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S0Noma
01-21-2008, 04:24 PM
http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/7181/1mobscene1mv0.jpg



http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/6489/1overhershouldercroppedhm8.jpg


http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/5864/cropmaleinflight2li2.jpg


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Gayle in MD
01-21-2008, 05:42 PM
WOW! These are fabulous! How did you get such an effect, in parts, they look like paintings, but there is so much detail? Are they paintings? I am wowed!

I really appreciate your posting these. I really miss my Hummingbirds.

Thank You,
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Love,
Gayle

S0Noma
01-21-2008, 06:38 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Gayle in MD:</font><hr> WOW! These are fabulous! How did you get such an effect, in parts, they look like paintings, but there is so much detail? Are they paintings? I am wowed!

I really appreciate your posting these. I really miss my Hummingbirds.

Thank You,
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Love,
Gayle <hr /></blockquote>

They're all un-retouched Gayle. Although I agree with you that there are parts of them that do remind me of paintings including this one:

http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/2299/artsy1fu0.jpg

&amp; even this one:

http://i26.tinypic.com/1y23y1.jpg

Sid_Vicious
01-21-2008, 07:16 PM
Damn spectacular! it'd be nice if the HD feeds on the TV could rival these, but puching BWidth for consumer content diminishes that avenue.

What camera and res? The last one posted has to be about the clearest, non painted pic I've seen..sid

S0Noma
01-21-2008, 07:27 PM
Canon Powershot SD950 IS (12.1 megapixels). That picture like the one just above it was taken during the last light of the day - just as the sun was setting.

sack316
01-21-2008, 07:29 PM
those are some beautiful and awesome pics! Nice job my friend!

Sack

Sid_Vicious
01-21-2008, 08:25 PM
What's a 12.1mp camera cost? Mine is a 2.1mp from the pre-2000 time, yet I "thought" it snapped great pics. sid

Just researched the camera you have, 3-4hundred web prices. DAMN, what the prices have doine sinve my Olympus 2.1($600 in 2000.)

bamadog
01-21-2008, 08:28 PM
Thumbs up! Outstanding. Try opening up the aperture a little more to say f4, and zooming to 135mm or beyond, and see how painterly the background becomes. I have a 300mm f2.8 lens that produces the most beautiful out of focus background images.

Sid_Vicious
01-21-2008, 08:38 PM
Put some here on the board bama. I'd be interested in seeing them...sid

S0Noma
01-21-2008, 09:16 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Sid_Vicious:</font><hr> What's a 12.1mp camera cost? Mine is a 2.1mp from the pre-2000 time, yet I "thought" it snapped great pics. sid

Just researched the camera you have, 3-4hundred web prices. DAMN, what the prices have doine sinve my Olympus 2.1($600 in 2000.) <hr /></blockquote>

The Canon was $350 at Costco plus another $36 bucks for a four gig mem stick. I suspect you could find it even cheaper on line if you were to look around.

In general, Canon makes a superior camera. This one's about the size of a pack of cigs.

sack316
01-21-2008, 11:06 PM
ah, I remember getting an awesome deal where I worked back in the day: Kodac DC280 for roughly $300 bucks or so if I recall correctly. At any rate, at the time was a steal of a price for me... and the 2.3 megapixels was more than good enough for all I'd ever need. AND it came with a spacious 8MB memory card, though I eventually splurged and got a 16MB, then a 64MB.

Now, only a few years later my cell phone takes as high quality of photos, with video as well, and has more storage capacity. And I have an extra mini-sd card that's no bigger than my pinky nail to expand it, which has more storage space than my computer from a little over 10 years ago had.

Good to know I was truthful to all my customers when I sold all this stuff before. When they said they wanted "top of the line, so they'd never have to upgrade again", I'd respond "I can never promise you that... be happy if you can get 3-5 years out of it before your friends start to laugh at you".

Canon should thank you Sonoma, I think you just earned them at least one more camera sold... probably more... just from this thread!

Sack

bamadog
01-21-2008, 11:46 PM
To do that, I'd have to drag the film scanner out. What a pain. I never used that Nikon lens with a digital camera. I use a Canon 5D now.

LWW
01-22-2008, 05:29 AM
Good shots.

The blur effect is from the camera using a shutter speed slow enough to freeze most things but not the wings.

The use of a high shutterspeed requires a maximum aperture to be used which in turn minimizes depth of field.

Photography is a cool art.

As to MP's in cameras ... it's not the thing you want to concentrate on.

The lens is the key as it is the only thing which actually effects the light reaching the sensor.

A higher MP count will allow you to enlarge a photo to a bigger size, without noticeable image loss, than a lower MP count but it will not give you a neccessarily "better" picture.

LWW