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Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 10, 2012, 12:09:11 PM
I put this thread here because it's a "general" topic in my mind.
I know there are a lot of members who have an interest in photography, and take pictures not specific to outings, or trips. I've seen some really nice scenic shots, and a few "artsy" pictures.

I thought it might be nice to have a place to share the hobby.

The other thing that prompted me to post is that I just fell heir to a new camera!  All this time I've been using a Sony Cybershot with very limited settings, and a 3x zoom. 
A couple weeks ago I was given an Olympus 720SW, with a dead battery and no cables. I let my fingers do the walking through cyberspace, and found a battery charger and USB cable on Amazon for $1.28 for both!!! Another $6.00 S/H and I was good to go for under $10.  So far everything is working as advertised.

The excitement comes from the camera specs. It's shockproof up to a 5 foot drop on concrete, and will take underwater photos down to 10 feet. No need to worry about taking pictures in the rain, or getting it dunked on a canoe trip, eh?  It has a macro capability down to 2.7".  The really exciting part is that it has a 15x zoom, vs. the 3x on the old Sony, and "image stabilization".  I'm really looking forward to getting some better wildlife shots with it!

So without babbling further, here's a couple test shots from yesterday.

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/Olympus/92ead458.jpg)

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/Olympus/4a74983e.jpg)

So how about it? Got any purdy piktures to share?  Like I say, I would love to see some b/w or artsy stuff.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: American Grouch on June 10, 2012, 12:27:27 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!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-M6d9p2wmOs4/T8-_dc6lUJI/AAAAAAAAGU0/EaSYaaV-WIA/s720/065.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: kanukkarhu on June 10, 2012, 12:53:08 PM
I put some scenery shots up in the Canadian sub forum.  (Here, if you missed it and are interested: http://bladesandbushcraft.com/index.php/topic,1844.0.html ).

But here's another:

(http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u496/kanukkarhu/Untitled-2.jpg)

KK
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 10, 2012, 12:56:08 PM
Good idea, OP. And some nice pictures so far. :D

I'll see if I can find some of my favorites in my photobucket account...
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 10, 2012, 01:07:53 PM
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/9%20Mile%20Canyon%201/DPP_0024-1.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/M%20oab%201/DPP_7_0041.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/M%20oab%201/DPP_7_0036.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/M%20oab%201/DPP_7_0034.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 10, 2012, 01:08:31 PM
That crazy Pike thinks its a Largemouth...lol... great pic AG, and what says summer more than what that pic shows!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 10, 2012, 01:19:19 PM
Good idea, OP. And some nice pictures so far. :D

I'll see if I can find some of my favorites in my photobucket account...
Thanks! Let's hope this thread "sticks" around. <hint...hint>

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/0fdbb515.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on June 10, 2012, 02:30:58 PM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Fort%20Cobb%200311/Picture004.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: dsmjon on June 10, 2012, 02:43:52 PM
Canon 5DmkII, 100-400L

(http://jonsmithphoto.com/pics/RTH_snakebite_2827.jpg)

RTH eats snake...snake tries to eat RTH.

5DmkII, and I think the  100L macro with a small tube...

(http://jonsmithphoto.com/pics/wildlife/YJ-4149.jpg)

(http://jonsmithphoto.com/pics/wildlife/YJ-4097.jpg)

(http://jonsmithphoto.com/pics/wildlife/YJ-4160.jpg)

Yellow Jacket being "born"

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: American Grouch on June 10, 2012, 02:50:21 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.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PJYDA9ZGgRo/Ts1FHwuXl0I/AAAAAAAAD0U/MhdXuzyhJPM/s912/banner.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-P4PyvpRY948/Ts1FFeVFLqI/AAAAAAAAD0E/HJixkjMOQZU/s912/banner2.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-l8Vq-mUFWn8/Ts1FHcqt8jI/AAAAAAAAD0M/jfbE6I05-0E/s720/banner3.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cCxNl_pzu1s/Ts1FI4lTrnI/AAAAAAAAD0c/hnTp5YfBgzE/s912/Banner4.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HOEtkcjaGf4/Tnk_dgRrmxI/AAAAAAAAC0o/GqyKiwjx_Zw/s912/AG%2520Banner%2520P%2520Falcon.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Gurthy on June 10, 2012, 03:43:20 PM
I have some luck occasionally with my trusty Cannon Digital Elph... just point and click!

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac299/bstockwell3/BandB%20Pics/IMG_1995.jpg)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac299/bstockwell3/BandB%20Pics/IMG_2359.jpg)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac299/bstockwell3/BandB%20Pics/IMG_3723.jpg)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac299/bstockwell3/BandB%20Pics/IMG_3719.jpg)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac299/bstockwell3/BandB%20Pics/BlackberryJun3_4.jpg)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac299/bstockwell3/BandB%20Pics/IMG_3364.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: kanukkarhu on June 10, 2012, 04:28:56 PM
Wow!  Great photos all!  :thumbsup: Great thread OP. (I see it got sticky on ya...)  ;)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 10, 2012, 04:52:03 PM
Local Art Gallery had an "Art in the Park" thing going on this wknd, went over for a look and although many vendors did not want any pics taken of their work, this Vender who is a Metalsmith did not mind me snapping a pic of his Serpent, it was very nicely done...

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/artdisplayserpent2bw.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 10, 2012, 06:05:30 PM
Some great looking photos so far!

I decided to try an experiment. The original pics I posted were single exposures. but this green one just begged to be processed with HDR software. So I used Canon's Digital Photo Professional to create 5 "pseudo bracketed" images by manipulating the brightness. I then used Photomatix Light HDR software to produce the following results:

Before:
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/M%20oab%201/DPP_7_0036.jpg)

After:
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/g1And4more_fused.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 10, 2012, 06:10:56 PM
That made it pop PW...sometimes all a pic needs is a little somethin extra.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 10, 2012, 06:20:41 PM
Thanks Zammer. I really need to get a camera that can take bracketed pics. I have an older DSLR but I never take it anywhere because it doesn't fit in my pocket. :D

I love the effects you can get with HDR processing but the bracketed shots are what kills it for me. The detail in the highlights of the above image would be so much clearer if it wasn't a single shot.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: kanukkarhu on June 10, 2012, 09:27:17 PM
Zammer, I love the way that serpent looks like it's going to eat the guy's head!  AWESOME photo.

And PW, nice thinking.  I have a program to "tweek" my photos, but I tend to just use an online one such as picknik (gone now) or something similar.

Again, nice shots.  I'll post another after a few more get a chance.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 10, 2012, 11:02:07 PM
Zammer, I love the way that serpent looks like it's going to eat the guy's head!  AWESOME photo.

I got lucky with that Kanuk...thanks
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Wounded Thumb on June 10, 2012, 11:23:09 PM
PW, can you explain a little more about these bracketed pictures, I got no clue what you're talking about.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 10, 2012, 11:37:03 PM
Great shots, guys! Thanks for playing!
I would give my left family jewel for a DSLR!  I have my 35mm gear packed away, and only use it occasionally when I get serious.
With the post-processing treatment, I went to an open-source program called Gimp. What I do, PW, is create multiple layers, and then stack them to get the vibrant colors and contrast I used to get with Kodachrome.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 11, 2012, 12:02:55 AM
PW, can you explain a little more about these bracketed pictures, I got no clue what you're talking about.

Sure thing.

Bracketed exposures means that you take multiple pictures of the same subject with the same framing (usually from a tripod) with diferent exposure levels. For example, you could take one picture underexposed one stop, then one at the metered exposure, thn one overexposed one stop. Some people like to take many more, perhaps starting at -2 stops and going up in 1/3 stop increments all the way to +2 stops, for example.

The technique used to be used by film photographers to help ensure they would get the perfect exposure. They would have several "waste" exposures and one correct one. Since digital images can be tweaked so easily in post processing, most pocket digital cameras don't have the feature.

However, for making an "HDR" (High Dynamic Range) image, you need bracketed images. When you take a single image, the shadows will be dar, and the highlights will be bright. But you won't see much detail in those parts of the image. By taking bracketed exposures, on the underexposed shot, the highlights will be toned down and you'll be able to see details you couldn't see in the "as metered" shot. An overexposed shot will reveal details that would be hidden in shadows. HDR software can blend the bracketed shots together to reveal details it is impossible to capture in a single exposure. And the software can give you a lot of fun options for tweaking the contrast and saturation to achieve some effects that go from merely more vivid to surreal.

OP's method of blending multiple images with GIMP can achieve similar effects but is perhaps more labor intensive. I recommend giving the Photomatix Light HDR software a try. They have a free version that you can play with to see if you like it, but it leaves a watermark on your pics. I went ahead and bought it because it was the simplest from a user standpoint I'd seen so far. It lets you get all the cool effects without having to really learn anything.:D

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 11, 2012, 12:13:43 AM
Great shots, guys! Thanks for playing!
I would give my left family jewel for a DSLR!  I have my 35mm gear packed away, and only use it occasionally when I get serious.
With the post-processing treatment, I went to an open-source program called Gimp. What I do, PW, is create multiple layers, and then stack them to get the vibrant colors and contrast I used to get with Kodachrome.

The biggest difference I see with using the DSLR is the recovery time between shots is so much better! Taking pictures of my daughter is pretty frustrating with a pocket camera because of the lag between pressing the shutter button and the actual picture. With the "big" camera it takes the shot immediately before those fleeting expressions are gone. But... things that are cumbersome get left at home more often than not.

What I want to get is one of the really top of the line all in one cameras that have a fixed zoom and a lot of features, including a hot shoe and a pentaprism viewfinder just like an SLR. That would be small enough to take along but without having to sacrifice too many features. I bought the cheapest Canon DSLR I could find a couple of years ago and I like it, but it's already obsolete. :rolleyes:

Another thing that really bugs me is that cameras nowadays use proprietary rechargeable batteries. I use NiMh cells in mine but I like the ability to use alkalines so I don't miss out on the action waiting for batteries to charge. And replacement NiMh AA's are usually way cheaper than proprietary camera batteries.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 11, 2012, 12:30:35 AM
....Taking pictures of my daughter is pretty frustrating with a pocket camera because of the lag between pressing the shutter button and the actual picture. With the "big" camera it takes the shot immediately before those fleeting expressions are gone. ...
That's my biggest complaint, too. I'm used to having my 35mm SLR take a picture in 1/1000th of a second, and be ready for the next one 1/1000th of a second later!
I typically turn off the "preview" feature on the digital, and set the resolution for the lowest possible acceptable pixel count. That speeds things up a lot between photos. BUT, nothing can speed this pocket cameras up when it comes to trying to shot an action shot. You have to start pressing the shutter release a couple days before the scene you want to capture happens, and then hope you guessed right.  >:(

As far as the bracketed shot go, my antique Olympus 510, the Sony Cybershot, and this Olympus 720SW have an easily accessible button that lets you slide from 2 stops under, to 2 stops over in 1/3rd stop increments. Really quick and easy to use.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 11, 2012, 10:36:09 AM
Time for a Cat nap...Zzzzzzz

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/tweekinthelandofzzzzzzborder.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Wounded Thumb on June 11, 2012, 11:34:08 AM
Thank you PW
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: kanukkarhu on June 11, 2012, 11:50:52 AM
(http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u496/kanukkarhu/Untitled-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 11, 2012, 12:13:44 PM
Canon 5DmkII, 100-400L

(http://jonsmithphoto.com/pics/RTH_snakebite_2827.jpg)

RTH eats snake...snake tries to eat RTH.

Really enjoyed this photo. Nature in Action!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Highlife on June 11, 2012, 12:22:38 PM
Canon 5DmkII, 100-400L

RTH eats snake...snake tries to eat RTH.

Really enjoyed this photo. Nature in Action!  :thumbsup:

Agreed. RTH FTW!  :D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 11, 2012, 11:21:26 PM
I'm really getting to like this camera.

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/Olympus/6a1b3d52.jpg)

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/Olympus/9f624748.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 12, 2012, 12:08:48 AM
Flower macros are great!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: woodsrunner on June 13, 2012, 09:22:38 PM
pine creek lake absaroka mtns...montana...wo ods
(http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x362/woody115/IMG_0045.jpg)
Title: Stories to be told
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 13, 2012, 09:29:32 PM
(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/2868f279.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: woodsrunner on June 13, 2012, 09:45:24 PM
reckon thats getting yer moneys worth!!!very cool OP...woods
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 13, 2012, 09:57:22 PM
reckon thats getting yer moneys worth!!!very cool OP...woods
I reckon that saw is older than you and me put together!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 13, 2012, 10:09:30 PM
The really interesting thing about that saw is that I believe the blade was hand-made from a plain strip of metal.  The old timers really knew the meaning of DIY!

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/9221d88c.jpg)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: woodsrunner on June 13, 2012, 10:16:14 PM
reckon thats getting yer moneys worth!!!very cool OP...woods
I reckon that saw is older than you and me put together!
that is old!...LOL...yer probably right about that saw blade op, different breed of human for sure!...woods
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sudz on June 14, 2012, 08:14:28 PM
One of my newest favorites! Memorial Day weekend, Wonderful weather, and my Fatbike.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8028/7282526026_789e97bd19_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68457457@N04/7282526026/)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 14, 2012, 08:25:33 PM
Nice perspective, Sudz! I like the composition in that bike pic!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sudz on June 14, 2012, 11:19:22 PM
Thanks OP, maybe two years of Art wasn't a waste  ;D

Absolutely Loved that weekend! Snow at about 8000 feet, little bit of drizzle/sleet below and beautifully green. Not 10 feet from where I snapped the photo I found a large batch of newly opened Indian Paintbrush flowers, I was in my element that day.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 16, 2012, 10:13:59 PM
White Campion (wildflower).  The roots are boiled and used as soap.

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/Olympus/230aab0e.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 21, 2012, 10:06:00 PM
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/breakwallpillarsandchainsspencer.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 21, 2012, 10:19:21 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: GrowlingBear on June 21, 2012, 10:21:22 PM
Big pallet roasting over a foot-deep bed of coals on a cold February night in the desert:
(http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b422/GrowlingBear1/Oakfire1.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Dadio on June 22, 2012, 07:33:13 PM
(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/TobaccoBarn.jpg)
(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/THunting1Watercolor.jpg)
(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/MooseWidescreen.jpg)
(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/GulfShores.jpg)
(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/fDogwoodWatercolor.jpg)
(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/Colorado%202011/COFlower11.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 22, 2012, 08:00:01 PM
Nice! Thanks! Change that one of the hunters to b/w, or sepia and that's probably what a deer would see. Or not see!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: easy_rider75 on June 23, 2012, 09:12:01 AM
(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx221/bikebum1975/black%20and%20white/100_1143.jpg)


this  was a total crap lucky shot I got of our  dog. taken with a nothing fancy o it point and shoot
(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx221/bikebum1975/100_1888.jpg)


(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx221/bikebum1975/100_1592.jpg)


Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on June 23, 2012, 02:50:05 PM
One of my friends.  He is a real Jack   .

Taken with my dumb phone (I cant afford a smart one yet)




(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/assinafton.jpg)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Dadio on June 24, 2012, 06:51:47 AM
(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/SBW.jpg)
(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/A2BW.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 24, 2012, 09:35:58 AM
Good shots all, I especially like this shot GB took...and have dubbed it "The burning gates of Hell"

(http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b422/GrowlingBear1/Oakfire1.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Dadio on June 24, 2012, 09:49:58 AM
Should that be "burning GRATES of hell"?  Does look like something out of a Lord of the Rings movie....
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 24, 2012, 09:51:57 AM
Some awesome pictures so far folks! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: easy_rider75 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


(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx221/bikebum1975/nature/100_4420.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer 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
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 08, 2012, 03:23:32 PM
One of the local waterfalls, named Sherman Falls... Exploriment should recognize this one...

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/m_shermanfallsancaster2.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan 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.

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad274/stantdm/DSC_0002-016.jpg)

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad274/stantdm/DSC_0004-016.jpg)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: land cruiser 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.


(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cCxNl_pzu1s/Ts1FI4lTrnI/AAAAAAAAD0c/hnTp5YfBgzE/s912/Banner4.jpg)


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
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TwinBlade on July 31, 2012, 11:34:48 PM
:D

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/HKHolyDiver/mytruck017-1.jpg)

What?? It's nature. :P

I was about to fine them for unauthorized copulation in my front dogwoods, but saved them the embarrassment when I remembered a certain cop when I was 18.... (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/HKHolyDiver/icon_smile_whistling.gif)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TwinBlade 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!!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/HKHolyDiver/photo.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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.

Day Lily:

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Plants/f3665a12.jpg)

Mallow: (The boiled roots of the Marsh Mallow were the original marshmellows)

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Plants/7ede8b9b.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood 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?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy 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:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy 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:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: mibuwulf on August 07, 2012, 08:02:10 AM
Messing with settings on my point and shoot.

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/5640_138912852124_7630171_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/5640_138913012124_4033902_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/5640_138913027124_7715950_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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).
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: mibuwulf 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: American Grouch on August 08, 2012, 10:34:10 PM
Some recent shots.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EQrPQxbgK70/UCK1G52yQAI/AAAAAAAAHF4/QuJdtHbGmjY/s1600/058.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ahEvji4T1Oc/UCK1Nu9DfII/AAAAAAAAHGI/8_KNes9K8v0/s1600/067.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ChlL0Pk_G6w/UCK1RidDlyI/AAAAAAAAHGQ/gN8lrYKNacw/s1600/068.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uWN0STlPKVY/UCK1in4mpKI/AAAAAAAAHGs/b_Bn2911lBc/s1600/077.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fxo7K7ZDShQ/UCK1lh0jheI/AAAAAAAAHG0/5VXSgodeK94/s1600/081.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bgi5yH2qQWw/UCK1pORPw3I/AAAAAAAAHG8/S7IxRUHPjFA/s1600/101.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0QecV_oNmrs/UCK1t-5ekgI/AAAAAAAAHHE/xaycC9zdUlo/s1600/102.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YnEc-2uVaiE/UCK13KgMU-I/AAAAAAAAHHU/11Ar5OlTy_I/s1600/105.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tMa-g-gK08A/UCK2JliqREI/AAAAAAAAHH0/8WPVywhe2oI/s1600/136.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kwTAALTKNtU/UCK2cuWcxxI/AAAAAAAAHIE/EzVcNQ0aG20/s1600/155.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 09, 2012, 12:37:41 AM
Nice bee studies! Is there a hive nearby?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 09, 2012, 12:47:11 AM
Borrowed this from another thread.
Tiger Swallowtail.

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Wildlife/95c85ef5.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on August 09, 2012, 01:02:42 AM
Awesome insect shots guys!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood 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.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/2012-08-07_14-44-39_HDR.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood 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
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: American Grouch 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: SkunkApe on August 09, 2012, 10:22:29 AM
This is my son Finder at a secluded beach on Cumberland Island, GA.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/167244_493318921253_6110193_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: American Grouch 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!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: SkunkApe on August 09, 2012, 10:43:57 AM
Thank you American Grouch!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy 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:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: American Grouch 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek 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.

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/petrified/100_4355.jpg)

Creek :chopwood:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on August 09, 2012, 04:53:09 PM
Whoa! Double rainbow!

Pretty cool Creek! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Gurthy 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.

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/petrified/100_4355.jpg)

Creek :chopwood:

Double rainbow! What does it mean?!?!?! 

:) Nice pic UtC!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer 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.

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/houseoftherisingsunbackinjune09.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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.
Title: Trout's eye view
Post by: Old Philosopher 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:

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Plants/bbdd20bb.jpg)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: American Grouch 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 12, 2012, 01:18:57 PM
Beautiful as always, Warrior. Thanks!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer 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?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: The Warrior on August 12, 2012, 02:37:38 PM
Thanks guys. Here's a few more. Took these in the Bighorns:

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 13, 2012, 12:14:01 AM
...
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.

(http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/photo/detailpages/olympus_720sw_h2o_212.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Dadio on August 16, 2012, 05:07:19 AM
Some photos from our recent vacation:
(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/Piper1.jpg)

(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/Clouds.jpg)

(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/TinyCrab1.jpg)

(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/Flower1.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: The Warrior on August 16, 2012, 05:41:38 AM
Nice! Your NIKON D60 takes some nice photos.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on August 16, 2012, 10:51:14 AM
...
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.

(http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/photo/detailpages/olympus_720sw_h2o_212.jpg)

Thanks for the info OP
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 22, 2012, 08:53:58 PM
The view from one of my favorite remote campsites:

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Day%20hikes/27e52fc0.jpg)
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on August 26, 2012, 09:59:13 AM
My favorite Morning Glory started blooming last week. It's on a porch rail and I enjoy looking at it every morning when I rise.

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/new%20axes/100_4403.jpg)

Creek :chopwood:

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Trailhead on September 19, 2012, 06:31:02 PM
Crane pond, Adirondacks.

(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj538/DaBza/DSCN0276_zps6c296b1f.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on September 19, 2012, 08:15:33 PM
Nice shot! I like those shadowy canoes. A day well spent.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Trailhead on September 19, 2012, 08:40:20 PM
Nice shot! I like those shadowy canoes. A day well spent.

Thanks OP!  "A day well spent" is exactly what comes to mind when I look at it, too.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on September 20, 2012, 09:54:34 AM
Very nice Trailhead, just the kinda thing you want to see to start/end  the day.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: beanbag on September 24, 2012, 08:39:35 PM
Catskill Mountain Fog:

(http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz62/beanbag_photos111/Plane%20Crash%20Bushwack/IMG_0628_zps978593bf.jpg?t=1348540084)

I was with two other forum members and Son O' when we stopped to photograph this rock formation.  We were all exhausted, and not one of us noticed what's obvious to me now-- the perfectly formed Stone Spirit:

(http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz62/beanbag_photos111/Plane%20Crash%20Bushwack/IMG_0640_zpsfa42829f-1.jpg?t=1348540420)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on September 24, 2012, 08:56:06 PM
Looks a little like Charlton Heston 8)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on September 24, 2012, 09:20:11 PM
Looks like Abe Lincoln with a gray beard.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: mibuwulf on September 25, 2012, 07:34:26 AM
Were you looking for that or did you just notice it?  That is awesome!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: beanbag on September 25, 2012, 08:04:03 AM
Were you looking for that or did you just notice it?  That is awesome!

I was looking at the same rock you were.  I think we were all too exhausted and focused on navigating to notice much of anything besides where we took our next step.

I first noticed it when I uploaded my pictures.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on September 30, 2012, 12:21:58 AM
A couple from past two days ...click the pics for a slightly larger view

A lookout at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park...
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/monocliffslookoutpanoolysept28-12.jpg)

and one from today...Dundas peak at Spencers Gorge
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/dundaslookoutpanobacktowardstewsfallscroppedolysept29-12.jpg)


Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on October 01, 2012, 01:43:04 AM
Wow, those fall colors look awesome! What software did you use to make the panoramas? I use Canon's Photostitch and it's pretty good but I usually run into problems where the exposure value is different because of the sun's position in the sky. I think if I took the shots with the sun directly overhead it wouldn't be as apparent.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: The Warrior on October 01, 2012, 05:07:25 AM
I bought my wife a Sony point and shoot for Christmas last year, and it has the option to take panoramic shots like that. Click the shutter, slowly pan, then it lets you know when it's done. Pretty cool feature really.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on October 01, 2012, 08:37:04 AM
Wow, those fall colors look awesome! What software did you use to make the panoramas? I use Canon's Photostitch and it's pretty good but I usually run into problems where the exposure value is different because of the sun's position in the sky. I think if I took the shots with the sun directly overhead it wouldn't be as apparent.

Thanks PDubs its starting to look pretty up here. I use exactly what you use actually. I do o.k with the panos but it seems to be if there is blue sky like in the 1st pano then I get the slight overlap that you can see about a third to the left, in the 2nd pano the sky was mostly cloudy with only a little blue and the seams are not as aparent. Both these shots were taken freehand so technically that was my 1st mistake, another thing I've been told is to try to overlap my shots more. I'll keep trying and learning.

Warrior...I've heard of this new style for taking panos have not had a chance to try it out.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on October 01, 2012, 09:00:24 AM
My daughter now has a high-end Sony DSLR with that pano feature. Really neat, but the produced files are huge!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on October 01, 2012, 12:57:43 PM
Zammer,

I think another thing that could cause the "seam" effect (though it's not too apparent in yours) is polarization. Even if you don't shoot with a polarized lens you can get a bit of the effect in finished images. If you ever play with a circular polarizing lens you can see how the sky looks much bluer, then if you turn your body 90 degrees, it get's lighter until you turn the filter 90 degrees to compensate.

But, you'd have a heck of a time messing with a filter to try to match the sky from one shot to the next... :D

This was the most recent panaorama I made using photostitch.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/New%20Home/backpano1.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on October 01, 2012, 02:01:44 PM
I've never seen that effect before. I'm guessing it's a software constraint.
I use Camedia Master v2.5 for the Olympus cameras. I use v2.5 because the new v5.0 sucks. It will only "stitch" images that were taken with the propriatory image processing of the cameras. With v2.5 you can stitch any photos that have enough image data to match.

This was a 6 image pano stitched with Camedia. It's 180 degree pano, and the software did an excellent job of blending the sky differentials.

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Day%20hikes/TobaccoValley_zps2773033e.jpg)

This is a 2 image stitch job

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Day%20hikes/EurekaPanorama_zpsf9316b24.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on October 16, 2012, 12:00:19 AM
I call this "The Ponderer"...lol...in actual fact, its my Son looking out over a cliffs edge checking out the Fall scenery on a short hike we took this past Sat.

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/quinnatledge1b.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on October 16, 2012, 12:59:04 AM
 :thumbsup: Nice!
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: JustJoel on October 16, 2012, 04:48:15 AM
Here are a few I took yesterday...

It was a bit wet but the colors were nice.  :)

(http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab84/JustJoel_Stuff/Bushclass/Outing%205/DSC00603_zps767a1e21.jpg)

(http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab84/JustJoel_Stuff/Bushclass/Outing%205/DSC00596_zpsa47237dc.jpg)

(http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab84/JustJoel_Stuff/Bushclass/Outing%205/DSC00592_zps7d2b76f7.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Ed on October 16, 2012, 07:48:20 AM
There is some beautiful photography here. I thought I would add a couple of mine. I do things a little differently than most people ('cause I'm a little weird).

I like doing things the old fashioned way. I shoot a Howard Hill longbow, I hunt with a flintlock muzzleloader, and I shoot pictures on black&white film. Since I can no longer get my film developed locally, I had to build a darkroom at home. I took a couple of years worth of photography classes in high school and the darkroom work was by far my favorite part.

Anyway... Here's a video tour of my darkroom:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPRFAHl8ql4

Here's a few photos...

These are just negative scans... I soup the film in the darkroom and then I use my film scanner to digitalize the images. I usually only use this process like a light table so that I can look at all of the negs really good and decide which ones I want to print in the darkroom.

(http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a498/Blue_Ridge_Bushcraft/img050.jpg)

(http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a498/Blue_Ridge_Bushcraft/img062.jpg)

(http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a498/Blue_Ridge_Bushcraft/img047.jpg)

Here's one of my darkroom prints using a commercial (not homemade) developer chemical It's not bushcrafty but I thought the feeling and contrast turned out pretty well.

(http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a498/Blue_Ridge_Bushcraft/img128.jpg)

Now, I'll upload one of my favorites... I like to play with a homemade developer called caffenol... It is made with instant coffee along with sodium carbonate (washing soda) and vitamin C powder.  I use different recipes for film and for photo paper... the different recipes are made by altering the proportions of the ingredients.

This is a scan of a final print... the film and the paper where both developed in different formulations of caffenol so it's a picture of coffee that was developed in coffee, then printed while I drank coffee and the print was developed in coffee as well LOL:

(http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a498/Blue_Ridge_Bushcraft/img126.jpg)

I hope you guys like them, but it's ok if you don't... It's not everybody's cup of tea (or caffenol)

Ed
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on October 16, 2012, 09:25:55 AM
Excellent, Ed! My darkroom has been living in boxes for many years. I often wish I had the space and time to resurrect it. I shot (shoot) 35mm, b/w and transparencies. I'd use my camera a LOT more if I had a film scanner to digitize them.
I'm really curious about your chemical experiments. I never got into very far (other than sensitizing various surfaces to take an image) and all my processing was done with commercial products. Fascinating!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Ed on October 16, 2012, 10:39:56 AM
Excellent, Ed! My darkroom has been living in boxes for many years. I often wish I had the space and time to resurrect it. I shot (shoot) 35mm, b/w and transparencies. I'd use my camera a LOT more if I had a film scanner to digitize them.
I'm really curious about your chemical experiments. I never got into very far (other than sensitizing various surfaces to take an image) and all my processing was done with commercial products. Fascinating!

There's tons of information on the internet about caffenol and other "homemade soups" but alot of it is purely theoretical and the folks who have posted it have not actually tested their recipes or if they have, they haven't shared the data that they've come up with. So basically getting started with homemade soup is kind of a trial and error process at best.

The interesting thing is that it's not the caffeine that develops the silver, it's caffeic acid.  I've seen some cool results using other sources of caffeic acid like cheap red wine. The vitamin C (ascorbic acid) accelerates the development so it's kind of important to balance that with the caffeic acid so that you don't get fogging or other weird affects. The sodium carbonate is just a buffer and anti-fogging agent as well.

I would be happy to share my recipes as well as the data and times that I have currently. All I've done so far is Fomapan 100 and 400 ISO film and some really old Kodak 2484 missle testing film that I got as a gift.  As far as my paper recipe, all of the data I have so far is for Ilford MGIV and Arista EDU.

Ed
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on October 16, 2012, 11:06:23 AM
I'll PM you on this subject, so we don't bog down the thread. Thanks!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on October 16, 2012, 12:21:28 PM
Good stuff  JJ and Ed, thanks for contributing, I'll check out your vid Ed when I get home later

Good vid Ed, I enjoyed seeing your set-up, thanks for sharing that.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on October 16, 2012, 01:02:06 PM
Ed, I find this very interesting.  If you would care to start a thread on the process, I'm sure many of us would be grateful for the information.  I really like black & white photography, especially for history related photos.  It just seems to be a better fit for recording certain things and events!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Ed on October 16, 2012, 01:21:01 PM
I'll do that... I'll start the thread shortly after I help the young'uns with their homework.

That way I don't take up any more space in this thread... Let's see some more photos!

Ed
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on October 16, 2012, 06:13:56 PM
You know its going to be a long day....


(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/011_zpsaf7599bc.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Ed on October 17, 2012, 07:37:50 AM
Here's a couple more:

This one was part of a roll that I used to experiment with a lens that I had just got.  It is really good glass but in a focal length that I had not played with previously. I was kind of experimenting with it's depth of field capabilities. It was just a roll of random shots but I really liked the way this one turned out.  Arista EDU 100 iso film developed in D-76.  It's a negative scan:

(http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a498/Blue_Ridge_Bushcraft/img092.jpg)

This one is another shot from that same roll... I just really liked it because of the shadow.  Another random shot, but I like it:

(http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a498/Blue_Ridge_Bushcraft/img096.jpg)

This next one is also a negative scan, but it was one of my first rolls of film developed in coffee.  It needs some work as far as contrast and tone go, but it's going to be the next one that get's a day's worth of treatment in the darkroom.  I really like how the composition worked out and there's even a little artifact that looks like a starburst. This was accidental and caused by not using a lens hood, but it looks like she is looking at it. This is my daughter on the swing at a local park... just hit the right moment and had a happy accident:

(http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a498/Blue_Ridge_Bushcraft/img080.jpg)

Ed
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on October 17, 2012, 08:53:15 AM
Some subject just ask for b/w treatment.
I call this one "Waiting for Spring".  ;)

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/563cfe03.jpg)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on October 17, 2012, 09:12:33 AM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/001_zpsb2aa06e5.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on October 17, 2012, 10:22:51 AM
It does indeed appear as tho your daughter is looking at the artifact....thats one of those right place right time kinda shots, cool
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on October 18, 2012, 08:40:07 PM
Another Pano I grabbed last week while out on a short hike with my Son..

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/rattlesnakepano2towardsMtNemo.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: The Warrior on October 18, 2012, 10:16:38 PM
Lower Falls, from Artist's Point, Yellowstone:

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on October 19, 2012, 01:29:46 AM
Wall hanging quality, as usual, Warrior.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: The Warrior on October 19, 2012, 05:07:50 AM
Thanks. I thought they looked a little blurry here. I didn't know some photos had to be clicked on to get the full size. That made a difference.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: The Warrior on October 19, 2012, 05:11:03 AM
Breezy Point, Black Hills, SD:

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on October 19, 2012, 09:07:22 AM
Your photos remind me of those "laser prints" that we in vogue back in the 70's.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on October 19, 2012, 10:43:30 AM
I like the reds greens and blue off the porch today :)

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/new%20axes/100_4615.jpg)

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: The Warrior on October 19, 2012, 03:42:25 PM
Lake Seymour, Vermont:



Lake Willoughby, Vermont:

Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on October 20, 2012, 05:05:47 AM
My back yard last night. 2 little cuties.

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/new%20axes/100_4618.jpg)

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/new%20axes/100_4623.jpg)

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/new%20axes/100_4627.jpg)

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on October 23, 2012, 12:11:37 PM
One from this past wknd from a hike with my daughter....I especially liked the moss on this trees roots

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/mossontrunkandroots.jpg)


Tried another pano...

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/panonum2dundasvallhikewithmaddy.jpg)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: The Warrior on October 23, 2012, 04:47:05 PM
Nice photos zammer.

Some odds and ends photos. Spring and Fall:

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on October 23, 2012, 04:56:28 PM
Great photos guys. Yous are using paint brushes and I'm using crayons!

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: The Warrior on October 24, 2012, 07:08:40 PM
All taken at Rend Lake, Illinois:

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on October 27, 2012, 04:56:49 PM
Awesome pics guys!

I snapped a pic of this magpie eating a chipmunk.

It's like a crow wearing a tux! :D

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/cedars%201/edit1.jpg)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on October 27, 2012, 05:08:10 PM
Awesome pics guys!

I snapped a pic of this magpie eating a chipmunk.
It's like a crow wearing a tux! :D
Good shot! LOL! That's the best description of these scavengers I've heard yet!


Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on October 27, 2012, 10:50:39 PM
Heh, yeah they sound like crows a bit too. Same taxonomic family, Corvidae.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Dadio on October 28, 2012, 08:58:52 AM
(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/FallColorsWS.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on October 28, 2012, 08:28:45 PM
Nice colors Dadio!

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/cedars%201/IMG_0324.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: GrowlingBear on October 28, 2012, 08:55:26 PM
Caves in Aliso and Wood Canyons Park, here in OC.  The whole park has caves and water-formed rocks.  It was under the sea way back when.  When they built one of the toll roads in that area, crews discovered a giant whale fossil.

I didn't get too close, for fear of sleestacks. LOL.
(http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b422/GrowlingBear1/AW12291105.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on October 28, 2012, 09:07:55 PM
Cool picture GB. Looks like the helmets on the "architects" from Prometheus.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: GrowlingBear on October 28, 2012, 09:25:45 PM
It kinda does look like the helmet.  Except one made in China.  LOL.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 03, 2012, 08:01:29 PM
Here are a few "sapsicles" collecting under a recently cut branch of one of our pinyon pines.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/cedars%201/sapsicle.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 03, 2012, 08:32:28 PM
Played with a little HDR tonight...

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/treesetcrop.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on November 03, 2012, 08:41:20 PM
Looks like the scenery in the closing credits of 'Gone With The Wind' :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 03, 2012, 10:44:57 PM
It's the rising of the Dark Rift viewed from Regula 7 in the Zora'k Quadrant.
Title: More HDR
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 03, 2012, 11:39:24 PM
Took another HDR to play with. I got a new "bridge" camera after discussing them so much. :D I have been enjoying the auto exposure bracketing feature which makes HDR much easier than having to adjust the exposure compensation for each shot like with my point and shoot cameras.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/IMG_0132_3_4_tonemapped.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 03, 2012, 11:43:43 PM
Neat!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 04, 2012, 04:28:37 PM
These are old coke ovens for the mines in the area.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/IMG_0138_39_40_tonemappedsmall.jpg)

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/IMG_0141_2_3_tonemappedsmall.jpg)

And a re-vamp of yesterday's sunset shot...

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/IMG_0091_2_3_tonemappedsmall.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Ed on November 04, 2012, 04:50:18 PM
Very cool. I wish I had something more to share, but I've been laid-up for a couple of weeks. (long story)

I hope to be back on my feet by next weekend, though.

I've got an idea for some pretty cool shots if I can get out in the woods soon.

Ed
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on November 05, 2012, 12:38:49 AM
Damn!...you nailed this one PDubs, its good on several levels...

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/IMG_0138_39_40_tonemappedsmall.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 05, 2012, 07:03:02 AM
Thanks Zam! This was another HDR but I was shooting for a much more subtle effect. There are a lot of opportunities for pictures out at those abandoned mine and railroad buildings.

On another note, we will be getting some snow here this coming weekend if the weather man is right, so that opens up a lot of new picture opportunities as well.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on November 05, 2012, 10:55:51 AM
Thanks Zam! This was another HDR but I was shooting for a much more subtle effect. There are a lot of opportunities for pictures out at those abandoned mine and railroad buildings.

On another note, we will be getting some snow here this coming weekend if the weather man is right, so that opens up a lot of new picture opportunities as well.

You achieved it nicely, didn't overcook it at all...look forward to more of your HDR experiments. I remember what you said you were using for stitches but what software did you use for the HDR?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 05, 2012, 05:28:28 PM
I used an older, dumbed down version of photomatix called "photomatix light". They now call it something else, but its still about $36. I am considering springing for the $99 to get the full fledged photomatix.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 05, 2012, 05:46:59 PM
I used an older, dumbed down version of photomatix called "photomatix light". They now call it something else, but its still about $36. I am considering springing for the $99 to get the full fledged photomatix.
So...could I achieve this effect if I took three photos of a subject, one at 1 stop under, on at normal exposure, and 1 at 1 stop over, and then "stacked" them with Photoshop, or Gimp?
Title: Re: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 05, 2012, 06:17:52 PM
I used an older, dumbed down version of photomatix called "photomatix light". They now call it something else, but its still about $36. I am considering springing for the $99 to get the full fledged photomatix.
So...could I achieve this effect if I took three photos of a subject, one at 1 stop under, on at normal exposure, and 1 at 1 stop over, and then "stacked" them with Photoshop, or Gimp?

I think there is a special version of photoshop (lightroom?) That allows you to do this easily.

I think what most folks do is take the layers and dtack them, then alter their transparency selectively to allow the lighter exposures to be seen in shadowy areas, and thendarker exposurss to be seen in the blown out highlights. Still dedicated software can do in seconds what it would take hours to do manually and probably weeks to learn.

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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on November 05, 2012, 06:20:19 PM
I used an older, dumbed down version of photomatix called "photomatix light". They now call it something else, but its still about $36. I am considering springing for the $99 to get the full fledged photomatix.

Yep, I've got the old free version of Photomatix as well, havn't played around with HDR in awhile but I may just give it another go, thanks
Title: Re: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 05, 2012, 08:46:18 PM
I used an older, dumbed down version of photomatix called "photomatix light". They now call it something else, but its still about $36. I am considering springing for the $99 to get the full fledged photomatix.

Yep, I've got the old free version of Photomatix as well, havn't played around with HDR in awhile but I may just give it another go, thanks

Yeah the free version is good to see if you like the software, but it puts a watermark on the pictures.

