it on camera. Hope none of you know the person... LOL!

Have a FAB Monday! ...Angie

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Anonymous Anita said...

Can't wait to see what kind of a "show" you captured. :)

1/25/2010 1:35 PM  
Blogger CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

almost look sas if he is waving to you ! :) great capture

1/25/2010 2:53 PM  
Anonymous Mommy said...

Angie, Brennen and I were waving at them, and since I had two great big bandages on my leg from falling down the stairs, I think they thought we needed help, that's why they circled 6 times. Of course they may have thought I was a beached whale.....(smile) I did love the show and pictures of the other deal you are talking about though---too funny!

1/25/2010 2:54 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

Love these pictures! Can't wait to see the show, I'm sure it is Hill-Larry-Us! Hope your having a great start of the week!
~Molly P

1/25/2010 2:55 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

hey! great ccso guys up in that helocopter! and you got some great shots!

1/31/2010 10:37 PM  

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