07-23-2005, 10:48 PM
Rather than crosspost (which is against the rules), I'll just link you to the penguin pictures from my other thread. Enjoy!
07-24-2005, 11:59 AM
I am in Australia Queensland And it is a Tawney-Frogmouth Owl
Originally Posted by lynchbird
07-24-2005, 02:11 PM
Oh .... uh .... yeah! .... Of course! .....
That's what I meant to say!
07-25-2005, 11:52 AM
07-25-2005, 06:57 PM
I love the detail on the greenfinch's feathers. Quite an excellent texture! I have never seen a Capercaillie although I believe I have heard a band by that name. I believe they were Scottish and may have spelled it with a K.
Originally Posted by malc
Great shots with the Canon S2's everybody. I am almost embarrased to post mine in this company as I am not quite used to my tele-extender yet. Well, here goes.....
The first one I believe is a downy woodpecker but there is a slight chance it is a hairy woodpecker. The second one is an attempt to get a hovering hummingbird in the morning light. I believe I had to push the ISO a bit to get enough light.
07-26-2005, 06:38 AM
Ooooh, birds, my favorite subject. There are some gorgeous pictures in this thread!
I've been lurking for a while. Before the forum change, I posted here quite a bit, but then went away for a while 'cause I didn't need, couldn't afford, and couldn't let myself look at new cameras. But I came back to research the Digital Rebel XT before buying one, and I've been catching up reading here. Then I came across the bird thread. I can't resist the bird thread.
These are a couple of my older bird pics, both taken in Morro Bay on a sailing trip down the California coast in 2001, with my now old Olympus C2100 UZ.
A Great Blue Heron, having found food:
A Night Heron on the dock:
I'll be back, especially if I can capture the Rufous Hummingbird who just decided to stake out our feeder as his territory, despite overwhelming numbers of Broad-Tailed Hummingbirds who felt it was theirs first.
07-26-2005, 06:57 AM
Oh, and a pelican
I just came across another I really like from that Morro Bay trip in 2001, also from the Olympus C2100 UZ.
All of these photos have, at most, a Photoshop auto levels applied, and no other editing aside from resizing for posting.
A Brown Pelican:
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07-26-2005, 07:37 AM
Playing around with the digital zoom until lens adapter arrives. I was actually pleasantly surprised at the feather detail at 27x! Shot in 2048x1536 resolution.
Bill, Pentax K100D, 18-55mm, 70-300mm
07-26-2005, 03:10 PM
Nice digital zoom I love the s2 (im not biased or anything!) What settings did you use for that one, If you remember.
And how do I display pics on forum mine just become links.
07-26-2005, 03:46 PM
To display the pics, on my screen there is a square box and if I put the cursor over the box it says, "Insert Image". To the right of that is what you used - Insert Hyperlink, I would guess.
Originally Posted by iplayazi
But on the digital zoom. Mostly automatic although I was using P mode, but I didn't adjust anything - I guess that is what amazed me when I looked at the shot on computer screen. Looking at the EXIF data, it says:
1/125 @ f4.0, Metering was Evaluative, Digital Zoom was 2.531x or 30x (12x2.531), Normal processing, Fine compression, and resolution of 2048x1536. Other than the resolution I didn't do anything other than snap
The biggest help to getting a shot like that is lighting. Until the sun travels farther South, I have a window of opportunity of about one hour early in the morning where the sun is hitting the stump and the background is completely black - due to tree shadows behind the stump. Later in the day, I don't even try.
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Bill, Pentax K100D, 18-55mm, 70-300mm