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Re: Shutterbug showcase
« Reply #50 on: June 24, 2012, 09:51:57 AM »
Some awesome pictures so far folks! :thumbsup:

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« Reply #51 on: June 24, 2012, 09:50:23 PM »
Took this tonight surprised it came out as well as it did without any macro  setting on my camera. you'd be surprised  how crappy the cam is  that took it LOL


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« Reply #52 on: July 02, 2012, 10:20:37 PM »
Should that be "burning GRATES of hell"?  Does look like something out of a Lord of the Rings movie....

That could work nicely as well... >:D
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« Reply #53 on: July 08, 2012, 03:23:32 PM »
One of the local waterfalls, named Sherman Falls... Exploriment should recognize this one...

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Re: Shutterbug showcase
« Reply #54 on: July 12, 2012, 05:26:14 PM »
A couple of sunsets from a while back.  We get a lot of good ones here in Western South Dakota.





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Re: Shutterbug showcase
« Reply #55 on: July 12, 2012, 06:00:15 PM »
Some of what I think are my better shots I've turned into banners for the blog.

My favorite five are these, and each is representative of the seasons.





Oh, I love that basket thing! One of mountain man jokers has one too. Can you tell me what is it? Must be the best for mushroom hunting!

Never mind, found it in your blog (super cool blog BTW)!

If anyone else is interested: http://www.frostriver.com/canoe_packs/ash_baskets.html
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Re: Shutterbug showcase
« Reply #56 on: July 31, 2012, 11:34:48 PM »
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What?? It's nature. :P

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« Reply #57 on: July 31, 2012, 11:40:34 PM »
See the footprints? That little red squirrel proceeded to climb the tree and perch his front feet on my head and make a racket of noise to the rest of the woods. Little did he know, he was standing on the head of who he was pissed off at LOL!!

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« Reply #58 on: August 06, 2012, 05:11:32 PM »
Still playing with this Olympus camera. I'm having a heck of a time with the macro shots. I may have finally figured it out.

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Re: Shutterbug showcase
« Reply #59 on: August 06, 2012, 05:51:44 PM »
Nice pictures, OP! It loos like you have the macro setting figured out just fine. How was it giving you trouble?

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Re: Shutterbug showcase
« Reply #60 on: August 06, 2012, 06:25:51 PM »
Nice pictures, OP! It loos like you have the macro setting figured out just fine. How was it giving you trouble?
It wasn't holding focus. It would looked focused on the viewing screen, and the image would come out blurred. It's a great point-and-shoot snapshot camera, but fails miserably if you try to get creative.
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Re: Shutterbug showcase
« Reply #61 on: August 06, 2012, 06:32:29 PM »
Nice pictures, OP! It loos like you have the macro setting figured out just fine. How was it giving you trouble?
It wasn't holding focus. It would looked focused on the viewing screen, and the image would come out blurred. It's a great point-and-shoot snapshot camera, but fails miserably if you try to get creative.

Exactly why I loved the old TTL SLR's.........and I'm too bullheaded to buy a digital :soap:
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« Reply #62 on: August 06, 2012, 06:40:31 PM »
Exactly why I loved the old TTL SLR's.........and I'm too bullheaded to buy a digital :soap:
I just can't afford the price of 35mm film and processing any more. It's ridiculous!
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« Reply #63 on: August 06, 2012, 08:23:59 PM »
 :pissed: :soap:
Exactly why I loved the old TTL SLR's.........and I'm too bullheaded to buy a digital :soap:
I just can't afford the price of 35mm film and processing any more. It's ridiculous!

That's the other thing :pissed: :soap:
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Re: Shutterbug showcase
« Reply #64 on: August 07, 2012, 08:02:10 AM »
Messing with settings on my point and shoot.








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« Reply #65 on: August 07, 2012, 08:12:16 AM »
I still want someone to explain the whole color-on-black/white thing. I'm pretty sure I'm doing it the hard way, and have never had the results I want (like the 2nd shot with the casings above).
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« Reply #66 on: August 07, 2012, 08:20:54 AM »
hey OP.  There's a simple way of doing it.  There is a setting on the camera.  You set it to show only the color(s) you want it to show and it will automatically filter it out for you, up to a a certain point within that color spectrum.  I believe most digital cameras have this setting now.  No need to photoshop separately later on.