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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: The Warrior on November 06, 2012, 04:26:25 PM
Taken in Hannibal, Missouri:

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: SwampHanger on November 09, 2012, 04:12:14 PM
Still learning with my SLR but took these today at a new Nature Preserve their starting not far from the house. Turning a very important archilogical site from orange grove back to it's natural waterfront to sandhill ridge. They have found pottery dating back 10,000 years on this site. It was a long term village back then. Oh guess how big that Gator was judging the fact thats a Great Blue Heron standing on his head!

(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x399/SwampHanger/FerndalePreserve119.jpg)

(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x399/SwampHanger/FerndalePreserve120.jpg)

(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x399/SwampHanger/FerndalePreserve121.jpg)

(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x399/SwampHanger/FerndalePreserve122.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on November 09, 2012, 04:22:44 PM
COOL SHOTS, Swamp!   Do herons stand atop gator heads, often?  OR just one time per heron :P
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: SwampHanger on November 09, 2012, 05:38:56 PM
First I've seen in person Wolfy. I watched forever hoping I was gonna get a NatGeo moment! They were so far out that my 70x135 zoom was having trouble. That's why I B&W'ed it. I'm going back in the am to catch the sunrise if they have the gate open early enough. This is the 3rd largest lake in Fl. It goes into the same system that we all camped in a few weeks ago. But it's away's away.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 11, 2012, 09:49:41 AM
More silly fun with HDR. I know this is way over the top. The shot is a parking lot at an outlet mall. Really uninteresting composition and subject matter. The only thing that makes it interesting is the surreal HDR processing. imagine if I got a good looking shot with this effect! :D  Anyhow I just clamped my camera to the window of the car for the shot.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/hdr001_2_3_tonemappedsmall.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 11, 2012, 10:32:04 AM
Looks like a November morning in Montana!  :D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on November 11, 2012, 02:15:35 PM
Thats the beauty of PP, it can take a seemingly lost pic and turn it into something cool to look at. 8)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 11, 2012, 04:39:01 PM
Here's another uninteresting shot made tolerable with processing and cropping.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/hdr010_1_2_tonemappededit.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on November 12, 2012, 11:08:46 AM
Cool looking building is that a home?  are those copper panels or wood with a million coats of poly...lol ? that is a crazy blue sky!...keepum comin Pdubs... 8)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 12, 2012, 01:22:45 PM
Day's End

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/HDR/SkunkrelocateII020merged_zpsa876f737.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on November 12, 2012, 01:42:15 PM
Looks great OP
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 12, 2012, 03:04:05 PM
No, this is not a computer generated fractal image.
It is an imaged formed by the frost on our front window last winter.
It's quite interesting to find out what different people see when they look at it.


(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/HDR/IceTree2merged_zps632e37e7.jpg)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on November 12, 2012, 04:03:08 PM
Nice little forest scene OP
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 12, 2012, 04:18:45 PM
The frost looks awesome, almost like a honeycomb structure.

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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 12, 2012, 05:14:36 PM
I've wondered why the guy in the long robe is pointing his sword at the tree?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 12, 2012, 06:33:32 PM
Ah, yeah I see it!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 12, 2012, 06:39:31 PM
Ah, yeah I see it!
Wings, too?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 12, 2012, 06:43:10 PM
Ah, yeah I see it!
Wings, too?

Yes, and looks female...
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 12, 2012, 06:48:33 PM
Ah, yeah I see it!
Wings, too?

Yes, and looks female...
Is it a tree...or a mushroom cloud?  :shrug:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: kanukkarhu on November 12, 2012, 07:12:11 PM
Amazing pics guys! I just thumbed through them while waiting for Mrs. K... Great stuff!!!
:thumbsup:

KK
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on November 12, 2012, 11:22:48 PM
its a tree on a hill with mountains in the background with a rediculously large bat beside a tombstone...its so obvious ;)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 13, 2012, 07:32:42 AM
Kinda like a Rorschach Ink Blot Test, ain't it? Hahaha!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 13, 2012, 02:11:11 PM
(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Plants/1d757744.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 17, 2012, 01:16:30 AM
OP, is that a box elder tree? Neat how the leaves are sprouting right next to the fungus.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 17, 2012, 01:36:33 AM
Not sure what that little bush is. The fungus was on a spruce.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on November 17, 2012, 10:39:56 AM
Not trying to derail the thread but...Since you mentioned it was on a Spruce, here is some interesting info for those who like to dine on the "Chicken of the woods"

http://blog.mycology.cornell.edu/2006/10/31/eating-the-chicken-of-the-woods/ (http://blog.mycology.cornell.edu/2006/10/31/eating-the-chicken-of-the-woods/)

Other than that, nice pic.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on November 17, 2012, 10:54:50 AM
I decided to play with PhotoScape it is a free download photo software after seeing some of the other stuff.


(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/0014sepia.jpg)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on November 17, 2012, 11:05:51 AM
Nice job Buckskin, I was just looking at the original pic in your walnut and steel thread. This one has a really old school time tested feel to it.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 17, 2012, 11:12:25 AM
I decided to play with PhotoScape it is a free download photo software after seeing some of the other stuff.


Nice effect.
Is that a scanned photo? Scanning and retouching photos would be a good topic in The Cyber Darkroom (http://bladesandbushcraft.com/index.php/topic,3673.0.html) thread.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on November 17, 2012, 11:14:35 AM
I decided to play with PhotoScape it is a free download photo software after seeing some of the other stuff.


Nice effect.
Is that a scanned photo? Scanning and retouching photos would be a good topic in The Cyber Darkroom (http://bladesandbushcraft.com/index.php/topic,3673.0.html) thread.

Nope its digital sepia toned and antiqued.  I also dulled the contrast just a tad before doing the other two processes.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 17, 2012, 11:27:45 AM

Nope its digital sepia toned and antiqued.  I also dulled the contrast just a tad before doing the other two processes.
Those white lines in the antiqued version aren't in the original color photo. I hadn't seen the original until Zammer mentioned it. That's what made me think of an old photo being scanned. Looks sort of like you see scratches on an old print. Was that intentional? Part of the software's "antiquing" process?  Nice touch!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on November 17, 2012, 11:48:51 AM
It is part of the software.  I think its called Antique 03.  I may play again and try to heighten the contrast and see what happens.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on November 17, 2012, 11:55:23 AM
Antique 4 is what is on PhotoScape
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on November 17, 2012, 11:58:10 AM
I think I like this one better.  High contrast, Increased sharpness, sepia tone and antique 4

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/0014sepia2.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 17, 2012, 12:08:57 PM
Much clearer. Let's move this over to the Cyber Darkroom. I'd like to hear more about your software. That way we won't clog up this picture thread.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 17, 2012, 02:03:47 PM
Cool effects Buckskin! I like the antique effect. It looks like you found an old photograph in a shoebox.

I will look for the rest of the story in the cyber darkroom thread. ;)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 17, 2012, 05:58:58 PM
More landscapes. I think landscapes are my favorite. Anyhow, the sun was setting and we had some great clouds out there.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/small0001.jpg)
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/small0002.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on November 17, 2012, 06:04:12 PM
Nice, I think that those types of landscapes lend themselves particularly well to the HDR treatment. I like both shots but especially the 2nd as it really captures that Big Sky country feeling.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 17, 2012, 06:08:56 PM
thanks!

The highlights are a little blown out in the lower left of the sky in that picture. I might load up the three exposures again and see if I can bring out the detail there while preserving the feel of the picture.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 17, 2012, 06:23:33 PM
OK, here it is after the edit. I guess photomatix pro has the ability to select portions of an image independently and replace them with any of the three exposures you load into the software. So instead of a blend, I selected the area with the blown out highlights and replaced that part of the picture with the -2 stops exposure, which preserved the highlights details. Then processed the pic through the software again. It will have a slightly different look from the first version I posted because I didn't save the tone mapping setting between pictures.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/small0003.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on November 17, 2012, 06:28:10 PM
Thats a cool feature to be able to get rid of an overblown area and not have it effect the lighting and detail around that area. I think I'll probably end up grabbin the Pro version in the near future.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 17, 2012, 06:34:18 PM
Yeah it is a polygonal lasso selection tool that I used. Seems to have worked well for replacing that part of the picture. I have had the light version for a couple of years but the pro version is definitely more capable. If you upgrade do a search because there are a lot of sites offering a 15 percent coupon code, plus they will credit you what you spent on the light version. I ended up paying only 51 bucks for pro.

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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 17, 2012, 08:57:02 PM
Intense! Looks like an oil painting!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 28, 2012, 05:11:11 PM
Some lichen macros and a bit of a deer skull.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/cedars%201/IMG_0359b.jpg)

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/cedars%201/IMG_0349b.jpg)

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/cedars%201/IMG_0356b.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 28, 2012, 05:33:06 PM
Nice! Thanks!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on November 28, 2012, 05:37:48 PM
Very colorful....I like your lichen likenesses :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Passerine on November 29, 2012, 02:06:46 AM
I've been shooting mostly film recently because I'm in a darkroom photography class at school, but most of my outdoor shots are still digital. Here's a couple from the past few months


(http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/Tom_Mckay/DSC_0347.jpg)
Some balsam root growing on some ridgetop habitat I was surveying for work, near The Dalles, OR

(http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/Tom_Mckay/DSC_0518.jpg)
Two buddies emerging from a rock fissure that opens out into a climbing area in Vantage, WA

(http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/Tom_Mckay/DSC_0371.jpg)
Sunrise over Steens Mtn, in SE Oregon, where my Regional Biology class was camped for the night
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 29, 2012, 09:16:02 AM
Thanks! The flower shot is impressive.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 29, 2012, 01:20:09 PM
I agree, I like the selective use of focus. What focal length/aperture did you use?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 01, 2012, 11:02:11 AM
Looking like a great little thread for photos guys.  Here's a few so far.  I mostly do portraits and weddings but nature and wildlife photos keep me sane. 

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/Thornton_00068.jpg)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/Thornton_00067.jpg)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/Thornton_00066.jpg)
No post processing (except RAW to JPG).  This sunset was "as shot" in Point Au Baril, Ontario during a camping trip last year.

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/Thornton_0002.jpg)
This was shot on slide film back in the day.  Canmore, Alberta

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/Thornton_0001.jpg)
Also slide film.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 01, 2012, 11:06:53 AM
Love the first lake shot, and the footprint. Nice work.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on December 01, 2012, 11:07:17 AM
Still, there's just somethin' 'bout that ol' Kodachrome that I miss :-\.   Nice shots!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on December 01, 2012, 11:45:39 AM
Nice pics TACSAR, thanks for adding to our little collection...
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 01, 2012, 12:05:07 PM
Well, I'm liking this forum more and more.  I have literally thousands of pics to share, but I'll keep it to a few hundred...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on December 01, 2012, 12:10:24 PM
Glad to hear your enjoying your stay...
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 01, 2012, 12:13:20 PM
Great pics TACSAR! Thanks for sharing them.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 01, 2012, 12:26:35 PM
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/Thornton_00048.jpg)
Fort Steele, Wyoming

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/JThornton4970-Version2.jpg)
Toronto HDR

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/JThornton1133.jpg)
Painting with light in my backyard

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/2012_THO10143.jpg)
Making snow at the ski hill near my place

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 01, 2012, 12:32:43 PM
Boy, these shots take me back to my 35mm days when I had complete control over exposures. Nice!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 01, 2012, 12:37:38 PM
Boy, these shots take me back to my 35mm days when I had complete control over exposures. Nice!

I thought I was seriously the last photog to switch to digital.  I shoot my digital cameras just like I did my medium format and old 35mm equipment.  I remember the biggest thing to wrap my head around when I made the switch was how important white balance was.  I miss my 645 format!!  :-\
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on December 01, 2012, 12:39:33 PM
Boy, these shots take me back to my 35mm days when I had complete control over exposures. Nice!

ME TOO!  Thanks for putting in the locations of the photos too, TACSAR!  I'd seen that area at Fort Fred Steele, but couldn't recall where I'd seen it....it would have driven me nuts trying to remember :P

I love old fort and trading post site photos!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 01, 2012, 12:43:54 PM
Boy, these shots take me back to my 35mm days when I had complete control over exposures. Nice!

ME TOO!  Thanks for putting in the locations of the photos too, TACSAR!  I'd seen that area at Fort Fred Steele, but couldn't recall where I'd seen it....it would have driven me nuts trying to remember :P

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it was Wyoming.  It was on the way to a campout one year in California.  Great photo opportunities there for sure
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on December 01, 2012, 12:53:02 PM
Boy, these shots take me back to my 35mm days when I had complete control over exposures. Nice!

ME TOO!  Thanks for putting in the locations of the photos too, TACSAR!  I'd seen that area at Fort Fred Steele, but couldn't recall where I'd seen it....it would have driven me nuts trying to remember :P

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it was Wyoming.  It was on the way to a campout one year in California.  Great photo opportunities there for sure

Here ya' go.....just in case you want to refresh the memory of your trip......
http://www.wyomingtalesandtrails.com/lincoln3.html

Your picture of the chimney is much better than theirs :thumbsup:
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 01, 2012, 12:57:41 PM
Thanks Wolfy. Appreciate that!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 01, 2012, 12:58:24 PM
Boy, these shots take me back to my 35mm days when I had complete control over exposures. Nice!

I thought I was seriously the last photog to switch to digital.  I shoot my digital cameras just like I did my medium format and old 35mm equipment.  I remember the biggest thing to wrap my head around when I made the switch was how important white balance was.  I miss my 645 format!!  :-\
I kicked and screamed more than when I was forced to switch to Windows. Hahaha!
I'll never be able to afford a DSLR that can do what I want to do. Shooting 35mm is almost as cost prohibitive now, too. I'll just muddle along, and pine for the "good ol' days".  :'(
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 01, 2012, 01:01:05 PM
Oh I think you can find some great deals on used digital equipment. Heck, without getting into the whole megapixel race, 10-12MP is more than enough. The only advantage over film is the convenience. Long live film!! ;)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 01, 2012, 02:11:45 PM
Oh I think you can find some great deals on used digital equipment. Heck, without getting into the whole megapixel race, 10-12MP is more than enough. The only advantage over film is the convenience. Long live film!! ;)
I'm working with 2 cameras, both with 7.1 MP. Not real thrilled with the Olympus, other than its underwater capability.
Have you visited the Analog Photography thread?

http://bladesandbushcraft.com/index.php/topic,3446.msg59162.html#msg59162

Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 01, 2012, 02:14:30 PM
Thanks!  I'll check that out.
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 01, 2012, 05:29:16 PM
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/5BE888D4-F07E-43EE-A623-521436C3894C-7223-000001DA4DF098B5.jpg)

My summer friend.
300mm @ f/2.8

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/E98DA922-7EB8-4EA3-9BC1-88787A84BAA7-7223-000001DA4438521B.jpg)

My oldest playing around.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 01, 2012, 08:11:41 PM
Great pics! The background blur on the hummingbird shot is fantastic. Did you shoot at that aspect ratio or crop to 1:1?

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300mm @ f/2.8
  In any case that big an aperture at that kind of focal length, even in a prime lens is not cheap!
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 02, 2012, 04:37:30 AM
Great pics! The background blur on the hummingbird shot is fantastic. Did you shoot at that aspect ratio or crop to 1:1?

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300mm @ f/2.8
  In any case that big an aperture at that kind of focal length, even in a prime lens is not cheap!

That's cropped to however it looks there. Yeah I love the blur too. I'm a huge fan of bokeh, nice creamy bokeh and that lens does it well

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/2012_THO12746.jpg)
Same lens here for this lioness at the Toronto zoo this summer.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 02, 2012, 08:49:09 AM
Tacsar, how much of the time to you shoot from a tripod for standard focal length shots?
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 02, 2012, 01:04:39 PM
Depending on my shutter speed. I like to use the 1/focal length rule if handheld shooting because I find tripods restrictive for most scenarios. The shirt answer would be that I hardly use the tripod ;). 300mm at the zoo I use a monopod and always employ proper photo taking skills like breathing control, soft shutter release and getting as stable as I can. 50mm?  Never use a tripod.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 02, 2012, 01:10:57 PM
Depending on my shutter speed. I like to use the 1/focal length rule if handheld shooting because I find tripods restrictive for most scenarios. The shirt answer would be that I hardly use the tripod ;) . 300mm at the zoo I use a monopod and always employ proper photo taking skills like breathing control, soft shutter release and getting as stable as I can. 50mm?  Never use a tripod.
One of my favorite treatments of natural subjects in the "draped water" effect exemplified by David Muench, and others who followed. Unfortunately, my stupid little point-n-shoot digitals can't handle it.
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 02, 2012, 01:59:41 PM
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/5757F5D3-845D-4F3C-A62F-4CB618636735-8207-0000026573DFAE10.jpg)

Some falls by my place. It was a great afternoon with my daughter.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on December 02, 2012, 02:00:57 PM
This is not bushy at all, but!  My Grandson turns One tomorrow and his Mom had a party for him yesterday and it gave Papa a chance to practice his photography skills.

I hope you enjoy this little guys glow as much as I do.


(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Special/027.jpg)
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 02, 2012, 02:03:28 PM
Great use of natural light. Almost like having a rim light or hair light on him. Great expression
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 02, 2012, 02:29:35 PM

Some falls by my place. It was a great afternoon with my daughter.
Atta, boy! I knew you'd have some laying around. Hahaha!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 03, 2012, 01:28:52 AM
Cute grandson Buckskin!

OP, you might try a neutral density filter (even if you have to tape it to the camera) and set the lowest ISO speed to fool your cameras into taking a longer exposure. That might let you squeeze a little blur out of them.

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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 03, 2012, 08:50:37 AM
..
OP, you might try a neutral density filter (even if you have to tape it to the camera) and set the lowest ISO speed to fool your cameras into taking a longer exposure. That might let you squeeze a little blur out of them.

That's a possibility I have a set of Cokin filters for artsy-fartsy effects I might try with the digital. I just need to get out in the field around some photogenic water. All work and no play.....<sigh>
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 03, 2012, 05:40:10 PM
Had to dig up a hummingbird of my own. Don't remember the settings but perhaps someone can dig them up from the EXIF data.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/PWmain%201/random%20image%20dump/SimpleSyrup.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 03, 2012, 05:50:05 PM
I'll play. This one took some patience.

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Wildlife/2fb387c1.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 03, 2012, 06:23:26 PM
You got him with the wings folded!
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 03, 2012, 07:03:02 PM
Nice!  They don't stay still long.

PW, how bout 'fast' for settings?  Haha


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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 03, 2012, 08:45:13 PM
Yeah, sounds about right. :D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 03, 2012, 10:16:26 PM
Nice!  They don't stay still long.

PW, how bout 'fast' for settings?  Haha


Sent from my iPhone whilst punch dancing in the woods.
My setting was <AUTO>.
My sitting was about 1/2 an hour.  :P

IIRC, I used to be able to freeze a hummingbirds' wings at anything over 1/1,000th sec.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on December 03, 2012, 11:06:06 PM
That's the first time I ever saw one 'perched'!  I scared a hen out of her nest once, but I didn't even know they had feet 'til now :shrug:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 03, 2012, 11:31:37 PM
That's the first time I ever saw one 'perched'!  I scared a hen out of her nest once, but I didn't even know they had feet 'til now :shrug:
I have several shots of ones perched, but none worth showing other than that one.
On two different occasions, both my wife and myself have rescued hummingbirds caught by out cats. Both played dead until we had them in the palm of our hands, and the "came to life" to fly off safely. Amazing birds.
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on December 03, 2012, 11:35:33 PM
Yeah, those damned cats...
That's why we don't have any feeders around here. We still see some from time to time though.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 03, 2012, 11:48:40 PM
Yeah, those damned cats...
That's why we don't have any feeders around here. We still see some from time to time though.
Our feeders are too high for the cats. The one hunter cat has only caught 2 in 2 years, and that was because of them visiting our various flowers.
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on December 03, 2012, 11:58:56 PM
Yeah, those damned cats...
That's why we don't have any feeders around here. We still see some from time to time though.
Our feeders are too high for the cats. The one hunter cat has only caught 2 in 2 years, and that was because of them visiting our various flowers.
I don't want to clutter up the 'shutterbug, thread but...
We use to have a cat that would climb up onto the roof and snag birds out of the air... Swear to god! I saw it!!
It did the same thing in town too. It would climb on the neighbors roof and 'snag' the pigeons off there perch...
That was the only cat that I ever really cared for. A true hunter :) It killed all kinds of critters around here too, but we went on vacation once, came back, and we never saw her again. Something got her I guess :( we called her 'chubby chicken' ;D
The 6 toed calico cat that we have now is worthless!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 08, 2012, 06:12:03 PM
So, got a new camera the other day and had to do some testing with it.  The resolution of it is fantastic.

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_0093.jpg)
1/125@f5.6 I think.  Single 100ws light off camera right with shoot through umbrella.

My pooch.  He's a pup and my other dog just died a month or so ago.  Still miss him.  This little guy misses him too and seems lost without him.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 08, 2012, 06:13:18 PM
You really captured the mood with that picture. Is the new camera a full frame sensor?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 08, 2012, 06:20:01 PM
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_0075.jpg)
Little foggy in my backyard this morning.  New Nikon D600 does very well at high ISO.  I think this was ISO2000 or something. 
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 08, 2012, 06:22:14 PM
You really captured the mood with that picture. Is the new camera a full frame sensor?

Yeah, I've had to make the full frame move in the past year or so.  Studio work is demanding for a DX sized sensor.  This is a D600 full frame at 24MP
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 08, 2012, 06:28:42 PM
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_0077.jpg)

The fog sucked up so much of the natural saturation the images became monochrome by itself
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 08, 2012, 07:19:14 PM
I love those forest shots, particularly the second one. It's fun when the image is from a unique perspective.

As for the sensor size, yeah it makes a difference in more ways than one. I like the crop sensor for wildlife shots because it's like having a 1.6x teleconverter without losing 2 stops of exposure. But you have to compromise elsewhere.

Been fooling with a home made light box this evening.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/PWmain%201/random%20image%20dump/IMG_0394e.jpg)

Took some pictures of a macro extension tube set to test out the box. Still needs some light coming from the front.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/PWmain%201/random%20image%20dump/DPP_0002.jpg)

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/PWmain%201/random%20image%20dump/DPP_0003.jpg)

These pics were taken with a "bridge" camera, a Canon SX40HS. f8, and not sure the speed.  I think they came out ok, but the chrome in the second pic should have had a white reflection aimed at it, and both pics could have used some light coming from the front to eliminate the remaining shadows. I used auto white balance and it worked ok.
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 08, 2012, 08:46:07 PM
Nice man. Yeah I still have a crop sensor camera for wildlife and it can be nice to have that 1.5x in Nikons case for a bit of extra reach.

Light boxes are neat. I don't have one but setup soft boxes for product shoots with a long white background. Fill that box with light from the top. ;)


Sent from my iPhone whilst punch dancing in the woods.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 08, 2012, 09:05:29 PM
PW, Tacsar beat me to it. Yeah, add a top light. That will give you more front fill than you imagine.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 09, 2012, 12:36:27 AM
Thanks for the tips guys! I will just have to cut one more hole in the box and tape some more parchment paper in there. Should be easy enough. And the kit I have is one of those "portrait studio in a box" deals that has three lights so I have another light I can use.

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Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 09, 2012, 01:20:53 AM
Right on! Lets see some results soon.


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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 09, 2012, 01:26:17 AM
For shooting shadowless photos of coins, I had a frosted plexiglass bowl with a 48mm hole cut in the base for the camera lens. My lights were two remote slave flash units at 60o from each other. Worked quite well.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 11, 2012, 07:50:43 PM
Well I tried it with a third light from above today. The light coming from above seemed to cast harder shadows below, if that makes any sense. But I used a different subject this time.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/PWmain%201/random%20image%20dump/DPP_0006.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 11, 2012, 08:12:44 PM
And here's more messing around with the light box.

In order to use the f8 aperture the shutter speed was just slow enough to blur the tip of the second hand. I was using ISO 100. I think moving up to ISO 200 would have frozen the second hand. And, I need to get a good lump of wax to use as a prop to hold small items at a better angle for shooting. Also, a black "absorber" positioned to help avoid glare on the watch crystal might have helped as well.

What I have learned from all this is that I think I might want to spend the $35 or so for an actual light tent. I like taking macros and "product pictures".

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/PWmain%201/random%20image%20dump/IMG_0408.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 11, 2012, 09:42:47 PM
Yeah, you're getting a lot of reflection, and shadow.
If you still want to play some before the $35 light tent, check out some thrift stores, or Wally-Mart for translucent plastic mixing bowl. Cut dead center in the bottom to fit your objective lens so you are shooting straight down on your subject. Then hit it with three lights spaced equidistant around the bowl. Put one light at table top level, and another at ~45o angle above the bowl. Elevate the third one to a height between the first two. The lights need to be the same intensity, and distance from the subject. Shoot on a surface that's the same color temperature as they bowl. If it all comes together right, you have zero shadows, and the subject looks like it's floating in mid air.

A bowl something like this one. Heck, I even saw a light box made out of a white lampshade once.


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Lv_A_fS3WW4/TB19s-4YUMI/AAAAAAAABlk/RVjyA9Tb-gM/s1600/yogurtbroth.JPG)
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 12, 2012, 10:07:20 AM
I think what might be happening here is the balance of light may be off. So, two lights at 45o apart side to side and shooting down at about 45o as well will give you the even light you need at f/8. The too light should be set at about mmmmm I'd say f/4-5.6 in order to just 'pop' the highlights and not cast a shadow. I only say that because the back of the watch where the bracelet is has near perfect light absorption. If you're using the light tent if any config you should need a gobo for absorption unless you're bottom lighting a very complex bottle of delicious scotch. ;).

Hope that helps a tad



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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 12, 2012, 10:27:13 AM
I think I get what you're saying. I might have the lights too close to the box and they aren't getting diffused enough, right? By backing them off a bit it could help prevent the shadows?

One difficulty I have is the top light doesn't have a boom or any way to get it positioned more towards the front of the box.  It is more angled from the back to the front. With it turned off the shadows were not as harsh. But again, that might be because I have all of them too close to the box.

I will try backing them away a bit and see if that makes the difference.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 12, 2012, 10:49:43 AM
The shadows aren't as hard on these two. They have their problems though, mainly glare and soft focus. I shot at f8 on these as well, but probably should have positioned them closer to the front of the box. I wasn't able to get the camera close enough to use macro mode and was using "manual" focus. (Turning the dial on the camera back to tune focus using live view and a magnified focus area on the screen.) So the focus problem can be solved. Sharpening the image in post helped. Also I cropped them and bumped up the saturation, brightness and contrast to get the red dial to look on the screen like it does to my eyes. These were still shot in ISO 100 because I forgot to bump it up a little.

I turned off the image stabilizer because it is tripod mounted, but I think I got better results with the IS turned on. (It's a lightweight travel tripod so it might actually benefit from the stabilization.)

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/PWmain%201/random%20image%20dump/IMG_0411.jpg)

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/PWmain%201/random%20image%20dump/IMG_0412.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 12, 2012, 11:57:04 AM
The brightness of the lights could be an issue. It doesn't seem like you're getting a lot of diffusion. Rather than move the lights farther away, how about doubling the paper walls to the tent? One sheet of paper may not scatter the light enough. Or use heavier paper, like butcher paper?

I'd stick with the 100 ISO, or even drop down to 64 if you can. Even on a kick-a$$ camera like yours, the higher the ISO setting the more "grain" (pixelation) you are going to get.
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 12, 2012, 04:10:23 PM
Common misconception about the distance PW. The further the light source is from the subject the harsher the light will be. Softer light comes from light sources that are closer to the subject. It may seem backwards but the further away the source is the straighter the rays of light become and they create harder shadows.

Moving them close but adding paper as OP says will work better. Never move lights back for softer light though.  It will do the exact opposite.



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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 12, 2012, 04:27:05 PM
Ah, that makes sense. I will give it another layer of paper and see what happens. Thanks!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on December 12, 2012, 10:23:24 PM
"Meza Pole Cat!"


(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Family%20Critters/008.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 13, 2012, 10:30:44 PM
Lol! Funny kitty Buckskin. Yours?

I tried my light box out with one of my daughter's "Cutie" oranges.

This was also at f8, ISO 100.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/PWmain%201/random%20image%20dump/IMG_04151_zps852e4349.jpg)

It could stand to be cropped a bit, and needs a bit more brightness and contrast.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on December 14, 2012, 07:15:32 AM
PW, he is one of the many feral felines I have around here.  We call him marble.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 14, 2012, 09:38:41 AM
Yeah, I think cats are pretty cool animals. I am deathly allergic to them or we'd have cats instead of dogs for pets most likely. I love the dogs too. But cats are relatively low maintenance and hell on the mice. :D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 14, 2012, 07:44:12 PM
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/JDT_0132.jpg)

Thought I'd test out the dynamic range and colour of the new camera yesterday.  Saw this sunset on my way home and had to stop. 
ISO450 24mm f/8 1/25s.
Handheld!

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 14, 2012, 08:01:46 PM
Looks nice! No blown out highlights and good detail in the darker parts. I love the way the clouds are illuminated.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 15, 2012, 03:02:53 PM
Sun came out so I took 3 shots and stitched together using canon photostitch to create a panorama.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/New%20Home/12-15-2012_zpsdc8992f6.jpg)

Unfortunately, the lens distortion makes the horizons look "scoopy'. :D

This was taken using an in-camera feature called "stitch assist" with my bridge camera. I think they should have programmed the camera to zoom out to a focal length that didn't cause distortion when using the stitch assist feature. the feature is great, but manually zooming out to about 28mm equivalent is probably a good idea before shooting the pics.

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 15, 2012, 03:25:37 PM
Actually, that horizon on the left center just looks like a normal saddle to anyone who hasn't seen it in person.
Nice shot! There's another banner photo for the Saint! ;)

My daughter just turned me on to a new camera. I'm secretly hoping she's teasing me, and I find one under the yule tree.
This little compact has automatic image stabilization for the zoom, and after comparing many cameras, she calls it "epic" regarding how clear the 20x zoom is.
The camera also has a boat load of other features, like a Color/Subject Picker, so you can do those shots with part of the subject colorized, and the rest of the photo in grayscale...all as the picture is being taken.
The other cool features are Slow Motion HD video, and a Super Slow Shutter speed that would enable me to get those water shots I've been whining about.
I'm looking for a smilie for this post that shows someone with their fingers, eyes and legs crossed in anticipation.


Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 15, 2012, 03:31:33 PM
Good luck OP! I hope you find it under the tree or in the toe of a stocking. :D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 15, 2012, 03:38:38 PM
Here's a gently tweaked HDR taken from the same position.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/New%20Home/IMG_0480_1_2_fused_zps5d3479c0.jpg)
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 15, 2012, 03:48:05 PM
Very nice. Good saturation and contrast.


Sent from my iPhone whilst punch dancing in the woods.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 15, 2012, 03:52:21 PM
Some of the HDR photos remind me of the old 'laser print' photos from back in the 70s. Anybody remember those, or am I dating myself?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 15, 2012, 03:59:18 PM
Thanks TACSAR! 

OP, I am not quite 40 yet but I remember coin operated TV tube testers in the drugstore, if that makes a difference. :D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on December 15, 2012, 04:07:03 PM
Thanks TACSAR! 

OP, I am not quite 40 yet but I remember coin operated TV tube testers in the drugstore, if that makes a difference. :D

Then you don't remember the X-RAY machines in shoe stores, either!  Very handy, we could view are feet right through our new Buster Brown shoes to check the fit.......I recall the eerie green tinted light that the Kryptonite rays gave off :P
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 15, 2012, 04:44:40 PM
LOL, Wolfy! I thought those were SO cool!!! I stood in those things so many times, it's no wonder my kids all came out weird.... :P

Okay, this is NOT one of my photos, but it's an example I found months ago of the old Laser Print technology, posted here just for conversation's sake. The resolution on this website, and all the coding/decoding that goes on to post a picture doesn't do justice to the original product.
Full credit goes to Mr. John Meadows.

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/110824_rainier_photo_lg_zpsd72dd38e.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 16, 2012, 04:46:29 PM
Thats great OP.  Love it.

Now, although not bushcrafty, I did a shoot for Run for Your Lives when they came to Canada.  Here's a few selected shots.  The makeup was awesome.

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/Zombie-3.jpg)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/Zombie-2.jpg)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/Zombie-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 16, 2012, 05:00:12 PM
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/Vietnam-4.jpg)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/Vietnam-3.jpg)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/Vietnam-2.jpg)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/Vietnam-1.jpg)

Some shots of the Vietnam war memorial from this past memorial day.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 16, 2012, 05:25:32 PM
Very nice work, Tacsar. The b/w treatment of the Memorial was most fitting!  :thumbsup:

Now...aside from the fact that the makeup discourages any inappropriate thoughts about the subject, I have to ask...
Are those her real eyes, or is she wearing theatrical contacts?  (http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Animations/46276b36.gif)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/Zombie-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on December 16, 2012, 05:50:39 PM
Haha, contacts OP.  Thanks on the memorial pics.  It was incredible to be there on memorial day.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on December 27, 2012, 08:19:12 AM
Outside my back door this morning.

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Winter%202012%20-%202013/001ff_zps03bf7157.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 27, 2012, 10:58:00 AM
Looks chilly! Reminds me I want a cup of coffee. :D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood 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

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/New%20Home/IMG_0538_zpse588c5e7.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 28, 2012, 12:18:23 AM
Little jewels shining everywhere. Shot this last night, hand held with the little pocket cam.

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Winter%202012/DSC02425_zpsbacbbd46.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on December 28, 2012, 12:22:16 AM
Much better ISO speed in your pic, OP. :D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood 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:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on December 28, 2012, 08:05:37 AM
A little snow in my backyard this morning.


(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Winter%202012%20-%202013/004_zps9bf59089.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer 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.
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/New%20Home/IMG_0538_zpse588c5e7.jpg)

This is the view out your living room window??...not too shabby
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood 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! :)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: kanukkarhu on December 28, 2012, 05:32:13 PM
A little snow in my backyard this morning.


(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Winter%202012%20-%202013/004_zps9bf59089.jpg)
I love that pic.  Is that duck a permanent resident?  Ours take off when the snow comes...
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on January 02, 2013, 09:31:55 PM
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_5961.jpg)

A little jalapeno cutting for dinner. 

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_6274.jpg)

Natural history museum had some fantastic opportunities to fully use my 16mm fisheye lens
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan 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. 


(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad274/stantdm/IMG_2151_zpsd0d7a18c.jpg)

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad274/stantdm/IMG_2152_zps948f04bb.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 03, 2013, 05:03:22 PM
Always fun to see deer in the yard. :)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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.
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on January 03, 2013, 05:21:17 PM
Purple sunset on the mountains taken just now from my porch...

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w401/bigheadred2/EABA7823-86B7-49C8-81EB-8543678DE195-1465-0000013F14AB7D41.jpg)

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w401/bigheadred2/1BD8076D-8E8C-4972-A9E1-2422F5557F85-1465-0000013EE895CD06.jpg)

Sorry that the colors didn't come out too well, they were taken with the iPhone.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 03, 2013, 05:28:54 PM
Wow, great view!
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter 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
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR 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.


Sent from my iPhone whilst punch dancing in the woods.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on January 03, 2013, 08:49:03 PM
Awesome view Bearhunter...
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: BUSHYBEARD on January 05, 2013, 11:20:21 PM
100_0654, 100_0666, 100_0882, 100_0887, 100_1190

it was a good year for bear siting but a came close to runing into a couple this summer
[img]100_0654 (2)[img][/i100_0666 (2)[img][/i100_0882 (2)mg]m100_0887 (2)g][/im100_1190 (2)g]
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on January 05, 2013, 11:24:20 PM
Awesome view Bearhunter...
Thanks :)

BB... I'm not seeing the pics ???
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: BUSHYBEARD on January 06, 2013, 09:55:12 AM
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q758/zappafreakdude/100_1191.jpg)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q758/zappafreakdude/100_0654_zps3bddf043.jpg)
(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q758/zappafreakdude/100_0666.jpg)

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

(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q758/zappafreakdude/100_0882.jpg)

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

(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q758/zappafreakdude/100_0887.jpg)
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on January 06, 2013, 11:19:13 AM
Awesome!  Right place right time


Sent from my iPhone whilst punch dancing in the woods.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Wildlife/84eba133.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood 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:
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter 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

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Wildlife/84eba133.jpg)
We have some cinnamon bears around here. I saw one last summer.

OP...
Get your wife to take the bear test on the FWP website ;)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Dadio on January 06, 2013, 03:40:19 PM
From a recent trip to my friend's home:

(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/WindowCat_zps8e2806bb.jpg)

(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/LionBWHiContrast_zpse853eb5d.jpg)

(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/HorseBWWidescreen_zps7b183640.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan 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.

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad274/stantdm/IMG_2140_zps69820c56.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on January 09, 2013, 10:02:34 AM
No you didn't, nice shot wsdstan
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on January 09, 2013, 10:34:21 AM
No you didn't, nice shot wsdstan

Thanks Zammer, appreciate it.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 09, 2013, 11:22:08 AM
Great colors!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on January 15, 2013, 08:06:06 AM
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/JDT_0656.jpg)

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. 
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on January 15, 2013, 10:24:23 AM
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/JDT_0656.jpg)

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:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: BUSHYBEARD 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

(http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u607/zfd1/100_1181_zps198772dd.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer 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!
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter 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 :)...

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w401/bigheadred2/21E22271-5DFD-4C3A-BD38-E2D3AD59DBF2-3778-000003EC47AB9CE9.jpg)

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w401/bigheadred2/DED0EA1C-FE54-4E93-AB64-C1A419BAA1F9-3778-000003EC4C90A67F.jpg)

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w401/bigheadred2/0C3F7FDD-B730-4E24-8365-988F01FCF1ED-3778-000003EC530BAF1C.jpg)

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...

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w401/bigheadred2/301A2D7C-700E-4E74-9740-3D0D1ED11B91-3778-000003EC57C4F46B.jpg)

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w401/bigheadred2/70411703-A12A-4C57-BC56-7774A4437199-3778-000003EC5CF30BB8.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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 :) ...


(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w401/bigheadred2/0C3F7FDD-B730-4E24-8365-988F01FCF1ED-3778-000003EC530BAF1C.jpg)

Your buddy looks a bit sleepy.  ;) Nice photo op!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer 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

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w401/bigheadred2/301A2D7C-700E-4E74-9740-3D0D1ED11B91-3778-000003EC57C4F46B.jpg)
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter 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

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w401/bigheadred2/301A2D7C-700E-4E74-9740-3D0D1ED11B91-3778-000003EC57C4F46B.jpg)
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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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?
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter 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?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Draco 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: BUSHYBEARD on January 21, 2013, 09:03:02 AM
My friend Castaneda pops in for a chat

(http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u607/zfd1/100_0413_zps49321c2f.jpg)
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR 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


Sent from my iPhone whilst punch dancing in the woods.
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter 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


Sent from my iPhone whilst punch dancing in the woods.
Thanks :)

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:
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter 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


Sent from my iPhone whilst punch dancing in the woods.
Thanks :)

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:
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on January 25, 2013, 12:08:47 PM
It's just so cool man! 

So I decided to get my youngest to help and I setup the camera to be controlled by my phone. Gave the phone to my 6 year old and told him when to hit the shutter release. He thought it was so cool. This is the self portrait we got from it.

