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    Cover Shot, Hitting the big time!

    I just had to share this little story. The below picture was taken by my sister who has never taken a decent shot in her life. She is a very keen angler and owns a pretty flash boat in Western Australia. One of the team in a recent competition is a professional photographer and has been trying for 6 years to get a cover shot on Blue Water Magazine but hooked up this bill fish and couldn't get the shot. I'm sure the rest of the story tells itself and here are the results. I'm not jealous (little bit)

    Cover Shot, Hitting the big time!
    Cover Shot, Hitting the big time!

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    Wow that is Awesome! Congratulations to your sister! What and whose camera and lens was she using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl in Louisiana View Post
    Wow that is Awesome! Congratulations to your sister! What and whose camera and lens was she using?
    Good question, she couldnt answer it but I will ask the owner and get back to you.

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    Re: Cover Shot, Hitting the big time!

    Uh,Oh...

    Could be another case of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird . How does she follow up with that kind of initial success? Hopefully inspired to pursue this craft with a greater enthusiasm rather than sitting back, enjoying her millions and never trying it again. Congrats to her, that's a marvelous story.

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    Re: Cover Shot, Hitting the big time!

    Quote Originally Posted by kdoc856 View Post
    Uh,Oh...

    Could be another case of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird . How does she follow up with that kind of initial success? Hopefully inspired to pursue this craft with a greater enthusiasm rather than sitting back, enjoying her millions and never trying it again. Congrats to her, that's a marvelous story.

    Kevin
    Great analogy Kevin, I will let her know that she has work to do.

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    Re: Cover Shot, Hitting the big time!

    Having once photographed dolphins in New Zealand I appreciate how good that pic is. Well done!

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    What a fantastic capture that shot is one in a million, and is now immortalised on the magazine cover.
    Fantastic story and shot. You mentioned your sisters boat ( maybe nice to see a few shots of that as well.

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    Impressive!!!

    So it is true what they say about photography that you can make masterpieces by chance. I think however that although your sister was lucky she also had the reflex needed to make such a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinp2502 View Post
    Having once photographed dolphins in New Zealand I appreciate how good that pic is. Well done!
    Having completely failed to get a single decent shot of dolphins, so do I !

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilT0s View Post
    Impressive!!!

    So it is true what they say about photography that you can make masterpieces by chance. I think however that although your sister was lucky she also had the reflex needed to make such a shot.
    Yes, she knows fishing and was able to tell where to focus and when it would jump. There was some skill involved and she deserved to get the shot. Maybe she will get hooked on photography now> :-)

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    Re: Cover Shot, Hitting the big time!

    Great shot! A combination of skill and lady luck!

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    Re: Cover Shot, Hitting the big time!

    WOAH! Very cool!

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    Re: Cover Shot, Hitting the big time!

    Tell her she can have honorary membership of CiC and that she has lots of drooling, jealous admirers around the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Tell her she can have honorary membership of CiC and that she has lots of drooling, jealous admirers around the world.
    Will do Donald, I'm gathering that its not just little brother who's slightly jealous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan marchant View Post
    Having completely failed to get a single decent shot of dolphins, so do I !
    Sorry I should have said I tried. Pesky fast things!!

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