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« Reply #67 on: August 07, 2012, 08:46:09 AM »
hey OP.  There's a simple way of doing it.  There is a setting on the camera.  You set it to show only the color(s) you want it to show and it will automatically filter it out for you, up to a a certain point within that color spectrum.  I believe most digital cameras have this setting now.  No need to photoshop separately later on.
Good camera! Mine doesn't have such a setting that I can find in the manual, though.
I have two cameras to work with, and neither can do that from what I can see.
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Re: Shutterbug showcase
« Reply #68 on: August 08, 2012, 10:34:10 PM »
Some recent shots.




















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« Reply #69 on: August 09, 2012, 12:37:41 AM »
Nice bee studies! Is there a hive nearby?
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« Reply #70 on: August 09, 2012, 12:47:11 AM »
Borrowed this from another thread.
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Re: Shutterbug showcase
« Reply #71 on: August 09, 2012, 01:02:42 AM »
Awesome insect shots guys!

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Re: Shutterbug showcase
« Reply #72 on: August 09, 2012, 01:11:26 AM »
Took this ghastly pic out the window of the truck while my wife ran into the post office. There was a storm up on the plateau, and sun behind us. I wanted to try out an HDR camera app for the phone. It actually takes three different exposures and automatically stitches them together. I added a tad more contrast and saturation after the fact. It would look a heck of a lot better if it weren't for the blown out car paint in the foreground. I didn't want to crop it too much though so it is what it is. Real HDR is sadly out of my reach unless I want to lug a full sized SLR since my point and shoot cameras don't do bracketed shots.


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« Reply #73 on: August 09, 2012, 01:28:19 AM »
Awesome colors! It may be my color settings on my screen, but a tad less saturation would be good, too. Looks like that app is pretty cool.
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« Reply #74 on: August 09, 2012, 02:10:22 AM »
I agree, for the cars, definitely. But the clouds and rock I think are pretty good for an HDR shot. If I had "dried it out" enough to make the cars less garish, the sky and mountain would look uninteresting...

It was one of those shots you have to take as-is because it looks neat, but getting the right equipment and driving around to get the right composition isn't practical because you have stuff to do. :D

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« Reply #75 on: August 09, 2012, 02:19:42 AM »
I agree, for the cars, definitely. But the clouds and rock I think are pretty good for an HDR shot. If I had "dried it out" enough to make the cars less garish, the sky and mountain would look uninteresting...

It was one of those shots you have to take as-is because it looks neat, but getting the right equipment and driving around to get the right composition isn't practical because you have stuff to do. :D
There was a tread in another Time and Space that dealt with post-processing. Maybe we ought to start one here. I spent years learning darkroom techniques, and it's amazing what you can do with today's software and digital with the click of a few buttons!
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« Reply #76 on: August 09, 2012, 09:22:19 AM »
Nice bee studies! Is there a hive nearby?

I haven't found it yet but I'm looking. These were taken in my front yard, not sure how far away the hive might be but I intend to find it.
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« Reply #77 on: August 09, 2012, 09:45:59 AM »
Nice bee studies! Is there a hive nearby?

I haven't found it yet but I'm looking. These were taken in my front yard, not sure how far away the hive might be but I intend to find it.
Any bee keepers within a mile from you?
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Re: Shutterbug showcase
« Reply #78 on: August 09, 2012, 10:22:29 AM »
This is my son Finder at a secluded beach on Cumberland Island, GA.


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Re: Shutterbug showcase
« Reply #79 on: August 09, 2012, 10:28:30 AM »
Nice bee studies! Is there a hive nearby?

I haven't found it yet but I'm looking. These were taken in my front yard, not sure how far away the hive might be but I intend to find it.
Any bee keepers within a mile from you?

No, closest neighbor is over a mile away, know him well and no bees. For three years now the bees love me, and I've yet to find their hive.

Skunkape, that's an awesome shot man!
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« Reply #80 on: August 09, 2012, 10:43:57 AM »
Thank you American Grouch!