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/F2D594D9-14C6-4490-B012-647D673B29A0-7634-0000022094DD0554.jpg)


Sent from my iPhone whilst punch dancing in the woods.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on January 25, 2013, 12:37:01 PM
Okay, you lost me. The camera triggered the phone? The phone triggered the camera? The phone IS the camera?  :shrug:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 25, 2013, 01:15:14 PM
Pretty Cool!

I have seen some android apps for controlling canon dslrs but I haven't experimented with them yet.
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on January 25, 2013, 04:16:45 PM
Well OP, my iPhone connects via wifi to an adapter on my Nikon D600. The camera becomes a wifi access point. On the phone I get a live view of what the camera sees wirelessly. From the phone I just touch where I want the camera to focus and hit the shutter release. Kind of like a wireless extension of the LCD on the back of the camera body. It's very fun to play with and cool to be able to see what the camera sees on my phone even if I'm not in the same room.


Sent from my iPhone whilst punch dancing in the woods.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on January 25, 2013, 04:20:15 PM
Whoa! James Bond, eat your heart out! Cool!
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on January 25, 2013, 05:26:59 PM
Whoa! James Bond, eat your heart out! Cool!
Haha nice.


Sent from my iPhone whilst punch dancing in the woods.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 30, 2013, 04:03:31 PM
Went to the prehistoric museum today with my daughter. They had some cool exhibits, including a live alligator! :D

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/Museum/IMG_0623e_zps04475719.jpg)

Another exhibit showed a human skeleton hunting a mammoth skeleton with an atlatl.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/Museum/IMG_0657e_zps7886683a.jpg)

Sabertooth.
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/Museum/IMG_0663e_zps545f5a68.jpg)

Utahraptor.
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/Museum/IMG_0665e_zpsa6588a39.jpg)

Played with some HDR again, just messing around.
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/IMG_0633_4_tonemapped-e_zps7daac3a7.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on January 30, 2013, 04:52:24 PM
Cool shots, PW! The claws on those raptors make the 'gut hook' on my knife seem pretty puny!  :P
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on January 30, 2013, 07:19:34 PM
Nice :)
I dig museums ;)


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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: GrowlingBear on January 30, 2013, 07:40:53 PM
I dig the museum, PW.  That looks like a fun place to take some pictures.  The atlatl shot is really cool.  I've always liked dinosaurs and fossils, but I sure am glad those big, sharp SOBs aren't still wandering the woods.  LOL.

Your pictures reminded me of the La Brea Tar Pits.  Their museum has some great exhibits, and they get new stuff bubbling-up in the tar all the time.  I haven't been since I was a kid.  Gotta put that on the "to do" list.  Check out their web site: http://www.tarpits.org/ (http://www.tarpits.org/)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Draco on January 30, 2013, 07:45:47 PM
Those are cool.

+1 on digging museums. 
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on January 30, 2013, 07:56:35 PM
I dig the museum, PW.  That looks like a fun place to take some pictures.  The atlatl shot is really cool.  I've always liked dinosaurs and fossils, but I sure am glad those big, sharp SOBs aren't still wandering the woods.  LOL.

Your pictures reminded me of the La Brea Tar Pits.  Their museum has some great exhibits, and they get new stuff bubbling-up in the tar all the time.  I haven't been since I was a kid.  Gotta put that on the "to do" list.  Check out their web site: http://www.tarpits.org/ (http://www.tarpits.org/)
When I was a kid, I dreamed of becoming a paleontologist. When I read about the Tar Pits, I put cleaning the tar off those fossils in my list of The Top Five Worst Jobs in the World.  :P
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 30, 2013, 08:08:56 PM
Yep, I remember reading about those tar pits as a kid. It is on the list of things to see one day for sure!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on January 30, 2013, 08:25:17 PM
Yep, I remember reading about those tar pits as a kid. It is on the list of things to see one day for sure!
The funny thing is that when I first read about them back in the 1950s, and saw some photos, they were out in the country side, and it was just a dig site on a ranch. Look at 'em now, and they're right in the middle of the city!
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on February 23, 2013, 11:30:14 AM
Out snowshoeing today. Got a chance to take some self pics.

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DE71BD19-0C74-4BE2-A161-84AEA9999CF8-1517-000001C13ED65C1A_zpsda88ad60.jpg)

Here is my tripod setup and weather cover. EDC bag and contractor cap. Works for me!

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/6C370CD8-7375-4DE5-BBF5-A8EFCB6A93AA-1517-000001C12A2E1709_zps455a6668.jpg)


Sent from my iPhone whilst punch dancing in the woods.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on February 23, 2013, 04:31:09 PM
Nice pictures! The snow has a glowing quality to it.
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on February 23, 2013, 04:58:00 PM
Nice pictures! The snow has a glowing quality to it.

Little tricky today because it was overcast with a lot of reflection from the snow. Mostly left the camera at +1.7 stop compensation for it. Otherwise it would all be underexposed. You knew that, and OP I'm sure but for anyone who shoots snow and it's dark, that's why.


Sent from my iPhone whilst punch dancing in the woods.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on February 23, 2013, 05:07:47 PM
Nice pictures! The snow has a glowing quality to it.

Little tricky today because it was overcast with a lot of reflection from the snow. Mostly left the camera at +1.7 stop compensation for it. Otherwise it would all be underexposed. You knew that, and OP I'm sure but for anyone who shoots snow and it's dark, that's why.


Sent from my iPhone whilst punch dancing in the woods.

LOL! My dorky little Sony has this cute picture of a snowman on the exposure wheel.  :P :rolleyes:
I'd rather compensate manually. Or use the spot metering on the subject.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on February 23, 2013, 05:28:54 PM
This is what HDR was invented for! But it's really tricky and not well suited for portraits.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on February 24, 2013, 12:48:58 AM
My newest bush buddy taking a nap on my daughters shoulder... :)

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/kjsleepingonauntmaddysshoulder_zps723b9b97.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on February 24, 2013, 01:08:02 AM
Wow Zammer, they can look so peaceful at that age. :)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on February 24, 2013, 01:16:23 AM
Wow Zammer, they can look so peaceful at that age. :)

They do don't they...not a care in the world,  :thumbsup:
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on February 24, 2013, 08:21:50 AM
So cute. I love people pics. Especially babies. Peaceful is right


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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on February 24, 2013, 12:07:14 PM
Congrats, Grampszammer :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on February 24, 2013, 02:51:32 PM
Congrats, Grampszammer :thumbsup:

Thanks Wolfy
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: kanukkarhu on February 24, 2013, 04:41:52 PM
Zammer, that is a priceless photo. Well done on all accounts!

Thanks for sharing.


Tapatalked from my batphone.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on February 24, 2013, 05:41:36 PM
Zammer, that is a priceless photo. Well done on all accounts!

Thanks for sharing.


Tapatalked from my batphone.

Thanks brother, I'm pretty sure I'll be keepin that one... :thumbsup:
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on March 18, 2013, 06:24:49 PM
Anybody have in cool wilderness pics...

http://www.wilderness50th.org/index.php?useraction=home-slideshow3
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on March 23, 2013, 11:38:03 PM
Visited a different prehistoric museum today.


(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/DPP_10004.jpg)

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/DPP_10001.jpg)



Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on March 23, 2013, 11:46:59 PM
Nice! I'm a fan of all those dino-dudes! The mega fauna mammals are even more fascinating.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on March 24, 2013, 12:07:08 AM
PW is a hard act to follow, but I thought you guys/gals might enjoy this.
It's a life sized wood carving, on loan to Glacier International Airport. It can be yours for a paltry $5400.

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Rendezvous/DSC02327_zpsd601db54.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on March 24, 2013, 12:29:03 AM
When you consider the time and effort that had to go into a carving like that it doesn't seem unreasonable, particularly if the artist is renowned.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on March 24, 2013, 12:42:11 AM
When you consider the time and effort that had to go into a carving like that it doesn't seem unreasonable, particularly if the artist is renowned.
If the guy had a known name, it would probably fetch 10x that amount. If you could see the detail in person, the price is more than fair. Some of the little touches are pretty authentic, right down to the cloth wrappings on the hands, in place of gloves. Detailed glyphs on the walking stick, etc.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: diogenes on March 24, 2013, 01:05:49 AM
A couple stitched panoramas from a trip maybe a month and a half ago.

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19526203/B%26B%20Pics/Trips/BufordPano02.resized.jpg)

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19526203/B%26B%20Pics/Trips/BufordPano04.resized.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on March 24, 2013, 09:21:27 AM
Got out to the AMA Supercross in Toronto last night.  Some different photography than I normally do but still loads of fun!

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/2013%20AMA%20Supercross%20Toronto/JDT_3877_zps6a7d7d0b.jpg)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/2013%20AMA%20Supercross%20Toronto/JDT_3866_zps94dfe8f2.jpg)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/2013%20AMA%20Supercross%20Toronto/JDT_3860_zps602f75c7.jpg)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/2013%20AMA%20Supercross%20Toronto/JDT_3737_zps4e707a19.jpg)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/2013%20AMA%20Supercross%20Toronto/JDT_3686_zps420cb989.jpg)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/2013%20AMA%20Supercross%20Toronto/JDT_3534_zps1fd8701e.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on March 24, 2013, 09:46:56 AM
Great shots, Tascar!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on March 24, 2013, 10:48:07 AM
Thanks.  Mostly shot with the 300mm f/2.8.  1/320s @ f/4

I gotta say, the D600 has great saturation and contrast.  These are the JPGS right out of the camera with no post edits other than the odd crop.  Also, for those who think newer cameras like this one are crippled with specs like a 1/4000s shutter and 5fps shooting speed, all i have to say is malarkey!  Camera performance has never been about the tech specs of the body, but the skill of the photographer to make the shot.  It takes planning and foresight.  Anyway, my little rant as there are a lot of "photographers" who knock the performance of this great little camera.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on March 24, 2013, 10:56:33 AM
When you consider the time and effort that had to go into a carving like that it doesn't seem unreasonable, particularly if the artist is renowned.

Exactly, I'm surprised its that cheap....

Nice pano's diogenes...

TACSAR, was that at the Dome?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on March 24, 2013, 11:07:47 AM
Those are great shots Tascar. My photos are a bit more elementary but I did get out in the sleet for a few minutes today

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/outings%202013/100_4960.jpg)

My favorite rocks

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/outings%202013/100_4962.jpg)

A view of my cold fire pit. Mother nature has dropped a little fuel beside it for me

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/outings%202013/100_4963.jpg)

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/outings%202013/100_4968.jpg)

The poor ole hollow tree

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/outings%202013/100_4971.jpg)

Nice to get some fresh air ...better than the laundry and dishes I need to get finished!

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on March 24, 2013, 11:09:56 AM
... Camera performance has never been about the tech specs of the body, but the skill of the photographer to make the shot.  It takes planning and foresight. ...

QFT! That's one of the points I've argued for years with people who claim photography is not an 'art form'. It takes a lot more planning to paint with light, than it does with a brush!

Anyway, to illustrate the same point you're making, a well known contemporary photographer (whose name escapes me, darn it!) wandered the streets of N.Y. armed only with a plastic "point and trash" throwaway camera. Operating within the constraints of the factory settings, his photos were amazing.

The other "truth" I've learned is that you are better off with a $50 camera and a $300 lens, than the other way around! This idea goes all the way back to why cowboys usually spent more on their saddles than they did their horses.  ;D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on March 24, 2013, 12:17:50 PM
Great pics!


diogenes, what software did you use to stitch the panoramas?


TACSAR, I like the motocross shots. Shutter speed froze the bike in the air but left enough motion blur in the wheels to show the action.


Creek, looks peaceful. I love the sound of rain/sleet hitting the leaves when you can't hear you anything else. Your pics invoked that memory.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: diogenes on March 24, 2013, 12:54:31 PM
diogenes, what software did you use to stitch the panoramas?

It's called autostitch. I use the free version.

http://www.cs.bath.ac.uk/brown/autostitch/autostitch.html (http://www.cs.bath.ac.uk/brown/autostitch/autostitch.html)

It does a great job but there're a few quirks to using it though. The main one is that it doesn't retain settings after you close the program, so I always turn up the width to 3000 pixels or so and the JPEG quality up to at least 95. Otherwise they turn out a little muddy. Give it a shot, it's a lot of fun! ;)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on March 24, 2013, 12:56:59 PM
diogenes, what software did you use to stitch the panoramas?

It's called autostitch. I use the free version.

http://www.cs.bath.ac.uk/brown/autostitch/autostitch.html (http://www.cs.bath.ac.uk/brown/autostitch/autostitch.html)

It does a great job but there're a few quirks to using it though. The main one is that it doesn't retain settings after you close the program, so I always turn up the width to 3000 pixels or so and the JPEG quality up to at least 95. Otherwise they turn out a little muddy. Give it a shot, it's a lot of fun! ;)

Thanks for the link. It seems to handle the blending better than the Canon software I use. :)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on March 24, 2013, 07:58:37 PM
diogenes, what software did you use to stitch the panoramas?

It's called autostitch. I use the free version.

http://www.cs.bath.ac.uk/brown/autostitch/autostitch.html (http://www.cs.bath.ac.uk/brown/autostitch/autostitch.html)

It does a great job but there're a few quirks to using it though. The main one is that it doesn't retain settings after you close the program, so I always turn up the width to 3000 pixels or so and the JPEG quality up to at least 95. Otherwise they turn out a little muddy. Give it a shot, it's a lot of fun! ;)

I'd like to try this, but I don't find a 'free' version, only a demo with a time bomb in it. Help?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: diogenes on March 24, 2013, 08:50:00 PM
I'd like to try this, but I don't find a 'free' version, only a demo with a time bomb in it. Help?

It's in a zip file. PM sent.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on March 24, 2013, 09:58:32 PM
Thanks.  Mostly shot with the 300mm f/2.8.  1/320s @ f/4

I gotta say, the D600 has great saturation and contrast.  These are the JPGS right out of the camera with no post edits other than the odd crop.  Also, for those who think newer cameras like this one are crippled with specs like a 1/4000s shutter and 5fps shooting speed, all i have to say is malarkey!  Camera performance has never been about the tech specs of the body, but the skill of the photographer to make the shot.  It takes planning and foresight.  Anyway, my little rant as there are a lot of "photographers" who knock the performance of this great little camera.

Nice pictures TACSAR.  Villopoto, Millsaps, and Dungey really rode well last night.  The dirt looked great this year on TV.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: diogenes on March 24, 2013, 10:17:55 PM
PW: I forgot to mention one thing: Autostitch will always name the output pano.jpg and will overwrite existing files named thus. So, if you're doing a batch of 'em, you'll have to rename the previous one before making the next one. Kind of a pain, but the thing's free so I can't complain.
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on March 25, 2013, 11:29:24 AM
Zammer, yeah I still call it the skydome but its the Rogers centre.

OP, you hit the nail on the head. Cheap body and good glass has always been the way.  The technology changes now so fast with digital cameras yet for these shots I was using my old Nikon 300 f/2.8 AF-n. not the new N lenses but one of the first AF 300's made. I love it's quality.

I once considered selling it and a potential buyer was put off that it wasn't the newer style autofocus. Idiot could have scored it cheap too. Blinded by advertising malarkey LOL


Sent from my iPhone whilst punch dancing in the woods.
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on March 25, 2013, 11:30:29 AM
Those are great shots Tascar. My photos are a bit more elementary but I did get out in the sleet for a few minutes today

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/outings%202013/100_4960.jpg)

My favorite rocks

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/outings%202013/100_4962.jpg)

A view of my cold fire pit. Mother nature has dropped a little fuel beside it for me

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/outings%202013/100_4963.jpg)

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/outings%202013/100_4968.jpg)

The poor ole hollow tree

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/outings%202013/100_4971.jpg)

Nice to get some fresh air ...better than the laundry and dishes I need to get finished!

Creek

I like the first pic. Leads your eyes down the path.


Sent from my iPhone whilst punch dancing in the woods.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on March 29, 2013, 04:10:33 PM
I got a chance to play with the Autostitch software a bit today. I have to say it's about as goof-proof as you can get! I'm impressed! Thanks for the help in getting this nice utility.

Here are two experiments. The first one is a 3 frame stitch, and the second is a 4 frame stitch.

Whitefish Range in Montana

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Day%20hikes/Whitefish1_zps35974ae4.jpg)

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Day%20hikes/Whitefish2_zpsa5527ca8.jpg)
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on March 29, 2013, 04:26:24 PM
I got a chance to play with the Autostitch software a bit today. I have to say it's about as goof-proof as you can get! I'm impressed! Thanks for the help in getting this nice utility.

Here are two experiments. The first one is a 3 frame stitch, and the second is a 4 frame stitch.

Whitefish Range in Montana

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Day%20hikes/Whitefish1_zps35974ae4.jpg)

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Day%20hikes/Whitefish2_zpsa5527ca8.jpg)
Those are nice pics OP :thumbsup:

Wow... You guys don't even hardly any snow in the mountains :(
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on March 29, 2013, 04:28:10 PM
Yeah, I've seen more snow than that on those mountains in August! :-\
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on March 29, 2013, 04:46:06 PM
There is half visible today than there was 3 days ago. We hit 64 degrees today, and those slopes are facing SW. The pano gives a "fisheye" view,and those mountains are a LOT closer than they look. Up at the top, and over the ridge about 8 miles the snow depth is still 96" at 6,000 ft elevation, and 40" at 4,300 ft.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: diogenes on March 29, 2013, 05:36:32 PM
I got a chance to play with the Autostitch software a bit today. I have to say it's about as goof-proof as you can get! I'm impressed! Thanks for the help in getting this nice utility.

Here are two experiments. The first one is a 3 frame stitch, and the second is a 4 frame stitch.

Whitefish Range in Montana

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Day%20hikes/Whitefish1_zps35974ae4.jpg)

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Day%20hikes/Whitefish2_zpsa5527ca8.jpg)

Nice, OP!  :D

How was your experience using the program?  Did you tinker with any of the settings?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on March 29, 2013, 05:43:09 PM

Nice, OP!  :D

How was your experience using the program?  Did you tinker with any of the settings?

I went straight to your suggestion about 3000 pxl width and 95% quality, and never looked back. The stitching is much more accurate than the Olympus software I have. Plus, with this program, the frames don't need to be shot in any funky "panorama mode", and you can load them in batch into the program without any care as to what you load first, and it figures out all the common points automatically. The old Olympus Camedia program didn't care about "panorama mode" on the camera, but you had to line up the pix in proper order before stitching. This program just sorts the who mess out on its own!
Also, if solves PW's concerns about matching tones in the overlaps so the stitching isn't obvious.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on March 29, 2013, 07:04:39 PM
went straight to your suggestion about 3000 pxl width and 95% quality, and never looked back. The stitching is much more accurate than

I had seen that stitching program a few yrs back but had never downloaded it, thanks for throwing it back out there diogenes  :thumbsup:
and thanks for putting out the suggestion you got OP to tweak it to 3000 @ 95%  skies can sometimes be tricky. I don't have any current pics to pano so here is one from a few yrs back that I found and used autostitch to stitch up, pretty happy with the results it gave me.

This big o'le T Cell developed over the western end of L.Ontario one hot and humid afternoon, this pano is from about 10 km away ( 6 miles )  by the time I got home 55km away ( 32 miles ) it was still growing...

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/Tcellformingfromyrsago_zps09758909.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: diogenes on March 29, 2013, 07:32:22 PM
I had seen that stitching program a few yrs back but had never downloaded it, thanks for throwing it back out there diogenes  :thumbsup:
and thanks for putting out the suggestion you got OP to tweak it to 3000 @ 95%  skies can sometimes be tricky.

Welcome. ;)

I should've said at least 3000 px and 95%.  I usually use those settings because the output is large enough for what my crappy camera (going on 10 years old next year) puts out without being unmanageable. If anyone is taking pics with a 20 megapixel DSLR, I'd assume the sky's the limit as far as pixel size goes. Anyway, enjoy! :D

EDIT: Looking back at the original post, I guess I did kind of say that. :P
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on March 29, 2013, 07:38:49 PM
Might be a good idea to avoid using polarizing filters for panos as well. I haven't seen such yet but it is conceivable that someone might try it.

Also, setting the camera in manual mode or using some other way to lock the exposure and focus is probably a good idea too. Part of my problem was the camera exposing differently for different shots in a pano series. That exacerbates the problem with the tone in the sky being off from shot to shot. Next time I try a panographic shot I will try it with the above things in mind.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: diogenes on March 29, 2013, 07:48:45 PM
Might be a good idea to avoid using polarizing filters for panos as well. I haven't seen such yet but it is conceivable that someone might try it.

Also, setting the camera in manual mode or using some other way to lock the exposure and focus is probably a good idea too. Part of my problem was the camera exposing differently for different shots in a pano series. That exacerbates the problem with the tone in the sky being off from shot to shot. Next time I try a panographic shot I will try it with the above things in mind.

I've noticed the same thing. My camera has a stitch setting that locks aperture, etc while using it. If I try one without the setting, sometimes things don't look right.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on March 29, 2013, 09:52:45 PM
On my two funky little cameras, I'd be forced to use the ISO setting that locks that in. The shots I took today and posted were in full Auto, and under the conditions seemed to work...this time. Other than playing with the ISO, I have no control over speed and aperture.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: diogenes on March 29, 2013, 10:15:38 PM
They look great. I'd imagine it's because you're shooting mountains in the distance with an off-camera light source, etc.  You run into trouble when you're shooting areas with great contrast in lighting, even with my camera's stitch setting.  If I'm not careful, some areas look totally washed out or underexposed.  But, ah, that's the nature of the beast, ain't it?  Can't have everything go our way, can we?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on March 29, 2013, 11:18:58 PM
... But, ah, that's the nature of the beast, ain't it?  Can't have everything go our way, can we?

Sometimes the auto exposure can be your friend, though. If you are preset, and move from one lighting condition to another, the original setting may wash out another angled shot. That's one reason I still favor the old 35mm with the TTL metering systems. At least with the digitals, they try to compensate when I forget to.  :P

I'm always  :deadhorse: about what it takes to turn photography into art, but how about a short story?
Photographers have to work with what Nature hands them. It's a lot different from imagining something, and painting a picture of it. Skill with brush and pigment goes without saying, but my point is that an artist is only limited by their imagination, and a photographer has to deal with reality.

Ever "see a picture coming"?
I was on the Washington coast one time, and there was an arch in the rocks jutting out into the ocean. The sun was getting low, and I could tell that the arc of the sun across the sky would lead it to set directly beyond the arch, framing the sunset.
I found a spot on a sandbar that looked like could capture the setting sun. I set up my tripod and camera, and began the wait. I knew it was over an hour before sunset, but I wasn't going to budge.
The sun sank lower, and I adjusted my position to make sure the rock arch would frame the sunset.
Well, as the sun neared sunset, the tide was coming in. The sun got lower, and the water got higher.  ???
As the sun dropped half way below the horizon of the ocean, perfectly framed in the arched rocks, the sun's rays radiated through the narrow gap, and formed a star-like flare of orange light. I got the picture I'd been waiting over an hour for, but by the time the sun was down, and I grabbed my equipment, I was literally up to my pockets in sea water! My girlfriend thought I was totally insane, but I got the damn photo I saw coming! 
I'd show it to you, but it's packed away in a slide tray somewhere.  :-\
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: diogenes on March 30, 2013, 01:16:08 AM

Sometimes the auto exposure can be your friend, though. If you are preset, and move from one lighting condition to another, the original setting may wash out another angled shot. That's one reason I still favor the old 35mm with the TTL metering systems. At least with the digitals, they try to compensate when I forget to.  :P


I agree about digitals. Nevertheless, I'm kind of the same in that, there are many times when I really miss my Minolta SRT 101. (I still have it, but I haven't brought it out in a while.) A lot of the time, getting the picture I want was a lot more expedient on the manual.

Thanks for the story. While not what I'd call a serious photographer, I can definitely relate. While camping at Canyon De Chelly over 10 years ago now, I remember getting up before dawn and freezing my butt off to get shots of the sunrise.  It was in the middle of winter and the wind was so cold my camera froze. :P
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on March 30, 2013, 07:23:05 AM

Sometimes the auto exposure can be your friend, though. If you are preset, and move from one lighting condition to another, the original setting may wash out another angled shot. That's one reason I still favor the old 35mm with the TTL metering systems. At least with the digitals, they try to compensate when I forget to.  :P


I agree about digitals. Nevertheless, I'm kind of the same in that, there are many times when I really miss my Minolta SRT 101. (I still have it, but I haven't brought it out in a while.) A lot of the time, getting the picture I want was a lot more expedient on the manual.

Thanks for the story. While not what I'd call a serious photographer, I can definitely relate. While camping at Canyon De Chelly over 10 years ago now, I remember getting up before dawn and freezing my butt off to get shots of the sunrise.  It was in the middle of winter and the wind was so cold my camera froze. :P

That old Minolta 101 was one heckuva camera!   Simple, fast to set and control, fast to change lenses on, the Rokkor glass was just excellent.  I took thousands of trip photos with one of them over the years.  I bought a CHEAP, like-new, re-conditioned one with new light-seals and a full range of lenses off of eBay right before the digital craze took off! :P :-\.    I still haven't gotten over it! >:(
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on March 30, 2013, 09:22:29 AM
My "baby" is an Olympus OM-1, which replaced my older Pentax. All the gadgets to go with it -- extension tubes for macro work, remote flashes, pocket full of filters including the Cokin system that used the optical quality plexiglass. I have Starburst and gradient filters for that system. Some really neat effects that are now done with computer software.
Can't afford to buy/process the film these days.
There is an "analog" photo thread on this Forum somewhere. There are still a lot of folks who hang on to the 'old ways'.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: diogenes on March 30, 2013, 09:24:32 AM
That old Minolta 101 was one heckuva camera!

Be glad you have it! After writing about it last night I went and got my 101 out. I'm gonna go shoot a roll on it. It's just a joy to use.

(This camera, like the Barlow you saw, is another one of my belongings that have my Grampa's initials carved on it. ;))
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: diogenes on March 30, 2013, 09:28:04 AM
Can't afford to buy/process the film these days.
There is an "analog" photo thread on this Forum somewhere. There are still a lot of folks who hang on to the 'old ways'.

Does anyone remember this April Fool's hoax from a few years back?  When I saw it (before I knew it wasn't real) I got so excited. Really wish they would make something like this... :P

http://re35.net/ (http://re35.net/)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on March 30, 2013, 09:35:22 AM

Does anyone remember this April Fool's hoax from a few years back?  When I saw it (before I knew it wasn't real) I got so excited. Really wish they would make something like this... :P

http://re35.net/ (http://re35.net/)

Funny. But I did hear rumors that some companies have come out with a "digital back" for their cameras. Don't know if that's true, or not.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on March 30, 2013, 12:21:42 PM
There are a few digital backs for high end medium format cameras out there.


Digital film for 35mm cameras sadly doesn't exist, though I wish it did.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on March 30, 2013, 12:33:39 PM
There are a few digital backs for high end medium format cameras out there.


Digital film for 35mm cameras sadly doesn't exist, though I wish it did.

I once looked into getting a digi back for my Bronica 645.  Despite most digital backs made by leaf or phase one being extremely expensive, there is only one adapter plate for the 645 and it was an absolutely crazy price.  Like $10k or something for a machined piece of aluminum.  I hazard a guess that anyone stupid enough to buy it just simply has way too much money.  All said and done, its actually cheaper to just start over with a Mamiya 645 or whatever for medium format digital. 

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on March 30, 2013, 04:52:57 PM
Quick sheep picture...

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/PWmain%201/random%20image%20dump/IMG_1054e.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on March 30, 2013, 04:59:02 PM
Nice shot, boss! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on March 30, 2013, 06:36:28 PM
Ok, so I ended up back at the previous dino museum again today. I already posted this picture a few weeks ago:

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/Museum/IMG_0665e_zpsa6588a39.jpg)


I wanted to revisit it in HDR so I braced the camera on a nearby display case and got the three exposures.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/IMG_1029_30_31_tonemappede.jpg)


Sadly, I had a dirty lens and the lighting did it's worst with it. :(
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on March 30, 2013, 09:14:21 PM
It still turned out well...
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on March 31, 2013, 12:11:31 PM
Actually, I like the glare the lens gave you for the HDR one.  Very cool pic with lots of character
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on March 31, 2013, 09:52:10 PM
Thanks guys. :)


Yeah I got a good bit of flare from the diplodocus rib cage last week as well. The "super zoom" lenses that come on these bridge cameras have to compromise somewhere. For that matter most of my slr lenses make compromises too...  :D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on March 31, 2013, 10:14:29 PM
So I have a question that came up at dinner tonight with a buddy.
Do the current DSLR cameras have a true through-the-lens viewing system, or are you seeing a digital display of what the circuit senses?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 01, 2013, 04:39:24 PM
So I have a question that came up at dinner tonight with a buddy.
Do the current DSLR cameras have a true through-the-lens viewing system, or are you seeing a digital display of what the circuit senses?

A true DSLR will have a pentamirror or pentaprism and will have true optical viewing through the lens (and fun stuff like depth of field preview). My bridge camera had an EVF "electronic view finder" where a DSLR would have an optical view finder. The resolution on the EVF isn't great, so I rarely use it. However in bright sunlight that makes viewing the screen difficult, it is better than nothing.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on April 01, 2013, 07:41:52 PM
Got to spend lots of time with the Family this wknd, at one particular moment I turned to notice that sid was beside me and kj down at the end of the couch with stoney the cat keepin watch...had to snap a pic

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/stoneykjandsidoncouchjustrelaxin_zps94499be9.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 01, 2013, 10:20:36 PM
Great pic Zammer. They all look about as comfortable as can be! Looks like an "after Thanksgiving dinner" kind of picture.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on April 02, 2013, 07:16:52 AM
Great pic Zammer. They all look about as comfortable as can be! Looks like an "after Thanksgiving dinner" kind of picture.

LOL..thanks PDubs... 8)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on April 04, 2013, 03:33:23 PM
A lovely april in ole virgini' ...the ground hog got it wrong this year :(

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/knife%20pron/100_5107.jpg)

My poor little fishes are shivering!!

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/knife%20pron/100_5108.jpg)

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on April 04, 2013, 09:55:31 PM
Lookin a lil chilly UTC
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 05, 2013, 12:46:00 AM
Wow, the ground got a good dusting! We could still get some here. It snowed the day my daughter was born in the end of May a few years ago.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on April 05, 2013, 10:23:26 AM
Well well Ladies and Gentlemen, they have arrived.....Big thanks once again to Matt for the glasses and for PDubs and his crew for the big giveaway. Both glasses arrived in pristine condition, sorry I had no brown pop on hand to fill them up but I wanted to take a pic of a glass for ya anyways, not too worry tho they will make it into more bushcrafty scenes in the near future.  :thumbsup:

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/BampBglass_zps4e45f67c.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 05, 2013, 10:47:22 AM
Cool picture! And glad they arrived ok. I really didn't expect them to get there that fast!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on April 05, 2013, 11:32:42 AM
Cool picture! And glad they arrived ok. I really didn't expect them to get there that fast!

Thanks.. and thanks for wrapping them up so well, coulda dropped the box outta the plane and they would have been ok.  :cheers: and yes, they arrived very quickly.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on April 05, 2013, 03:58:02 PM
Makes me want a cold beer!  :cheers:

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on April 06, 2013, 08:43:53 AM
Little fun today with the new camera.  Lighting this morning was great through the trees in my yard.  It worked very well to give a Rembrandt look and I love this light

My new girl Daisy
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_0038_zpsd2c4f6bb.jpg)

And one of my youngest
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_0014_zps2e7b75d8.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 08, 2013, 05:59:39 PM
Great pictures, and cute family members! :thumbsup:



Stormy looking out the back today here. Clouds were lower than the cliff tops.
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/IMG_1171_2_3_tonemappedsmall.jpg)
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on April 08, 2013, 07:45:32 PM
Great pictures, and cute family members! :thumbsup:



Stormy looking out the back today here. Clouds were lower than the cliff tops.
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/IMG_1171_2_3_tonemappedsmall.jpg)

Oh... That's a cool pic PW 8)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: diogenes on April 08, 2013, 08:42:41 PM
Seriously. Fantastic shot. Those clouds are way past the point of being ominous!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 08, 2013, 08:56:22 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on April 08, 2013, 09:08:56 PM
Send 'em up here.....I haven't seen a decent cloud in years >:(
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on April 10, 2013, 04:15:27 PM
Awesome clouds PW. Looks surreal


Sent from my iPhone whilst punch dancing in the woods.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on April 11, 2013, 12:47:37 PM
Well I went to my local spot to take a couple axe pics and the "pet" deer in the area were out.  These deer really don't have a fear of man at all, or me I should say.  Maybe I'm just known to them as the weird axe guy   :shrug: 

This first one was about 10 yards away. 

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8536/8640033527_c256230037_b.jpg)

Then another deer was bedded and didn't even get up for me

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8544/8641136812_0418ae35cc_b.jpg)

I actually saw 3 more deer bedded further back in the woods but my camera sucks and couldn't get a good pic of them without going in. 

Anyways.   I always find deer a neat encounter, especially that close.   
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on April 11, 2013, 12:53:46 PM
That is seriously awesome that they are that comfortable in your company.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on April 11, 2013, 01:54:16 PM
That is seriously awesome that they are that comfortable in your company.

Maybe they're familiar with your marksmanship skills from past deer seasons. :shrug: :taunt: :rofl:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on April 11, 2013, 02:09:33 PM
That is seriously awesome that they are that comfortable in your company.

Maybe they're familiar with your marksmanship skills from past deer seasons. :shrug: :taunt: :rofl:

LMAO!!!

well they're in an area of a state park you can't hunt.  otherwise they'd be in the freezer or my stomach.  at that range I like my chances...
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on April 13, 2013, 07:30:53 AM
Great shots OE!  I love being in the bush with deer.  They impose a certain amount of calm and Zen for me with how they are to still.  Love it.

Got out for some shooting yesterday and today.  We had a big ice storm here so I had to record that event on film, err, memory card. lol

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_0077-1_zps8fc739b9.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/Tacsar/media/DSC_0077-1_zps8fc739b9.jpg.html)

Also used my adapter for my old Bronica ETRs 645 camera today and stuck it on my D800.  At 36 MP that camera certainly has a way of debunking any and all sharpness values of any lens.  I was impressed with its performance, but happy to announce that my new fangled Nikon glass is actually sharper all around.  This makes me happy because I have always thought the older glass was far superior than the new lighter, cheaper feeling stuff they produce. Anyway, this is one of my dogs, named Barkley.  He's a very good poser and loves to be loved. haha.

Nikon D800 with Bronica Zenzanon EII 75mm f/2.8.  Shutter priority 1/160@f/4 ISO100.  For those who know about medium format leaf shutter lenses might appreciate how to adapt it.... gotta use shutter priority and use your thumb to hold down the aperture preview slide on the lens.  Awkward but fun and brings new life to an old set of glass.

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_0095_zps7e19204a.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/Tacsar/media/DSC_0095_zps7e19204a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on April 13, 2013, 09:28:29 AM
Nice! Thanks for the tech info, also!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 13, 2013, 10:10:12 AM
Love the pics TACSAR!


Working around the limitations of a lens could be fun. My MIL wants one of those generic super telephoto that would cost 10,000 if it were a real Canon lens but are a couple hundred on QVC. :D

They have a fixed f8 aperture and use a T mount so no auto focus. I think she is in for a surprise when she figures out you have to shot in aperture priority at ISO 800 on a tripod for every shot!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on April 13, 2013, 10:37:42 AM
Love the pics TACSAR!


Working around the limitations of a lens could be fun. My MIL wants one of those generic super telephoto that would cost 10,000 if it were a real Canon lens but are a couple hundred on QVC. :D

They have a fixed f8 aperture and use a T mount so no auto focus. I think she is in for a surprise when she figures out you have to shot in aperture priority at ISO 800 on a tripod for every shot!

Ha, yes.  I assume you're referring to the mirror type lenses.  Those mirrors suck up a lot of light!  Jack up that ISO and steady up for sure.  It might be tough making sure every shot is greater than 1/800s for handheld shooting. lol. 
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on April 13, 2013, 11:21:07 AM
Having lugged around a couple of those "bazooka" lenses, I really like the CAT design myself.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 13, 2013, 08:25:40 PM
I've seen some mirror lenses that have a pretty high magnification. I think the highest I've seen is a 900mm f8. Most are 500mm f8, but I think there is a 500mm f6.5 out there as well.


The one she wants is more like a "bazooka" like OP describes. I think you end up mounting the lens to the tripod instead of the body. Then they sell them with 2x T mount teleconverters. Better hope your subject is standing very still! :D



Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on April 13, 2013, 08:32:57 PM
I've seen some mirror lenses that have a pretty high magnification. I think the highest I've seen is a 900mm f8. Most are 500mm f8, but I think there is a 500mm f6.5 out there as well.


The one she wants is more like a "bazooka" like OP describes. I think you end up mounting the lens to the tripod instead of the body. Then they sell them with 2x T mount teleconverters. Better hope your subject is standing very still! :D

I have both a 2x and 3x teleconverter for my 300mm Olympus lens. The degradation and light absorption makes the 3x virtually unusable.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on April 14, 2013, 06:34:44 AM
I've seen some mirror lenses that have a pretty high magnification. I think the highest I've seen is a 900mm f8. Most are 500mm f8, but I think there is a 500mm f6.5 out there as well.


The one she wants is more like a "bazooka" like OP describes. I think you end up mounting the lens to the tripod instead of the body. Then they sell them with 2x T mount teleconverters. Better hope your subject is standing very still! :D

I have both a 2x and 3x teleconverter for my 300mm Olympus lens. The degradation and light absorption makes the 3x virtually unusable.

I usually only stick with upto 1.6x teleconverters.  The 2x are fine but you need to spend big bucks to get a very high quality one.  Either way, you're still looking at 2 stops of light or more lost.  With todays resolution of digital its easier than ever now to just crop down to 800mm haha
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on April 14, 2013, 08:47:19 AM
Soup over the fire yesterday

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/outings%202013/100_5187.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/outings%202013/100_5187.jpg.html)

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on April 14, 2013, 09:29:00 AM
Beautiful UTC.  Wish we could have spring come soon!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 15, 2013, 11:07:12 PM
Yep, looks like a great spot to sit for a bit and smell the food cooking. I'm jealous! :D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on April 16, 2013, 05:19:58 AM
Crawdad bisque or shrimp ettouffe? :drool: :shrug:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 16, 2013, 06:32:06 PM
Clearly, it's either jambalaya, crawfish pie, or file` gumbo. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnKOVPXhlnE
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on April 17, 2013, 04:34:34 AM
we call it veggie soup..... :)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: lgm on April 21, 2013, 05:25:51 PM
I like taking pictures, most don't turn out as good as I would like. Here are a few
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y_KYV4xq78g/UJnRi2hSctI/AAAAAAAAA0k/jORRi1IqkaE/w643-h428-p-o/11-6-12+005.JPG)
BK24 with Osage orange handle.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cnh0wPy_ZdM/ULt2tEy8UOI/AAAAAAAAA44/kCrXCx6Zzjc/w643-h428-p-o/Arkansas+7-2012+140.JPG)
someones tent in Arkansas ( note the Budlite box)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-KGLDJhWdBTk/T1FyXBPuSXI/AAAAAAAAAF0/TkH7HmPIpEo/w643-h428-p-o/2-18-12+105.JPG)
Bad pic cool subject.
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on April 21, 2013, 05:32:26 PM
I like taking pictures, most don't turn out as good as I would like. Here are a few
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y_KYV4xq78g/UJnRi2hSctI/AAAAAAAAA0k/jORRi1IqkaE/w643-h428-p-o/11-6-12+005.JPG)
BK24 with Osage orange handle.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cnh0wPy_ZdM/ULt2tEy8UOI/AAAAAAAAA44/kCrXCx6Zzjc/w643-h428-p-o/Arkansas+7-2012+140.JPG)
someones tent in Arkansas ( note the Budlite box)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-KGLDJhWdBTk/T1FyXBPuSXI/AAAAAAAAAF0/TkH7HmPIpEo/w643-h428-p-o/2-18-12+105.JPG)
Bad pic cool subject.

