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A couple of blessings

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A couple of times in the past week I've been fortunate to notice being blessed with timing. In the first, I had an idea of catching a seed pod coming off a cattail and waited quite a while for that to happen. At one time, I noticed something flash along the viewfinder of my camera and instinctively hit the shutter button thinking it was a bug of some sort. I was surprised to discover I had actually caught a seed pod flying by in the wind.

In the next case, I was photographing a star softball pitcher from Cascade yesterday, using a slow shutter speed (1/100) to blur her arm as it came through. Like this:

It happened that a batter hit a shot near second base and I photographed the action (using the slower shutter speed) as the second baseman dove for the ball. I was surprised again at the nice movement in this photograph yet with a panning action of the camera, I was able to keep the baseball player pretty sharp.