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Re: Shutterbug showcase
« Reply #1450 on: August 02, 2017, 08:28:37 PM »
Same location, storm brewing in the western sky.

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« Reply #1451 on: August 03, 2017, 07:25:54 AM »
Looks ominous, nice shot
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« Reply #1452 on: August 13, 2017, 08:13:21 PM »
My most recent favorite, my youngest daughter slaying some pike.

Looks like shes posing as some kind of mythical beast vanquisher, there's even sunlight glinting off her reel! Gung-Fish-Fu for the win!


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« Reply #1453 on: August 13, 2017, 08:38:39 PM »
My most recent favorite, my youngest daughter slaying some pike.

Looks like shes posing as some kind of mythical beast vanquisher, there's even sunlight glinting off her reel! Gung-Fish-Fu for the win!



Around and around she goes, where it lands, nobody knows!  ;D
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« Reply #1454 on: October 18, 2017, 08:39:41 PM »
A few shots from a recent trip to Lake Guntersville, AL. The sunrises and sunsets were way better than the fishing.







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« Reply #1456 on: February 02, 2018, 04:37:08 AM »
Man.  That is a good pic.  I looked your camera up.  Not a bad price for what you get.
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« Reply #1457 on: February 02, 2018, 08:32:09 AM »
WOW! :shocked: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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« Reply #1458 on: February 02, 2018, 09:47:58 AM »
Nice shots, Sarge!

Crash, I'm SOOO jealous!
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« Reply #1459 on: May 09, 2018, 10:57:31 AM »
I doubt his name is Jeremiah, and I know he's not a bullfrog. Not sure if he had any wine since I couldn't understand a single word he said, but he is a good friend of mine.

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« Reply #1460 on: May 09, 2018, 10:59:12 AM »
:lol: :cheers:  Nice photo!
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« Reply #1461 on: May 09, 2018, 11:00:16 AM »
My favorite frog.
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« Reply #1462 on: May 09, 2018, 11:32:54 AM »
 :lol:   Funny......plus some excellent camo going on there.  Great photo, nuke! :thumbsup:
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« Reply #1463 on: May 09, 2018, 01:47:03 PM »
He appears to be somewhat related to a couple of my Toady friends.  Simon and Garfunkel Bugeater.  Both of them croak a lot too.

Bullfrogs have a large amount of creedence when they live in clearwater.  They croak all night long like they are at a revival.

Nice photo Nuke.
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« Reply #1464 on: May 11, 2018, 06:14:19 PM »
Cool frog.

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« Reply #1466 on: May 11, 2018, 07:31:10 PM »
Fantastic, Crash!  Every time I see one of your wildlife photos I want to bounce my camera off the nearest wall!!!
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« Reply #1467 on: May 11, 2018, 09:11:54 PM »
Me. too.  Great photo, crash!
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« Reply #1468 on: May 11, 2018, 09:50:24 PM »
Sharp as a tack! :thumbsup:
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« Reply #1469 on: June 08, 2018, 11:27:58 PM »
 :banana: After being patient for 44 years (since I bought my OM-1), I finally have a REAL camera!  Now all I have to do is learn how to use this newfangled gizmo!



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« Reply #1470 on: June 09, 2018, 10:26:06 AM »
Good for you, Ol' P! :thumbsup:     Looks like that doe still has a couple of buns in the oven. ;)
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« Reply #1471 on: June 09, 2018, 10:51:19 AM »
Good for you, Ol' P! :thumbsup:     Looks like that doe still has a couple of buns in the oven. ;)
No doubt. With our "East-side Gang" of 15 deer, we have 'kids having kids' every year.
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« Reply #1472 on: June 09, 2018, 03:10:30 PM »
:banana: After being patient for 44 years (since I bought my OM-1), I finally have a REAL camera!  Now all I have to do is learn how to use this newfangled gizmo!

You're off to a great start.

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« Reply #1473 on: June 09, 2018, 06:01:16 PM »


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« Reply #1474 on: June 09, 2018, 06:12:57 PM »
Well what kind did you buy? 

You are learning quick, those are great pictures.
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« Reply #1475 on: June 09, 2018, 07:01:28 PM »
Well what kind did you buy? 

You are learning quick, those are great pictures.
Thanks, Stan.  It's a Panasonic DC-FZ80.  It's a 'bridge' camera, which I didn't even understand until I went shopping for a DSLR.  The reviews are good, the specs are over the top, and it's the only camera in its class that can take time-lapse video, something I really wanted.  I downloaded the official Owner's Manual from Panasonic...all 331 pages! Ack!!!!

I started doing stop-frame animation with an old 8mm movie camera when I was 12.  I might have some fun with this camera!
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« Reply #1476 on: June 09, 2018, 07:26:33 PM »
I have toyed with getting a bridge camera and there are several that I liked.  It is tough to let an older DSLR go for cheap but there are some lenses that are still worth a bit.  Post a lot of photos. 
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« Reply #1477 on: June 09, 2018, 08:23:44 PM »
I have toyed with getting a bridge camera and there are several that I liked.  It is tough to let an older DSLR go for cheap but there are some lenses that are still worth a bit.  Post a lot of photos.
My first plan was a DSLR, probably Olympus, that would take my old Takumar lenses, plus my adapted 200mm Vivtar.  The only Olympus near my budget was over 6 bills, and the features were limited, IMO.  I know what you mean about letting go when you have $3500-$4000 invested in hardware already.