That tent is hilarious :lol:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on April 24, 2013, 06:20:26 PM
Took the kids out for an uneventful sunset which was a disappointment.  On a happy note however, I saw the moon and it was begging to be captured.

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_0126_zps8a833ab9.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/Tacsar/media/DSC_0126_zps8a833ab9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: xune on April 24, 2013, 06:22:38 PM
wow TACSAR, you must have a hell of a camera! that's a sweet shot man!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on April 24, 2013, 06:23:28 PM
La Bella Luna! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on April 24, 2013, 07:00:25 PM
wow TACSAR, you must have a hell of a camera! that's a sweet shot man!

Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 ED-IF
ISO 100, 1/100s @f/11
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on April 24, 2013, 09:17:04 PM
wow TACSAR, you must have a hell of a camera! that's a sweet shot man!

Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 ED-IF
ISO 100, 1/100s @f/11

A lot of people don't realize that if they want lunar details, they have to expose as if it were high noon on a sandy beach....even at night time here.

BTW, fantastic shot!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 24, 2013, 09:56:52 PM
TACSAR, you've inspired me! We had company over tonight and as we were seeing them out the door, I noticed we had a full moon. After seeing your pic I decided to get one too. Not as much crater detail because it's full so the light is hitting it more directly.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/PWmain%201/random%20image%20dump/moon.jpg)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on April 24, 2013, 10:03:59 PM
After seeing these two moon pictures, I was inspired, too.

I picked up my Sony Cybershot 7.2 MP pocket camera and took it outside.  I set it in a steady position on my firewood chopping block  Unfortunately, I couldn't find my maul in the dark, so I brought it back inside.   :( :pissed:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on April 25, 2013, 04:52:56 AM
PW, nice shot.  Big difference in depth and contrast when it's shot at night, whereas mine was shot about and hour before sunset.

OP, that's funny lol
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 25, 2013, 10:56:24 AM
Yeah I also boosted the contrast a bit after the fact, and cropped it some.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on April 25, 2013, 11:08:46 AM
I was lookin at that very same moon last night while out dumpin snow at work, but only had my celly with me so took a pic of mama goose sitting on her nest. This goose and her partner have been coming back for 5 yrs now and every yr (except last yr ) they have had 3 or more goslings, I think a critter got to them last yr so the parents flew off early, good to see they came back to try again...Papa goose was watchin me from about 50ft away ( on my side of the fence ) so this was a quick pic...lol

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/mamagooseonnest_zps15b25649.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on April 25, 2013, 11:32:10 AM
Up close and personal, with a standard focal length. I like that!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on April 26, 2013, 09:31:27 AM
Out with the pups today.  Fast little bugger she is.  Purebred blue heeler and cute as heck!

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_0166_zps6381ef8c.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/Tacsar/media/DSC_0166_zps6381ef8c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: lgm on April 27, 2013, 07:52:39 PM
Great picture. Thanks.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 27, 2013, 08:16:32 PM
They grow fast! Nice shutter speed, captures the motion on the ground and her paws. ;)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on April 30, 2013, 11:20:10 PM
Here we are a week later, still no goslings but I'm guessing they'll be here within the next week. This pic was snapped with my Oly E-PM1, does a little better job than my celly...

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/gooseonnestapr30-13_zps98b6ddfd.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on May 01, 2013, 07:37:08 AM
 :thumbsup: Nice shot, zammer!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 01, 2013, 09:09:36 AM
:thumbsup: Nice shot, zammer!

Thanks wolfy, I'll bring my camera in again today just in case they decide to hatch. I want to try to get a pic of the goslings when they are small, they grow very quickly.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 01, 2013, 11:45:09 AM
Cool pic, Zam! I hope you get an opportunity to photograph the little ones. Nice to know where the nest is, anyhow.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on May 02, 2013, 03:44:06 PM
Great pics of the mama goose, Zammer.  The lake that the plant I work at is where the wildlife department, in their infinite wisdom years ago, decided to "reintroduce" Canadian geese to the state.  I'm not sure why they had to be "reintroduced" since they fly here on their own every winter.  In any case, the entire state now has a resident, non migrating, but heavily pooping goose population.  I'd like to kick the wildlife biologist's a$$ who sold them on that idea.  Saw a goose and gander at work the other day with eleven goslings!

Rained here on and off all last weekend and on Monday night on the back porch you could hardly hear yourself think from the noise these little guys were making, so I knew it wouldn't be long before I'd see one somewhere.  This little fellow decided the control box for the low voltage lights on the front walk would be a good place to hang out.

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/DaFrog001_zps71452143.jpg) (http://s1159.photobucket.com/user/imnukensc/media/DaFrog001_zps71452143.jpg.html)

And a bit closer:

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/DaFrog005_zps0bab484a.jpg) (http://s1159.photobucket.com/user/imnukensc/media/DaFrog005_zps0bab484a.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 02, 2013, 03:49:00 PM
I like seeing those little frogs. I have a picture of one somewhere that I took years ago with a film camera. Very neat!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 02, 2013, 04:54:35 PM
In any case, the entire state now has a resident, non migrating, but heavily pooping goose population.  I'd like to kick the wildlife biologist's a$$ who sold them on that idea. [/URL]
And a bit closer:
(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/DaFrog005_zps0bab484a.jpg) (http://s1159.photobucket.com/user/imnukensc/media/DaFrog005_zps0bab484a.jpg.html)

Ain't that the truth, beautiful bird, terrible mess...lol

Cool frog pic,,
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on May 02, 2013, 04:59:33 PM
My wife is a frog-freak! :doh:    She'll LOVE that one! :thumbsup:



P.S. EDIT:   Her exact words...."Ooooh, a LOVELY FROG!" :rolleyes: :shrug:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on May 02, 2013, 05:12:07 PM
My wife is a frog-freak! :doh:    She'll LOVE that one! :thumbsup:



P.S. EDIT:   Her exact words...."Ooooh, a LOVELY FROG!" :rolleyes: :shrug:

I'm not sure I'm a frog freak, wolfy, (or maybe I am and don't know it) but somehow over the years I've managed to collect quite a few inanimate ones myself.  I promise not to take any pics of them.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on May 03, 2013, 06:38:34 PM
My grandson says Butterbutt is a "Coconut Head."  I think she looks much more Neanderthal like, but he's only seven so maybe he doesn't know about Neanderthals yet.

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/CoconutHead004_zps4679ca49.jpg) (http://s1159.photobucket.com/user/imnukensc/media/CoconutHead004_zps4679ca49.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on May 03, 2013, 06:41:40 PM
With a name like "Butterbutt", the least of my concerns would be the shape of the head.  :P ;)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on May 03, 2013, 06:52:39 PM
Prolly a good point, OP!   ;)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Dadio on May 04, 2013, 04:08:18 PM
After seeing these two moon pictures, I was inspired, too.

I picked up my Sony Cybershot 7.2 MP pocket camera and took it outside.  I set it in a steady position on my firewood chopping block  Unfortunately, I couldn't find my maul in the dark, so I brought it back inside.   :( :pissed:

Every time I see a photo showing the Tycho crater, I think about what a hellacious impact that must have been!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 05, 2013, 05:41:54 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSprings259_zpsfd880cc7.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSprings259_zpsfd880cc7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on May 05, 2013, 06:40:07 AM
Beautiful barred owl, cd!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 05, 2013, 09:24:44 AM
Yes, nice shot of the Owl. He almost looks like he's carved into the tree branch.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 05, 2013, 12:40:58 PM
Anhinga

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSprings227_zpsb4fea6c2.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSprings227_zpsb4fea6c2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 05, 2013, 02:32:37 PM
Nice pics Crashdive!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 05, 2013, 03:37:15 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: lgm on May 05, 2013, 04:48:07 PM
crashdive123, Great owl. I love the wildlife.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on May 05, 2013, 05:02:05 PM
I like the treatment of the owl picture. Most people would have cropped it to accent the owl. Your picture adds to the mystique. "Where's Waldo!" Hahahaha!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 06, 2013, 05:34:52 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSprings253_zps9dc1f355.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSprings253_zps9dc1f355.jpg.html)
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on May 06, 2013, 01:30:14 PM
These are a couple of pics taken last spring on the Blackfoot River.
 An old dam was removed on the Clark Fork River near the confluence of both rivers. After the spring runoff and the waters subsided, these were reviled. They had been hidden under the deep water for decades because of the dam.
The origin is unknown, but they're still cool to see.
I thought a couple of pics were worthy of the 'shutterbug showcase'...

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w401/bigheadred2/4DA2379A-E03C-46BB-A7A8-61D67C65BA4E-1211-0000012FBE9E95E3.jpg)

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w401/bigheadred2/B1C6BCD4-AD02-47E6-A5BB-CFAC9E800E33-1211-0000012F3C9716A0.jpg)

I guess they got stuck :doh:

Come to think of it... It was prolly Wolfy :shrug: :lol: :P

ETA... The dam was built in the 1890's so the wagon wheels are at least that old.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on May 06, 2013, 03:55:21 PM
Don't recall ever gettin' stuck fordin' the river that far upstream, BH! 8)

Neat shot, though :thumbsup:   It reminds me of an incident here a few years ago, when a friend of mine found a Spencer carbine stuck muzzle-down in the bottom of a creek.....kinda' makes you wonder doesn't it? ???
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 11, 2013, 07:32:35 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSpringsandTripHome379.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSpringsandTripHome379.jpg.html)
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on May 11, 2013, 09:17:13 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSpringsandTripHome379.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSpringsandTripHome379.jpg.html)

:lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV5wmDhzgY8

:rofl:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 11, 2013, 11:21:25 AM
pretty cool! I remember chasing those things as a kid when my grandparents would take us to vacation in Ft. Walton Beach.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 11, 2013, 03:54:40 PM
I picked up an adapter that lets me use old SLR lenses on my micro 4/3rds camera body, my Dad has several of his old lenses around so I grabbed a 28mm 2.8  ( made by a company named Image ) and have been testing it out, everything is all manual so it takes a little getting use to...

Here is an Angler fishing for salmon/trout just below Smokey Hollows Falls...
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/FishermanatbaseofSmokeyHollowfalls_zpsfe67b800.jpg)

Fish on! as he attempts to bring it over to the bank, unfortunately when he grabbed his line to lead it closer the fish spooked and SNAP went the line...lol
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/FishermanatbaseofSmokeyHollowfalls2_zps166f89c1.jpg)

A little further up the road we came to an old Mill at a place called Crooks Hollow, I grabbed a pic of a couple windows on the side of the old Mill, kept expecting someone's head to pop out...
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/SideofabandonedmillatCrooksHollow_zps3ac1a2b5.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 11, 2013, 11:09:07 PM
Love the old mill pic. Great to see old lenses given new life!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 12, 2013, 12:16:07 AM
Love the old mill pic. Great to see old lenses given new life!

Thanks PDubs, my Dad has several more to lend me when I get a chance to get out for a visit should be interesting.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on May 12, 2013, 04:09:26 PM
Not all that great at pictures but I thought these were worth sharing.

Water is just great

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/outings%202013/100_5307.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/outings%202013/100_5307.jpg.html)

A really cool burl I'm considering harvesting from this Sycamore, Has to be 24 inches around

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/outings%202013/100_5303.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/outings%202013/100_5303.jpg.html)

Spiderwebs are always cool.. as long as you don't walk into it

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/outings%202013/100_5308.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/outings%202013/100_5308.jpg.html)

Cool little moth that was stuck in my truck

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/outings%202013/100_5302.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/outings%202013/100_5302.jpg.html)

Being outside is just the best

Creek
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on May 12, 2013, 04:16:28 PM
Heck yeah, I'd get that burl Creek 8)

:chopwood:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 12, 2013, 08:35:48 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Cumberland%20Gap/CumberlandGapTrip060.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Cumberland%20Gap/CumberlandGapTrip060.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on May 13, 2013, 05:46:48 PM
Beautiful photo, crashdive!   Peaceful setting. :tent:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 14, 2013, 02:45:31 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Mammoth%20Cave%20Jamboree/ThirdJamboree165.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Mammoth%20Cave%20Jamboree/ThirdJamboree165.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: lgm on May 15, 2013, 06:48:46 PM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/0o3Oc8Vv9VEUN8DBWLfil_OREecs5MCMAulRwlnwZf4=w311-h207-p-no)
Mine looked better before I saw crashdive's
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on May 15, 2013, 08:12:40 PM
Oh, deer.....
I'll play.

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Wildlife/2e5b8088.jpg)

(Shedding her winter coat)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 15, 2013, 08:22:49 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Cumberland%20Gap/CumberlandGapTrip060.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Cumberland%20Gap/CumberlandGapTrip060.jpg.html)

Great colors!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 15, 2013, 08:32:25 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Bandy%20Creek/BrandyCreek227.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Bandy%20Creek/BrandyCreek227.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 15, 2013, 10:35:18 PM
Wow, that's a nice one!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 15, 2013, 10:40:26 PM
Got another moon pic.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/astrophotography/IMG_1338e.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 15, 2013, 11:27:23 PM
Nice detail in those craters Dubs... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 16, 2013, 04:56:47 AM
Awesome moon shot. 
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 16, 2013, 05:02:55 AM
Here's one of mine.


(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/MoonStarsandFire008.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/MoonStarsandFire008.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 16, 2013, 10:39:04 PM
Nice shot as well crashdive.......... .........


This guy paddled by and gave  me a chance to snag a pic.

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/goosedownatLaSalledocksmay16-13_zps1cd7d503.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 17, 2013, 12:39:16 AM
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 17, 2013, 06:43:03 PM
Got lucky on this one.  Wish the focus was a little sharper.

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Bulow%20Creek%20and%20Plantation/BulowCreekStatePark078-1.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Bulow%20Creek%20and%20Plantation/BulowCreekStatePark078-1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 17, 2013, 07:25:33 PM
Great pics Crashdive! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on May 17, 2013, 07:33:30 PM
I second that!  Do you always have a camera with you, cd?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 17, 2013, 08:58:34 PM
Beautiful!

Thanks Pdubs, I'm having fun learning this 28mm lens. On my 4/3 camera it gives me a 56mm ( 35mm equivalent ) pov...if that makes sense. Here another for good measure, normally i would not have kept a pic with such a huge sun blast off the water but it kind of made this pic for me...
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/lookingoutacrosscootesparadisefrombiketrailmay16-13_zps234f5a3a.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 17, 2013, 09:10:31 PM
That pic might be a good candidate for HDR, to tone down the highlights and bring out some detail in the shadows in the trees along the far shore. I like the composition with the trees framing the lake. I remember reading somewhere that a 50mm lens on a 35mm film camera was close to the view the eye sees, so a 56mm equivalent should make a fairly natural looking perspective.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on May 17, 2013, 09:45:38 PM
The old Argus C3 had a 35mm lens and according to what I was told, the 35mm was supposed to be what the range of the human eye was 'seeing'.   I know I had a heckuva hard time getting used to the 50mm 'normal' lens on most SLR's when I first started using them. :P
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on May 17, 2013, 11:24:04 PM
That pic might be a good candidate for HDR, to tone down the highlights and bring out some detail in the shadows in the trees along the far shore. I like the composition with the trees framing the lake. I remember reading somewhere that a 50mm lens on a 35mm film camera was close to the view the eye sees, so a 56mm equivalent should make a fairly natural looking perspective.
The old Argus C3 had a 35mm lens and according to what I was told, the 35mm was supposed to be what the range of the human eye was 'seeing'.   I know I had a heckuva hard time getting used to the 50mm 'normal' lens on most SLR's when I first started using them. :P

The focal length of the human eye is 22 mm.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 18, 2013, 12:21:52 AM
I mentioned focal length as it relates to 35mm film. So a 50mm lens on a 35mm film camera gives a field of view similar to human vision. An APS-C digital sensor requires a shorter focal length to get the same field of view. The Human retina needs an even shorter focal length to get the same field of view.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on May 18, 2013, 12:53:11 AM
I mentioned focal length as it relates to 35mm film. So a 50mm lens on a 35mm film camera gives a field of view similar to human vision. An APS-C digital sensor requires a shorter focal length to get the same field of view. The Human retina needs an even shorter focal length to get the same field of view.

Yeah...exactly. Wolfy mentioned the 35mm on an Argus C-3 camera. Some claim up to a 50mm lens for comparable field-of-view.  What I've always been lead to believe is that it is a function of the lens-to-focal plane distance. So basically it depends upon the various camera bodies and styles.
Also, individuals vary in their range of peripheral vision, so that throws another variable in.
Some 35mm cameras may have achieved it with a 50mm lens, but my Olympus OM-1 is closer to human aspect ratio with the 35mm...as is my Argus C-3. They have a thinner body design than say a Nikon, Cannon, or Yashica.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 18, 2013, 04:05:56 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/MerrittIslandNationalWildlifeRefuge071.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/MerrittIslandNationalWildlifeRefuge071.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 18, 2013, 04:07:18 PM
I second that!  Do you always have a camera with you, cd?

Pretty much.  I keep a little one in my pocket when working or take a bigger one with me on planned hikes.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 18, 2013, 05:26:26 PM
I second that!  Do you always have a camera with you, cd?

Pretty much.  I keep a little one in my pocket when working or take a bigger one with me on planned hikes.

 :thumbsup:


Here's a little pic of this 28mm attatched to my Oly E-PM1...she's a little front heavy but not tooo bad.
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/28mmandadapteronE-PM1_zps170bc1ef.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 19, 2013, 08:03:40 AM
I like it.  My digitals are point and shoots.  I like the ability to manually focus on SLRs and DSLRs.  I had a digital with a manual focus (Panasonic - Lumix), but found out that I am not as nimble as I once was when crossing the water on a log.  Additionally, I found out that the camera was not water proof.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 20, 2013, 12:04:55 AM
Yeah, trouble with so many of the cheaper modern lenses (at least the Canon lenses) is that focusing rotates the objective. The internal focus lenses mostly fall in Canon's "L glass" professional line and are $$$$. This isn't a problem until you want to use a circular polarizer or a ring light, then it gums everything up.

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 20, 2013, 05:21:57 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/PrincessPlacePreserve069_zps2e40e944.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/PrincessPlacePreserve069_zps2e40e944.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 20, 2013, 06:32:58 PM
That's a nice one. I like the saturated blue sky. Did you use a polarizing filter?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 20, 2013, 07:17:32 PM
That's a nice one. I like the saturated blue sky. Did you use a polarizing filter?

I don't have any filters for my digital (Nikon Coolpix p510).  On this, all I did was decrease the brightness a little when processing.  It really is a treat around here when the humidity is low.......both days of the year.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 20, 2013, 10:38:38 PM
Their here............... ................... .....Momma G and her 6 lil goslings........... ......

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/Mommagand6goslings_zps7b7331b5.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on May 21, 2013, 08:55:18 AM
Some great pics guys.  I just got back from a campout in Sudbury.

This is McFarlane Lake.  Shot with Nikon D800 16mm f/2.8 @ f/11
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_1034_zpsd482a3f7.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/Tacsar/media/DSC_1034_zpsd482a3f7.jpg.html)

This was one of my companions, Daisy.  Her first camp outing and loved it.
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_0991_zpsc9d15668.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/Tacsar/media/DSC_0991_zpsc9d15668.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on May 21, 2013, 09:10:29 AM
My C3 Bushkiller. 
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_1014_zpsf6750490.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/Tacsar/media/DSC_1014_zpsf6750490.jpg.html)

Here's our camp.  Great view and nothing beats hammock camping.
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_1013_zpsccdb9650.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/Tacsar/media/DSC_1013_zpsccdb9650.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 21, 2013, 10:01:39 AM
The land of the giant nickle, nice pics...how were the blackflies?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 22, 2013, 04:25:35 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Little%20Talbot%20Island%20State%20Park/033.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Little%20Talbot%20Island%20State%20Park/033.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on May 22, 2013, 05:02:39 AM
THAT'S cool! 8)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on May 22, 2013, 09:00:28 AM
Neat. Makes me miss the ocean.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 23, 2013, 02:22:54 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Little%20Talbot%20Island%20State%20Park/118.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Little%20Talbot%20Island%20State%20Park/118.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on May 23, 2013, 05:43:58 PM
The land of the giant nickle, nice pics...how were the blackflies?

Blackflies were pretty bad.  It's prime time for them but we endured
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 23, 2013, 08:14:11 PM
The land of the giant nickle, nice pics...how were the blackflies?

Blackflies were pretty bad.  It's prime time for them but we endured

That's the spirit.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 25, 2013, 04:52:02 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSpringsandTripHome150.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSpringsandTripHome150.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 25, 2013, 08:02:27 AM
What kind of bird is that cd?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on May 25, 2013, 08:49:36 AM
Absolutely classic, CD! Great shot!
Cormorant, isn't it?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: lgm on May 25, 2013, 09:01:02 AM
I think I might have to start a thread for amateur photography .  Nice pic's all.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 25, 2013, 03:09:27 PM
What kind of bird is that cd?

Absolutely classic, CD! Great shot!
Cormorant, isn't it?

This is an Anhinga - very similar to a Cormorant.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 26, 2013, 08:59:51 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Guana%20State%20Park/GuanaWildlifeMgmt036.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Guana%20State%20Park/GuanaWildlifeMgmt036.jpg.html)

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Guana%20State%20Park/GuanaWildlifeMgmt039.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Guana%20State%20Park/GuanaWildlifeMgmt039.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Dadio on May 26, 2013, 11:46:39 AM
Lighthouse at Acadia NP:
(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/Lighthouse1_zps4c2162ad.jpg)

Rained. A lot. So, making lemonade...
(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/waterdrops_zpsfddf0670.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Dadio on May 26, 2013, 11:58:34 AM
A few more:
(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/CoveDark_zps1983785f.jpg)

(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/AcadiaWS_zps6e2af916.jpg)

(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/Dadio66/harbor2_zpsd4db0557.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 26, 2013, 09:04:09 PM
Great pics Dadio!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 26, 2013, 11:20:43 PM
Great pics Dadio!

I agree, thanks for adding them to the mix...love Maritime pics


Here is one from tonight just after sunset...Known as a triple conjunction, here we see Jupiter ( on left ) Mercury ( at top ) and Venus ( on the bottom ) the last time we had these show was back in May of 2011.

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/Jupiter-Venus-Mercury-May26-13_filtered_zps697c5874.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 27, 2013, 01:41:18 AM
Very cool Zammer! We had mostly cloudy conditions here so I didn't get a chance to get out and look at the sky tonight. I have been delving into learning the night sky lately, ever since seeing TACSAR's moon pic last month. I bought a couple of books and learned to recognize a lot more constellations than I knew before. I used to only know Orion and the Big Dipper. :D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 27, 2013, 11:12:03 PM
Very cool Zammer! We had mostly cloudy conditions here so I didn't get a chance to get out and look at the sky tonight. I have been delving into learning the night sky lately, ever since seeing TACSAR's moon pic last month. I bought a couple of books and learned to recognize a lot more constellations than I knew before. I used to only know Orion and the Big Dipper. :D

Thanks PDubs, as the saying goes...there's a whole world out there..lol, lots of cool stuff to learn and take pics of...speaking of which, here is the resident mama goose and her goslings out for a stroll...

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/Mamagooseandgoslingsoutforawalk_zps80811269.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 27, 2013, 11:28:49 PM
They are getting big! And too cute to eat... :taunt:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on May 28, 2013, 07:13:59 AM
They are getting big! And too cute to eat... :taunt:

Not according to the mink, snappers, raccoons, and assorted toothy critters around my place.   :P
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 28, 2013, 11:47:42 AM
They are getting big! And too cute to eat... :taunt:

Not according to the mink, snappers, raccoons, and assorted toothy critters around my place.   :P

Ah yes...the circle of life

I also noticed the mated Mallard Ducks had there brood, 8 mini mallards skittering around the pond, those things are fast going to be hard to get a pic of them they never stay still,lol... The Ducks are not nearly as protective of their young compared to the geese.
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on May 28, 2013, 11:53:15 AM
They are getting big! And too cute to eat... :taunt:

Not according to the mink, snappers, raccoons, and assorted toothy critters around my place.   :P

Ah yes...the circle of life

I also noticed the mated Mallard Ducks had there brood, 8 mini mallards skittering around the pond, those things are fast going to be hard to get a pic of them they never stay still,lol... The Ducks are not nearly as protective of their young compared to the geese.

I saw a Mallard with her brood of 13 ducklings last week down at a little pond on the creek.
Every year we see the mating pair, but that's the first time that we have ever seen the 'little ones'...
I sure hope they made it through the rain/ice/snow storm(s) we had later last week.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 28, 2013, 12:14:05 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSprings241_zps5d3d3d16.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSprings241_zps5d3d3d16.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 30, 2013, 04:21:56 AM
This pic, simple as it is, is one of the most complex I've ever made.

I could have used my DSLR, but instead chose to use my point and shoot "bridge" camera with the CHDK firmware hack to allow long exposures. Took 5 different exposures, and some "dark frames" to allow special stacking software to subtract the hot pixels from the light frames, then stack the frames to make a completed image. Then I spent some time in paint erasing as many remaining big noise spots, and finally used another program to fiddle with contrast and brightness a bit.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/astrophotography/Startrails3.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on May 30, 2013, 08:06:16 AM
How much actual clock-time do you figure that it took to get that much movement, PW?  Neat photo! :)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 30, 2013, 11:35:57 AM
Hmm... I took ten images of about 3-4 minutes, so 30-40 minutes total.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 30, 2013, 12:16:18 PM
Nice pic Pdubs, star trails are always cool to see

Edit: Forgot to mention, thanks for the tip about the CHDK. I used to have this hack way back when I had my A620 then when I picked up a S5IS a few yrs later I forgot about the hacks, I still have my S5IS and I think I am going to check out what the CHDK can do for this camera.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 30, 2013, 09:58:04 PM
It is definitely worth looking into. The CHDK can be put on an SD card and made "bootable" so that as long as the card is in the camera with the card's "lock" switch in the lock position, it will boot into CHDK when you turn the camera on. If you unlock the switch on the SD card, the camera loads the regular Canon firmware.

There are tons of scripts available now too, and many of them are in the download package. There is an intervalometer script that lets you take time lapse pics, for example.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 30, 2013, 10:52:05 PM
It is definitely worth looking into. The CHDK can be put on an SD card and made "bootable" so that as long as the card is in the camera with the card's "lock" switch in the lock position, it will boot into CHDK when you turn the camera on. If you unlock the switch on the SD card, the camera loads the regular Canon firmware.

There are tons of scripts available now too, and many of them are in the download package. There is an intervalometer script that lets you take time lapse pics, for example.

Yes, I'm def interested in the time lapse, got everything downloaded and ready to turn on the camera and........no juice, my batt's are dead  >:( total bummer...I'll have to grab some AA's in the next day or so.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 30, 2013, 11:29:24 PM
It is definitely worth looking into. The CHDK can be put on an SD card and made "bootable" so that as long as the card is in the camera with the card's "lock" switch in the lock position, it will boot into CHDK when you turn the camera on. If you unlock the switch on the SD card, the camera loads the regular Canon firmware.

There are tons of scripts available now too, and many of them are in the download package. There is an intervalometer script that lets you take time lapse pics, for example.

Yes, I'm def interested in the time lapse, got everything downloaded and ready to turn on the camera and........no juice, my batt's are dead  >:( total bummer...I'll have to grab some AA's in the next day or so.

I'd recommend getting rechargeables. For some reason, alkalines die very fast in my cameras (the ones that don't have proprietary battery packs, anyway). All the reviews on amazon when I was camera shopping suggested the NiMh rechargeable batteries so I went ahead and got some. The alkalines would die after a couple of days or so of light camera use. The NiMh batteries would last for weeks between charges with the same power use.

I had some old NiMh AA's way back when they first came out and they were worse than alkalines so I had given up on them. But the last 5 years or so they have been way better than alkalines. I have probably saved close to $100 on batteries in the last couple of years by spending $25 or so on a charger and 4 AA NiMh cells. I just keep a pair of them in the camera, and the other pair charged, and rotate them, charging the dead ones when they come out of the camera so I always have a fresh pair.

The only thing I wouldn't use them for is something like a GPS that you might have to depend on in the absence of a map and compass.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 02, 2013, 09:52:14 PM
Here's another pic made possible by CHDK. 20 seconds, f8, ISO 400. My outline is a bit fuzzy because it is hard to hold perfectly still for 20 seconds.  O:-)

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/astrophotography/IMG_1483e.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 02, 2013, 10:24:11 PM
This pic, simple as it is, is one of the most complex I've ever made.

I could have used my DSLR, but instead chose to use my point and shoot "bridge" camera with the CHDK firmware hack to allow long exposures. Took 5 different exposures, and some "dark frames" to allow special stacking software to subtract the hot pixels from the light frames, then stack the frames to make a completed image. Then I spent some time in paint erasing as many remaining big noise spots, and finally used another program to fiddle with contrast and brightness a bit.



Wow... And to think, with my old 35mm Oly, I set it on "bulb", trip the shutter and come back in 1-2 hours to claim my picture.  :P ;)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 02, 2013, 11:29:36 PM
This pic, simple as it is, is one of the most complex I've ever made.

I could have used my DSLR, but instead chose to use my point and shoot "bridge" camera with the CHDK firmware hack to allow long exposures. Took 5 different exposures, and some "dark frames" to allow special stacking software to subtract the hot pixels from the light frames, then stack the frames to make a completed image. Then I spent some time in paint erasing as many remaining big noise spots, and finally used another program to fiddle with contrast and brightness a bit.



Wow... And to think, with my old 35mm Oly, I set it on "bulb", trip the shutter and come back in 1-2 hours to claim my picture.  :P ;)

 I get a kick out of using a hacked point and shoot. :D

But there are limitations. I have a 35mm SLR, but I'd rather not buy film and pay (and wait) to have it processed. The DSLR has a bulb setting as well, and can be set to a smaller aperture so it doesn't overexpose, and then left out for a long exposure. But you will always get noise as a side effect of the heat generated by a long exposure, even at a lower ISO. It's just a compromise you make with digital.


There are companies that make special cooling boxes for DSLRs to combat this problem.

http://www.telescope.com/Astrophotography/Astrophotography-Accessories/Orion-DSLR-Camera-Cooler/c/4/sc/61/p/101916.uts (http://www.telescope.com/Astrophotography/Astrophotography-Accessories/Orion-DSLR-Camera-Cooler/c/4/sc/61/p/101916.uts)




Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on June 03, 2013, 01:07:37 AM
OK... I have to get this off my chest :crazy:

If someone takes a photo, it is suppose to be 'real', correct ???
So...
If that same person takes the same photo, throws it into a computer, digitally manipulates it with color contrast, shadows, light exposure, etc..
Then how is it really a photo anymore?
Isn't it now just a digitalized man made creation... Created to look as the 'photographer' sees fit?
How can the true essence of the moment be bastardized by man or computer?
The night sky nor life is viewed by the shutter speed of a camera or the manipulative stroke of a key. It's viewed with the minds eye... And that... cannot be changed!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 03, 2013, 08:56:34 AM
OK... I have to get this off my chest :crazy:

If someone takes a photo, it is suppose to be 'real', correct ???
So...
If that same person takes the same photo, throws it into a computer, digitally manipulates it with color contrast, shadows, light exposure, etc..
Then how is it really a photo anymore?
Isn't it now just a digitalized man made creation... Created to look as the 'photographer' sees fit?
How can the true essence of the moment be bastardized by man or computer?
The night sky nor life is viewed by the shutter speed of a camera or the manipulative stroke of a key. It's viewed with the minds eye... And that... cannot be changed!

Let me try to answer this, strictly from my perspective.
Firstly, I agree with you.
Secondly, I developed and printed my first roll of film when I was about 12-13. My pet peeve all these years was that 'painters' claimed photography wasn't an 'art'. My contention has always been that a photographer had to work with what Nature handed him, and couldn't manipulate it to suit his purpose. A photographer has to learn to work with lighting, uncooperative subjects, and equipment constraints. An 'artist' could change whatever they pleased. They could paint in a non-existent cabin on the shore of a lake, or ignore a tree that was in the way of a view they wanted to reproduce.

Well...not anymore.

The line that separated photographer and painter has virtually disappeared with the advent of digital photography, and computer software. The computer has become a virtual "darkroom" where photos can be completely altered. It's one of the reasons I started the thread here on "computer enhanced photos". Personally, I don't get all that excited by photos that have been drastically altered. Super-saturated colors in particular. It just doesn't look 'natural' to me.

But photo manipulation is nothing new. I don't think anyone can argue about the skill of Ansel Adams, and his mastery of light and shadow with b/w photography. But.....  Probably his most famous photo, "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico" has been reproduced more than any of his others, and celebrated as an example of his work. Well... Years after his death it was discovered that the photo is actually a composite of TWO negatives. Go figure. Even The Master cheated.
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on June 03, 2013, 09:08:44 AM
Thanks OP :)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 03, 2013, 09:49:34 AM
I don't think it's cheating. A photographer sees a scene, and then uses his camera (and post processing, whether it be dodging and burning, or computer processing) to display that image the way he "saw" it, which doesn't necessarily have to be how the camera recorded it.

For example, you could take the same picture with 10 different films, and get 10 different images with different color casts and grain sizes. Which one is "real"?

For me, the "real" image is the one the photographer wants me to see.

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 03, 2013, 10:10:18 AM
I don't think it's cheating. A photographer sees a scene, and then uses his camera (and post processing, whether it be dodging and burning, or computer processing) to display that image the way he "saw" it, which doesn't necessarily have to be how the camera recorded it.

For example, you could take the same picture with 10 different films, and get 10 different images with different color casts and grain sizes. Which one is "real"?

For me, the "real" image is the one the photographer wants me to see.

I agree...

The way a camera will record an image is not always exactly the same as the way it is seen by the photographer when he takes the pic. Lighting is everything to a photo and if the photo needs to be tweaked by PP ( post processing ) to make the photo really work then I see nothing wrong with this at all.

Old school darkrooms relied on the photographer to recreate what he visualized when taking the pic, its the same today with digital processing...

Now that being said, I try to get the photo correct when I take it and then do as little pp as possible but I always end up making some kind of minor adjustment to something.

There's taking a snapshot....and there's taking a photo, they are two different outlooks in my opinion.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 03, 2013, 10:13:03 AM
I don't think it's cheating. A photographer sees a scene, and then uses his camera (and post processing, whether it be dodging and burning, or computer processing) to display that image the way he "saw" it, which doesn't necessarily have to be how the camera recorded it.

For example, you could take the same picture with 10 different films, and get 10 different images with different color casts and grain sizes. Which one is "real"?

For me, the "real" image is the one the photographer wants me to see.

That's all true, also. Cameras, being machines, are not perfect (contrary to some people's opinions).
Many of the photos I've taken that received awards were "enhanced" (read: corrected) in the darkroom. As you say, as the photographer, you "see" a picture, and then have to kick and massage the image you make to get the effect you saw. I buy that 100%.

One "photograph" for which I received an award was actually done in the darkroom WITHOUT a camera. But at that point it (in my opinion) becomes "art", and not a photograph, even thought it was technically produced with a photographic process.

In any case, where I draw the line is when a photo is made to look 'unnatural' by post-processing. Now, if the photographer actually DID see neon green foliage, and electric blue skies, then I want whatever drugs he was on at the time! Hahahaha!

...

There's taking a snapshot....and there's taking a photo, they are two different outlooks in my opinion.

Absolutely!!!!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 04, 2013, 07:48:12 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Gatlinburg071.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Gatlinburg071.jpg.html)
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on June 04, 2013, 07:51:29 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Gatlinburg071.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Gatlinburg071.jpg.html)
8)

Where's that from Crash?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 04, 2013, 08:11:02 PM
Wow, that's a great composition!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 05, 2013, 04:34:09 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Gatlinburg071.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Gatlinburg071.jpg.html)
8)

Where's that from Crash?

That was in the Smoky Mountains - North Carolina side - on the way to camping in North Tennessee.
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on June 05, 2013, 08:51:30 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Gatlinburg071.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Gatlinburg071.jpg.html)
8)

Where's that from Crash?

That was in the Smoky Mountains - North Carolina side - on the way to camping in North Tennessee.

Nice, I've been to the Smokies many, many times.
WAY to many people there for me these days though :(
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: hushnel on June 05, 2013, 02:00:02 PM
The camera is not the human eye, to take a picture that represents what we see takes a certain amount of manipulation. Whether at the camera with speed and aperture, adding  light, or dark room manipulation this has been going on since the inception of photography. What we do today with High Definition photography Ansel Adams was doing back in the 20s and 30s.

I get a kick out of taking pictures with both my fancy Pentax and my simple iPhone. It comes down to frame composition.

This picture was taken 3 days ago at Peacock Lake in Suwannee County, FL on my iPhone. Yes it is manipulated, the program will put together an over exposed picture with an underexposed picture, like high definition photography. This was actually comprised of two separate picture, the programs will take the two pictures when the shot is taken in the program. In this case the combining of the two pictures is closer to what I see than either of the two pictures it was composed of.

 (http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/hushnel/Wellborn/F052B211-F6AD-439B-963C-F08FF75F2EF2-1370-0000038B461388C2.jpg)


I took this one of madmax's camp in January of this year's rendezvous, with the same program, it was taken with in the program unlike the photo above, the results are similar.

(http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/hushnel/2013%20Alafia%20River%20Rendezvous/C1C6CEF8-F27A-4E38-8CFA-811B1F824DEA-315-00000446F9EBAFD9.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 05, 2013, 02:52:20 PM
...

I get a kick out of taking pictures with both my fancy Pentax and my simple iPhone. It comes down to frame composition.

...

This reminds me of an experiment done by a young prominent NY photographer quite a few years ago. Can't remember his name.
Someone claimed that his success was due to his $$$K worth of equipment, and darkroom/software manipulation.
To prove them wrong, he took a Kodak point-n-shoot throw away camera, and prowled the city streets.
He submitted the camera to a drugstore processor, and published the results.
I wish I could find the images he took on-line, because it proved beyond reasonable doubt that it's not necessarily the quality of the equipment that makes a "good" photographer.

Personally, I've become depressed over the limitations of my pocket digital camera, and don't take the care I am used to taking with my 35mm. I'm guilty of taking "snapshots" now, rather than serious photos. Oh, well.... maybe it's a wake up call for me.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 05, 2013, 05:03:06 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Days%20Gone%20By/005.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Days%20Gone%20By/005.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 05, 2013, 05:09:45 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Days%20Gone%20By/005.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Days%20Gone%20By/005.jpg.html)

Is your username a clue as to the subject of this one?   ;)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 05, 2013, 05:56:03 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Days%20Gone%20By/005.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Days%20Gone%20By/005.jpg.html)

Is your username a clue as to the subject of this one?   ;)

It is.  This was shot with my old Canon AE1 in the early 90's.  Recently found the print and scanned it in.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 05, 2013, 06:11:44 PM
I'm guessing those are the ballast tanks being vented?  Neat shot!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 05, 2013, 06:15:26 PM
Vents are shut in this picture.  The two metal looking rings are two of the six forward ballast tank vents.  the small wake toward the bow and just behind the pressure wave is a piece of sonar gear that sticks up.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 05, 2013, 06:18:58 PM
Vents are shut in this picture.  The two metal looking rings are two of the six forward ballast tank vents.  the small wake toward the bow and just behind the pressure wave is a piece of sonar gear that sticks up.

