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  • DAZ_ann0314DAZ_ann0314 Posts: 1,878
    edited December 1969

    chohole said:
    We want to see a photo of Evilll Kevin, in his office, after you visited rofl.

    Come on, who else wants to see that Photo. ??????????????????

    I have a pic from when I was there...but not from after sadly LOL

  • MysticBlueRavenMysticBlueRaven Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    This photo was taken around 3 o'clock in the morning, it was drizzling. I used an flash light for extra lighting and waited for the right monument when he was letting the ladies know he was looking for a mate. Photo taken 3 years ago using Fuji finepixs5200. Haven't seen many toads since we were in a drought for the pass 2 years. Hopefully I will get the new frog pond finished this summer.

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  • DAZ_ann0314DAZ_ann0314 Posts: 1,878
    edited December 1969

    Really cool shot. I've never seen or caught a frog when they were poofed out like that :)


    OK here are a couple more from me and then I am gonna quite...I am just a photo junkie LOL (these all taken with my Cannon EOS Digital Rebel and I can't recall now which lens for it LOL) The photo with the three handsome fellas in it being the most beautiful thing I ever photographed :) And my favorite thing to take pictures of :)

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  • MJ_VivianightMJ_Vivianight Posts: 0
    edited June 2012

    Hi Szark! Yes, whenever hiking I like catching snaps of the undergrowth fungi. The 'abstracts of nature' are a fav subject. And those 'nibbles' can be cool as well. Still trying to locate so many of my picts, had to migrate from one computer to a new one and the backup external drives are all over the place...


    MysticBlueRaven, thank you about my raindrops pict. (Luna Moths are so awesome when they show up!) I just wish the photos were not in 'scrunched' file size, but gist is there at least.


    DAZ_Ann, we've actually plenty of old ruins mills around here, but so tricky to get to it's a risk of your life to get anywhere close for decent shots. Always seem to be stuck on woodsy hills that go straight down around here. Bah.

    Love this laurel forest place we often hike. So many of the trees have grown together and there are some pretty cool things to see.


    Just starting the day here, (no tea and world still fuzzy) but here's a quick one I call "Dancers" because the center tree looks like a pair of legs.


    Morning and cheers, all.

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  • MJ_VivianightMJ_Vivianight Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    s l f said:
    So many wonderful photos here! :coolsmile: I am jealous of your skills guys.

    When film was still popular I used to take lots of photos with my trusty Pentax SLRs. But then I got a little digital Point and Shoot and it just chews through the rechargeables at a great rate so I can't go on any photography expeditions. So I've just sort of stopped. :( At the beginning of the year I started thinking I should look at getting a digital SLR but money's tight so it will take a while. Will have a hunt around and see if I can find any scans of any of my old photos that are worth posting.

    But in the meantime at least I have all these other great photos to admire. :)

    Hey, s l f. Well before you get rid of your film camera lenses, my significant other who is a professional photographer (ultra large format to Leica and all between) picked up a Panasonic Lumix awhile back. (GH1 originally) Is in love with it because using some adaptors ordered from Hong Kong that go for about $20.00 you can use almost any film lens ever made. 35 mm, wide angles, LF, ULF...as well as movie camera lenses. Been making some cool HD videos with lenses that came with various tag sale World Wars era movie cameras. And since so many are dumping those lenses because they are unaware of this, you can shop around and truly make out. And yes, not your two hundred dollar camera, but not your 'most expensive out there' either. VERY worth the wait and saving up for. And these things are so good that professional film makers are using them instead of those traditional monsters--because they can use the lenses and get the same quality/effect.


    Cheers and happy shooting.

  • KinichKinich Posts: 617
    edited December 1969

    Okay, a few more from the archives. I also have a nice shot of a couple of what we here in the UK call Ladybirds but I believe that in the US they are referred to as Ladybugs but as it features two of the aforementioned insects who are getting quite friendly it might well breach the Daz TOS so for now you'll just have to look elsewhere for your daily insect porn ;-)


    Anyway here we have a hoverfly, a seal,and a gibbon.