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Re: Shutterbug showcase
« Reply #81 on: August 09, 2012, 10:47:02 AM »
Maybe you know this, but bees return by the shortest route to the hive via a 'beeline' :).    If you can capture a handful of those bees, put them in a jar and release them one at a time, you can follow each one until you lose track of it, then release another, and so on until you come to their hive.  I've never tried it, but a beekeeper told me about the method, so it must work :shrug:
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« Reply #82 on: August 09, 2012, 02:20:02 PM »
Maybe you know this, but bees return by the shortest route to the hive via a 'beeline' :) .    If you can capture a handful of those bees, put them in a jar and release them one at a time, you can follow each one until you lose track of it, then release another, and so on until you come to their hive.  I've never tried it, but a beekeeper told me about the method, so it must work :shrug:

Learn something new every day, sounds reasonable. Will give that a shot as soon as I can. I'll let ya know how it turns out.
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« Reply #83 on: August 09, 2012, 04:42:00 PM »
This is the last picture I took before Wanda went into the hospital. Today was the first time I've seen it since I took it. Pretty cool.



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« Reply #84 on: August 09, 2012, 04:53:09 PM »
Whoa! Double rainbow!

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« Reply #85 on: August 09, 2012, 07:24:18 PM »
This is the last picture I took before Wanda went into the hospital. Today was the first time I've seen it since I took it. Pretty cool.



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« Reply #86 on: August 09, 2012, 09:24:12 PM »
 There are many things that go into getting a good photo, two of which are being in the right place at the right time & having a camera with you to capitalize on it, here's one from a couple yrs back on my way into work one morning.

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« Reply #87 on: August 09, 2012, 11:23:39 PM »
There are many things that go into getting a good photo, two of which are being in the right place at the right time & having a camera with you to capitalize on it, ...

Very nice shot, Zammer. That's one thing to be said for the new pocket cameras. I never even go to the store without mine.
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« Reply #88 on: August 11, 2012, 08:06:37 PM »
I got to test my Olympus 720SW today on a float down the river.

Trout's eye view of some underwater grass, and the surface from beneath:



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« Reply #89 on: August 11, 2012, 08:42:16 PM »
Very cool OP! I don't have a waterproof camera. I do have a "helmet camera" with a waterproof housing, but it's a video camera with no screen or viewfinder and taking still pictures with it is complicated.

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« Reply #90 on: August 12, 2012, 01:20:25 AM »
Now I can't wait for September when the salmon are running! Underwater shots of them in all their colors. Neat!
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« Reply #91 on: August 12, 2012, 08:19:47 AM »
Nice UW shot, looking forward to the run myself now. Always liked pictures of the salmon running.
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« Reply #92 on: August 12, 2012, 01:18:57 PM »
Beautiful as always, Warrior. Thanks!
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« Reply #93 on: August 12, 2012, 02:29:52 PM »
Nice composition and use of colour Warrior...

I like that pic SkunkApe, yr's ago I took a very similar shot of my son casting his gaze upon the waters.

O.P...does your camera have a waterproof houseing or is it designed for U.W shots?
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« Reply #94 on: August 12, 2012, 02:37:38 PM »
Thanks guys. Here's a few more. Took these in the Bighorns:

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« Reply #95 on: August 13, 2012, 12:14:01 AM »
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O.P...does your camera have a waterproof houseing or is it designed for U.W shots?
It's designed that way. The "SW" in the 720SW model name means (Shock/Water Resistant). Shock resistant to a 5 foot drop, and water resistant to 10 feet depth.

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« Reply #96 on: August 16, 2012, 05:07:19 AM »
Some photos from our recent vacation:






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« Reply #97 on: August 16, 2012, 05:41:38 AM »
Nice! Your NIKON D60 takes some nice photos.
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« Reply #98 on: August 16, 2012, 10:51:14 AM »
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O.P...does your camera have a waterproof houseing or is it designed for U.W shots?
It's designed that way. The "SW" in the 720SW model name means (Shock/Water Resistant). Shock resistant to a 5 foot drop, and water resistant to 10 feet depth.



Thanks for the info OP
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« Reply #99 on: August 22, 2012, 08:53:58 PM »
The view from one of my favorite remote campsites:


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