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Namibian farm - the shot


A big farm, like this one, is divided into sections, for various purposes and use. Most farm roads follow fences, for inspection and fast travel reasons. The standard fence is erected with barbed wire and droppers. Droppers are the poles you see and they are cut from hardwooded trees found on the farm. Termites don't like hardwood. 


Since the farm is also a game farm, it means that some hunting takes place during the hunting season (mainly in winter). One of the people in our company, was allowed to hunt a warthog, during our visit. Since the rifle he used, was quite new, he wanted to make sure that all the settings are correct. He took three shots at the white sticker on the box. I thought I will try to take a picture of the stricking bullet - which required of me to press the shutter at the same moment as he presses the trigger. By the third shot I managed to take a picture at the moment the bullet struck the ground behind the target.



comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Surin, Thailand
  • 16 Sep 2015, 02:29
Nice synch, Louis.
Louis: Biggest issue is to remain standing while the shot is fired next to you smile
What a timing Louis! Well done.
Louis: Thank you Richard. Practice makes for good timing.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Sep 2015, 06:38
Lightening reactions Louis!
Louis: Yep, shutters are fast, Chris smile
Aha! So THAT 'splains it! grin
Louis: That's right Ginnie. Not a mushroom growing in the path grin
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 16 Sep 2015, 07:58
Your reactions were really good after only three tries, well done!
Louis: It is mainly a question of picking up the rhythm of the rifleman, Lisl.
I am glad I read the explanation or I would have no idea what this was grin
Louis: Sometimes I get a feeling, I should explain. This was one such occasion, Bill.
Ditto Bills remark, you done well with your synchronisation Louis.
Louis: Thank you Brian - just had to get over the noise of a shot fired near me.
You were better than he was.
Louis: Thank you Mary. Well, he hit the target every time smile
Interesting technique!
Louis: ... and a picture opportunity.
A good shooting session all round Louis
Louis: Quite so, thanks cornishmaid
I can see the dirt rise up where the round hit the ground Louis, but am puzzled by the whitish cloud.
Louis: There was a stone, that got pulverised by the bullet, gutteridge.
Real wild west stuff, what an original idea - I see you were firing a Canon.
Louis: Ha, ha - a Canon, yes Martin. If my memory serves me, the rifle is a Ruger 7.0 Remington.
That is one great capture Louis... great action... timing is everything....petersmile
Louis: Timing and light - makes photography fortune. Thank you peter
How fun for you, Louis! Makes a great shot - I really like the DOF!
Louis: Thank you Elizabeth. It was just something I thought I will try and do - and it worked out.

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camera Canon EOS 500D
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/1250s
aperture f/5.6
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 400.0mm
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