The pic of the kookaburra, is a laughing kookaburra. There are a number of varieties of Kookaburra.
They are related to King Fishers. The image was taken here in Cairns Australia
Took this on saturday. Added a slight blue cast to it (cant remember the term for this effect now!).
love the lighting on that phil. personally, i think if you aimed a little further to the left to catch where the light ended, it may have been a stronger composition. (says the landscape guru :D )
I like the expression on the face of your little un. But you must have crapped it as that hand approached! Although difficult, I think focussing on the hand with enough DOF to make out the face would have been a cool shot too...but you have to be very quick!!!
Watch this btw....very funny:
I was in tears last night (but then it was 1am and I was shattered!)
lol thanks phil. i've given up worrying. i hope they make em tough !!
thats odd, it was fine yesterday!
Another one from sat...
Used the 55-200mm lens (which hopefully is not broken! see other thread).
herc182 - OK now - I went back later and he link was flying!!
Calico - that sounds a bit odd?!
I know I had similar problems intitially - but I was coming from a lighter P&S with Anti Shake.
I bumped the in camera sharpness up on mine - it's default is quite soft.
Also you might play with the contrast and or saturation settings - they
should be OK at normal - but have a play and see what you find - I sometimes put one or the other
on Auto if I am not sure...
Obvious one here - I now hold the end of the lens - wasn't neccesary with the KM A-200 - but when
I push the shutter release there is a small amount of camera dip - which magnifies up to quite a lot
of movement at the end of the lens - now I know this shouldn't be different compared to the D50.
Try also keeping your shutter speeds up a bit faster until you nail the problem..
Let us know how you get along.