Australian Lighthorse Regiment Soldier

at the Air and Land Spectacular, Emu Gully, Qld.

Who said you can't use a 400mm lens for portraits ? ;-)

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View all photos taken: Sunday, 16th May 2010, This photo: 1:22pm

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Comments

  • aramisfirefly said:
    Dave! LOVELY photo. Love the comp and the bokeh, very nice work.
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    Actually, 8x10 photographers would consider a 400mm lens pretty handy for portraits.
    Excellent image btw.
  • alborath said:
    wow! sweet shot!
  • Xenedis said:
    Ah, you've used your DSLR to photograph a point-and-shoot.
  • accesser said:
    Love everything about it the brokeh is just sweet & the scene really grabs attention.
  • Phil Rettke Photography said:
    Awesome Dave!
  • renanluna said:
    Long time I dont come here, my friend!
    This photo is fantastic I love rifles, and this is a great one!
  • Craig Hall Photography said:
    Now were you with a guy carrying a 600 mm lens? If so i thought after i left it might have been you.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Sweet shot David.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Matt, turned out very nicely indeed, even if I was shooting from 20m away ;-)
    Well ok, yeah, but on 35mm it's a different kettle of fish. :P
    Thanks Tim :)
    Quite so - 400mm against .303 ;-)
    Definitely good sports, the Germans were too busy lounging about to come out an pose for us.
    You did pretty darn well yourself Phil.
    Thanks!
    Yep, Allan had the 600mm, and Jeff the 400/2.8, while I was wandering around with a 400/5.6, 70-200/2.8 and an 85/1.2
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kane - one of the better portraits from the day.
  • Craig Hall Photography said:
    Bugger knew i should have introduced myself.
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed! We don't bite ;-)
    Coming to History Alive ?
  • Craig Hall Photography said:
    Sure will be.
  • David de Groot said:
    See you there then :)
  • Photodarling™ said:
    awesome..great shot
  • lyle58 said:
    Excellent!
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    Seen on flickriver.com ( ?² )
  • hernan.seoane said:
    nice picture!
  • thetaipan said:
    Awesome. Really nice.
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    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks! Quite happy with this series of portraits (ok so this one is just one, but I took a few more at the time).
  • Alexander_Gardner said:
    Now that works Dave!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Al :) Quite happy with this one. The 400/5.6L makes for a nice portrait lens, even if you do need to shoot from 20m away.
  • S c o r p said:
    Neat shot... crystal clear great colour sat !!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • Eugene1959 said:
    Great shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks!
  • Under the Stars Photography said:
    Great shot!
  • ark photo said:
    Wicked capture and a great portrait.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks!
  • piggy2007b said:
    Wow, great shot... beautiful focus !