I was looking at all the 'white water' on both sides.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 05, 2013, 06:22:02 PM
Vents are shut in this picture.  The two metal looking rings are two of the six forward ballast tank vents.  the small wake toward the bow and just behind the pressure wave is a piece of sonar gear that sticks up.

I was looking at all the 'white water' on both sides.

That's part of the bow wake from traveling on the surface.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 05, 2013, 06:28:27 PM
Vents are shut in this picture.  The two metal looking rings are two of the six forward ballast tank vents.  the small wake toward the bow and just behind the pressure wave is a piece of sonar gear that sticks up.

I was looking at all the 'white water' on both sides.

That's part of the bow wake from traveling on the surface.

My SIL never gets to see a sight like that. He's buried down in the sonar room somewhere....  :P
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 05, 2013, 06:32:18 PM
Vents are shut in this picture.  The two metal looking rings are two of the six forward ballast tank vents.  the small wake toward the bow and just behind the pressure wave is a piece of sonar gear that sticks up.

I was looking at all the 'white water' on both sides.

That's part of the bow wake from traveling on the surface.

My SIL never gets to see a sight like that. He's buried down in the sonar room somewhere....  :P

I didn't either for a lot of my career.  This was my last boat where I was the Navigation/Operations Department Chief.  I got to do a little more "wandering" when things were going on.  I was fortunate that the Captain and I smoked the same brand of cigars (I no longer smoke) and there was nothing better than sitting in the bridge at sunset, puffing on a cigar after having been underwater for 3 months.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 05, 2013, 06:37:17 PM

I didn't either for a lot of my career.  This was my last boat where I was the Navigation/Operations Department Chief.  I got to do a little more "wandering" when things were going on.  I was fortunate that the Captain and I smoked the same brand of cigars (I no longer smoke) and there was nothing better than sitting in the bridge at sunset, puffing on a cigar after having been underwater for 3 months.

I've thought about the pure irony of that after many a tough hike/climb. Come up for 'fresh air' after 3 months, and light a smoke. Hahaha!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 05, 2013, 06:44:17 PM
I never thought about it that way, but yeah you're right.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 05, 2013, 10:07:36 PM
Beautiful pics guys. I like Hushnel's canoe pic, great color!  And Crashdive's submarine pic is cool .That's an angle very few people in the world get to see. Thanks for sharing it!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Mad-max on June 06, 2013, 03:10:44 PM
Very cool pics guys.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 06, 2013, 08:42:29 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Little%20Talbot%20Island%20State%20Park/LittleTalbotIsland2143.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Little%20Talbot%20Island%20State%20Park/LittleTalbotIsland2143.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 06, 2013, 11:02:44 PM
Well, I finally got the polarizer to work with the digital. Unfortunately, my camera doesn't take filters, so it's a two hand operation. But it worked. Next target: water critters (fish/turtles, etc.).

Plain, unaltered photo right off the camera.

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/DSC02844_zpsde9b0eee.jpg)

With polarizing filter:

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/DSC02845_zps3a4f1e05.jpg)

Now I want to see how well it does with haze during the next few hot days.
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on June 06, 2013, 11:07:33 PM
I like the first one better!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 06, 2013, 11:29:53 PM
I like the first one better!
The 2nd one needed a +1 stop increase to compensate for the general light loss. The contrast between the sky and clouds would still have been preserved.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 06, 2013, 11:31:23 PM
Not my photo, but I'd like to share this view if Mt. Rainier my buddy in Washington sent me. It was taken this evening at sunset from his front porch.

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/MtRainiere060613_zps281002c4.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 10, 2013, 05:44:31 PM
I miss that view.  I lived up there for 8 years while stationed at Bangor.  Beautiful area.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 10, 2013, 05:45:16 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Big%20Talbot%20Island/032.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Big%20Talbot%20Island/032.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 10, 2013, 07:11:13 PM
Great pics guys! OP, that pic of Rainier has that great "golden hour" glow on it you get in the last hour before sunset. Pretty cool!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 11, 2013, 11:17:38 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Mammoth%20Cave%20Jamboree/ThirdJamboree053.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Mammoth%20Cave%20Jamboree/ThirdJamboree053.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 11, 2013, 11:32:20 AM
Wow, great shot Crashdive! Is that in FL or somewhere in South America? Reminds me of the cover of the book, "On Rope".

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1879961059 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1879961059)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 11, 2013, 02:50:05 PM
Wow, great shot Crashdive! Is that in FL or somewhere in South America? Reminds me of the cover of the book, "On Rope".

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1879961059 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1879961059)

That is Ruby Falls - an underground falls, deep inside Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 11, 2013, 07:29:32 PM
Wow, great shot Crashdive! Is that in FL or somewhere in South America? Reminds me of the cover of the book, "On Rope".

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1879961059 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1879961059)

That is Ruby Falls - an underground falls, deep inside Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.

Wow, ok! I've been there a couple of times! Once about 8 years ago, and then when I was 10 with my grandparents. it's a fun tour. Shame so many of the formations have been damaged by all the traffic through there. I remember seeing a lot of algae growing from the lights on some of the formations. I hope to take my daughter to see it some day. Rock City was a lot of fun too.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 12, 2013, 03:11:14 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Out%20And%20About/Spring009.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Out%20And%20About/Spring009.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 12, 2013, 11:29:53 PM
When is a camera not a camera, but is a camera?
When it's the new Samsung Galaxy camera/phone.
I got my hands on one of these yesterday, and it was a trip! Complete manual control, or auto settings, and everything is adjusted through the touch screen. It took a bit to get over the idea that a DSLR with interchangeable lenses was the ultimate in digital photography. This thing sports a 28mm wide angle to a 21x zoom. HD + video mode.

Today's technology never ceases to amaze me! This link looks scary, but it takes you to a review, and gallery of views of the camera. This thing just hit the market this month.


http://www.google.com/imgres?safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=Hlg&sa=X&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1067&bih=463&tbm=isch&tbnid=hHhx-CIdQ12VwM:&imgrefurl=http://www.businessinsider.com/samsung-galaxy-camera-review-2012-12&docid=XSoRrfRc5-peMM&imgurl=http://static4.businessinsider.com/image/50d33fc56bb3f7bc31000026-2000-1500/samsung-galaxy-camera-business-insider-dng-img_8555.jpg&w=2000&h=1500&ei=m1a5UeSMMZS54APbxYDYCQ&zoom=1&ved=1t:3588,r:20,s:0,i:160&iact=rc&page=3&tbnh=184&tbnw=241&start=16&ndsp=12&tx=145&ty=100


Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 13, 2013, 12:24:00 AM
I know Nikon was doing something similar, a touchscreen, Android powered camera. But the Nikon version did not have a phone feature. If this one does, it could be pretty popular with "shutterbugs".

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 13, 2013, 12:30:31 AM
I know Nikon was doing something similar, a touchscreen, Android powered camera. But the Nikon version did not have a phone feature. If this one does, it could be pretty popular with "shutterbugs".
It supposedly doubles as a 'smart phone'. I know from the bit I played with it, you can take a picture, and immediately upload it to your social media, image hosting service, or email it to someone.

Apparently what they did was build it backwards. They started with the kick-butt Galaxy phone platform with the existing camera (zoom, macro, etc) and then just enhanced all the camera features, and case design.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: diogenes on June 13, 2013, 01:06:56 AM
Some panos from our trip in Utah.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19526203/B%26B%20Pics/Trips/2013%20Road%20Trip/westpano03.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19526203/B%26B%20Pics/Trips/2013%20Road%20Trip/westpano04.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19526203/B%26B%20Pics/Trips/2013%20Road%20Trip/westpano06.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19526203/B%26B%20Pics/Trips/2013%20Road%20Trip/westpano09.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 13, 2013, 01:23:54 AM
Very cool! :thumbsup: Arches and Dead Horse Point?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 13, 2013, 04:55:42 AM
Awesome pictures Diogenes.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: hushnel on June 13, 2013, 06:17:25 AM
Lighting a cigar, Bahia Honda SP,

(http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/hushnel/Camping/E0F51C9C-8AB1-4556-89FC-E8404C75BB12-2736-00000D44C6A3586C.jpg)

(http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/hushnel/Camping/4A91A692-0A9A-4102-8FBE-A9CBFD994290-2736-00000D4487451E72.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 13, 2013, 10:03:35 AM
Ha! That's awesome Hush!

Would be neat if you could fold up the bike and take along in the canoe.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 13, 2013, 12:10:52 PM
Came across this guy the other day all nestled down...

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/sleepyswan_zpsb9c89950.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 13, 2013, 12:19:25 PM
Beauty of a pic Zammer. You have been taking some great waterfowl shots!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 13, 2013, 02:10:21 PM
Beauty of a pic Zammer. You have been taking some great waterfowl shots!

Thanks Pdubs, I thought this guy was going to get a little ticked when I got up close but he was just enjoying the sun and relaxin. The hard part was trying to make sure the feathers didn't get all blown out, I think it turned out pretty good.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 13, 2013, 02:19:36 PM
You did preserve a lot of detail in the feathers. Did you use the histogram?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 13, 2013, 03:58:16 PM
You did preserve a lot of detail in the feathers. Did you use the histogram?

Not when taking the shot which is when I should have been paying a little more attention to it, but I did in PP
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 13, 2013, 06:17:41 PM
I'm working on my grey tones...lol...takin with the sx50, love that zoooooooooooooooooo ooooom

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/lighthouseonburlingtoncanalfromhamiltonbeachbikepath_filtered_zps25058c17.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 13, 2013, 06:27:48 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Rainbow006.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Rainbow006.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on June 13, 2013, 06:34:50 PM
Great pics as always, CD.  From one bubblehead to another.  :cheers:

(USS Seadragon SSN 584  72-77)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 13, 2013, 06:37:20 PM
Thanks.  I was a boomer ans spec op boat guy.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 13, 2013, 07:05:15 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Rainbow006.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Rainbow006.jpg.html)

Nice! I never seem to have a camera with me when a rainbow shows up. :D

I'm working on my grey tones...lol...takin with the sx50, love that zoooooooooooooooooo ooooom

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/lighthouseonburlingtoncanalfromhamiltonbeachbikepath_filtered_zps25058c17.jpg)

How do you like the SX50? I have the 40 and it has been a great camera for trips, walking around, pretty much everything you don't want to do with a DSLR. After adding CHDK there is even less it can't do.

Though the long exposure noise level is pretty bad, and part of that is probably due to the smaller sensor size for the pixel count. 12.1mp is a lot to squeeze onto a 6.17 x 4.55 mm sensor.  I think the T3i DSLR at 14.9 x 22.3mm and 18mp might have fewer pixels per mm2. If my math is correct (and it could be way off) it looks like the SX40 has 0.43101 mp per mm2 while the T3i has just 0.05417 mp per mm2 which is a lot more space per pixel on the sensor. I think the smaller sensors heat up faster and suffer from more noise for a given resolution.

Still, for the vast majority of pictures they are way more convenient than a heavy bag full of lenses.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 13, 2013, 07:32:33 PM

How do you like the SX50? I have the 40 and it has been a great camera for trips, walking around, pretty much everything you don't want to do with a DSLR. After adding CHDK there is even less it can't do.

Though the long exposure noise level is pretty bad, and part of that is probably due to the smaller sensor size for the pixel count. 12.1mp is a lot to squeeze onto a 6.17 x 4.55 mm sensor.  I think the T3i DSLR at 14.9 x 22.3mm and 18mp might have fewer pixels per mm2. If my math is correct (and it could be way off) it looks like the SX40 has 0.43101 mp per mm2 while the T3i has just 0.05417 mp per mm2 which is a lot more space per pixel on the sensor. I think the smaller sensors heat up faster and suffer from more noise for a given resolution.

Still, for the vast majority of pictures they are way more convenient than a heavy bag full of lenses.

I've only had it about 5 days but so far its been fun, my last zoom was the canon s5is which tipped the scales at a whopping 12x optical zoom, so this 50x op is worlds different, plus all the other improvements are nice, also the sx50 allows RAW as well so that's something i've been playing around with using my other cam the Oly E-PM1...between the two cameras plus my Dad's legacy lenses I've got more than enough to keep me going for awhile...

Here's a pic I took the other night of our infamous pier ( almost completed ) official opening tomorrow night, this is around 800 yards away...only very minor PP in this and no additional noise reduction done...although this upload shows a bit of pixelation, my copy on my puter shows basically none.

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/Brantstreetpierlitupatnightjune8-13_zps3ab14cf4.jpg)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: hushnel on June 13, 2013, 08:27:58 PM
Key West Sunset.

(http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/hushnel/Web%20Links/1358469E-1C6F-440C-AC90-66C49131756A-2769-00000980AEF45E55.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 13, 2013, 08:44:23 PM
Very nice, Hush!  I love pictures that tell a story.
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on June 13, 2013, 09:23:34 PM
Key West Sunset.

(http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/hushnel/Web%20Links/1358469E-1C6F-440C-AC90-66C49131756A-2769-00000980AEF45E55.jpg)

Very cool fellows :thumbsup:

One of my best friends lives down in Key West.
He's a bartender down there and has been one for years.
I forget the name of the bar though.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 14, 2013, 10:00:00 AM
Very nice, Hush!  I love pictures that tell a story.

I agree, that photo has a lot going on...well done Hush :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 14, 2013, 10:04:32 AM
Very nice, Hush!  I love pictures that tell a story.

I agree, that photo has a lot going on...well done Hush :thumbsup:

Photo journalism is a whole topic in itself!  Good job.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 14, 2013, 10:38:05 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Sea%20And%20Sky%202009/SeaSkySpectacular2009169.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Sea%20And%20Sky%202009/SeaSkySpectacular2009169.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 14, 2013, 11:34:06 AM
Crash...Blue Angels, or part of an air show in general?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 14, 2013, 03:48:48 PM
Blue Angels a few years back at Jax Beach air show.

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Sea%20And%20Sky%202009/SeaSkySpectacular2009164.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Sea%20And%20Sky%202009/SeaSkySpectacular2009164.jpg.html)

and one of my personal favorites - Fat Albert - just wish I was able to frame it better. 

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Sea%20And%20Sky%202009/SeaSkySpectacular2009156.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Sea%20And%20Sky%202009/SeaSkySpectacular2009156.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: hushnel on June 14, 2013, 04:46:16 PM
Thanks, I've tried to study photography, I've done darkroom work in the past but all the aperture and speed combination just wrecks my mind. I started with a Pentax K1000 years ago, I have the Pentax K20D now, mostly because it's weather resistant and can accept the heritage lenses. I put an nice wide angle zoom on it and mostly shoot in the default or green mode, though I play around the three priority modes thinking I'll learn to think light and speed eventually.

My primary purpose when taking a picture is to record an event but I am almost always focused on picture composition. When snapping a picture I try to do it in a way that captures the emotion involved with the event, and that is not a function of the camera as much as composition.

For me the picture has two fundamental aspects, as mentioned above, the actual technical skill of balancing the focus, light and speed and the story the picture tells, a picture slightly out of focus or other wise imperfect can be a better picture if the emotion or story is clearly captured than a perfectly captured image that lacks soul.

No doubt this next picture is totally crap, it was taken in low light on an Olympus Stylus 300, an older 3 MP digital camera, my first DC. But for me and those that know the story it still has merit. The back story is, Robert Beneditto is maybe the worlds premiere luthier, he makes Beneditto hand carved arch top guitars for jazz musicians. I meet him at the Newport Guitar Festival, we meet the day before and I asked him if he would sign my copy of the book he wrote "Making the Archtop Guitar" he told me of course and call me Bob, and asked me if the book helped and did I build anything, I said yes, not arch tops and left it at that.  The next day I brought the book in with me along with several instruments I had made, a couple of guys wanted to see them. So I smuggled the instruments in conceiled in plain bags, one in a Wilson tennis racket bag.

I was working with the photographer, so I snuck them into the small studio. Bob was getting his instruments photographed early and was sitting at the table when I walked in. He spoke right up "good morning Mike, what's in the bags. I was busted, so I pulled out the banjo ukulele I built on a gourd, it was in tune and I handed it to him. He strummed it looked at me and said G, C, E, A ukulele, right, I said right, then he started playing some jazz licks, did a few thing up and down the neck and started laughing his ass off. He loved the instrument, he was laughing because I read his book and came up with a phenomenal sounding instrument constructed out of a garden grown vegetable and had the balls to bring it to a place full of the worlds best luthiers and was not wrong or pretentious is doing so, that it was a viable good playing and sounding instrument in a place where guitars started at $10,000.00 to him was hilarious, it was like he was glad he wrote the book and guys like me were reading it.

Here is the lousy picture that did catch the soul of the moment, for me, and though every time I look at it I wish I would of shot a better one it is better than none at all, again, for me.

(http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/hushnel/Musical%20Instrument%20Projects/0FF1E8EA-A037-44A6-A3BC-8655EE5B4330-2964-00000B0EB78B3EEA.jpg)

The Bajourdlele "o) Bob played

(http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/hushnel/Musical%20Instrument%20Projects/CCC6FBB7-2301-4CDA-B25B-653F4E38BBF4-3535-000009D297A89410.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 14, 2013, 05:54:26 PM
Great story...
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on June 14, 2013, 06:18:10 PM
Great story...

I thought so, too!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 15, 2013, 08:04:25 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Cumberland%20Island/IMG_0091.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Cumberland%20Island/IMG_0091.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 15, 2013, 09:39:55 AM
Great oak trees Crashdive! Really captures a mood.

Here are a couple of bunnies around the house. This first one is sampling the landscaping.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/New%20Home/IMG_1497e.jpg)

And here's "Jack", his bigger, wiry cousin sitting atop the cellar roof.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/New%20Home/IMG_1500e.jpg)

The rodent onslaught has begun again. I have a lot of options for pest control, but I don't want to make my animal loving wife cry, so they get a pass (for now). :D

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 15, 2013, 10:23:23 AM
...
The rodent onslaught has begun again. I have a lot of options for pest control, but I don't want to make my animal loving wife cry, so they get a pass (for now). :D

Remember the old saying, "plant one for the bugs, one for the bunnies, and one for you"?
Unfortunately, I've found that bugs and bunnies can't count.  :P
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on June 15, 2013, 10:31:38 AM
Reminds me of the variation of that verse that my Dad told me, "One for the cutworm, one for the crow, one to rot, and one to grow." O:-)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 15, 2013, 10:34:45 AM
Reminds me of the variation of that verse that my Dad told me, "One for the cutworm, one for the crow, one to rot, and one to grow." O:-)

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 15, 2013, 05:12:05 PM
Nice shot Pdubs, check out those veins!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 16, 2013, 03:35:37 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Out%20And%20About/FireandRain003.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Out%20And%20About/FireandRain003.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 18, 2013, 11:34:23 AM
Gonna try this...Yes, it works....LOL....sor ry for the massively huge pic folks but share in my happiness.. :cheers:

Edit...photo deleted as it was too large.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 18, 2013, 12:57:53 PM
Gonna try this...Yes, it works....LOL....sor ry for the massively huge pic folks but share in my happiness.. :cheers:

(https://photos-5.dropbox.com/t/0/AABUHda3MkxJ9O36Y8me-NLVxd3bxN3D-0UDD0PqQp0vWg/12/155584312/jpeg/32x32/3/_/1/2/ship%202.jpg/KP8vyxYYGewx65kml7HC-DY228qSs9K8rxHbkKOhtlc?size=1280x960)

What pic?  :shrug:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 18, 2013, 03:31:44 PM
Gonna try this...Yes, it works....LOL....sor ry for the massively huge pic folks but share in my happiness.. :cheers:

(https://photos-5.dropbox.com/t/0/AABUHda3MkxJ9O36Y8me-NLVxd3bxN3D-0UDD0PqQp0vWg/12/155584312/jpeg/32x32/3/_/1/2/ship%202.jpg/KP8vyxYYGewx65kml7HC-DY228qSs9K8rxHbkKOhtlc?size=1280x960)

I see the link to your picture when I quote your post, but the picture does not display.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 18, 2013, 03:49:35 PM
Gonna try this...Yes, it works....LOL....sor ry for the massively huge pic folks but share in my happiness.. :cheers:

(https://photos-5.dropbox.com/t/0/AABUHda3MkxJ9O36Y8me-NLVxd3bxN3D-0UDD0PqQp0vWg/12/155584312/jpeg/32x32/3/_/1/2/ship%202.jpg/KP8vyxYYGewx65kml7HC-DY228qSs9K8rxHbkKOhtlc?size=1280x960)

I see the link to your picture when I quote your post, but the picture does not display.

I don't even see the link in the text editor. Only message number and date.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on June 18, 2013, 03:56:10 PM
I see even less......a blue "?" in a small box! :'(
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 18, 2013, 07:42:30 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Ponte%20Vedra%20Trip/PonteVedraTrip125.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Ponte%20Vedra%20Trip/PonteVedraTrip125.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 18, 2013, 10:10:52 PM
You joke-sters.....Don't worry Pdubs, I'll resize the pic tommorrow

Nice beach shot Crash
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 18, 2013, 10:31:45 PM
You joke-sters.....Don't worry Pdubs, I'll resize the pic tommorrow

Nice beach shot Crash

I can't speak for the others but I don't see a picture either. If I quote your post I can see the image code, but for whatever reason it isn't displaying the image. :shrug:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 18, 2013, 11:15:06 PM
You joke-sters.....Don't worry Pdubs, I'll resize the pic tommorrow

Nice beach shot Crash

I can't speak for the others but I don't see a picture either. If I quote your post I can see the image code, but for whatever reason it isn't displaying the image. :shrug:

Strange....it shows perfectly for me, including the times the pic was quoted........eithe r way the photo is way too large so I am now going to delete it, 1:13am and I am going to try it again but this time with a much smaller pic...

(https://photos-2.dropbox.com/t/0/AACKIdMR1ZsgP720YKv5Cd6t-Ho67S_uRXY96A6qsHhMBQ/12/155584312/jpeg/32x32/3/_/1/2/m_ship%202.jpg/YxrgNDJuKqTVOzBr8LaQm3Vn9aXH2m3Ki3hAJAIhJpM?size=1280x960)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on June 18, 2013, 11:20:27 PM
Still shows up as a little blue box with a "?" in it, zammer. :shrug:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 19, 2013, 12:41:25 AM
Yep, that's what I'm getting. Your browser probably has it cached so it reads the URL and displays it. But for some reason it isn't showing for us. I even tried the URL and it took me to dropbox's site with an error screen.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 19, 2013, 05:00:43 AM
Yep, that's what I'm getting. Your browser probably has it cached so it reads the URL and displays it. But for some reason it isn't showing for us. I even tried the URL and it took me to dropbox's site with an error screen.

Did the same for me.  Look like you need to log onto that account to view the picture.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 19, 2013, 10:41:47 AM
Bummer... :(

I really like the dropbox for sharing amongst folks that I know ( thru email ) but it seems to be lacking in its abilities to share pics with the traditional image tags we are used to.

Photobucket is fine for sharing pics but I'm getting a little annoyed at their compression and downgrading of resolution.

I tried Flickr years ago but never really liked their UI....

Well, here is the link that will at least take you to the photo...  https://www.dropbox.com/s/cp6ew0zqf5am4av/ship%202.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/cp6ew0zqf5am4av/ship%202.jpg)

The search continues...
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 19, 2013, 11:48:30 AM
Cool picture.  Worth waiting for.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 19, 2013, 11:57:36 AM
Cool picture.  Worth waiting for.

Yep! I can see that on a wall somewhere.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 19, 2013, 12:17:26 PM
Wow, great picture Zammer!

Yeah you might be able to host pictures using facebook if nothing else works.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: lgm on June 19, 2013, 07:37:08 PM
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9AM-GM4ARwE/UcEWeAEq9XI/AAAAAAAACJo/a9GVxli9kgk/w734-h489-no/Glennwood+springs+6-13+072.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tiQuy1buduo/UcJb2j1M2hI/AAAAAAAACLE/JFYH03JOJbU/w734-h489-no/Glennwood+springs+6-13+051.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wiqBL74Zpcw/UcJcYmlRukI/AAAAAAAACLg/h5QPPtf1bOQ/w326-h489-no/Glennwood+springs+6-13+239.JPG)
A few from my trip to Co.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 19, 2013, 10:57:44 PM
LOL...thanks Gents, I think I'm going to continue to use PB for the time being and maybe just add a link to the high res version... 8)

I ditched FB 10 days ago Pdubs...lol



Can you share some more of your trip LGM?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 20, 2013, 04:33:56 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/YardandSingletons009.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/YardandSingletons009.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 20, 2013, 08:00:41 PM
Wow, that is a big boat!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 20, 2013, 08:45:22 PM
Wow, that is a big boat!

I concur...


Here is a link to a mallard pic from our back pond, unfortunately the goose family has not been seen in over two weeks
https://www.dropbox.com/s/aket3xt7p8rzw81/IMG_0965%20pp2.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/aket3xt7p8rzw81/IMG_0965%20pp2.jpg)

And a lunar shot from last night, cause I knows Pdubs likes his moons...lol
https://www.dropbox.com/s/okje8eqqlgdi0bh/IMG_0996%20pp2_filtered.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/okje8eqqlgdi0bh/IMG_0996%20pp2_filtered.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 20, 2013, 08:50:28 PM
...

And a lunar shot from last night, cause I knows Pdubs likes his moons...lol
https://www.dropbox.com/s/okje8eqqlgdi0bh/IMG_0996%20pp2_filtered.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/okje8eqqlgdi0bh/IMG_0996%20pp2_filtered.jpg)

Okay, okay....what did you use to get that moon shot?  Please tell me it was a Celestron C-9, or something similar on my fantasy list.  :P
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 20, 2013, 10:45:35 PM
Great moon pic Zammer!

I have been reading that people have been using modified xbox USB cameras ($12 on amazon) to do planetary imaging by stacking individual video frames to make a finished picture.


I would like to know your lens/camera combination for that shot, and how much (if any) you had to crop it.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 20, 2013, 11:23:57 PM
Great moon pic Zammer!

I have been reading that people have been using modified xbox USB cameras ($12 on amazon) to do planetary imaging by stacking individual video frames to make a finished picture.


I would like to know your lens/camera combination for that shot, and how much (if any) you had to crop it.

Thanks Pdubs and O.P

Heres the shot straight out of the camera...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/uc83218srrkd0mu/IMG_0996-001.JPG (https://www.dropbox.com/s/uc83218srrkd0mu/IMG_0996-001.JPG)

Canon sx50 hs
focal length 215mm, focal length in 35mm ( 1249.37mm )
f8
iso 200
shutter 1/125

Its interesting about the xbox cameras, going to have to look that up and see whats going on.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 20, 2013, 11:36:25 PM
Great moon pic Zammer!

I have been reading that people have been using modified xbox USB cameras ($12 on amazon) to do planetary imaging by stacking individual video frames to make a finished picture.


I would like to know your lens/camera combination for that shot, and how much (if any) you had to crop it.

Thanks Pdubs and O.P

Heres the shot straight out of the camera...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/uc83218srrkd0mu/IMG_0996-001.JPG (https://www.dropbox.com/s/uc83218srrkd0mu/IMG_0996-001.JPG)

Canon sx50 hs
focal length 215mm, focal length in 35mm ( 1249.37mm )
f8
iso 200
shutter 1/125

Its interesting about the xbox cameras, going to have to look that up and see whats going on.

There may be hope for me yet! $400!!???  Oh, my....
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 21, 2013, 12:01:14 AM
That SX50 has a serious zoom! My SX40 maxes out at 840mm (35mm equivalent). Imagine the size of lens if you had to use a full size EOS lens with that focal length, (and the cost too)!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 21, 2013, 12:21:05 AM
That SX50 has a serious zoom! My SX40 maxes out at 840mm (35mm equivalent). Imagine the size of lens if you had to use a full size EOS lens with that focal length, (and the cost too)!

yes, you'd break your wallet and back...lol

Forgot to mention that this was on a tripod with a 10 sec delay...looking forward to the supermoon this sun.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 21, 2013, 12:30:33 AM
There may be hope for me yet! $400!!???  Oh, my....

Is that the price your seeing for the sx50 O.P ?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 21, 2013, 12:39:42 AM
There may be hope for me yet! $400!!???  Oh, my....

Is that the price your seeing for the sx50 O.P ?

Yeah...$399 at the NewEgg link you embedded in your post.  $50 off on sale.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 21, 2013, 01:02:28 AM
There may be hope for me yet! $400!!???  Oh, my....

Is that the price your seeing for the sx50 O.P ?

Yeah...$399 at the NewEgg link you embedded in your post.  $50 off on sale.

Is there an ad with my dropbox link?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 21, 2013, 09:20:27 AM
...
Canon sx50 hs
focal length 215mm, focal length in 35mm ( 1249.37mm )
f8
iso 200
shutter 1/125


...

Is there an ad with my dropbox link?

In your post quoted here, hover on the word "Canon" to go to the site, and then search on the SX50 HS. That's how I found it. You also have to "add to cart" to see the sale price.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 21, 2013, 10:10:23 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Anistasia/Anistasia020.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Anistasia/Anistasia020.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 21, 2013, 10:23:10 AM
...
Canon sx50 hs
focal length 215mm, focal length in 35mm ( 1249.37mm )
f8
iso 200
shutter 1/125

...

Is there an ad with my dropbox link?

In your post quoted here, hover on the word "Canon" to go to the site, and then search on the SX50 HS. That's how I found it. You also have to "add to cart" to see the sale price.


Well isn't that sneaky of those Viglink people....I had no isea that was done.





Should title that ..The last stalk   CD
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: MnSportsman on June 22, 2013, 07:15:43 AM
(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/DbleRainbow1June2113_zpsf5a5ed93.jpeg)


(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/DbleRainbow2June2113_zps26b0ea57.jpeg)


Taken in the middle of June 2113
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 22, 2013, 09:41:12 AM
Neat! We get double rainbows probably more than average around here. Always a treat!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 22, 2013, 09:56:11 AM
We rarely get them.  I happened to be working in the yard when this one presented itself.

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/CloudsAndRainbow022.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/CloudsAndRainbow022.jpg.html)

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/CloudsAndRainbow023.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/CloudsAndRainbow023.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 22, 2013, 10:00:02 AM
One of several we seem to get each summer:

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Day%20hikes/e082dcf2.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 22, 2013, 12:05:09 PM
Last time I saw a rainbow I only had my phone with me. Not the best camera for that...

They look great gents!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 22, 2013, 02:30:01 PM
One of several we seem to get each summer:

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Day%20hikes/e082dcf2.jpg)

I love that view.  Beautiful!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 22, 2013, 02:40:51 PM
One of several we seem to get each summer:



I love that view.  Beautiful!

Thanks! That's from standing next to my fire pit. That side hill has 2-8 deer on it daily.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 22, 2013, 06:10:13 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Big%20Talbot%20Island/031.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Big%20Talbot%20Island/031.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 23, 2013, 08:40:50 AM
That sand looks as smooth and flat as a billiard table CD...
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 23, 2013, 08:44:11 AM
Here's a yellow finch having a little up-side down snack on a thistle plant...

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/IMG_0941pp2_zps1902413f.jpg)

Full size high res link...https://www.dropbox.com/s/s2j312s7k95zcup/IMG_0941%20pp2.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/s2j312s7k95zcup/IMG_0941%20pp2.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 23, 2013, 12:23:36 PM
Beautiful pic Zammer!  Glad to see you got the image hosing figured out. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 23, 2013, 04:55:35 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSprings200_zps6a21f611.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSprings200_zps6a21f611.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 23, 2013, 06:26:32 PM
Beautiful pic Zammer!  Glad to see you got the image hosing figured out. :thumbsup:

That's funny! Kinda like how I felt dealing with Flickr...... :P
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 23, 2013, 07:46:15 PM
Lol! Well sometimes typos say more than the words we intended... :D
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on June 24, 2013, 10:37:42 AM
Ross Creek Giant Cedar...

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w401/bigheadred2/null_zps87465583.jpg)

From inside a burnt out Giant Cedar...

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w401/bigheadred2/null_zpsf83ad09f.jpg)

Yaak River Falls...

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w401/bigheadred2/null_zps0b28813b.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 24, 2013, 11:10:05 AM
Super Supermoon...

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/IMG_1115pp2_filtered_zpsd89ddcf3.jpg)

Too much overcast for a good high res during the time I had to take a pic.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 24, 2013, 11:20:41 AM
Looks great!

It was VERY bright last night. They say 17% brighter than usual. The next perigee moon (in August 2014) will be even closer and brighter than this one! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 24, 2013, 12:18:38 PM
Looks great!

It was VERY bright last night. They say 17% brighter than usual. The next perigee moon (in August 2014) will be even closer and brighter than this one! :thumbsup:

Cool, good to know
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 25, 2013, 04:23:02 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/JuniperSprings016.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/JuniperSprings016.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: MnSportsman on June 25, 2013, 05:35:22 PM
Crashdive123, That is a really cool looking pic!
:thumbsup:


Thnx!
:)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 25, 2013, 06:01:31 PM
Looks like it might be one of those cave diving spots. Beautiful colors. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 25, 2013, 10:23:52 PM
Nice pic CD, looks like a river some friends from bama were showing me where they did some kayaking a few yrs back.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 26, 2013, 05:32:35 AM
That one is from Juniper Springs in the Ocala National Forest
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 26, 2013, 08:41:00 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Timucuan/FtCaroline072_zps906f0adf.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Timucuan/FtCaroline072_zps906f0adf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 26, 2013, 09:52:39 PM
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/New%20Home/IMG_1532e.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 26, 2013, 10:58:05 PM
Love that contrasty orange/blue/black with the mountains and trees in silouette  Pdubs...nicely done
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 27, 2013, 04:27:03 AM
Beautiful shot PW.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 27, 2013, 11:16:43 AM
Subtle. Simple. Nice. It looks like the trees are marching up the hill.
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Driftwood on June 27, 2013, 11:24:46 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Timucuan/FtCaroline072_zps906f0adf.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Timucuan/FtCaroline072_zps906f0adf.jpg.html)

You should try this one in black in white I think the contrast wouldmreally make it pop.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 27, 2013, 12:02:38 PM
Or if you're into PP, leave the green foliage on a b/w background.  ;)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 27, 2013, 03:04:22 PM
Not the same tree, but here you go.

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Black%20White%20vs%20Color/50096a33-0a02-48d9-aacd-ecd066894bfd_zps487ac034.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Black%20White%20vs%20Color/50096a33-0a02-48d9-aacd-ecd066894bfd_zps487ac034.jpg.html)

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Black%20White%20vs%20Color/00001_zps14f25a66.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Black%20White%20vs%20Color/00001_zps14f25a66.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 27, 2013, 03:10:51 PM
That is cool! you could stare at it for hours seeing shapes in the swirls.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 27, 2013, 03:15:31 PM
Its very different, what kinda tree?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 27, 2013, 03:33:45 PM
There ya go! LOVE IT!

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Black%20White%20vs%20Color/00001_zps14f25a66.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 27, 2013, 04:57:45 PM
Kind of has a lava look to it
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 27, 2013, 08:13:41 PM
Its very different, what kinda tree?

It's from a dead Live Oak.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 27, 2013, 08:15:50 PM
That is cool! you could stare at it for hours seeing shapes in the swirls.

I was out on the trail once with my wife when I came across a rotted stump with some really cool textures.  I started studying it and taking pictures.  After about 30 minutes my wife asked when I would be through with the dead tree stump.  I told her I could come back to it later and finish. :shrug:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 27, 2013, 08:26:41 PM
That is cool! you could stare at it for hours seeing shapes in the swirls.

I was out on the trail once with my wife when I came across a rotted stump with some really cool textures.  I started studying it and taking pictures.  After about 30 minutes my wife asked when I would be through with the dead tree stump.  I told her I could come back to it later and finish. :shrug:

Lol, did you get an eye roll out of it. :D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 27, 2013, 08:29:35 PM
Oh yeah.  Just glad she wasn't packing any cast iron.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 27, 2013, 08:51:19 PM
We had another visit from a Tall ship today, this one was named the Fair Jeanne. They were working on bringing in the sails for the evening, hope we continue to get these ships visiting us this summer...

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/FairJeanneanchoredoffspencersmith8bampwpp2framed_filtered_zps4695e8b4.jpg)


Hi-res...https://www.dropbox.com/s/6nl7vmbeemxjine/Fair%20Jeanne%20anchored%20off%20spencer%20smith8%20%20b%26w%20pp2%20framed.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/6nl7vmbeemxjine/Fair%20Jeanne%20anchored%20off%20spencer%20smith8%20%20b%26w%20pp2%20framed.jpg)
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on June 27, 2013, 09:01:27 PM
We had another visit from a Tall ship today, this one was named the Fair Jeanne. They were working on bringing in the sails for the evening, hope we continue to get these ships visiting us this summer...

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/FairJeanneanchoredoffspencersmith8bampwpp2framed_filtered_zps4695e8b4.jpg)


Hi-res...https://www.dropbox.com/s/6nl7vmbeemxjine/Fair%20Jeanne%20anchored%20off%20spencer%20smith8%20%20b%26w%20pp2%20framed.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/6nl7vmbeemxjine/Fair%20Jeanne%20anchored%20off%20spencer%20smith8%20%20b%26w%20pp2%20framed.jpg)

I'd like to have one of those 8)

Maybe I should become a pirate :D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 27, 2013, 09:31:57 PM
Beauty of a pic, Zammer. B&W is great for all the rigging. :thumbsup.

I got another sunset, this time in HDR. Had some lens flare that didn't show up on the camera screen but did on the computer. :(

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/sunset1.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 27, 2013, 11:13:58 PM
Bummer about the lens flare but like you said its sometimes hard to see that kinda thing on the camera, still a nice pic tho, the clouds above the mountains look interesting, were they coming your way or going?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 27, 2013, 11:33:01 PM
Another wall hanger, Zammer! Those ships just scream to have b/w treatment. How about a sepia image?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 27, 2013, 11:51:28 PM
Another wall hanger, Zammer! Those ships just scream to have b/w treatment. How about a sepia image?

o.k...ill try to have one for you tomorrow
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 28, 2013, 12:04:02 AM
Another wall hanger, Zammer! Those ships just scream to have b/w treatment. How about a sepia image?

o.k...ill try to have one for you tomorrow

Not quite as dramatic as I hoped. Maybe your treatment will be better.  Hope you don't mind me playing with your picture.