But this ol' dog is always ready to learn new tricks, and being a technophile, I couldn't resist the built-in 15 sec time exposure, not to mention the integrated zoom.
The FZ80 is 16 Mp, 15 sec-1/2,000 shutter speed, ISO 80-3200 with 'extended ISO' a button away.  Little things like a pop-up flash PLUS a hot-shoe, both LCD and Optical view finder, etc, etc.  The deal-maker is the Zoom.  Nothing but raves in the industry for it's clarity, even in the digital range.  Optical zoom is 60x (20mm-1200mm) and depending upon which of jillion recording modes you choose, the digital range expands that to 120x, with a 35mm camera equivalent to 6,700 mm!!! Say, WHAT?!  :shocked:  Yeah, although you better have it screwed to a cement block to steady it.  The "noise" can usually be edited out easily with post processing.
Oh, yeah...and it has what they call "post focusing", so if you don't quite get it right when you take a picture/video, the camera will analyze 47 elements in the picture and correct the focus for you. Doh....
I may not live long enough to learn this weapon inside and out; like I say the Manual is 331 pages. There are 110 individual settings with their respective icons on the screen, and since its a "touch screen", I find myself pressing "reset to factory settings" quite a bit....hahahaha
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« Reply #1478 on: June 12, 2018, 01:45:20 PM »
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« Reply #1479 on: June 12, 2018, 04:50:02 PM »
BIG SKY!  Pretty, too.....nice shot Ol' P! :thumbsup:
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« Reply #1480 on: June 13, 2018, 02:47:08 PM »
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« Reply #1481 on: June 14, 2018, 03:27:37 PM »
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« Reply #1482 on: June 14, 2018, 03:31:51 PM »
Nice pics OP.  The first one is really beautiful and you could process that a bit and it would look like one
of Bierstadt's oil paintings back in the 1800's.
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« Reply #1483 on: June 14, 2018, 03:50:53 PM »
You're gettin' real good with that new camera, OP!   :thumbsup:
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« Reply #1484 on: June 14, 2018, 06:15:18 PM »
Thanks, guys. It has so many bells and whistles, I just have to stick with what I know from the 'old days'.  For the past 15+ years I've had digital equipment that was like trying to paint the Mona Lisa with a 3" house brush!
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« Reply #1485 on: June 14, 2018, 08:41:55 PM »
Nice pics OP.  The first one is really beautiful and you could process that a bit and it would look like one
of Bierstadt's oil paintings back in the 1800's.

Kinda like this, Stan?

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« Reply #1486 on: June 14, 2018, 10:58:23 PM »
I told you I'd drive you nuts with my new toy...er, tool.

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« Reply #1487 on: June 15, 2018, 10:15:02 AM »
You nailed it OP.  Bierstadt would have loved it.  Everything he did looked like the gateway to heaven.  Yours does too.
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« Reply #1488 on: June 18, 2018, 12:54:20 AM »
Whoo-Hoo! :banana:  I finally joined the club!

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« Reply #1489 on: June 18, 2018, 11:56:52 AM »
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« Reply #1490 on: June 25, 2018, 12:11:05 AM »
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« Reply #1493 on: June 30, 2018, 05:42:31 PM »
Very nice.  Thanks.
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« Reply #1494 on: June 30, 2018, 07:30:45 PM »
Good ones....thanks, Crash! :thumbsup:
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« Reply #1495 on: July 01, 2018, 05:46:24 PM »
Some great shots!
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« Reply #1496 on: July 03, 2018, 12:35:11 PM »
Wasn't exactly sure where to put this since it's a trail cam photo, but figured here was as good as any.

I've watched barred owls in my backyard for several years now.  It took me a while to figure out what they were catching/eating because I knew I didn't have that many field rats or deer mice that they could constantly be swooping down on and eating.  Best I can figure is when it's a good year for lightning bugs it's also a good year for barred owls.  I've seen up to 4 separate owls at time hunting them in the backyard.  I have several pics of them on the bird bath---often 2 at a time drinking and/or taking a bird bath.  This is probably the best pic of the ones I have.  Unfortunately he wasn't looking at the camera.

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« Reply #1497 on: July 03, 2018, 07:19:07 PM »
Good photo Nuke.  There are barred owls on the eastern side of South Dakota but not out in the west along the Wyoming border where we live.  I have never seen one anywhere I have lived in fact.  My book says they make a call that sounds like "who cooks for you- who cooks for you all''.  They also "bark"  Is that so?

We have great horned owls here from time to time and there is one the last couple of months.  Showed up in April.  Usually there is one every year but they stay in the wooded area of our farm and have never come near the bird bath.  They will set on top of the yard light/power pole at times and hoot half the night but usually just stay in a tree. 
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« Reply #1498 on: July 03, 2018, 08:15:02 PM »
Their normal call does sound like "Who-who-who cooks for you?  Who-who-who cooks for you all?"  I hear them often, sometimes even in the middle of the day.  What is really entertaining (for me, anyway) is when they get to caterwauling.  It does sound something like barking during parts of it.

We supposedly have Great Horned owls here, also, but I've never seen nor even heard one that I'm aware of.

This is one of the best recordings of barred owls I've heard.  It has both their normal calls and caterwauling.  I think you'll be able to easily distinguish the difference.


   
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« Reply #1499 on: July 03, 2018, 10:06:36 PM »
I was pretty excited to see my first barred owl around here and that was probably around 10 years, or so, ago, but now it seems like it's more rare to see great horned owls which used to be in profusion.  The screech owls are always around, of course.....cute little guys, but the REALLY rare owls around here are the barn owls.  I have only seen ONE in my entire life.....they're beautiful!
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