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  • MurgatroydMurgatroyd Posts: 891
    edited June 2012

    Turkey Vulture in flight. I think this one turned out pretty well.

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  • s l fs l f Posts: 147
    edited December 1969

    s l f said:
    So many wonderful photos here! :coolsmile: I am jealous of your skills guys.

    When film was still popular I used to take lots of photos with my trusty Pentax SLRs. But then I got a little digital Point and Shoot and it just chews through the rechargeables at a great rate so I can't go on any photography expeditions. So I've just sort of stopped. :( At the beginning of the year I started thinking I should look at getting a digital SLR but money's tight so it will take a while. Will have a hunt around and see if I can find any scans of any of my old photos that are worth posting.

    But in the meantime at least I have all these other great photos to admire. :)

    Hey, s l f. Well before you get rid of your film camera lenses, my significant other who is a professional photographer (ultra large format to Leica and all between) picked up a Panasonic Lumix awhile back. (GH1 originally) Is in love with it because using some adaptors ordered from Hong Kong that go for about $20.00 you can use almost any film lens ever made. 35 mm, wide angles, LF, ULF...as well as movie camera lenses. Been making some cool HD videos with lenses that came with various tag sale World Wars era movie cameras. And since so many are dumping those lenses because they are unaware of this, you can shop around and truly make out. And yes, not your two hundred dollar camera, but not your 'most expensive out there' either. VERY worth the wait and saving up for. And these things are so good that professional film makers are using them instead of those traditional monsters--because they can use the lenses and get the same quality/effect.


    Cheers and happy shooting.

    Thanks for that info - much appreciated - as I had been wondering about that. The last film Pentax I bought, I ended up getting two very good lens for - one for macro work and one for zoom - and I was wondering if I would be able to use them with a Digital SLR as I would love to still be able to use them. Will definitely look into these adaptors - they sound like an excellent prospect. I will also take a look at the Lumix and see if it is in the realm of possible for me. The cameras I had been researching were around $800 to $900 - a lot to save up for but well worth it.

    Especially after I see all these wonderful photos that people are posting here. They are fantastic. You all show the amazing moments that can be captured with photography. :-)

  • Thadeus72Thadeus72 Posts: 325
    edited December 1969

    great photos here

    i love photo

    i've got a 7d

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  • MJ_VivianightMJ_Vivianight Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    A couple more from spring time hikes

    Cheers

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  • pumecopumeco Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    thadeus72 said:
    great photos here

    i love photo

    i've got a 7d


    Very nice, clean and crisp!


    I wanted a 7D as well, it's an awesome camera. I bought a 550D because it's the closest thing to a 7D on my budget (like a mini 7D without the price tag). But I still would have preferred the 7D for the heavier body if the price difference hadn't been so much.

  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 10,598
    edited December 1969

    Turkey Vulture in flight. I think this one turned out pretty well.

    I love this picture. I love soaring birds.

  • LycanthropeXLycanthropeX Posts: 2,286
    edited December 1969

    I love Vultures

  • KalisxKalisx Posts: 112
    edited December 1969

    A little duck in the snow ... he feels chilly ... or he don't want to be photographed !!

    Made with my new Canon SX40HS in February.

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  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,144
    edited December 1969

    Kalisx stunning shot.

    Oh to be fit again sitting in a hide/tent waiting for the perfect shot with a Pentax SLR and a 500mm Mirror lens and a good sturdy tripod getting cold or bitten to death by midges. Never knowing if the image is good until the film was processed. The glory days.

  • LycanthropeXLycanthropeX Posts: 2,286
    edited December 1969

    not the best photo ever, but i had a surprise visitor this morning....

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  • kylumikylumi Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    not the best photo ever, but i had a surprise visitor this morning....

    Do you mean the people in the car..........:lol:

    Just joshin, thats a great capture.....I wonder which of them was the most surpised?

