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« Reply #300 on: December 27, 2012, 11:24:41 PM »
Went into the living room a few minutes ago with the lights off and looked out the window. stunning how bright the moonlight can be when there is snow on the ground.

I didn't want to dig out the DSLR, and my bridge camera has this software quirk that other folks have mentioned in the reviews on amazon. It seems Canon limits the ISO speed to 100 for shutter speeds longer than one second. And, there is no "bulb" setting on this camera. The maximum shutter speed is 30 seconds, but for some reason it was limiting me to 15 seconds in shutter priority mode. I switched to manual and took this shot at ISO 3200 (hence the grain and noise) and a shutter speed of one second. It is still considerably underexposed. I believe I used f5.6 aperture and using manual focus mode guessed at the focus since autofocus would not work in the dim conditions, and neither would the LCD screen.

Anyhow, it is bright enough out there to go hiking. But it is way too cold! :D


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« Reply #301 on: December 28, 2012, 12:18:23 AM »
Little jewels shining everywhere. Shot this last night, hand held with the little pocket cam.


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« Reply #302 on: December 28, 2012, 12:22:16 AM »
Much better ISO speed in your pic, OP. :D

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« Reply #303 on: December 28, 2012, 12:27:51 AM »
Much better ISO speed in your pic, OP. :D
You lost me. That pic was uploaded straight from the camera to PhotoBucket. I didn't touch it.
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« Reply #304 on: December 28, 2012, 12:35:19 AM »
What I mean is, either you (or the camera, if the ISO was set to auto) decided on a slower ISO speed at the time the picture was taken, so it doesn't have as much grain as the picture I took above, which was at ISO 3200 (by necessity because of the camera's limitations).


Canon for some reason made the firmware in this particular camera limit the ISO speed to 100 for exposures longer than one second. This is presumably to prevent someone from pointing their camera at a very bright light, selecting a high ISO speed and then selecting a 30 second exposure. Such conditions would damage the image sensor. So Canon chose to cripple the cameras capability a bit to save themselves from processing a lot of warranty returns from inexperienced users. It has the unfortunate side effect of placing an artificial limitation on the camera hardware. The hardware is capable of taking low light, long shutter, high ISO exposures but the software prevents that.

My DSLR has no such limitation, but it wasn't "handy" when I took the pic. :tent:

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« Reply #305 on: December 28, 2012, 12:44:01 AM »
I had the camera programmed for ISO 100. I have no control other than that. I had to go into the image properties to get the info:

ISO100
f 2.8
1/5th sec.
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« Reply #306 on: December 28, 2012, 12:50:19 AM »
I had the camera programmed for ISO 100. I have no control other than that. I had to go into the image properties to get the info:

ISO100
f 2.8
1/5th sec.

Ah, that explains much! That's a nice big aperture for a point and shoot! :thumbsup:

That would allow enough light in to get away with an ISO 100 speed in lower light conditions.

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« Reply #307 on: December 28, 2012, 08:05:37 AM »
A little snow in my backyard this morning.


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« Reply #308 on: December 28, 2012, 08:07:14 AM »
Went into the living room a few minutes ago with the lights off and looked out the window. stunning how bright the moonlight can be when there is snow on the ground.


This is the view out your living room window??...not too shabby
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« Reply #309 on: December 28, 2012, 05:20:24 PM »
Great pic Buckskin, I guess that one didn't fly south for the winter!

Zammer, that pic was taken out my "office" window. And, thanks! :)

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« Reply #310 on: December 28, 2012, 05:32:13 PM »
A little snow in my backyard this morning.



I love that pic.  Is that duck a permanent resident?  Ours take off when the snow comes...
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« Reply #311 on: January 02, 2013, 09:04:43 PM »
Went into the living room a few minutes ago with the lights off and looked out the window. stunning how bright the moonlight can be when there is snow on the ground.

I didn't want to dig out the DSLR,

Didn't want to dig it out!?!?!  Noooooooooooo!   :P  Nice pic though, moonlight shots are very nice.

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« Reply #312 on: January 02, 2013, 09:31:55 PM »


A little jalapeno cutting for dinner. 



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« Reply #313 on: January 03, 2013, 01:58:32 PM »
Great angle! I'll bet that picture is as nice, or nicer than any the museum has in their tourist pamphlet.