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/Schooner_zps3610a384.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 28, 2013, 12:12:09 AM
Not at all have fun, here's my attempt...sorry only a link to the hi-res, we'll call this your birthday present   :cheers:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2f5a7wr5ho5rp5g/Fair%20Jeanne%20anchored%20off%20spencer%20smith16%20sep%20framed%20pp2_filtered.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/2f5a7wr5ho5rp5g/Fair%20Jeanne%20anchored%20off%20spencer%20smith16%20sep%20framed%20pp2_filtered.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 28, 2013, 12:19:47 AM
Not at all have fun, here's my attempt...sorry only a link to the hi-res, we'll call this your birthday present   :cheers:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2f5a7wr5ho5rp5g/Fair%20Jeanne%20anchored%20off%20spencer%20smith16%20sep%20framed%20pp2_filtered.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/2f5a7wr5ho5rp5g/Fair%20Jeanne%20anchored%20off%20spencer%20smith16%20sep%20framed%20pp2_filtered.jpg)

Nice! I like the contrast. Thanks!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 28, 2013, 04:36:28 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Black%20White%20vs%20Color/133-1-1.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Black%20White%20vs%20Color/133-1-1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 28, 2013, 09:36:20 AM
I like the b&w treatment on this as well CD everything stands out against the sea,sand and sky, my over active imagination sees a alien life form that has crawled out of the ocean up on to the beach... 8)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 28, 2013, 05:03:58 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Black%20White%20vs%20Color/LittleTalbotIsland2137-1.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Black%20White%20vs%20Color/LittleTalbotIsland2137-1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 28, 2013, 05:09:33 PM
Storms a brewin CD, could look at b&w's all day....


Keeping with the nautical theme...
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/leitchcomingthruthecanal_filtered_zps4b1d057b.jpg)

Hi-res...https://www.dropbox.com/s/fkr6bwbd48fd1i3/leitch%20coming%20thru%20the%20canal_filtered.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/fkr6bwbd48fd1i3/leitch%20coming%20thru%20the%20canal_filtered.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 28, 2013, 09:48:45 PM
"Echos of the Past"

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/2868f279.jpg)

"Waiting for Spring"

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/563cfe03.jpg)
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on June 28, 2013, 09:59:49 PM
"Echos of the Past"

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/2868f279.jpg)

"Waiting for Spring"

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/563cfe03.jpg)

Lol OP... Dreaming of winter already, are you ??? I'm sure I will be after this weekend :(

I've got one of those old buck saws too 8)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 29, 2013, 06:47:47 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Tinted%20Pictures/tintiied-2.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Tinted%20Pictures/tintiied-2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 29, 2013, 07:18:22 PM
That took some work! Nice.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 30, 2013, 04:35:59 AM
Here's the original.  I use a free download - Tintii.  So easy to use that even a Crashdive123 can do it.  http://www.download366.com/tintii-photo-filter?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=WP_USA_LONG_TAIL_&utm_content=Tintii_Photo_Filter&utm_term=free%20Tintii%20Photo%20Filter

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Tinted%20Pictures/PumpkinHill061.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Tinted%20Pictures/PumpkinHill061.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 30, 2013, 09:12:33 AM
Here's the original.  I use a free download - Tintii.  So easy to use that even a Crashdive123 can do it.  http://www.download366.com/tintii-photo-filter?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=WP_USA_LONG_TAIL_&utm_content=Tintii_Photo_Filter&utm_term=free%20Tintii%20Photo%20Filter (http://www.download366.com/tintii-photo-filter?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=WP_USA_LONG_TAIL_&utm_content=Tintii_Photo_Filter&utm_term=free%20Tintii%20Photo%20Filter)



Thanks! I'll check that out, because doing it with PS or even Gimp is labor intensive.

(Ed: I went to the author's website because I didn't want to install the downloader on the above site. The "free" download is only a 21 day trial period! Rats!!  Where did you find a freeware version?)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 30, 2013, 10:19:09 AM
That is a cool effect. One of my cameras will do it automatically. you select a color in the scene and push a button and it makes everything else B&W.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 30, 2013, 01:19:15 PM
Here's the original.  I use a free download - Tintii.  So easy to use that even a Crashdive123 can do it.  http://www.download366.com/tintii-photo-filter?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=WP_USA_LONG_TAIL_&utm_content=Tintii_Photo_Filter&utm_term=free%20Tintii%20Photo%20Filter (http://www.download366.com/tintii-photo-filter?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=WP_USA_LONG_TAIL_&utm_content=Tintii_Photo_Filter&utm_term=free%20Tintii%20Photo%20Filter)



Thanks! I'll check that out, because doing it with PS or even Gimp is labor intensive.

(Ed: I went to the author's website because I didn't want to install the downloader on the above site. The "free" download is only a 21 day trial period! Rats!!  Where did you find a freeware version?)

Not sure what the source was for my download.  Did it several years ago and only use it occasionally.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 30, 2013, 01:23:51 PM
Here's where I got it.  http://www.indii.org/

Can't tell if it's free or not.  When I searched for "tintii free download" there were a few options.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 30, 2013, 09:19:32 PM
Here's where I got it.  http://www.indii.org/ (http://www.indii.org/)

Can't tell if it's free or not.  When I searched for "tintii free download" there were a few options.

Yeah, that's the authors website. By the time you follow the download trail, it says "fee to download (21 day trial)"   
I have a few programs like that which continue to function, but with a nag screen. I just don't want to download it and have a time bomb go off at the end of the trial (ala WavePad).  They are a bugger to uninstall without a registry cleaner program.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 30, 2013, 10:00:03 PM
Here's where I got it.  http://www.indii.org/ (http://www.indii.org/)

Can't tell if it's free or not.  When I searched for "tintii free download" there were a few options.

Okay, everything from v2.5.0 to v2.6.2 is a trial version . But the purchase (licensing) cost is a whopping $4.99!
I found v2.4.0 as freeware from Kioskea.

PW, I hate you AND your camera to pieces, too!  (In-camera post processing is for rich wimps!...Hahahaha!)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 01, 2013, 12:54:12 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Black%20White%20vs%20Color/BigShoals157-1.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Black%20White%20vs%20Color/BigShoals157-1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 01, 2013, 01:19:59 PM
Great mirror image, all its missing is bigfoot hiding behind a tree staring at us.. 8)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 02, 2013, 02:35:21 PM
I always try to carry my cheap little camera in my pocket....you just never know.  I walked out of Gander Mountain the other night following a knife club meeting and this is the view that greeted me.


(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/KnifeClub033_zpsf771e733.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/KnifeClub033_zpsf771e733.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 02, 2013, 08:20:57 PM
I always try to carry my cheap little camera in my pocket....you just never know.  I walked out of Gander Mountain the other night following a knife club meeting and this is the view that greeted me.


(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/KnifeClub033_zpsf771e733.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/KnifeClub033_zpsf771e733.jpg.html)

Sunsets are a dime a dozen, but I do love those vermillion skies.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 03, 2013, 03:10:05 AM
Great twilight scene, CD. I really need to get in the habit of carrying a pocket camera. I hope one day they make an android powered GSM phone/camera that also allows voice calls. The one OP posted about a couple of weeks ago looked great, it took a sim card and everything, but it was only for data, no voice calls. :(

And the Nikon version doesn't even do mobile network, only wifi.

Trouble is, if they ever gave us a camera that wasn't neutered so it could actually make and receive phone calls, you'd see a $1000 cell phone. And I'll never buy one at that price. Even the newer halfway decent android phones are in the $200 range and that's with a sad excuse for a camera.

The reality of it is you can get a pretty good phone and a pretty good pocket camera for under $350 but you won't see the two combined into a single unit for under $1000, when they finally do make one. For most of us, that means lugging around twice the weight and bulk.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 04, 2013, 10:55:19 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Bandy%20Creek/BrandyCreek065.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Bandy%20Creek/BrandyCreek065.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 04, 2013, 10:59:50 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Bandy%20Creek/BrandyCreek065.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Bandy%20Creek/BrandyCreek065.jpg.html)

Very fitting..Oh, and a happy July 4th to all my American brethren.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 05, 2013, 12:17:44 AM
Agreed, fitting for the occasion!

Took a LOT of fireworks pictures tonight. They are all pretty similar.
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/PWmain%201/random%20image%20dump/PWmain2/IMG_1734e.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 05, 2013, 01:11:09 AM
Nice Pdubs, how long you leave the shutter open for?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 05, 2013, 01:38:10 AM
Nice Pdubs, how long you leave the shutter open for?

Thanks.

 I used the "fireworks" setting on the camera, but it seemed like it was about a 2 second exposure, auto ISO, auto aperture.

I should probably have used manual, a medium aperture, and around 8-10 seconds and adjusted the ISO until the sky looked nice and black. This would have enabled me to get more actual bursts in a single image, at the rate they were launching them.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 05, 2013, 09:28:44 AM
I've found longer exposures on fireworks give me a lot of trails, and the 'blooms' look droopy. It looks like what you did worked out just about perfect.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 05, 2013, 06:39:46 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/005-5.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/005-5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 05, 2013, 06:46:11 PM
Looks like a good time to head for shore!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: lgm on July 07, 2013, 08:24:49 AM
gooseberry falls Minnesota.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nPAdBmK1RGM/Udl5F3JSI6I/AAAAAAAACTg/5FPnPxDXkHQ/w686-h457-no/7-2013+034.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yCMnQPKU_lI/Udl5KnJT_6I/AAAAAAAACTo/C3aYBgc-vqE/w686-h457-no/7-2013+039.JPG)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 07, 2013, 10:02:43 AM
Reminds me of Northern Ontario lgm ...rocks, water, trees....good land for a bushcrafter to play in
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on July 07, 2013, 02:51:00 PM
Looks like another portage to me! :(
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 07, 2013, 08:11:19 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Bandy%20Creek/BrandyCreek122.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Bandy%20Creek/BrandyCreek122.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 07, 2013, 10:43:14 PM
Great fall colors!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 08, 2013, 02:12:34 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Osceola%20National%20Forest/OsceolaNationalForest016.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Osceola%20National%20Forest/OsceolaNationalForest016.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 09, 2013, 06:18:14 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/9cd590d5-4150-4cc1-af6d-39362a43ce8f_zps5a8678f4.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/9cd590d5-4150-4cc1-af6d-39362a43ce8f_zps5a8678f4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 10, 2013, 10:54:00 AM
Would that be from your trip to meet Hush?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 10, 2013, 12:51:41 PM
Would that be from your trip to meet Hush?

It would be.  From ye ole blacksmith shop.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 10, 2013, 12:56:06 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Mammoth%20Cave%20Jamboree/ThirdJamboree311.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Mammoth%20Cave%20Jamboree/ThirdJamboree311.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 11, 2013, 01:21:32 AM
Works been busy and I've been slackin at the pics, the next 4 days off outta fix that...

Craigleith Provincial Park, on Georgian Bay
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/craigleathsunset_filtered_zps98a070fb.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on July 11, 2013, 02:36:40 AM
Beautiful shot, zammer!   Perfectly framed & balanced, too!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on July 11, 2013, 12:40:25 PM
Well its been awhile since I posted so I will offer up a couple recent works by me.

 (http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/030_zps37156c05.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/030_zps37156c05.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on July 11, 2013, 12:45:46 PM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/064_zps5a2f27f2.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/064_zps5a2f27f2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on July 11, 2013, 12:46:33 PM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/026_zps523cd08a.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/026_zps523cd08a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 11, 2013, 12:59:46 PM
Beautiful shot, zammer!   Perfectly framed & balanced, too!

Thanks Wolfy...


Really like the silhouette Buckskin, thanks for adding those
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 11, 2013, 02:31:35 PM
Nice contributions, Buckskin!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 11, 2013, 03:15:36 PM
Great shots Zammer and Buckskin.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: xune on July 11, 2013, 03:16:39 PM
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/Xunie/417350_484551908229628_825365467_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on July 11, 2013, 04:02:55 PM
Good one xune!   You too, Buckskin.....love that 'bobber' shot.  I think I can see it wigglin'!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 11, 2013, 05:31:17 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/012.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/012.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 11, 2013, 05:57:36 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/012.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/012.jpg.html)

Okay, I'm usually the first one to roll my eyes at lopsided verticals, and tilting horizons (like where it looks as if the water would tip out of a lake), but THIS is just awesome!
The angle MAKES the photo. You can almost feel the winds blowing in the mouth of the gale.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: xune on July 11, 2013, 06:07:54 PM
From my trip to Mackinac Island over the 4th of July Weekend.

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/Xunie/mackinacbridge.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/Xunie/water.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/Xunie/skullcavesign.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/Xunie/skullcave.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: hushnel on July 11, 2013, 09:04:02 PM
Yesterday in St. Augustine.

(http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/hushnel/Web%20Links/6934C4C4-E210-4CDA-83C4-3BB2FB0F49CA-12079-000027ABE35CBEA2.jpg)

(http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/hushnel/Web%20Links/CE55D369-4697-4449-AB42-7A36B635777A-12093-000027B01CBFED64.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 12, 2013, 10:56:48 AM
Mr Dragonfly.......Hi res https://www.dropbox.com/s/6tju5f9qflcfnn8/dragon%20fly%20on%20herbs2%20%282%29.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/6tju5f9qflcfnn8/dragon%20fly%20on%20herbs2%20%282%29.jpg)

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/dragonflyonherbs22_zpsde2fdd3d.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Spyder1958 on July 14, 2013, 01:46:09 PM
Smokeys
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n584/spyder1958/smokeys2012/100_0119.jpg)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n584/spyder1958/smokeys2012/100_0126.jpg)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n584/spyder1958/smokeys2012/100_0134.jpg)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n584/spyder1958/smokeys2012/100_0140.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 14, 2013, 05:47:04 PM
Great pictures guys!


What's cooking Spyder? Looks like beans and ham maybe?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 14, 2013, 05:57:29 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Cumberland%20Gap/CumberlandGapTrip106.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Cumberland%20Gap/CumberlandGapTrip106.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 14, 2013, 06:00:31 PM
Nice pic CD! Reminds me of a trip through West Virginia. Where was that taken?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 14, 2013, 06:01:34 PM
That was coming down from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Spyder1958 on July 14, 2013, 06:12:20 PM
Great pictures guys!


What's cooking Spyder? Looks like beans and ham maybe?

Beans and bacon, we cooked 3 pots that week, Lots of food. but hiking 9 or more miles in the mountains each day, sure builds the appetite. :stir:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Spyder1958 on July 14, 2013, 06:13:29 PM
Nice shot crash, love them there hills ;D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: lgm on July 14, 2013, 06:29:39 PM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-flvwmvbjhcg/UcJcKMIbXKI/AAAAAAAACLU/yHOJXUrp1CE/w325-h487-no/Glennwood+springs+6-13+161.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PLeTgksOlzI/UbZ2RkOiruI/AAAAAAAACEo/yzMlxvIe3GU/w649-h487-no/IMG_20130610_112123.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 14, 2013, 06:43:02 PM
Neat waterfall, Lgm!  Is that coming right out of an underground river, or is there a hanging lake up there?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: lgm on July 14, 2013, 07:26:31 PM
It's called spouting rock and you are right. It feeds hanging lake. It is from a underground stream.
http://www.visitglenwood.com/hanging-lake
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 16, 2013, 04:05:23 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Sun%20And%20Moon/MoonRise012.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Sun%20And%20Moon/MoonRise012.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 17, 2013, 06:44:01 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Cruise/Cruise114.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Cruise/Cruise114.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 17, 2013, 06:59:25 PM
Oh, man! Where's my palm tree and Gin 'n' Tonic???
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on July 18, 2013, 07:04:21 PM
Hey fellas, been a while but I've been lurking a bit.  Started teaching part time studies at college for photography so needless to say, my spring into summer was jammed!  Here's a couple from our outing in the photo course..

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_2000_zpsd5470981.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/Tacsar/media/DSC_2000_zpsd5470981.jpg.html)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_2015_zpsb21f391b.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/Tacsar/media/DSC_2015_zpsb21f391b.jpg.html)

The pic of the girl is very low ambient light.  Shot close to 10pm so steadiness was key.  105mm 1/125s @ f2.8 ISO 6400
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 18, 2013, 07:10:13 PM
The clarity at that ISO is amazing. Well shot.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 18, 2013, 07:15:31 PM
Nice to see your pics again TACSAR... :cheers:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on July 18, 2013, 07:23:39 PM
The clarity at that ISO is amazing. Well shot.

Thanks OP.  Technology sure helps!

Zammer, thanks man.  I have missed it here. 
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 18, 2013, 07:41:11 PM
The clarity at that ISO is amazing. Well shot.

Thanks OP.  Technology sure helps!

Zammer, thanks man.  I have missed it here.

I just have to say thanks to everyone contributing here. This thread has turned out awesome!

I'm just having trouble now finding something worth offering, shot with my digital version of a Brownie Box Camera.
  :P :-\
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on July 18, 2013, 07:46:08 PM
Nah OP, you just upload them to instagram and add sepia, oversaturate it, and overexpose it.  Now just use a torn photo edge finish and voila, you've done it!  Instagram - making crappy pictures look worse since 2010.  LOL

OP, you create great images and you know your stuff.  Don't be modest
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 18, 2013, 07:54:46 PM
Nah OP, you just upload them to instagram and add sepia, oversaturate it, and overexpose it.  Now just use a torn photo edge finish and voila, you've done it!  Instagram - making crappy pictures look worse since 2010.  LOL

OP, you create great images and you know your stuff.  Don't be modest

ROFLAO!!! Yeah, enough makeup can hide many flaws.  ;)

Thanks for the flowers, Tascar. It means a lot coming from a pro. I won a lot of contests against amateurs, but never could manage to feed myself in the trade.  Not being a portrait photographer, the competition was brutal.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 18, 2013, 08:03:51 PM
Don't know if I've posted this in this thread, or not. This was during one of my "impressionistic" phases a little while ago.

"Nature's Artwork"

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/HDR/IceTree2merged_zps632e37e7.jpg)

This struck my eye, and unfortunately it only worked at one angle. The background sucks....

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/899bea3b.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 18, 2013, 09:22:15 PM
The clarity at that ISO is amazing. Well shot.

I'll second that! Also glad to see you back as well. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 18, 2013, 09:26:18 PM
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/vtsmall.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 18, 2013, 09:44:27 PM
This is for OP. I mentioned my camera will do the "color accent" effect. It isn't always perfect, and much depends on the lighting situation. I think really diffuse, white light would allow the camera to do better. This was under "warm white" fluorescent lights and some tungsten. Optimum conditions would be shooting inside a light box with plenty of light in all directions.

The camera will allow you to adjust the intensity of the effect. (Probably a better description would be filter bandwidth, come to think of it.) Too little and you get parts of the item clipped out, as in the red wire. Too much and you pick up similar tones as in the orange bead. As you can see, the lighting was so bad that BOTH problems occurred in this image.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/PWmain%201/random%20image%20dump/PWmain2/IMG_17851.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 18, 2013, 09:48:13 PM
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/vtsmall.jpg)
Very dramatic, PW. Nice.

I'm feeling another thread sprouting.

I look at this picture, and I see a vivid sunset on the ancient rock strata of the arid Southwest.
Then I look again and I see fire and brimstone and a tortured tree struggling for life at the Gates of Hell.
See, I don't play well with deserts. I don't even like to spend much time in eastern Oregon, let alone the time I spent in the Mojave Desert. Hostile. Unyielding. Barren. 

I think it's great that people like you, and Cody L. and others love the place. We're all different. That's what keeps a lot of us from all clogging up just one part of the country. Hahahaha!

I love the scenic beauty of the SW. Don't like being there.  ;D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 18, 2013, 09:49:37 PM
Making a little HDR magic for us PDubs...good stuff, works great with the type of scenery you guys have.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 18, 2013, 09:50:48 PM
This is for OP. I mentioned my camera will do the "color accent" effect. ...

That's still pretty darn cool! That the camera can do that internally, when it takes so many steps to do it in post processing. Thanks, PW!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 19, 2013, 01:33:02 AM
Thanks guys.  :)


OP, I think I'd find something to love about the outdoors anywhere I called home. Utah isn't all desert though. It's got wetlands, pine forests, lakes and rivers too. But it is definitely one of the more arid states.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 19, 2013, 04:12:58 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Big%20Talbot%20Island/007.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Big%20Talbot%20Island/007.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on July 19, 2013, 05:30:23 PM
Cool work guys.  HDR can rock if it's not overdone.  Same with high key stuff.  Some people take it a bit far in my mind.  Lot of talent here boys and girls
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on July 19, 2013, 05:42:13 PM
Daughters piano recital.  This was shot at ISO6400.  Softened and BW conversion. 

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_1830_zpsf7172e0c.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/Tacsar/media/DSC_1830_zpsf7172e0c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 19, 2013, 05:45:53 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 19, 2013, 06:53:25 PM
All day long we've had lines of thunderstorms from west to east moving thru Ontario and into Quebec and across the lake into NY state, around 620pm we got hit pretty good, trees down everywhere some damage to homes but I have not heard yet of any casualties, around 710pm a second wave came thru and I was able to get of the crazy clouds..

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/july19thstorm_zps0c29f203.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 19, 2013, 07:07:19 PM
Today's lunch stop.

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/ApproachingStorm005_zpsf6b258fa.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/ApproachingStorm005_zpsf6b258fa.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 19, 2013, 10:56:15 PM
Wow, guys!  Pretty boring here. 90 degrees, blue cloudless skies and no wind.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 20, 2013, 06:57:25 AM
Great pics guys. Storm clouds convey a sense of tension in a picture that draws you in.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on July 20, 2013, 08:47:10 AM
Clouds like that would actually mean some $$$$ in my pocket for the coming year, but we haven't seen any for so long, I couldn't remember what they looked like. :'(.    Thanks for the reminder! :)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on July 20, 2013, 08:51:08 AM
I too was out during the storm Zammer.  We got hit hard near Barrie, ON.

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_3198_zpse07db6ca.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/Tacsar/media/DSC_3198_zpse07db6ca.jpg.html)

28mm f/8@1/60s 

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_3239_zps95589051.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/Tacsar/media/DSC_3239_zps95589051.jpg.html)

28mm f/8@1/60s  Love the Barn in this shot. 

These were post storm when the sun was setting.  Love the colours and feel of the post tornado weather.  We had a touchdown apparently about 10 miles from my place.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 20, 2013, 11:06:42 AM
Great pics guys. Storm clouds convey a sense of tension in a picture that draws you in.

Thanks, there certainly was plenty of tension...its a mess out there today with all the downed and snapped trees, thankfully tho this storm caused minimal injury/death. In all my yr's I have never seen a display of lightning like that, it was amazing.

I knew you'd have the old camera snappin TACSAR, nice pics.

LOL...as luck would have it, I found a vid taken by someone who was standing out on the new pier...pretty balsy of them to be standing out there.... :shocked:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVN6HDvIyJc
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 20, 2013, 11:17:13 AM
Great pics guys. Storm clouds convey a sense of tension in a picture that draws you in.

Thanks, there certainly was plenty of tension...its a mess out there today with all the downed and snapped trees, thankfully tho this storm caused minimal injury/death. In all my yr's I have never seen a display of lightning like that, it was amazing.

I knew you'd have the old camera snappin TACSAR, nice pics.

Did you get any good lightning shots?  Hard to know when to set up the tripod, and when to just duck 'n' cover!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 20, 2013, 11:27:06 AM
Did you get any good lightning shots?  Hard to know when to set up the tripod, and when to just duck 'n' cover!

I've got lots of vid but no stills, unfortunately I would have to deem my vid as NSFW due to language...lol...

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 20, 2013, 11:59:18 AM
Did you get any good lightning shots?  Hard to know when to set up the tripod, and when to just duck 'n' cover!

I've got lots of vid but no stills, unfortunately I would have to deem my vid as NSFW due to language...lol...

The only lightning shots I've made recently with my digital was with the video mode, since there is no "bulb" setting for long time exposures. I took the video, and then did a "snapshot" of various 'frames'. Better than nothing....  :P   Unfortunately, at least with mine, the video is very low-res.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: lgm on July 20, 2013, 09:17:21 PM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wiqBL74Zpcw/UcJcYmlRukI/AAAAAAAACLg/h5QPPtf1bOQ/w325-h487-no/Glennwood+springs+6-13+239.JPG)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 24, 2013, 03:54:20 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Bandy%20Creek/BrandyCreek276.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Bandy%20Creek/BrandyCreek276.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 25, 2013, 10:21:55 AM
Moon time again.... Hi res https://www.dropbox.com/s/8yt2bh3nyliqyeg/pp2%20thurs%20july%2025-13.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/8yt2bh3nyliqyeg/pp2%20thurs%20july%2025-13.jpg)

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/pp2thursjuly25-13_zpsd167d57d.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on July 25, 2013, 10:47:04 AM
Holy Cow.....I think I can see that flag they left up there! 8)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 25, 2013, 01:59:29 PM
Holy Cow.....I think I can see that flag they left up there! 8)

LOL...thanks Wolfy
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 25, 2013, 02:15:47 PM
Nice moon shot Zammer. :thumbsup:

It's been raining a lot the past month so too many clouds at night to do much astrophotography here. Looking forward to this fall when Orion is in the sky earlier so I can experiment with a few things. ;)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 25, 2013, 08:13:51 PM
Pellet gun HDR.


(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/Guns/IMG_1820_1_2_tonemappeds.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 25, 2013, 11:03:14 PM
Nicely done Pdubs, the tone is great in that.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 26, 2013, 12:44:39 PM
CN Tower and downtown Toronto from 50 km ( 31 miles ) away...

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/CNToweranddowntownTO50kmaway2_zps3563d29b.jpg)

And the google map to kinda get an idea of the distance that the picture was taken over...

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/googlemapviewfromshippingcanaltoCNTower50kmaway_zpsb4914aeb.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 26, 2013, 12:52:11 PM
Wow! That's a long shot. Looks like you can see the curvature of the Earth somewhat, blocking the base of the buildings.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 26, 2013, 12:55:03 PM
Wow! That's a long shot. Looks like you can see the curvature of the Earth somewhat, blocking the base of the buildings.

Yes, between the curvature and any actual wave swell there is probably close to 100ft of the base of the tower that we cannot see.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on July 26, 2013, 12:56:00 PM
Great dramatic display of how much the curvature of the earth comes into play in that much distance!   According to one of my mapping books, the curvature takes away about 8" for every mile of horizontal distance.  So a 6' individual would disappear below the horizon at a distance of 9 miles. ???


EDIT: You beat me to it, PW, but I'm posting anyway! :P
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: lgm on July 26, 2013, 04:34:26 PM
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JKafqVMGxJc/UexvYuuYV9I/AAAAAAAACWs/35ANDFgasLc/w731-h487-no/Wilderness+park+7-13+014.JPG)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 26, 2013, 04:43:40 PM
According to one of my mapping books, the curvature takes away about 8" for every mile of horizontal distance.  So a 6' individual would disappear below the horizon at a distance of 9 miles. ???

Interesting, thanks for the info Wolfy...


Nice shot lgm...
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on July 27, 2013, 08:10:35 AM
Nice shot of the CN tower.  I know from my radio days line of sight for horizon is about 50 miles for setting up microwave links. 

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_1968_zpsd0e8c742.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/Tacsar/media/DSC_1968_zpsd0e8c742.jpg.html)

Baseball for my little guy.  D800 with 300mm f/2.8 shot at 1/640s @ f/4 ISO250
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 27, 2013, 10:31:30 AM
Thanks TACSAR.........The look of anticipation on your son's face is priceless, def a keeper.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 27, 2013, 08:27:56 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Sun%20And%20Moon/Moonrise005_zps97968139.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Sun%20And%20Moon/Moonrise005_zps97968139.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 27, 2013, 08:33:14 PM
Reminds me of the last time I played golf, and had to hunt for my ball by flashlight..... :-\
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 29, 2013, 07:28:40 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Timucuan/FtCaroline025_zpscaea154c.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Timucuan/FtCaroline025_zpscaea154c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on August 05, 2013, 03:11:56 PM
Love the moon shot, CD. :thumbsup:


This hideous thing was hanging out on one of my chicken wire "rabbit barriers" around a flower bed just outside our front windows.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/PWmain%201/random%20image%20dump/PWmain2/IMG_1853s.jpg)

Suffice it to say, the ants are eating what remains of it right now.

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on August 05, 2013, 03:27:34 PM
That type gives me the heebie jeebies, nice shot Pdubs
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 05, 2013, 03:30:01 PM
I can't make out the 'hourglass', but it looks like a Black Widow in every other way!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on August 05, 2013, 03:49:33 PM
I've seen them both ways out here. Some have the classic red hourglass, others don't. Neither of them gets a pass this close to the house.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 05, 2013, 04:32:43 PM
I've seen them both ways out here. Some have the classic red hourglass, others don't. Neither of them gets a pass this close to the house.
We have them, too. Along with recluse and hobo spiders. The only spiders that get a pass around here are the garden orb weavers, and 'cat' spiders. Great pest control. But the Wolf Spiders here are so big, I've hunted them in my living room with a blow gun! <Note to Self: pick up another can of spackle for the walls>
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on August 05, 2013, 08:36:21 PM
I've seen them both ways out here. Some have the classic red hourglass, others don't. Neither of them gets a pass this close to the house.
We have them, too. Along with recluse and hobo spiders. The only spiders that get a pass around here are the garden orb weavers, and 'cat' spiders. Great pest control. But the Wolf Spiders here are so big, I've hunted them in my living room with a blow gun! <Note to Self: pick up another can of spackle for the walls>

We have a big cat face spider outside our garage that we have left alone. I looked at it about an hour ago and it has a yellow jacket all wrapped up. :thumbsup:


Here's a picture of another one that went missing. Probably a bird got it.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/PWmain%201/random%20image%20dump/PWmain2/IMG_1827.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on August 10, 2013, 03:28:49 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Big%20Talbot%20Island/BigTalbotIsland056.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Big%20Talbot%20Island/BigTalbotIsland056.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on August 10, 2013, 03:34:16 PM
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/PWmain%201/random%20image%20dump/PWmain2/IMG_20130810_152451.jpg)

Took this today at the county fair. I was messing around with some of the photo effect apps in my phone.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on August 10, 2013, 11:32:58 PM
Love the old vehicles, nice shot Dubs... :thumbsup:



Here's a little Jet-boat action from along the Niagara river earlier today...

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/whirlpooljetboatpink2pp1_zps9b0549d0.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on August 11, 2013, 01:14:23 AM
Cool! How fast do they go?

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on August 11, 2013, 01:32:29 AM
Cool! How fast do they go?

Here's a quick vid I found, there the biggest baddest boats on that part of the river...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVThkp1ih3E
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on August 11, 2013, 11:05:51 AM
Ok, that looks like fun.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on August 11, 2013, 03:02:50 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Guana%20State%20Park/GuanaRiverStatePark2016.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Guana%20State%20Park/GuanaRiverStatePark2016.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on August 12, 2013, 11:57:06 AM
Burly! Is that a willow?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Woods Bexar on August 13, 2013, 12:48:29 AM
(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z51/jblayza/Corpus08009.jpg)
(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z51/jblayza/539750503_photobucket_85666_.jpg)
(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z51/jblayza/feb20004.jpg)
(http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g462/jrcobos1/sanjose.jpg) (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/jrcobos1/media/sanjose.jpg.html)
(http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g462/jrcobos1/gct.jpg) (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/jrcobos1/media/gct.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on August 13, 2013, 05:10:56 AM
Burly! Is that a willow?

I don't remember what it was, but don't believe it's a willow.  All I saw was knife scales.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on August 20, 2013, 10:53:42 PM
Got a shot off the back porch at some lightning. This was my first "successful" lightning capture, but I will probably need to fine tune my technique a bit. Most of the shots are either way under or way over exposed. This was one of the underexposed shots that needed quite a bit of post processing to even be visible.

It's a little unnerving standing out there with an aluminum tripod with all the lightning flashing all around! :D

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/PWmain%201/random%20image%20dump/PWmain2/IMG_2003se.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 20, 2013, 11:26:19 PM
Nice shot! It's frustrating, and rewarding when you get something. The longest exposure I've seen on a digital camera is 16 seconds. With my 35mm, I can set it at f16 and leave it open for 30 minutes if I have to. The up side with digital is there's no film on the cutting room floor after 20 failed shots! Hahahaha!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on August 21, 2013, 12:18:08 AM
I like it Pdubs, nice shot....has a very ominous feel to it. We're you using one of the canon hacks for capturing it?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on August 21, 2013, 09:19:13 AM
I like it Pdubs, nice shot....has a very ominous feel to it. We're you using one of the canon hacks for capturing it?

No, I just put it in shutter priority and used the maximum time (in this case, 15 seconds, close to OP's 16 sec. maximum). I didn't make note of the apertrue, but it was probably f8. If I had time to mess with CHDK I might have achieved a better result, but it's been weeks since I did anything with it and didn't want to take the time to familiarize myself with it again.   O:-)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 21, 2013, 09:38:29 AM
I like it Pdubs, nice shot....has a very ominous feel to it. We're you using one of the canon hacks for capturing it?

No, I just put it in shutter priority and used the maximum time (in this case, 15 seconds, close to OP's 16 sec. maximum). I didn't make note of the apertrue, but it was probably f8. If I had time to mess with CHDK I might have achieved a better result, but it's been weeks since I did anything with it and didn't want to take the time to familiarize myself with it again.   O:-)

FWIW, the only lightning shots I've been able to get with my little digital camera were screen shots of a video sequence.  A really high-end camera with HD video might yield reasonable resolution, but my were very low quality. Something to think about though, if you have an HD video capability.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on August 22, 2013, 06:42:52 PM
Great shot PW.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on August 24, 2013, 07:16:00 PM
Not the greatest pic taken through the windshield while driving, but the last couple of weeks have yielded some spectacular cloud formations.

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Clouds029_zps372aade0.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Clouds029_zps372aade0.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on August 25, 2013, 08:42:25 AM
Some of the most interesting landscapes are those with cloudy skies. :thumbsup:

That one looks like a big, smooth bubble of some kind.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on August 25, 2013, 10:36:39 AM
Found some intriguing areas of an old bridge in Bracebridge, Ontario for those who might know where that is.  I love the contrast and beauty of the decaying rivets and paint chips on these.  Cheers

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_3491_zpse15618a4.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/Tacsar/media/DSC_3491_zpse15618a4.jpg.html)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_3496_zpsd426b793.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/Tacsar/media/DSC_3496_zpsd426b793.jpg.html)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_3493_zps8ea0a09f.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/Tacsar/media/DSC_3493_zps8ea0a09f.jpg.html)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_3489_zps73c61028.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/Tacsar/media/DSC_3489_zps73c61028.jpg.html)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q740/Tacsar/DSC_3469_zps938ac26e.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/Tacsar/media/DSC_3469_zps938ac26e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on August 25, 2013, 10:46:28 AM
Those are GREAT shots! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on August 25, 2013, 10:52:35 AM
Thanks Wolfy.  I had a lot of fun shooting these.  It was very calming
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on August 25, 2013, 11:09:12 AM
Thanks Wolfy.  I had a lot of fun shooting these.  It was very calming
The feeling came across to me in viewing them! :)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on August 25, 2013, 06:31:32 PM
Good stuff TACSAR, couple of those have a Gator feel to them... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 26, 2013, 12:50:31 AM
Best I can do with my crappy little Sony CyberShot. It was quite a show until the wind blew my tripod over!

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Lightning/Lightning081513002_zps5dc92aae.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on August 26, 2013, 12:00:19 PM
Nice shot OP
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on August 26, 2013, 12:11:19 PM
Best I can do with my crappy little Sony CyberShot. It was quite a show until the wind blew my tripod over!

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Lightning/Lightning081513002_zps5dc92aae.jpg)

:thumbsup: Good one, Ol'P......what's the telephoto capability on that little camera?   You probably already know this, but you can improve the stability of that tripod a lot by just hanging a sandbag under it.  8)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 26, 2013, 12:19:00 PM
Best I can do with my crappy little Sony CyberShot. It was quite a show until the wind blew my tripod over!

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Lightning/Lightning081513002_zps5dc92aae.jpg)

:thumbsup: Good one, Ol'P......what's the telephoto capability on that little camera?   You probably already know this, but you can improve the stability of that tripod a lot by just hanging a sandbag under it.  8)

The poor resolution is not due to telephoto. The camera has 3x optical, and 2x digital (joke!) for a max of 6x. Pretty lame for a guy who likes to take wildlife photos! The photo is a frame shot from the 720p (480x640) video mode. Full frame, no PP.
Anyway, my tripod is an old Slick that's heavy enough to pull an engine. The problem was I was set up at the end of my camper, and the wind blew the tarp over the camper so violently that it smacked the tripod.  :rofl:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on August 26, 2013, 12:47:15 PM
So it's a knot problem then? :shrug: :taunt: :rofl:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 26, 2013, 04:01:08 PM
So it's a knot problem then? :shrug: :taunt: :rofl:

It's knot a problem with the knots. The the rope around its belly keeps it from falling off, but the hem is flappin' in the breeze when the wind blows just right. Kinda like MM's boxers.... :-\
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on August 26, 2013, 07:05:19 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Big%20Talbot%20Island/049.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Big%20Talbot%20Island/049.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on August 30, 2013, 06:57:13 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSprings199_zps6d9d7aef.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSprings199_zps6d9d7aef.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: TACSAR on August 30, 2013, 07:14:19 PM
Very nice
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on August 30, 2013, 09:26:57 PM
Agreed. Crashdive, many of your pictures give us a view of Florida as it might have been viewed by Ponce de Leon so long ago. Thanks for posting them!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on September 01, 2013, 08:14:03 AM
Dogs alerted me to this little guy yesterday morning when I went out to overhaul the backyard fountain.  Pic is lousy and also makes this little fellow appear larger than he was.  Maybe only 2 1/2 feet long.  Managed to keep the dogs away from him and sent him merrily along his way into the woods.

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/SmallKing005_zps0bbce7fa.jpg) (http://s1159.photobucket.com/user/imnukensc/media/SmallKing005_zps0bbce7fa.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on September 01, 2013, 08:45:22 AM
Cool! I saw a snake  run across the end of my driveway a few weeks ago, but I was on my way to town and didn't have time to stop and look at it. 
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on September 01, 2013, 05:46:41 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Sun%20And%20Moon/MoonRise012.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Sun%20And%20Moon/MoonRise012.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on September 01, 2013, 05:51:16 PM
Neat! I missed a shot like that a couple days ago. Punishment for not carrying my camera everywhere. The smoke from distant forest fires created a half-circle fireball of the sunset without a cloud in the sky.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on September 01, 2013, 08:54:50 PM
Cool sunset, CD, great colors.

OP, I have been on my phone a lot lately and missed that lightning shot. Well done!

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on September 02, 2013, 02:20:33 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Little%20Talbot%20Island%20State%20Park/LittleTalbotIsland093.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Little%20Talbot%20Island%20State%20Park/LittleTalbotIsland093.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Spyder1958 on September 02, 2013, 06:58:35 PM
Mother nature living room and couch, lol, Nice crash
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: BigHat on September 02, 2013, 07:08:18 PM
kerr lake reservoir in the winter time.

one of our VA/NC outings from last feb.

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc500/ricksilcott/DSCN1413.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/ricksilcott/media/DSCN1413.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on September 02, 2013, 07:37:28 PM
Open water...in February...what a novel idea!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on September 03, 2013, 07:05:32 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Stormcloud001.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Stormcloud001.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: U.W. on September 08, 2013, 06:26:50 PM
Open water...in February...what a novel idea!


That night got COLD!  The next morning, a sheen of ice had formed over the lake.  The dripping water froze into a noticeable ice pillar, lol


u.w.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: U.W. on September 08, 2013, 06:38:35 PM
Found this big ole' girl?  (Queen?) walking around in my back yard today.  I was taking out the trash & recycling, and was barefoot.  I am glad I didn't step on it.  I have a feeling it would have HURT!  This thing is the size of a double "A" battery, No kidding.