  • LycanthropeXLycanthropeX Posts: 2,286
    edited December 1969

    the squirrels and the turkey were kind of afraid of each other. She is a young hen, still had a downy head. Not sure why she was alone. Usually they come in a small group.

  • kylumikylumi Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    the squirrels and the turkey were kind of afraid of each other. She is a young hen, still had a downy head. Not sure why she was alone. Usually they come in a small group.

    Luckily for her it wasn't Thanks Giving Day.......:lol:

  • LycanthropeXLycanthropeX Posts: 2,286
    edited June 2012

    honestly i think a Butterball is a better bird for thanks giving. The wild birds don't have much meat on them and taste gamey. I much prefer feeding them and watching them. Normally I only get Turkeys in the winter when there is snow on the ground. When it gets hard to find food in the woods they will come into my feeding station. So seeing a bird this time of year is a rare treat. In the winter I put out cracked corn for them. They will come in 2 or 3 times a day to eat corn. The Toms will fight with their reflections in the windows, they put on a pretty good show.

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  • KalisxKalisx Posts: 112
    edited December 1969

    Many wonderful pictures here.

    Szark said:
    Kalisx stunning shot.
    Oh to be fit again sitting in a hide/tent waiting for the perfect shot with a Pentax SLR and a 500mm Mirror lens and a good sturdy tripod getting cold or bitten to death by midges. Never knowing if the image is good until the film was processed. The glory days.

    Thank you Szark. I just waited 2 minutes for the duck pose ... I think he was agree to be on Daz forum but as anonymous.

    Here's a second one : our "tiger" hunting ... a fly.

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  • LycanthropeXLycanthropeX Posts: 2,286
    edited December 1969

    just shot this pic of a possum

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  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 10,598
    edited December 1969

    Hey, he's not playing possum.

  • kiwi_ggkiwi_gg Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    And you're feeding it!!!!????? The only food it would get here is canned lead. Can we please export our entire possum population back to Ozzzie.

    Cheers GG

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  • LycanthropeXLycanthropeX Posts: 2,286
    edited December 1969

    lol i feed all the critters, but actually the food was put out for the birds, the possums and raccoons have just decided that they like it too

  • KinichKinich Posts: 617
    edited December 1969

    I feed the birds as well, because bird food is cheaper than cat food :-)

    Anyway back to the pictures, here's a couple of birds.

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  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 10,598
    edited December 1969

    Very nice Kinich

  • KinichKinich Posts: 617
    edited December 1969

    Frank0314 said:
    Very nice Kinich


    Thank you.


    I was looking at these two pictures and thinking that they are in some ways very similar, in others very different. So I thought I jot a few notes for anybody looking through these posts who maybe is new to or not very experienced with photography who might be interested.


    The similar

    Both feature birds in flight (and both over water), and both birds are in a similar pose/position. Both shots where taken on the same camera (a Canon 7D in this case).


    The not some similar.

    The lenses & settings:


    Duck 1/160th Sec at f8 with a Sigma 150mm f2.8 Macro lens.
    The Gull 1/1000th Sec at f9 with a Sigma 170-500mm f5-6.3 Zoom lens (at 500mm).


    The lower shutter speed of the duck shot has meant that the background has blurred as I tracked the duck with the camera (a technique known as panning), also you can see the blur of the ducks wings as they have moved during the exposure. These effects result in a less sharp image but give a sense of movement to the shot.


    The Gull shot because of the higher shutter speed has frozen the bird in flight, the result is a sharper bird but with little sense of movement.


    Which you prefer is a personal choice and what you are looking to achieve, but in my opinion they both make good shots of similar subjects but with some distinct differences.

  • KinichKinich Posts: 617
    edited June 2012

    I think somebody is wielding the thread scalpel around these parts.


    Should I remove the bird food comment you think?

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  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 10,598
    edited December 1969

    Nope, your fine.

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