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« Reply #314 on: January 03, 2013, 05:00:10 PM »
I had to fence off the hay bales we keep up by the feed lot as the deer were really laying waste to them.  When I did that some of the smarter ones came over to my bird feeders.  This one was here about ten minutes ago.  Not a great picture but sure was interesting to see her eat the seed out of the snow.  Had one of this years fawns with her.
The small buck was checking out the garden. 




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« Reply #315 on: January 03, 2013, 05:03:22 PM »
Always fun to see deer in the yard. :)

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« Reply #316 on: January 03, 2013, 05:04:48 PM »
Neat shots! My bird feeders are hanging in trees. I had to raise them above 8 feet because the deer would stand on their hind legs and empty them all at one meal.
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« Reply #317 on: January 03, 2013, 05:21:17 PM »
Purple sunset on the mountains taken just now from my porch...





Sorry that the colors didn't come out too well, they were taken with the iPhone.
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« Reply #318 on: January 03, 2013, 05:28:54 PM »
Wow, great view!

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« Reply #319 on: January 03, 2013, 05:42:23 PM »
Wow, great view!
Thanks PW :)
I'll have to get some better pics one afternoon with our regular camera ;)

I just thought the purple color was cool :D
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« Reply #320 on: January 03, 2013, 07:26:01 PM »
Thanks PW. It's a great compliment really. I should send it to them and see of they want to use it LOL

The deer shots are cool. Love when they get close.


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« Reply #321 on: January 03, 2013, 08:49:03 PM »
Awesome view Bearhunter...
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« Reply #322 on: January 05, 2013, 11:20:21 PM »
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it was a good year for bear siting but a came close to runing into a couple this summer
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« Reply #323 on: January 05, 2013, 11:24:20 PM »
Awesome view Bearhunter...
Thanks :)

BB... I'm not seeing the pics ???
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« Reply #324 on: January 06, 2013, 09:55:12 AM »




I heard some noises and my dog was on ALERT and my camara was loaded and i took this shot and thankfully this THING bolted



Then like the idiot i am i chased IT throuh the bush for some more pics

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« Reply #325 on: January 06, 2013, 11:19:13 AM »
Awesome!  Right place right time


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« Reply #326 on: January 06, 2013, 11:40:00 AM »
It's a treat to see the cinnamon black bears! They freak some people out, thinking they are a grizzly. I still can't convince my wife this is a black bear.  :P

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« Reply #327 on: January 06, 2013, 12:38:25 PM »
Great shots guys! There is a cinnamon black bear taxidermy at the local museum. They are big,  but not enormous big.

Bushybeard, glad to see you got image hosting worked out. :thumbsup:

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« Reply #328 on: January 06, 2013, 12:41:03 PM »
It's a treat to see the cinnamon black bears! They freak some people out, thinking they are a grizzly. I still can't convince my wife this is a black bear.  :P


We have some cinnamon bears around here. I saw one last summer.

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Get your wife to take the bear test on the FWP website ;)
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« Reply #329 on: January 06, 2013, 03:40:19 PM »
From a recent trip to my friend's home:





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« Reply #330 on: January 09, 2013, 08:46:27 AM »
Nice sunset the other night.  I was sitting in a ground blind waiting for a deer.  No deer but I didn't come home empty handed.

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« Reply #331 on: January 09, 2013, 10:02:34 AM »
No you didn't, nice shot wsdstan
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« Reply #332 on: January 09, 2013, 10:34:21 AM »
No you didn't, nice shot wsdstan

Thanks Zammer, appreciate it.
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« Reply #333 on: January 09, 2013, 11:22:08 AM »
Great colors!

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« Reply #334 on: January 15, 2013, 08:06:06 AM »


Out on the lake during a mild week.  The ice was still very solid and I managed to land one nice lake trout that I smoked up. 

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« Reply #335 on: January 15, 2013, 10:24:23 AM »


Out on the lake during a mild week.  The ice was still very solid and I managed to land one nice lake trout that I smoked up.