(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5446/9706174348_f682d8aa68_c.jpg)


u.w.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on September 08, 2013, 06:46:31 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/photo1_zpsc5e410e6.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/photo1_zpsc5e410e6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on September 08, 2013, 08:37:15 PM
 :shocked: WOW!  You guys are getting some tremendous shots!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on September 08, 2013, 09:03:43 PM
(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Wildlife/TigerSalamander004closeup_zps223b3d7c.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on September 09, 2013, 05:23:01 AM
I do believe this was the first time I was flipped off by a tree.

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Cumberland%20Gap/CumberlandGapTrip167.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Cumberland%20Gap/CumberlandGapTrip167.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on September 09, 2013, 09:22:13 AM
Probably saw the axe in your hand.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on September 12, 2013, 06:14:28 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/008_zpsce94ae01.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/008_zpsce94ae01.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: BigHat on September 12, 2013, 06:30:31 PM



Open water...in February...what a novel idea!


That night got COLD!  The next morning, a sheen of ice had formed over the lake.  The dripping water froze into a noticeable ice pillar, lol


u.w.

oh you mean this

(http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/wildernut/44542E07-6940-492C-A7BB-E256CAC1DAD1-437-0000008AAFA038EA_zpsc93728ad.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on September 13, 2013, 12:02:59 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Timucuan/FtCaroline073_zps4e2da817.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Timucuan/FtCaroline073_zps4e2da817.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: U.W. on September 14, 2013, 12:36:58 PM

Found this morning on the sidewalk in front of my house


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7341/9740996405_9aabf579f5_c.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7328/9740996249_7b53c9e767_c.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7406/9740996409_e9908a1ea2_c.jpg)


U.W.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on September 14, 2013, 01:24:33 PM
Great macros!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: U.W. on September 14, 2013, 04:24:15 PM
 :thumbsup:   Thanks!  :thumbsup:


u.w.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on September 15, 2013, 06:13:35 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Hillsborough%20River%20State%20Park/HillsboroughRiverStatePark127.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Hillsborough%20River%20State%20Park/HillsboroughRiverStatePark127.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on September 17, 2013, 10:18:53 AM
Here are a couple sharps I recently picked up. 


(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Knives/004ff_zpse5cbad36.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/Knives/004ff_zpse5cbad36.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on September 17, 2013, 10:35:35 AM
Great pics guys!

Buckskin, I love the perspective in that shot! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on September 17, 2013, 10:40:01 AM
Thanks Boss.  I wanted to do something different for a knife photo.  I don't recall having seen anyone do a tree quite like this.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on September 26, 2013, 04:31:35 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/013_zpscdb0edfd.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/013_zpscdb0edfd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on October 01, 2013, 04:30:04 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Cumberland%20Gap/CumberlandGapTrip243.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Cumberland%20Gap/CumberlandGapTrip243.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: woodsrunner on October 01, 2013, 05:27:57 AM
nice Crash!....looks like falls in the air...great canopy shot...
skys cool as well...woods
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on October 01, 2013, 02:35:32 PM
Nice pic, perspective, and color. I love fall foliage shots! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on October 01, 2013, 06:58:22 PM
In a couple of weeks I'm headed to the mountains of NC and TN.  Hope to add some new pics.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on October 01, 2013, 08:51:17 PM
I thought I would play around with photoscape a little bit



(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/003b_zps337099b9.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/003b_zps337099b9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on October 03, 2013, 10:04:00 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Bandy%20Creek/BrandyCreek232.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Bandy%20Creek/BrandyCreek232.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: BigHat on October 03, 2013, 11:00:32 AM
slightly off topic, but does anyone know of a good, easy to use photo-hosting site? i'm tired of the new photobucket...
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on October 03, 2013, 12:44:51 PM
slightly off topic, but does anyone know of a good, easy to use photo-hosting site? i'm tired of the new photobucket...

Are you basically looking for a place to host pics that you can link to for different forums or are you looking for a place to host pics for friends and family?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on October 06, 2013, 07:22:32 AM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/013_zps38585a51.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/013_zps38585a51.jpg.html)



(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/004_zps6d352b03.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/004_zps6d352b03.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: lgm on October 06, 2013, 12:10:37 PM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ciJzZrR46xU/UlGmv9L9giI/AAAAAAAACnQ/iU-m9YNScDM/w632-h421-no/10-5-13+011.JPG)
Luck shot from my kayak
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-EDcTHOp5lU0/UlGm4ZKwxWI/AAAAAAAACng/wf-WiRkcfhk/w632-h421-no/10-5-13+014.JPG)
My daughter.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Trkbusa06 on October 07, 2013, 01:49:33 AM
Saw this lil guy dealing with a littler guy clamped onto his leg lol.

(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j293/yoyojeems/20131006_162705.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on October 07, 2013, 08:36:22 AM
I'm not a big fan of most bugs, but mantis rule, IMO! Nice shot!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Trkbusa06 on October 07, 2013, 09:05:47 AM
Can't believe I took that with my phone!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on October 07, 2013, 12:05:58 PM
Can't believe I took that with my phone!

That turned out really well..
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on October 07, 2013, 06:06:23 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Bugs/Butterflies056.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Bugs/Butterflies056.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on October 12, 2013, 04:25:24 PM
Just some late season blooms....

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/LateSeasonBlooms004_zpsc9cd1ad1.jpg)
(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/LateSeasonBlooms003_zps707987f8.jpg)
(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/LateSeasonBlooms002_zps2d45bed9.jpg)
(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/LateSeasonBlooms001_zps393d658d.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on October 12, 2013, 04:30:24 PM
Nice! Even the weeds have folded their tents and gone into hiding around my neck o' the woods!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on October 13, 2013, 04:00:46 PM
Should've waited until today to take the pic of the Confederate Rose:

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/ConfederateRose002_zps9486b9f0.jpg)

These are not actually roses at all, but are a member of the hibiscus family.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on October 16, 2013, 12:13:58 AM
Nice pics guys. I haven't popped into this thread for a few days and it is a treat for the eyes.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on October 21, 2013, 01:47:26 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/5th%20WSF%20Jamboree/Jamboree5456_zps8b0eae94.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/5th%20WSF%20Jamboree/Jamboree5456_zps8b0eae94.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on October 21, 2013, 04:12:13 PM
CD, that belongs on a greeting card!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on October 31, 2013, 04:25:55 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Merritt%20Island%20National%20Wildlife%20Refuge/MIWR090_zps37ace314.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Merritt%20Island%20National%20Wildlife%20Refuge/MIWR090_zps37ace314.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on October 31, 2013, 04:29:36 PM
That one's MY FAVORITE! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on November 17, 2013, 09:29:11 AM
spooked this little rascal eating my azaleas this morning..crappy pic but cute

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/IMG_0150.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/IMG_0150.jpg.html)

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on November 23, 2013, 04:39:07 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Smoky%20Mountains/Gatlinburg019.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Smoky%20Mountains/Gatlinburg019.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on November 24, 2013, 12:01:35 PM
Looking out the window of my den and watching my garden plants disappear....

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/IMG_0173.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/IMG_0173.jpg.html)

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 24, 2013, 12:08:36 PM
Haha! That's a great shot, Creek!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: BigHat on November 24, 2013, 12:13:00 PM
slightly off topic, but does anyone know of a good, easy to use photo-hosting site? i'm tired of the new photobucket...

Are you basically looking for a place to host pics that you can link to for different forums or are you looking for a place to host pics for friends and family?

i need to do a better job of looking at the threads i post in....

i'm looking for a simple site that i can use to link to forums. i don't share photos with friends and family via the web, my wife keeps the family utd
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on November 24, 2013, 02:32:02 PM
photobucket works good for me BH

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: lgm on November 24, 2013, 08:34:20 PM
I just use Google to host.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on November 25, 2013, 06:03:34 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Bandy%20Creek/BrandyCreek122.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Bandy%20Creek/BrandyCreek122.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on November 25, 2013, 11:50:34 AM
slightly off topic, but does anyone know of a good, easy to use photo-hosting site? i'm tired of the new photobucket...

Are you basically looking for a place to host pics that you can link to for different forums or are you looking for a place to host pics for friends and family?

i need to do a better job of looking at the threads i post in....

i'm looking for a simple site that i can use to link to forums. i don't share photos with friends and family via the web, my wife keeps the family utd

LOL...no problem bother, I forget threads all the time.

The reason I wondered who or what you wanted the hosting for was because if it was for just family type sharing the best free host I have come across is Dropbox...but Dropbox is not good for sharing on websites like this ( sure you can share a link to a high res pic, which is a cool option ) but you can't share the actual pic.

I've searched high and low for an alternative to Photobucket, some I like for some reasons and not for others, overall PB still wins out for me....but I keep looking and will give all other photo host sites a check out, looks like I'll check out Google like lgm suggested.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on November 28, 2013, 02:43:17 PM
Happy Thanksgiving all :) Caught these varmits in the yard this afternoon

mama

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/wilderness1/IMG_0189.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/wilderness1/IMG_0189.jpg.html)

she turned and I got this wacky shot..like what are you looking at

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/wilderness1/IMG_0192.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/wilderness1/IMG_0192.jpg.html)

baby

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/wilderness1/IMG_0193.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/wilderness1/IMG_0193.jpg.html)

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/wilderness1/IMG_0196.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/wilderness1/IMG_0196.jpg.html)

I sure enjoy watching these rascals destroy my landscaping. If you look closely you can see how they've eaten the azaleas down to nothing.

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 28, 2013, 08:25:31 PM
A fawn that young in November. Things are definitely getting outta whack!  Nice pix.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on December 01, 2013, 06:07:23 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Big%20Talbot%20Island/BigTalbotIsland209.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Big%20Talbot%20Island/BigTalbotIsland209.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on December 08, 2013, 05:13:32 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Fire%20At%207007/Fireat7007005.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Fire%20At%207007/Fireat7007005.jpg.html)

This was an arson fire on our street (vacant house) several years ago.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on December 17, 2013, 05:00:59 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Little%20Talbot%20Island%20State%20Park/159.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Little%20Talbot%20Island%20State%20Park/159.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on December 17, 2013, 09:25:28 AM
As per usual, CD :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on December 17, 2013, 11:10:54 PM
From a recent trip to the Falls...give it a click 8)

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/NiagaraFallspanoDec4-13_zpsab32fdce.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on December 17, 2013, 11:25:16 PM
WOW :shocked:   That's a REALLY cool picture, zammer! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on December 18, 2013, 06:51:04 PM
WOW :shocked:   That's a REALLY cool picture, zammer! :thumbsup:

Thanks Wolfy, PB compresses it a little too much which loses the detail a little but its not a bad pano. That particular day I could only see that little bit of the Horseshoe falls due to mist/fog...appreciate the kind words... :cheers:

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on December 18, 2013, 07:28:11 PM
very nice pics

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 19, 2013, 01:10:49 AM
...

Here's a link to the full res pic...click the link below then click the photo which will expand it full size..
https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/4%20BNB/Niagara%20Falls%20pano%20Dec%204-13.jpg?w=AACNeFmAih1cFuvvNVvC5WA7nZg7ww8O6raNnb4RSg9dfA (https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/4%20BNB/Niagara%20Falls%20pano%20Dec%204-13.jpg?w=AACNeFmAih1cFuvvNVvC5WA7nZg7ww8O6raNnb4RSg9dfA)

...

Says "Error 403. It appears you don't belong here. Perhaps you should sign in."...and a logo of a padlock.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on December 19, 2013, 10:51:23 AM
Says "Error 403. It appears you don't belong here. Perhaps you should sign in."...and a logo of a padlock.

Hey, quit trying to break into my photos... :rofl:

I'll see if I can fix that  :cheers:

hows this work?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tmtd3bqw38chn8n/Niagara%20Falls%20pano%20Dec%204-13.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/tmtd3bqw38chn8n/Niagara%20Falls%20pano%20Dec%204-13.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 19, 2013, 11:23:53 AM
Says "Error 403. It appears you don't belong here. Perhaps you should sign in."...and a logo of a padlock.

Hey, quit trying to break into my photos... :rofl:

I'll see if I can fix that  :cheers:

hows this work?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tmtd3bqw38chn8n/Niagara%20Falls%20pano%20Dec%204-13.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/tmtd3bqw38chn8n/Niagara%20Falls%20pano%20Dec%204-13.jpg)

OH, YEAH! Thanks! Nice!!!!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on December 19, 2013, 11:29:05 AM
THAT'S better.....Now, even I can see it! :banana:   I thought it might have just been a problem on my end. :shrug:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on December 19, 2013, 11:35:02 AM
OH, YEAH! Thanks! Nice!!!!

THAT'S better.....Now, even I can see it! :banana:   I thought it might have just been a problem on my end. :shrug:

Good stuff  8)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on December 19, 2013, 07:50:19 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSpringsandTripHome408.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSpringsandTripHome408.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 19, 2013, 07:54:36 PM
Who's that standing on top of that cloud?  ???
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: lgm on December 21, 2013, 12:42:38 PM
Great pictures all.
The mighty Cottonwood.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-SEIeWa7X6ow/UrXrHR3PBDI/AAAAAAAACxM/X1qXzziR21w/w288-h432-no/Osage+002.JPG)
The picture does not do it justice. It is as least 8' in diameter at it's largest.
Widow maker.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-oH_P7Lhqyqs/UrXrPsXLUtI/AAAAAAAACxU/1kQF1oKf85E/w288-h432-no/Osage+001.JPG)
I saw this giant as I was checking out the tree. No wind today but still I backed up.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on December 21, 2013, 04:30:32 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Mammoth%20Cave%20Jamboree/ThirdJamboree198.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Mammoth%20Cave%20Jamboree/ThirdJamboree198.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: mibuwulf on December 24, 2013, 11:26:52 PM
ice even on Long Island on a hike around a lake

(http://richl.smugmug.com/Blydenburgh/i-6XX68pB/0/XL/IMG_1401-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on December 25, 2013, 09:01:28 AM
I think Santa forgot a deer

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/IMG_0306.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/IMG_0306.jpg.html)

Merry Christmas everyone

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: MnSportsman on December 27, 2013, 06:03:39 PM
(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/IceRoad2113/Iceroad2113A_zpsa8d748b7.jpeg)


(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/IceRoad2113/Iceroad2113D_zpsac0e7b97.jpeg)


(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/IceRoad2113/Iceroad2113C_zps57b7498a.jpeg)


(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/IceRoad2113/Iceroad2113B_zps174b724f.jpeg)


On the lake.

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 27, 2013, 06:21:47 PM
Cool, JB! (no pun intended). I was hoping after the sub-zero temps that I'd get to take my Samurai hard water fishing this year. But now it's been in the 20's and 30's for two weeks....<sigh> I don't even want to walk on the ice right now.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on December 27, 2013, 07:07:59 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Merritt%20Island%20National%20Wildlife%20Refuge/MerritIsland046_zpse04ea363.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Merritt%20Island%20National%20Wildlife%20Refuge/MerritIsland046_zpse04ea363.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on December 27, 2013, 07:19:55 PM
Look at the paw/claw/talon on that!  has a real prehistoric look CD...


6 days after our ice storm we still have trees covered in ice once you get up and away from Lake Ont

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/treesupnearkernsrddogpark_zps3ce132c1.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Satchmo on December 28, 2013, 07:35:50 AM
Downed trees on my dog walk thanks to the ice storm.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yxk5n0K48nM/UrmGBoLM9VI/AAAAAAAACKw/i6PxCEE3IkY/w1046-h697-no/IMG_20131223_095147.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on December 28, 2013, 11:02:46 AM
That's like running the gaunlet  :shocked:

Do you guys have your power back yet?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Satchmo on December 28, 2013, 02:04:45 PM
That's like running the gaunlet  :shocked:

Do you guys have your power back yet?

Yeah, it was out for four days here.  Luckily all the the stores on the main street were open because their cables were put underground when they did some transit work a few years ago.  Made it easy to get warm food and supplies.  The idiot next door tried to run his generator inside, luckily nobody died before another neighbour stopped him.  My wife and I camped out at my parents - their power was only gone for a day.

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: islandblacksmith on December 30, 2013, 03:02:27 PM
here are a couple i like from our recent trip to grandpa's place (via instagram (http://instagram.com/islandblacksmith)):

(http://distilleryimage1.ak.instagram.com/190a086861e411e3b14b125873dad801_8.jpg)
Entwined bamboo and spider hammock (http://instagram.com/p/hwbGqTGGXJ/ (http://instagram.com/p/hwbGqTGGXJ/))

(http://distilleryimage11.ak.instagram.com/86b5535c61e611e3a45b0ebf321b217b_8.jpg)
Hinoki cypress spherical cone among the moss (http://instagram.com/p/hwdF-nmGa1/ (http://instagram.com/p/hwdF-nmGa1/))

(http://distilleryimage2.ak.instagram.com/9003d1ee61e711e386d6125cfcbbe45a_8.jpg)
Looking up the small town street towards grandpa's place (http://instagram.com/p/hwd8UGGGcJ/ (http://instagram.com/p/hwd8UGGGcJ/))
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on December 30, 2013, 03:08:22 PM
(http://distilleryimage2.ak.instagram.com/9003d1ee61e711e386d6125cfcbbe45a_8.jpg)
Looking up the small town street towards grandpa's place (http://instagram.com/p/hwd8UGGGcJ/ (http://instagram.com/p/hwd8UGGGcJ/))

Cool...Always dig the tilt shift shots  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on December 30, 2013, 04:23:07 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Huguenot/Huguenot054.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Huguenot/Huguenot054.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on December 30, 2013, 04:26:36 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Huguenot/Huguenot054.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Huguenot/Huguenot054.jpg.html)

What kind of birds are those trying to muscle in on the seagulls, any idea Crash?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on December 30, 2013, 04:29:05 PM
Not sure, but I think they may be a gull with darker coloring.  Here's another with some on the ground.

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Huguenot/Huguenot055.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Huguenot/Huguenot055.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on December 30, 2013, 05:11:10 PM
They certainly are very gull like...I did a bit of googlin http://www.whatbird.com/birdexpert/StateColorSize/4/5388/489/2072/birdexpert.aspx (http://www.whatbird.com/birdexpert/StateColorSize/4/5388/489/2072/birdexpert.aspx)  if you scroll down they look like they may be in the Tern Family possibly
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on December 30, 2013, 05:41:05 PM
Great pics, as always, CD.

Not my pic (stole it from the web), but I believe the birds are Black Skimmers, Zam.  We have them here on the coast in the summer time.

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/blackskimmer_zps5d075571.png)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on December 30, 2013, 05:52:20 PM
Great pics, as always, CD.

Not my pic (stole it from the web), but I believe the birds are Black Skimmers, Zam.  We have them here on the coast in the summer time.

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/blackskimmer_zps5d075571.png)

Yes, that does indeed look like the same bird, thanks imnukensc
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on December 30, 2013, 06:32:27 PM
Great pics, as always, CD.

Not my pic (stole it from the web), but I believe the birds are Black Skimmers, Zam.  We have them here on the coast in the summer time.

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/blackskimmer_zps5d075571.png)

I think you've got it.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on January 04, 2014, 04:38:49 AM
Walked to a chilly waterfall yesterday

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/IMG_0328.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/IMG_0328.jpg.html)

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/IMG_0332.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/IMG_0332.jpg.html)

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 04, 2014, 04:26:44 PM
Been a while since I popped in and feasted my eyes! :D

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on January 04, 2014, 06:13:10 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Out%20And%20About/CoastalWalk025.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Out%20And%20About/CoastalWalk025.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 04, 2014, 08:32:53 PM
Great shot! You have a knack for being in the right place at the right time. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on January 04, 2014, 09:02:05 PM
Great shot! You have a knack for being in the right place at the right time. :thumbsup:

If I know CD, those kinds of shots aren't accidents!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on January 05, 2014, 12:56:19 PM
Okay, just a snapshot, nothin' fancy, but....  My daughter asked my help figuring out her telephoto lens focusing problems. I've come to the conclusion is was operator error.
This camera is awesome!  It's a Sony NEX-5.
This is a test shot of the deer on the side hill above my cabin about 20 minutes ago. ISO 3200, 1/1000 sec, f20, 210mm zoom

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Wildlife/DSC08313_zps83a0b517.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on January 05, 2014, 05:03:20 PM
Great shot! You have a knack for being in the right place at the right time. :thumbsup:

If I know CD, those kinds of shots aren't accidents!  :thumbsup:

And this is why my wife often does not like coming along.  If I find something interesting I might sit and study it/wait for the shot I want for quite a while. 
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on January 05, 2014, 05:19:45 PM
Great shot! You have a knack for being in the right place at the right time. :thumbsup:

If I know CD, those kinds of shots aren't accidents!  :thumbsup:

And this is why my wife often does not like coming along.  If I find something interesting I might sit and study it/wait for the shot I want for quite a while.
ROFL!  Right on!  Unlike painters, photographers have to be there when it happens, and one of the skills is seeing a photo before it happens.
I think I related my sunset picture on the Pacific coast where i stood in one spot waiting for the inevitable photo so long that the tide came in up above my knees before I got my shot and waded out.  :rolleyes: :crazy:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on January 05, 2014, 07:08:19 PM
My wife once said to me......."That dead tree stump isn't that big.  Don't you think studying it for over 30 minutes is enough?"
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on January 05, 2014, 07:12:21 PM
My wife once said to me......."That dead tree stump isn't that big.  Don't you think studying it for over 30 minutes is enough?"
Your wife is much more diplomatic than mine. I get, "How long does it take to take a picture of one stupid tree?" or "WTH? Are you waiting for it to grow a new limb???"
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on January 05, 2014, 07:15:27 PM
My wife once said to me......."That dead tree stump isn't that big.  Don't you think studying it for over 30 minutes is enough?"
Your wife is much more diplomatic than mine. I get, "How long does it take to take a picture of one stupid tree?" or "WTH? Are you waiting for it to grow a new limb???"

I'm sure she was thinking it. ;)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on January 06, 2014, 09:41:32 PM
Finally figured out my daughter's camera.  :banana:

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/DSC083292_zps8662a126.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on January 06, 2014, 09:57:22 PM
That's the bugger causin' all these poppin' trees.......DAGNABI T! >:(
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on January 06, 2014, 10:07:33 PM
That's the bugger causin' all these poppin' trees.......DAGNABI T! >:(
Did you know the name of the January full moon was.....wait for it.....the Wolf Moon?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on January 07, 2014, 03:14:57 PM
Should be a clear night tonight - I'll see if I can find it.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 09, 2014, 12:43:43 AM
Great shot! You have a knack for being in the right place at the right time. :thumbsup:

If I know CD, those kinds of shots aren't accidents!  :thumbsup:

And this is why my wife often does not like coming along.  If I find something interesting I might sit and study it/wait for the shot I want for quite a while.

Well it definitely pays off! You manage to get some great wildlife shots, and with such an unpredictable subject matter it would have to be due to patience and planning. Nobody is that lucky that often. :D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 09, 2014, 12:46:00 AM
Nice to see you got your exposure settings figured out for the moon, OP. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on January 09, 2014, 12:53:48 AM
Nice to see you got your exposure settings figured out for the moon, OP. :thumbsup:
Yup!  :banana: Blew my daughter away. She's never attempted that sort of thing. It's gonna be hard to give this camera back!  ;)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 09, 2014, 01:09:58 AM
Sounds like a fun camera. What did you end up doing to get the shot? Was there a setting for manual exposure buried in the menus or did you have to do a work-around?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on January 09, 2014, 01:45:37 AM
Sounds like a fun camera. What did you end up doing to get the shot? Was there a setting for manual exposure buried in the menus or did you have to do a work-around?
I found the full manual mode, but didn't like the results. I went with aperture preferred (f22), auto shutter, and had the ISO down to 200. Manual focus was the key.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 09, 2014, 10:52:04 AM
Sounds like a fun camera. What did you end up doing to get the shot? Was there a setting for manual exposure buried in the menus or did you have to do a work-around?
I found the full manual mode, but didn't like the results. I went with aperture preferred (f22), auto shutter, and had the ISO down to 200. Manual focus was the key.

Ah, yes! I think I remember having to put mine in manual focus in order to get it right.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on January 09, 2014, 01:44:03 PM
Finally figured out my daughter's camera.  :banana:
(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/DSC083292_zps8662a126.jpg)

Were you hand holding that shot OP??


Walked to a chilly waterfall yesterday
(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/IMG_0328.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/IMG_0328.jpg.html)

Hey Creek, is that a spill way down in the lower right corner ( dark square ) ?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on January 09, 2014, 01:50:34 PM


Were you hand holding that shot OP??..
Oh, no! I had it on my Slik tripod. I swear that tripod is so heavy duty you could pull an engine with it!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on January 09, 2014, 09:09:56 PM
(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Wildlife/DSC083372_zps64a14293.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 12, 2014, 09:57:23 AM
Wow, that's a great one OP!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on January 12, 2014, 03:47:38 PM
Great shot OP.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on January 12, 2014, 06:02:42 PM
Not a great pic but my baby is growing like a weed. Almost 5 lbs!

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/IMG_0386.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/IMG_0386.jpg.html)

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on January 14, 2014, 01:59:48 PM
Found this downed limb by the woods...someones head must be itching like crazy

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/IMG_0445.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/IMG_0445.jpg.html)

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on January 14, 2014, 02:11:20 PM
Found this downed limb by the woods...someones head must be itching like crazy

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/IMG_0445.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/IMG_0445.jpg.html)

Creek
Any chance it was food for something?  Or was it all deadwood?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on January 14, 2014, 02:15:04 PM
All dead and ripped to shreds. Kinda late to see rubs like this here. Probably a youngster enjoying scenting the place up. That's my guess anyways.

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on January 14, 2014, 02:23:58 PM
Typical example of most of the 'Bigfoot Backscratchers' I've run across.  :lol:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on January 14, 2014, 02:53:20 PM
All dead and ripped to shreds. Kinda late to see rubs like this here. Probably a youngster enjoying scenting the place up. That's my guess anyways.

Creek
Typical example of most of the 'Bigfoot Backscratchers' I've run across.  :lol:
I was thinking more of dickey birds looking for bugs....
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on January 14, 2014, 03:02:44 PM
We've seen damage like that from squirrels some years.....mainly when mast crops are short or the snow & ice prevent their digging up the walnut crop they've 'squirreled away'. :shrug:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: letmeout2camp on January 27, 2014, 04:49:06 PM
I'm a recovering pro-am photographer. LOL! Those photos are absolutely beautiful. FYI: for great prices try the used section of B&H Photography in NY City http://www.bhphotovideo.com They ship super fast. I place an order from them by 10 am, NY their location, and I receive it in PA the next day. I've gotten pelican cases for less than some wholesalers. Also if you have a question they have a live chat to answer them even with item numbers.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: letmeout2camp on January 27, 2014, 04:55:30 PM
I know this isn't the place but, how do I insert a photo to a post here??????
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on January 27, 2014, 06:31:26 PM
I know this isn't the place but, how do I insert a photo to a post here? ??? ??
Check out the sticky thread on How to Post Pictures. Also the Help section, especially if you have questions.

http://bladesandbushcraft.com/index.php/topic,39.0.html
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on January 27, 2014, 07:02:58 PM
I'm a recovering pro-am photographer. LOL! Those photos are absolutely beautiful. FYI: for great prices try the used section of B&H Photography in NY City http://www.bhphotovideo.com They ship super fast. I place an order from them by 10 am, NY their location, and I receive it in PA the next day. I've gotten pelican cases for less than some wholesalers. Also if you have a question they have a live chat to answer them even with item numbers.

When I lived in the northeast I made many a trip to NYC and B&H to satisfy my habit.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: letmeout2camp on January 27, 2014, 10:22:44 PM
I know this isn't the place but, how do I insert a photo to a post here? ??? ??
Check out the sticky thread on How to Post Pictures. Also the Help section, especially if you have questions.

http://bladesandbushcraft.com/index.php/topic,39.0.html

Thanks!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Peter on January 31, 2014, 02:50:59 PM
(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Wildlife/DSC083372_zps64a14293.jpg)

Now that is a hunters nightmare!  Do I shoot the doe or the turkey?  Unless only one is in season!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Malcolm on February 03, 2014, 09:46:52 PM
Apparently not; back to the trestle board.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: MnSportsman on February 03, 2014, 10:03:19 PM
Your link appears to have the end cut off. Meaning the BBCode is missing on the end.It should look like this {/img} but using this type of bracket > [ *** ],instead of the { *** } that I used for the example. Try using those in your post when ya type it & then check in the Preview,  Use the PREVIEW tab between the POST tab & the SPELLCHECK tab. Your pic should appear in the preview up above the box where you type your post, and above the SUBJECT line(box)
 :)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Malcolm on February 03, 2014, 11:53:14 PM
Yet another attempt at displaying the restoration of my Coleman 426B 3-burner stove:

(http://rs1303.pbsrc.com/albums/ag154/Dearborn4/First%20Attempt/Coleman426Btest_zps1775f959.jpg~c200)

I am tenacious...
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on February 04, 2014, 12:02:12 AM
Man that's old school Malcolm, look forward to your restoration of this classic...and welcome to BnB
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Malcolm on February 04, 2014, 12:25:03 AM
Thank you, Zammer and I will hope to have additional images down the road when I do some more sanding and painting.  The stove does function, but it needs some cosmetic work.  At this time, I hope to also post an image of a homemade whole wheat pizza that I made several weeks ago.  When I was in college, I worked in a pizza parlor and learned to make homemade pizza.  If anyone would like the recipe, just let me know.

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag154/Dearborn4/012214Pizza_zps1e82706f.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on February 04, 2014, 12:28:07 AM
Yet another attempt at displaying the restoration of my Coleman 426B 3-burner stove:

(http://rs1303.pbsrc.com/albums/ag154/Dearborn4/First%20Attempt/Coleman426Btest_zps1775f959.jpg~c200)

I am tenacious...

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Animations/Bravo_zps1aca0de2.gif)   :banana:

I knew ya could do it!!!  Now we just have to get you a thread of your own so we can follow the restoration project!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on February 04, 2014, 06:43:42 AM
Tenacity is the name of the game.....only took me two years! :P :doh:

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on February 04, 2014, 11:56:27 AM
Thank you, Zammer and I will hope to have additional images down the road when I do some more sanding and painting.  The stove does function, but it needs some cosmetic work.  At this time, I hope to also post an image of a homemade whole wheat pizza that I made several weeks ago.  When I was in college, I worked in a pizza parlor and learned to make homemade pizza.  If anyone would like the recipe, just let me know.
(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag154/Dearborn4/012214Pizza_zps1e82706f.jpg)

Hey....since you were nice enough to tease me with the pizza pic...lol...if ya want to share the recipe I'll take you up on it..thanks  :cheers:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on February 08, 2014, 09:58:23 PM
(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy108/mike1564/Mt%20LeConte/photo1_zps9f94ce20.jpg)

(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy108/mike1564/Mt%20LeConte/photo2_zpsf4e3f575.jpg)

Taken August 15, 2013 from Mt. LeConte near LeConte Lodge and the AT shelter looking east toward the TN/NC border.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on February 08, 2014, 10:28:35 PM
"The Eye of Sauron"  <eek>  Pretty neat.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on February 12, 2014, 11:58:40 PM
We tend to view the world as a black and white photo prior to the 2nd WW, due largely to the fact that colour photography was not often used prior to that, But the world has never been void of colour and sometimes seeing old photos in colour gives a very different perspective from what we are used to seeing.

If you have an interest in photography ( and you probably do if your still reading this ) and if that interest also includes history then this vid is for you, Some very powerful photos were put together with a fitting sound-tract, view these large screen.

Not my photos, just a vid I came across...enjoy  :cheers:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=aac_1392197830 (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=aac_1392197830)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on February 13, 2014, 12:27:26 AM
Thanks, Zammer. That was enjoyable. Today's technology sure beats the heck out of hand tinted color done with paints in the past.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on February 13, 2014, 12:36:21 AM
I never liked those hand-tinted photos all that much, but these are a "horse of a different color"......adds a lot of life to them!   Very nice.....thanks, zammer :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on February 13, 2014, 05:51:43 AM
Very powerful images.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on February 14, 2014, 12:26:51 AM
I figured there would be a few folks who would like those... :cheers:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: MnSportsman on February 21, 2014, 12:47:15 PM
  Some kind of crappy pics I took while on the ice a week or so ago. Just thought that the sunset looked nice, so I used the cell phone camera to try & capture it.

Anyway...just thought I would share them here.
 :)


(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/IceRoad2113/Iceroad2113B_zps174b724f.jpeg)


(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/IceRoad2113/Iceroad2113C_zps57b7498a.jpeg)


(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/IceRoad2113/Iceroad2113D_zpsac0e7b97.jpeg)


(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/IceRoad2113/Iceroad2113A_zpsa8d748b7.jpeg)








Edit: repost of pics and I may have posted these pics somewhere else here at B&B, but I don't remember where ??? ?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on February 21, 2014, 04:56:49 PM
Not coming out for me........could be a fault on my end though.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on February 21, 2014, 05:12:55 PM
No go for me either...
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: bdavison on February 21, 2014, 05:15:26 PM
Here are a few of mine from my travels...

Jellyfish....
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_r4gPpvvljEI/SyfTeNhPDwI/AAAAAAAAAIU/5yqgLAGTyQ0/s1600/DSC_3930.JPG)

Heron Takeoff in Perdido Bay
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_r4gPpvvljEI/SYNKSEfgzzI/AAAAAAAAAA4/dI-z5cXfJw0/s1600/HeronFinal.jpg)

Jay
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_r4gPpvvljEI/SYPEl4doZKI/AAAAAAAAABI/y3EPuzLM_oo/s1600/DSC_0723.JPG)

Buzzer
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_r4gPpvvljEI/SlZ6TPSpmRI/AAAAAAAAAE0/0EZBT39XGGM/s1600/DSC_3345.JPG)

Butterfly
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_r4gPpvvljEI/SlZ6S3GgvgI/AAAAAAAAAEs/r1Blx27CawM/s1600/DSC_3314.JPG)

Lightning
(https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1/970722_10200155915960335_1256151756_n.jpg)

Whale Shark
(https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/t1/23330_4210934991349_2111425941_n.jpg?lvh=1)



Lioness and Cub
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_r4gPpvvljEI/SYNCUxm8hgI/AAAAAAAAAAU/La0NWgPPDmk/s1600/IMG_1023.JPG)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: bdavison on February 21, 2014, 05:27:44 PM
Forgot this one....bald eagle spotted in georgia.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/t1/300907_3814281475259_1311398639_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on February 21, 2014, 05:29:06 PM
TERRIFIC SHOTS, bdavison! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on February 21, 2014, 06:01:56 PM
Nice video Zammer.  I watched several of those that show up at the end of the first video.  They are really good.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on February 21, 2014, 08:20:15 PM
Nice stuff, BD! Thanks!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on February 22, 2014, 04:14:33 AM
Great shots!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: MnSportsman on February 22, 2014, 07:29:24 AM
Not coming out for me........could be a fault on my end though.


No go for me either...


  I don't know why they wouldn't show up for you fellas, because they showed up for me several different ways I checked... but I put them into a Photobucket album instead & reposted them if ya want to see them. As I said, they are crappy, but I thought it was a nice sunset on a lake while out on the ice, anyway...
 :shrug:


  Thanks for looking anyhow.
 :D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on February 22, 2014, 07:41:34 AM
They just showed up as little squares for me yesterday, but I didn't want to be a P.IT.A., so I :-X......now, today they show up fine. :shrug:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: MnSportsman on February 22, 2014, 07:43:27 AM
  Thnx Wolfy. Not sure why they didn't show up to others?
:shrug:


Glad they work now.
:)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on February 22, 2014, 08:40:30 AM
I can't see them here, either. If you can see them in your own post, it probably has to do with your privacy settings on Photobucket.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: MnSportsman on February 22, 2014, 08:48:57 AM
  Some kind of crappy pics I took while on the ice a week or so ago. Just thought that the sunset looked nice, so I used the cell phone camera to try & capture it.

Anyway...just thought I would share them here.
 :)


(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/IceRoad2113/Iceroad2113B_zps174b724f.jpeg)


(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/IceRoad2113/Iceroad2113C_zps57b7498a.jpeg)


(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/IceRoad2113/Iceroad2113D_zpsac0e7b97.jpeg)


(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg627/MnSportsman_Album2/IceRoad2113/Iceroad2113A_zpsa8d748b7.jpeg)








Edit: repost of pics and I may have posted these pics somewhere else here at B&B, but I don't remember where ??? ?


Last time for me then. If they aren't showing up now, then I'm done trying. They are not as good as most pics here anyway. I just thought I could share them since not many here show pics from being on frozen lake ice..

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on February 22, 2014, 09:29:06 AM
THERE they are!  And not as "crappy" as you claimed! Nice colors. Thanks for the effort of posting them.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on February 22, 2014, 09:35:05 AM
Not coming out for me........could be a fault on my end though.


No go for me either...


  I don't know why they wouldn't show up for you fellas, because they showed up for me several different ways I checked... but I put them into a Photobucket album instead & reposted them if ya want to see them. As I said, they are crappy, but I thought it was a nice sunset on a lake while out on the ice, anyway...
 :shrug:


  Thanks for looking anyhow.
 :D

They are showing up for me now JB.... That's a great looking sunset, contrasts real nice against the ice/snow, should be a postcard for welcome to Minnesota in the winter  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on February 22, 2014, 03:32:03 PM
Glad you reposted them.....definitely worth looking at.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: buzzacott on March 12, 2014, 09:21:43 AM
Here's a photo of my new "work in progress" camera

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BhdLlH5CMAES0Xk.jpg)

Brand new Nikon D3200 mated to the chassis and lens of an old Soviet PhotoSniper. The 300mm TAIR-3 lens is awesome - really high quality that I didn't expect.

I'm currently running it with a 2x converter which means that when the cropped CCD in the camera is taken into consideration it's the equivalent of maybe an 800mm lens.

I'm waiting on some parts to arrive so I haven't modified the trigger mechanism yet. I'm using a wireless shutter release which I stuck to the side of the stock using double-sided tape. It works very well, but tends to double-or-triple-tap every time I take a photo. I have a wired shutter release coming which I intend to disassemble and mod so it works with a squeeze of the trigger. Should be easy enough.

My biggest issue with the system, and the reason why I haven't posted any photos taken with it, is that it doesn't focus properly... yet. I have an M42-Nikon adapter coming in the mail which will allow for infinity focus and hopefully fix the problems I've been having.

It's a great system which I intend to use for wildlife photography.   

Since this is a shutterbug showcase, here's a picture I took out bush the other weekend using my new D3200

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BhdIQ2eCEAEMATd.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on March 12, 2014, 10:32:42 AM
Well I'll be.....that's a 1st for me, pretty cool buzz
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on March 12, 2014, 10:44:30 AM
Nice set up! I had a commercial shoulder mount for my 35mm once. It was an aluminum bar, and way too flimsy for my 300mm lens. I took the hardware off, and made my own out of an old rifle stock. I used an 18" cable release with a mounting hole drilled in the trigger guard. Those are great setups for 'on the fly' pix, and it's amazing how steady you can hold a telephoto with them.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: buzzacott on March 12, 2014, 05:01:39 PM
Thanks. Apart from the current annoying focus issues I've found it's intuitive and quick-pointing. Pretty much anyone who can fire a rifle can use the format pretty well.

I know there are a few commercial offerings available for DSLRs such as the Bushhawk...

(http://www.peterpeterpeter.com/images/D2X_BushHawk.jpg)

...which use the same idea as the old photosniper.

