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Subject: [Leica] Golden Eagle - uno mas
From: rcmphoto at (R. Clayton McKee)
Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 21:43:18 -0700 (PDT)

--- On Tue, 5/24/11, Lluis Ripoll <lluisripollquerol at> wrote:

> Very nice capture!

Thank you.  Fair bit of just plain luck in it.  I was up at the Renaissance 
Festival, and I'd been trying for a nice head-and-shoulders of Forever while 
she was on Mr Karger's fist.  Someone in the crowd wanted to know how long 
her wings were, so he raised his arm and she baited, and I swung the camera 
and pushed the button, just that fast. The background color is the sunset, 
and there's fill flash in there for detail in the feathers, and the drag 
shutter just made it into something a little special. Pure reflex and 
everything fell into place.
> Why did you put in Spanish "uno m?s"?

Well, everyone was posting Golden pix, and I remembered this one, so I 
thought I'd dig it out and add it to the series.

"Uno M?s" is close to a mantra, for me.

When I was in Ecuador, roaming around with a bunch of other shooters, our 
tour guide gave us all nicknames.  I was the guy always wanting to try a 
different angle or get a better expression or different light.. ("Me gusto 
pero... uno m?s")  so I became "Uno M?s." ("Se?or Uno M?s" if we're being 

It seemed to fit, and it was a happy time, so it's become the thing I mutter 
to myself to stay mentally focused when I'm approaching the end of a shoot 
or a story....  

R. Clayton McKee
from somewhere just south of somewhere else...

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