It has a mystical quality to it TACSAR,very nice. Cool to hear you landed a Laker as well... :thumbsup:
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« Reply #336 on: January 15, 2013, 11:05:32 AM »
This is a shot of ALLENDALE LAKE in the southern okanagan the lake is over 5000 feet above sea so this is a little higher still this is looking off to the Monashee's

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« Reply #337 on: January 15, 2013, 11:24:15 AM »
Nice BB, I can imagine the fresh air and the scent of all those Pine and Spruce trees...sweet!
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« Reply #338 on: January 17, 2013, 09:29:46 AM »
We saw this fellow yesterday on the road a few miles from our cabin...
I do believe that he is a Long Eared Owl :)...







These were taken down on a ranch in the valley (36,000 acres!) about 12 miles from our place; we drive thru part of it on our way to the highway.
The mountains in the background are part of The Scapegoat Wilderness...



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« Reply #339 on: January 17, 2013, 10:01:17 AM »
This is a shot of ALLENDALE LAKE in the southern okanagan the lake is over 5000 feet above sea so this is a little higher still this is looking off to the Monashee's


I love the Okanogan country. Spent many days exploring the northern regions. Looks like the reforestation is doing well.

We saw this fellow yesterday on the road a few miles from our cabin...
I do believe that he is a Long Eared Owl :) ...




Your buddy looks a bit sleepy.  ;) Nice photo op!
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« Reply #340 on: January 17, 2013, 10:06:20 AM »
Really like this Bearhunter, shows the vastness of the area....A 36,000 acre ranch :shocked: holy smokes

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« Reply #341 on: January 17, 2013, 10:21:00 AM »
Really like this Bearhunter, shows the vastness of the area....A 36,000 acre ranch :shocked: holy smokes


Thank you :)

It use to be owned by the Lindbergh family. They sold most of it off years ago.
If you continue down the road that you see in the pics for a few miles, you'll go through some of the land that the family kept.
I believe they still own around 5K acres.
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« Reply #342 on: January 17, 2013, 10:53:49 AM »

Thank you :)

It use to be owned by the Lindbergh family. They sold most if it off years ago.
If you continue down the road that you see in the pics for a few miles, you'll go through some of the land that the family kept.
I believe they still own around 5K acres.
Is this anywhere near Lahrity Lake?
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« Reply #343 on: January 17, 2013, 04:59:07 PM »

Thank you :)

It use to be owned by the Lindbergh family. They sold most if it off years ago.
If you continue down the road that you see in the pics for a few miles, you'll go through some of the land that the family kept.
I believe they still own around 5K acres.
Is this anywhere near Lahrity Lake?
OP, I've heard of Larhity Lake, how's the fishing?
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« Reply #344 on: January 17, 2013, 08:37:20 PM »
Great pictures Bearhunter.  That is why they call it Big Sky Country.  I love it out west.  I was out there on my motorcycle a few years back.  I need to get back.

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« Reply #345 on: January 17, 2013, 09:55:05 PM »

OP, I've heard of Larhity Lake, how's the fishing?
I only heard someone mention it as a landmark, and don't even recall what the conversation was about. They were down in that neck o' the woods for some reason. Thought it might be pretty close to you.
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« Reply #346 on: January 21, 2013, 09:03:02 AM »
My friend Castaneda pops in for a chat

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« Reply #347 on: January 21, 2013, 09:41:07 AM »
Bearhunter, nice owl shots!  Did he just hang around and pose or what?  Sometimes nature gives us a freebie for photos eh!  Awesome


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« Reply #348 on: January 21, 2013, 11:00:05 AM »
Bearhunter, nice owl shots!  Did he just hang around and pose or what?  Sometimes nature gives us a freebie for photos eh!  Awesome


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Sure, he just hung around and didn't really seem to concerned.
When I was reading to find out exactly what kind of owl he was (long eared owl), the book said that lots of times you could get within feet of them. I guess their just not to skittish around people :shrug:
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« Reply #349 on: January 21, 2013, 11:02:26 AM »
Bearhunter, nice owl shots!  Did he just hang around and pose or what?  Sometimes nature gives us a freebie for photos eh!  Awesome


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Sure, he just hung around and didn't really seem to concerned.
When I was reading to find out exactly what kind of owl he was (long eared owl), the book said that lots of times you could get within feet of them. I guess their just not to skittish around people :shrug:
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