I was looking at improving the "target acquisition" characteristics of my set up by adding an M4/M16-style straight stock and a rail with angled foregrip. I was originally just going to buy an airsoft Magpul stock and an AK adapter off ebay for a couple of bucks, then I was informed that Aussie customs considers such pieces of alloy tubing and plastic to be deadly weapons and won't let us import them. Nanny-state in vivid colour  >:(

There's a lot of folks out there on the instructibles website and elsewhere who've made rifle-style shoulder mounts for their DSLRs and video cameras. By all accounts it's an effective format for those times when you don't want to be lumbered with a tripod.

And because this is the shutterbug showcase thread, here's another pic I took on a hiking trip the other weekend. Camera used was my old Nikon D70.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BhJZP6JCYAACkVl.jpg)

And here's how I carry my DSLR out bush - note the plastic thing hanging off the sternum strap...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BhJYlmkCYAEJKRe.jpg)
...It's a $7 strap mount designed for your belt, but works perfectly on a sternum strap. The weekend that photo was taken I walked 30-odd kilometres which included a good deal of off-track, cross-country bush-bashing and a couple of water crossings. That cheapo bit of plastic kept my camera exactly where I wanted it for the whole time.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on March 12, 2014, 05:09:45 PM

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/axes%202014/IMG_0584.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/axes%202014/IMG_0584.jpg.html)

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: offtrail on March 12, 2014, 06:17:48 PM
Very nice everyone keep posting the pics.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: offtrail on March 13, 2014, 11:07:57 AM
Here are a few I took just the other day... (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/408d4ce2-34d9-40a6-b48d-2028dd989789.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/408d4ce2-34d9-40a6-b48d-2028dd989789.jpg.html) (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/69433d63-9d99-4a20-bb0e-d7a5f4d4a8b5.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/69433d63-9d99-4a20-bb0e-d7a5f4d4a8b5.jpg.html) (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/ea6e356a-10fb-4852-b8aa-8681966a8adb.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/ea6e356a-10fb-4852-b8aa-8681966a8adb.jpg.html) (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/77cfd138-f1ae-4cca-ad4c-e779e7e4c21d.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/77cfd138-f1ae-4cca-ad4c-e779e7e4c21d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: offtrail on March 13, 2014, 11:22:19 AM
Can't stop now more to share... (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/TheWildernessCanter011.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/TheWildernessCanter011.jpg.html) (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/TheWildernessCanter009.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/TheWildernessCanter009.jpg.html) (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/TheWildernessCanter016.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/TheWildernessCanter016.jpg.html) (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/TheWildernessCanter003.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/TheWildernessCanter003.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on March 13, 2014, 11:24:13 AM
Love those grebes! I have a couple pix of them doing their courtship dance up in Alaska, but unfortunately they are 35mm slides right now. Nice pix of the ducks.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on March 13, 2014, 11:31:11 AM
Great photos, offtrail! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: offtrail on March 13, 2014, 11:37:37 AM
No matter how many times I see a wood duck it still amazes me... just beautiful !
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on March 13, 2014, 11:51:07 AM
No matter how many times I see a wood duck it still amazes me... just beautiful !
I'm pretty sure you've seen the grebes doing their "love dance". One of the more amazing sights in Nature, IMO.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on March 13, 2014, 02:29:03 PM
TERRIFIC SHOTS, bdavison! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

+1
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on March 13, 2014, 09:07:22 PM
Nice pics Offtrail...your woods look very much like the woods I roam.... :cheers:
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: rtaylor129 on March 14, 2014, 07:10:11 AM

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/axes%202014/IMG_0584.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/axes%202014/IMG_0584.jpg.html)

Creek
What kind of pup is that? He/she is beautiful! Reminds me of a Doberman without their ears or tail done :)


rtaylor129.blogspot .com
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Yeoman on March 14, 2014, 10:42:26 AM
Cute pup.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on March 14, 2014, 10:55:51 AM
It's a min pin, right at 5 months old now. I didn't see no use in cutting her ears. She's proving to be very smart and well mannered. Like anything else. It's a work in progress.

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: rtaylor129 on March 14, 2014, 03:32:38 PM

It's a min pin, right at 5 months old now. I didn't see no use in cutting her ears. She's proving to be very smart and well mannered. Like anything else. It's a work in progress.

Creek
She is beautiful!


rtaylor129.blogspot .com
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: offtrail on March 14, 2014, 10:51:54 PM
No matter how many times I see a wood duck it still amazes me... just beautiful !
I'm pretty sure you've seen the grebes doing their "love dance". One of the more amazing sights in Nature, IMO.
Not in person but one day I hope to see it happen with my own eyes.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: offtrail on March 14, 2014, 10:53:18 PM
Nice pics Offtrail...your woods look very much like the woods I roam.... :cheers:
Cool!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: offtrail on March 14, 2014, 10:57:24 PM
Here are some panoramic shots I took of the outdoors (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/6abafd94-149d-4f08-970c-98054fed79ad.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/6abafd94-149d-4f08-970c-98054fed79ad.jpg.html) (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/20d0644f-d574-4bb1-96af-64aac1d0956d.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/20d0644f-d574-4bb1-96af-64aac1d0956d.jpg.html) (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/TodaysWalk2013033-1.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/TodaysWalk2013033-1.jpg.html) (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/TodaysWalk2013010-1.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/TodaysWalk2013010-1.jpg.html) (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/TodaysWalk2013031-1.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/TodaysWalk2013031-1.jpg.html) (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/TodaysWalkNov29th023-1.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/TodaysWalkNov29th023-1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on March 15, 2014, 04:28:24 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/005_zps9e31ee17.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/005_zps9e31ee17.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on March 15, 2014, 08:54:00 AM
Cool pano's Offtrail, does PB format them like that or do you have a program that gives them the filmstrip look?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: offtrail on March 15, 2014, 02:20:03 PM
The film strip is just a fancy frame just one of many to choose from on PB. The panoramic option came with the camera and PB loads it as it is. I thought the film strip frame was a good fit for the panoramic pics.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: offtrail on March 15, 2014, 02:25:15 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/005_zps9e31ee17.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/005_zps9e31ee17.jpg.html)
Rally like how this pic came out, very soft but the blue sky in the water is intense... nice!!!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: offtrail on March 15, 2014, 11:01:57 PM
A local place called the Jackson Bog is a great place to take some pics. Today I got lucky and spotted some blue birds. Some of the pics came out blurred sorry bout that. (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/4ac86be1-ee8a-4db3-8fa5-e441c1a2f321.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/4ac86be1-ee8a-4db3-8fa5-e441c1a2f321.jpg.html) (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/9e91fa61-69fd-4d12-b163-0acf291d5164.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/9e91fa61-69fd-4d12-b163-0acf291d5164.jpg.html) (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/49d3a63d-ccab-4553-a07c-ff5b545d0999.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/49d3a63d-ccab-4553-a07c-ff5b545d0999.jpg.html) (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/597ba675-8cdc-498e-a2f5-36a7bff7268d.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/597ba675-8cdc-498e-a2f5-36a7bff7268d.jpg.html) (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/861bc9b5-e9ad-4d38-85ae-38d38dc6fc00.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/861bc9b5-e9ad-4d38-85ae-38d38dc6fc00.jpg.html) (http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/offtrail1/bf9fb895-433b-440d-a5fd-3d4ae2aa0838.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/offtrail1/media/bf9fb895-433b-440d-a5fd-3d4ae2aa0838.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on March 16, 2014, 12:10:18 AM
Great shots, OT :thumbsup:   Still a little early for them here.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: buzzacott on March 16, 2014, 04:28:57 AM
Some nice photos OT! ...particularly the silhouette shot.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on March 16, 2014, 10:47:12 AM
I had never seen a Blue-Bird till now...kinda neat looking, always something new to learn and see around here.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: offtrail on March 16, 2014, 10:56:22 AM
Great shots, OT :thumbsup:   Still a little early for them here.
The warm up is coming and spring is on the way. Temp in the 40s and 50s is a sure sign that old man winter is moving on out.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: offtrail on March 16, 2014, 11:06:10 AM
Some nice photos OT! ...particularly the silhouette shot.
The silhouette shot is my favorite also, the berries you see in the tree is what it's eating. I got lucky and snapped the pic just as the blue bird ever so slightly tossed the berry in the air to wolf it down. The pics fall short in showing the beautiful blue plumage, very easy to see when walking through the woods. Habitat lose takes a heavy toll on some species.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: offtrail on March 16, 2014, 11:08:02 AM
I had never seen a Blue-Bird till now...kinda neat looking, always something new to learn and see around here.
Cool !!!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on March 16, 2014, 11:19:32 PM
Old man winter just won't leave us alone...Mar 16th 8pm 16F, thankfully not a wisp of wind..a little mini pano night action

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/Mar16th-148pm16FOldmanwinterjustwontgoaway_zpsc8433af5.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: offtrail on March 17, 2014, 07:07:31 PM
Old man winter just won't leave us alone...Mar 16th 8pm 16F, thankfully not a wisp of wind..a little mini pano night action

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/Mar16th-148pm16FOldmanwinterjustwontgoaway_zpsc8433af5.jpg)
Nice night pano!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on March 17, 2014, 07:12:19 PM
Thanks O.T ....So far I've been happily surprised at the quality of pano this Galaxy S3 can create
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: offtrail on March 19, 2014, 08:01:40 PM
Looks just fine to me.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on March 29, 2014, 06:11:56 PM
Visited the Utah Natural History Museum today with some friends.

We were admiring the architecture and design of the place. It was constructed mostly of concrete, and the forms were made of wood when it was poured. This made for a really neat effect in the finished building. I took some HDR shots to share with you guys.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/IMG_2207_8_9_tonemapped.jpg)

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/IMG_2204_5_6_fused.jpg)

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/IMG_2156_7_8_tonemapped.jpg)

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/IMG_2198_199_200_fused.jpg)

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/IMG_2153_4_5_fused.jpg)

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/High%20Dynamic%20Range/IMG_2201_2_3_fused.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on April 03, 2014, 11:07:49 AM
Cool shots Pdubs, how long does it take to go thru that place?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: kiwi on April 11, 2014, 01:27:39 AM
Awesome thread, here's a shot of my mate over on the coast (of Fiordland), we didn't see anything that day (great walk though).
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7194/6968449165_3929923fcb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bBM8ag)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on April 11, 2014, 04:22:53 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Keys/Keys010_zps6a3cd831.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Keys/Keys010_zps6a3cd831.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 11, 2014, 10:13:52 PM
Cool shots Pdubs, how long does it take to go thru that place?


Hmm...

We had young kids with us so it went pretty fast. I'd say if you took your time and studied every exhibit you could easily need to go back a second day to take it all in.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: kiwi on April 12, 2014, 03:07:06 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8334/8409710538_58d717309b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dP8XXh) (https://flic.kr/p/dP8XXh)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on April 12, 2014, 08:47:55 PM
Nice one, Kiwi!!!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: kiwi on April 13, 2014, 01:09:24 AM
Nice one, Kiwi!!!
Thanks mate... here's how I spent my Sunday afternoon....
learning how to load this Fletcher top dresser without spilling half a bucket of super over the side

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7049/13814831843_e07b47bec4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/n3LCcV) (https://flic.kr/p/n3LCcV)


(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3829/13814798255_f15091b68d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/n3LsdP) (https://flic.kr/p/n3LsdP)


(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3803/13815137894_3e3b0e1ffb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/n3NcbE) (https://flic.kr/p/n3NcbE)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7408/13815130984_bb17bc8328_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/n3Na8w) (https://flic.kr/p/n3Na8w)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on April 13, 2014, 08:45:14 AM
Neat! What are you dusting?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: kiwi on April 13, 2014, 02:29:24 PM
Neat! What are you dusting?
haha You know what I was so busy at this end I didn't get time to ask or see as he was spreading behind a hill. But it was just fertiliser (superphosphate) and it's all sheep and beef (and a bit of deer) around here so it would have been just going on to grass paddocks.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: kiwi on April 16, 2014, 01:15:10 AM
Taken on a sailing trip over in Preservation Inlet (bottom SW of NZ South Island).


(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5155/7044229647_7f399fe9dc_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bJtw4i) (https://flic.kr/p/bJtw4i)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: kiwi on April 24, 2014, 11:47:22 PM
The other halfs' horse getting shod this afternoon...

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7329/14003267865_a07197182e_c.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7081/14000085522_a7ce33ef73_c.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5150/14003269705_b53a71f74f_c.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7414/14023283713_730479f0a0_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on April 25, 2014, 07:04:20 AM
Those are GREAT shots, kiwi..I love the one where the shoe is being set! :thumbsup:  I can almost smell it! ;D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on April 25, 2014, 09:34:21 AM
Those are GREAT shots, kiwi..I love the one where the shoe is being set! :thumbsup:  I can almost smell it! ;D
Thank goodness I can't! Phew....  Great shots, though!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on April 25, 2014, 12:52:17 PM
Great pics, Kiwi. Those mountains are spectacular! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on April 25, 2014, 02:44:19 PM
Nicely done kiwi....great additions
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: kiwi on April 25, 2014, 03:47:49 PM
This was ANZAC Day a couple of years ago - a Howitzer letting off a dummy round... yep pretty darn loud!


(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7080/6965379248_4b3bdfe76a_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 30, 2014, 01:18:18 PM
Beautiful pics Kiwi!

HDR?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: kiwi on May 01, 2014, 06:11:00 PM
Beautiful pics Kiwi!

HDR?
Thanks PW - no there's no HDR here (although I've dabbled with it in the past), these are just processed in Lightroom.

Here's a few from this mornings' walk in the park, autumn.... sorry fall  ;) well and truly here.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5113/14085444214_56f99982ae_c.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5477/13898342400_8f65aa7f36_c.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7297/14061817646_1b43305e93_c.jpg)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2903/13898337157_f19676b734_c.jpg)

Some of these have a bit of in camera processing too (tilt shift etc) as well as post in Lightroom.

Don't want to hog this thread though - I'd be keen to see photo's of your neck of the woods?....
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on May 01, 2014, 08:07:24 PM
No problem talking about equipment and techniques here!  I don't think I've ever heard of Lightroom.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 01, 2014, 10:51:38 PM
Gorgeous pics! We are in the middle of Spring in our hemisphere. It is getting to be time to get the sprinkler system working again.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: kiwi on May 04, 2014, 02:26:12 AM
Saw the Silver Tongued Devil himself and daughter Kelly Kristoferson, Friday night at the Dunedin Town Hall. Great show!

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2934/14102888794_a07bf9c2c4_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 04, 2014, 07:54:36 AM
That pic turned out great Kiwi... hope you enjoyed the show
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on June 04, 2014, 05:09:19 PM
Day lily I planted last year.  Don't remember the name of it.

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/IMG_1295_zpscb16b2bf.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on June 04, 2014, 05:14:37 PM
Nice pic Nuke... this may help identify it

http://www.customgardendesigns.com/gr_daylilies.htm (http://www.customgardendesigns.com/gr_daylilies.htm)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 04, 2014, 05:53:18 PM
Day lily I planted last year.  Don't remember the name of it.

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/IMG_1295_zpscb16b2bf.jpg)
Beautiful! Yumm...
Mix up a stuffing of cooked sausage and rice, remove the stamen from the blooms, and put a spoonful of the stuffing in the center. Draw the petals up to make a little bundle, place in a baking dish and drizzle some olive oil over them. Bake in the oven at 350F until browned.

When they start to take over (and they will) use the tubers like cattail root.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on June 04, 2014, 06:10:12 PM
I've seen that done with squash blossoms, OP, but they were fried.  Sounds delicious!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 04, 2014, 08:24:04 PM
I've seen that done with squash blossoms, OP, but they were fried.  Sounds delicious!
Yep. Use daylily blossoms any way you'd use squash blossoms. Candy them and make edible cake decorations.
Sorry....must be hungry. Sorry for the topic drift.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on June 22, 2014, 11:31:21 AM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/028a_zps099476d6.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/028a_zps099476d6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on June 22, 2014, 11:39:58 AM
Great shot!  Hairy or Downy woodpecker?  (I'm thinking Hairy.)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on June 22, 2014, 11:44:17 AM
For Oklahoma I am thinking he is a Hairy Woodpecker.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Switchblade on June 22, 2014, 12:34:45 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/10257421_638524556232370_5046757117436448875_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/10333315_638524092899083_3934009462791111203_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 22, 2014, 01:06:59 PM
Nice! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on June 29, 2014, 10:21:58 AM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/064_zps2e56c59e.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/064_zps2e56c59e.jpg.html)


(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/052_zps127ef6a5.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/052_zps127ef6a5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on June 29, 2014, 10:39:00 AM
I can almost hear the OOOOOOOs and AHHHHHHs!  :banana: :banana: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 06, 2014, 06:23:44 PM
Been awhile... almost forgot this thread was here  ;)

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/Daylily2_zps5fc95c67.jpg)
Title: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bearhunter on July 07, 2014, 02:49:47 AM
Sunrise on the Tennessee River @ my 1st ex wife's & her husbands cabin (were very good friends). Spent the weekend with them & my daughter with a bunch of other old & new friends.
Went bow fishing & such.
They butchered & smoked a hog on site, so we had fresh pork all weekend :drool:
Still heading back to Montana, but dammit... No one will let me leave, not even my ex wife lol!
Anyway... This is where I slept. I just put my bag down each night by the river... This is what I woke up to...

Why won't the photo load?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalkb
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 11, 2014, 02:34:42 PM
Been awhile... almost forgot this thread was here  ;)

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/Daylily2_zps5fc95c67.jpg)

I like how the background is completely isolated from the subject. Nice picture!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 11, 2014, 02:42:36 PM
LOL...complete accident I pulled that off, its an out of focus fence  :D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Spyder1958 on July 12, 2014, 06:46:11 AM
Ocoee river Tn, 4th weekend. Kayaking & fishing

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a4d926b3127ccef6dbea4cb88900000030O00QbN2bNoxcNwe3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00708140337620140707235047192.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D720/ry%3D480/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a4d926b3127ccef6db30a9b80100000030O00QbN2bNoxcNwe3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00708140337620140707235321100.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a4d926b3127ccef6da4cb7986d00000030O00QbN2bNoxcNwe3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00708140337620140707235347281.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a4d926b3127ccef6db362ab88100000030O00QbN2bNoxcNwe3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00708140337620140707235412460.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a4d926b3127ccef6db8e87394000000030O00QbN2bNoxcNwe3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00708140337620140707235413170.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a4d926b3127ccef6da61a259c600000030O00QbN2bNoxcNwe3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00708140337620140707235754003.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a4d926b3127ccef6dba431b8d300000030O00QbN2bNoxcNwe3nwA/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00708140337620140708000127017.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 12, 2014, 03:14:02 PM
Some panfish and trout, sounds like a good float... :cheers:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: mckris705 on July 13, 2014, 09:14:01 AM
Some pics from the Poconos...
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/278_zps4b08f93a.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/278_zps4b08f93a.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/274_zps68f92a2a.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/274_zps68f92a2a.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/233_zpsc95b4744.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/233_zpsc95b4744.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/196_zps649319e2.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/196_zps649319e2.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/136_zps99383675.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/136_zps99383675.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/132_zps2a862cd9.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/132_zps2a862cd9.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/123_zps07fe3c26.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/123_zps07fe3c26.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/075_zpsd5b2667c.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/075_zpsd5b2667c.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/061_zpsa9b46a30.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/061_zpsa9b46a30.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: mckris705 on July 13, 2014, 09:30:10 AM
Slowing down camera speed creates some interesting photos, as with fire and water...
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/001_zps3a2eea2a.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/001_zps3a2eea2a.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/123_zps07fe3c26.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/123_zps07fe3c26.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 13, 2014, 10:00:11 AM
Slowing down camera speed creates some interesting photos, as with fire and water...
....

The "draped water" is one of my favorite effects. If you use a tripod, and slow down to 1-2 full seconds of exposure, it really gets impressive.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: mckris705 on July 13, 2014, 10:20:02 AM
Few insects...and spider
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/mantis_zps80f96a37.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/mantis_zps80f96a37.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/butterfly_zpse29db821.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/butterfly_zpse29db821.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/IMG_0022_zpsfbc2bc90.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/IMG_0022_zpsfbc2bc90.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/082_zpseb73f6cd.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/082_zpseb73f6cd.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/100_3737_zps0c20b079.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/100_3737_zps0c20b079.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/100_3300_zpsa30efe37.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/100_3300_zpsa30efe37.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/100_3299_zpsb66891ff.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/100_3299_zpsb66891ff.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: mckris705 on July 13, 2014, 10:24:08 AM
Slowing down camera speed creates some interesting photos, as with fire and water...
....

The "draped water" is one of my favorite effects. If you use a tripod, and slow down to 1-2 full seconds of exposure, it really gets impressive.

I love it too. This was taken with me sitting on a rock with my arms on my knee to keep camera steady. It's really cool with fire too.

(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/100_7752_zps32a29cea.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/100_7752_zps32a29cea.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/100_7728_zpse5b6ff9d.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/100_7728_zpse5b6ff9d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: mckris705 on July 13, 2014, 10:31:55 AM
I'm a birdwatcher, or bird nerd as I like to say...
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/P1010509_135_zps0c648fd0.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/P1010509_135_zps0c648fd0.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/P10103392_zps5e774d59.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/P10103392_zps5e774d59.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/P1010337_006_zps6ca91e61.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/P1010337_006_zps6ca91e61.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/P1010471_101_zps4f8c5c69.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/P1010471_101_zps4f8c5c69.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/songcard_zpsc376ba46.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/songcard_zpsc376ba46.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/modonest_zps4ee859b2.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/modonest_zps4ee859b2.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/maleeider_zpsea5eb71d.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/maleeider_zpsea5eb71d.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/BLUEJAY_zpseefc9302.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/BLUEJAY_zpseefc9302.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/24483_zpsde4cdd70.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/24483_zpsde4cdd70.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: mckris705 on July 13, 2014, 10:34:17 AM
More birds...
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/woodstork_zpsc728e002.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/woodstork_zpsc728e002.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/creenheron1_zps104f36c2.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/creenheron1_zps104f36c2.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/COMMERG_zps0c7dbd92.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/COMMERG_zps0c7dbd92.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/ABITTERN_zps53f77dd5.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/ABITTERN_zps53f77dd5.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/100_7576_zps9edca646.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/100_7576_zps9edca646.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/107634_zps2a168555.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/107634_zps2a168555.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/100_7272_zps80895198.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/100_7272_zps80895198.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: mckris705 on July 13, 2014, 10:35:06 AM
Huh...don't know what happened to the wood stork pic up there...
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: mckris705 on July 13, 2014, 10:37:12 AM
Some "in flight" shots
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/treeswallow2_zpsdba7faef.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/treeswallow2_zpsdba7faef.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/martinsinflight_zps805e6367.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/martinsinflight_zps805e6367.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/martininflight_zps640ffcb0.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/martininflight_zps640ffcb0.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/hummer2_zps4ea9d255.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/hummer2_zps4ea9d255.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/hummer1_zps17af8f4b.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/hummer1_zps17af8f4b.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/gullinflight_zps5c7c4408.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/gullinflight_zps5c7c4408.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/flyinggeese_zpscc108e4f.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/flyinggeese_zpscc108e4f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: mckris705 on July 13, 2014, 10:40:39 AM
Last set I'll bore you with...I lucked out with the Florida Scrub Jay and the Saw Whet Owl. In fact, I've actually seen two Saw Whets.
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/treeswallow1_zps6ec61ff1.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/treeswallow1_zps6ec61ff1.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/snowgeese_zpsde654d29.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/snowgeese_zpsde654d29.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/scrubjay1_zpsf53bafc8.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/scrubjay1_zpsf53bafc8.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/SAW-WHETOWL_zpsbf57bb84.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/SAW-WHETOWL_zpsbf57bb84.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/ospreynest_zpsdae81c26.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/ospreynest_zpsdae81c26.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/GHO_zps0d849240.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/GHO_zps0d849240.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg568/mckris705/Poconos/Nature/catbird_zps004656c9.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/mckris705/media/Poconos/Nature/catbird_zps004656c9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 13, 2014, 10:55:18 AM
Great pics.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 13, 2014, 11:40:18 AM
Slowing down camera speed creates some interesting photos, as with fire and water...
....

The "draped water" is one of my favorite effects. If you use a tripod, and slow down to 1-2 full seconds of exposure, it really gets impressive.

I love it too. This was taken with me sitting on a rock with my arms on my knee to keep camera steady. It's really cool with fire too.


Get yourself a affordable tripod, or make a solid shooting platform. The standard threads on cameras is 1/4-20 thread. You can use any such bolt to fasten the camera down, and all that movement of the stuff that's not moving will go away.
Great bird shots, BTW!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: mckris705 on July 13, 2014, 03:19:50 PM
I actually have 2 tripods...one is an old cheap thing, but the other is manfrotto that I use for my spotting scope. I was too lazy to go in & get it, so I improvised using my knee. Thx about the bird pics. The osprey pic was actually digiscoped. I had a cheap Olympus camera, and took the pic thru my spotting scope. Now that I think of it, the wood stork pic in above post that didn't come out too good was also digiscoped. I have some pics of it where you can see the curve of the scope in the pic. Mayhap that's why it didn't come out so good.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: mckris705 on July 13, 2014, 03:22:00 PM
Great pics.

Thanks
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: lgm on July 13, 2014, 05:16:56 PM
A few from our trip to S.E. MO
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3liXnASJ7m0/U8MSNMc8QvI/AAAAAAAADAk/TLhgfPfrXFU/w345-h517-no/SEMo+7-2014+091.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9W3AjGmfox8/U8MSJ0YUWpI/AAAAAAAADAc/QtJrDEujgVI/w776-h517-no/SEMo+7-2014+089.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-A67d0LYyioQ/U8MSmNJ8MCI/AAAAAAAADA0/SJNUawKC5EM/w776-h517-no/SEMo+7-2014+159.JPG)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: mckris705 on July 13, 2014, 08:18:05 PM
A few from our trip to S.E. MO
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3liXnASJ7m0/U8MSNMc8QvI/AAAAAAAADAk/TLhgfPfrXFU/w345-h517-no/SEMo+7-2014+091.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9W3AjGmfox8/U8MSJ0YUWpI/AAAAAAAADAc/QtJrDEujgVI/w776-h517-no/SEMo+7-2014+089.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-A67d0LYyioQ/U8MSmNJ8MCI/AAAAAAAADA0/SJNUawKC5EM/w776-h517-no/SEMo+7-2014+159.JPG)

Question about the first pic...were you going past those rocks as part of some rapids? Looks like a real peaceful place
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: lgm on July 13, 2014, 08:30:03 PM
It was taken at Johnson's shut-ins http://mostateparks.com/park/johnsons-shut-ins-state-park
I just held the camera down by the water.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Switchblade on July 14, 2014, 02:30:20 PM
(https://scontent-b-pao.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t31.0-8/1962310_606817736069719_2020726610_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 15, 2014, 07:06:55 PM
Stopped for a few quick IPhone pics on the way home.....in front of the storm.  The first was while still driving.


(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Out%20And%20About/9aa7f867-d0b1-4863-be00-b4dd2645f90e_zps6be594a9.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Out%20And%20About/9aa7f867-d0b1-4863-be00-b4dd2645f90e_zps6be594a9.jpg.html)

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Out%20And%20About/photo23_zpsf69f6d58.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Out%20And%20About/photo23_zpsf69f6d58.jpg.html)

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Out%20And%20About/photo14_zps2b8cbcfe.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Out%20And%20About/photo14_zps2b8cbcfe.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 16, 2014, 05:23:08 PM
Picked up a couple of strays hanging around my daughters back porch... ;)

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/IMG_2029_zps1a24b740.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on July 16, 2014, 05:27:04 PM
They look like 'keepers' to me, Zam........provided they come housebroken and they've had their shots. :shrug:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 16, 2014, 06:01:15 PM
Matching haircuts. Nice!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 17, 2014, 04:36:53 AM
Load em up with sugar and release.

Great looking kids.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on July 17, 2014, 02:11:17 PM
They look like 'keepers' to me, Zam........provided they come housebroken and they've had their shots. :shrug:

Yea, I think we'll hang on to them for a bit  ;)  still workin on the house breakin part ... lol

Matching haircuts. Nice!

It's uncanny ain't it  OP  8)


Load em up with sugar and release.
Great looking kids.

Thanks crash,  ;D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on July 27, 2014, 12:08:30 PM
North American Arms and A.G. Russell knives.  Simple yet effective.

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/042_zpsefed4b5e.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/042_zpsefed4b5e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 27, 2014, 06:36:32 PM
Those little NAA pistols are cool! Very tiny.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: dancan on August 08, 2014, 04:41:49 PM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/NnEcATEg1aht6KodQ5R4WatotduqMV6-013T7tVIuts=w819-h824-no)

Saw this on the way home today .
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on August 08, 2014, 05:41:12 PM
NEBRASKA THUNDERHEAD

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014071_zps8987ab9c.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014071_zps8987ab9c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: dancan on August 08, 2014, 05:42:22 PM
Don't know how I missed this thread .

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-yECDbi_Hhdw/UBlpUj0XaZI/AAAAAAAAAjA/cYeLeW5CQvU/w1098-h824-no/100_2216.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pt-VnCi7wHw/UBlowPRbGqI/AAAAAAAAAi4/ZNhndJkcpwU/w1098-h824-no/100_2312.JPG)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: dancan on August 10, 2014, 03:54:34 PM
Nice to have a key to the gate :)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Z1GJUzmDN2U/U96bKTMYxxI/AAAAAAAAEv0/TGFUoNZtbaU/w723-h824-no/IMG_20140803_170629.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: dancan on August 10, 2014, 03:58:40 PM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cf_V-KM9ES4/U9V8JYY9qrI/AAAAAAAAEoI/9NLSQrJ7cwQ/w1098-h824-no/IMG_20140727_111116.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mdIuWbMGDPs/U9V9TA2nIxI/AAAAAAAAEpo/txHZslZn0kI/w1098-h824-no/IMG_20140727_115557.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/rBoI5JrokXfSYQutns09ENHU_kVW6NC7EAcKQ37bcOE=w1436-h669-no)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-N9dZzSl3rb4/U4pSteNvgjI/AAAAAAAADoM/cMy6qz2g4Pw/w1098-h824-no/IMG_20140531_134031.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on August 10, 2014, 05:26:23 PM
Nice job on the Acadian Flag...  :cheers:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/rBoI5JrokXfSYQutns09ENHU_kVW6NC7EAcKQ37bcOE=w1436-h669-no)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on August 24, 2014, 09:54:49 AM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Knives/011_zps029a251a.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/Knives/011_zps029a251a.jpg.html)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/Knives/012_zps7c4d397a.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/Knives/012_zps7c4d397a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 24, 2014, 10:11:52 AM
NEBRASKA THUNDERHEAD


Nice composition, and colors, Wolfy. Sorry I missed it earlier.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on August 24, 2014, 11:44:43 AM
NEBRASKA THUNDERHEAD


Nice composition, and colors, Wolfy. Sorry I missed it earlier.
Thank you, Ol'P......there's more of them in my "Nebraska: It's Not Too Bad" thread. :popcorn:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on August 24, 2014, 01:10:06 PM
Caught this fat rascal eating my crab apples...

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/100_5723.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/100_5723.jpg.html)

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on August 24, 2014, 04:26:45 PM
Caught this fat rascal eating my crab apples...

Creek

Has his hide been fleshed and his carcass put in the cook pot?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on August 24, 2014, 04:52:17 PM
Naa. I got some chicken in the fridge  :rofl:

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on August 24, 2014, 06:41:06 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Paddling/026_zps376e8075.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Paddling/026_zps376e8075.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on August 24, 2014, 06:49:11 PM
I picked that shot out as a favorite when you showed it before, in your trip report, crash! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on August 30, 2014, 06:37:31 PM
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/068_zps6f6614f8.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/068_zps6f6614f8.jpg.html)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/069_zpsca0b922a.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/069_zpsca0b922a.jpg.html)

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x233/Arysman/070_zps5b73fc5d.jpg) (http://s181.photobucket.com/user/Arysman/media/070_zps5b73fc5d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on August 30, 2014, 06:42:04 PM
Great sequence!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on August 30, 2014, 06:42:22 PM
Great photos, Buckskin  :thumbsup:.....I love the look on that dude's face! :shocked:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 30, 2014, 07:13:18 PM
Outstanding!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on August 30, 2014, 07:22:56 PM
Is that a juvinile Green Heron?  We don't have anything but the Blue Herons in this area.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on August 30, 2014, 09:15:04 PM
I wish I had kept shooting I was so shocked by the fact that I had just captured it catching the dragon fly.  I knew I had gold.  When I regained my senses the bird had had enough of my presence.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Buckskin on August 30, 2014, 09:20:35 PM
Its definitely a heron.  As two which flavor I am not certain.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on August 31, 2014, 03:53:17 AM
Is that a juvinile Green Heron?  We don't have anything but the Blue Herons in this area.

I believe it is a young Green Heron.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on September 11, 2014, 04:44:37 PM
Here's a couple gents, snapped the other night...Twas practically begging me to take it's pic  8)

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/moonbehindtower1_zps9957f082.jpg)

a little closer...

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/moonbehindtower2_zps66b7cdf3.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on September 11, 2014, 04:46:32 PM
La Bella Luna!   Nice shots, zammer! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on September 11, 2014, 06:57:49 PM
Nice composites! I like the first one. Shades of "Moonrise, Hernandez, NM". :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on September 19, 2014, 07:38:06 PM
Played with the panoramic function on my cell phone on a recent trip.

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Paddling/29053c58-e1a8-4c5e-86e4-59d1932dc3a6_zps84fb96d5.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Paddling/29053c58-e1a8-4c5e-86e4-59d1932dc3a6_zps84fb96d5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on September 19, 2014, 07:45:43 PM
Whoa! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on September 19, 2014, 07:51:04 PM
Not too shabby crash
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: woodsrunner on September 19, 2014, 08:50:24 PM
Here's a couple gents, snapped the other night...Twas practically begging me to take it's pic  8)

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/moonbehindtower1_zps9957f082.jpg)

a little closer...

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/moonbehindtower2_zps66b7cdf3.jpg)
WHOA Dude!!!....talk about getting mooned :crazy: Great shots Zammer :hail:...woods
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: woodsrunner on September 19, 2014, 08:51:42 PM
Played with the panoramic function on my cell phone on a recent trip.

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Paddling/29053c58-e1a8-4c5e-86e4-59d1932dc3a6_zps84fb96d5.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Paddling/29053c58-e1a8-4c5e-86e4-59d1932dc3a6_zps84fb96d5.jpg.html)
Crash....you really need to get paid for this stuff!...woods
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on September 19, 2014, 09:06:39 PM
Played with the panoramic function on my cell phone on a recent trip.

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Paddling/29053c58-e1a8-4c5e-86e4-59d1932dc3a6_zps84fb96d5.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Paddling/29053c58-e1a8-4c5e-86e4-59d1932dc3a6_zps84fb96d5.jpg.html)
Crash....you really need to get paid for this stuff!...woods
I agree.....looks a lot like the front of an outfitter's brochure! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on October 08, 2014, 10:16:49 AM
Had a little rain-shower at work, tried to capture the bow with my cell pano but I didn't quite get it aligned like I had hoped, still it was kinda cool.

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/rainbowoct7thnorthofpl_zps74a863fd.jpg)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on October 08, 2014, 10:25:05 AM
You got it pretty good I think.  Nice pic.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on October 08, 2014, 12:08:15 PM
You got it pretty good I think.  Nice pic.

 :cheers: Thanks Stan
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on October 08, 2014, 01:40:04 PM
You got it just fine.  Very nice pic.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on October 08, 2014, 04:31:12 PM
Yeah, that looks fine to me, too........it's even a double bow! :banana: :banana: :cheers:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on October 08, 2014, 04:47:49 PM
Thanks boys, it was kinda hard to make out the second bow out in the light but it does show up a bit in the pic...
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on October 08, 2014, 05:49:50 PM
HOLY CRAP!  IS THAT SNOW? :doh:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on October 08, 2014, 06:15:59 PM
HOLY CRAP!  IS THAT SNOW? :doh:

LOL...yep, but not the kind that falls from the sky  8)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on October 11, 2014, 09:38:27 AM
first rainy morning on the poor ole fire pit  :fire1:

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/100_5779.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/100_5779.jpg.html)

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on October 11, 2014, 06:45:11 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/5th%20WSF%20Jamboree/Jamboree5255_zps34b5c752.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/5th%20WSF%20Jamboree/Jamboree5255_zps34b5c752.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: woodsrunner on November 03, 2014, 08:11:28 PM
The missus was taking Zipper for his morning constitution and captured this sunrise shot.
its not been touched up at all so i figured it was pretty cool...woods

(http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x362/woody115/woody115048/unnamed_zps62c60858.jpg) (http://s1178.photobucket.com/user/woody115/media/woody115048/unnamed_zps62c60858.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: MnSportsman on November 03, 2014, 08:20:50 PM
 :thumbsup:


Very Very Cool, Woodsrunner!
 :D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on November 03, 2014, 08:23:10 PM
Awesome shot.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on November 03, 2014, 08:23:39 PM
BEAUTIFUL WAY TO GREET THE DAY, WOODS!  :banana:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: woodsrunner on November 03, 2014, 08:32:58 PM
thanks guys!!!....my wife, she always gets the coolest shots :P...woods
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on November 03, 2014, 08:58:35 PM
Montana, it ain't too bad. 

Nice shot your wife captured Woods.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on November 04, 2014, 03:52:29 AM
Mrs woods seems to have a good eye  :cheers:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on December 07, 2014, 02:59:14 PM
Guess who wasn't outdoors today. Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season.

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/100_5879.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/100_5879.jpg.html)

Creek

ps. Only thing worse than putting them up is taking them down...
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on December 07, 2014, 03:07:37 PM
Looks like a Hallmark Christmas card, Creek!  :thumbsup: :choptree:

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on February 07, 2015, 02:58:20 PM
This thread's been a little dead lately.... come for a walk in the snow  8)

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/west%20side%20of%20building%20feb%206th-15_zpseiplf1ok.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on February 07, 2015, 04:47:31 PM
Or a sunrise on the beach.

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Hawaii/165_zps7c6c8027.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Hawaii/165_zps7c6c8027.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Alnamvet68 on February 15, 2015, 06:59:50 AM
(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b634/alnamvet68/OBX_zpse7bced28.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/alnamvet68/media/OBX_zpse7bced28.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Alnamvet68 on February 15, 2015, 07:10:01 AM
(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b634/alnamvet68/hochi.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/alnamvet68/media/hochi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on February 15, 2015, 08:42:50 AM
What's cooking Al? That's a nice picture. A smile and food :)

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Alnamvet68 on February 15, 2015, 09:42:37 AM
What's cooking Al? That's a nice picture. A smile and food :)

Creek

That's chopped/ground pork BBQ'd on a stick...very popular street fare in Saigon.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on February 15, 2015, 09:49:51 AM
What's cooking Al? That's a nice picture. A smile and food :)

Creek

That's chopped/ground pork BBQ'd on a stick...very popular street fare in Saigon.
Sounds like Nebraska State Fair fare......pigsicles . :drool:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Alnamvet68 on February 15, 2015, 10:36:17 AM
(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b634/alnamvet68/hombrecito1.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/alnamvet68/media/hombrecito1.jpg.html)

(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b634/alnamvet68/hombrecito.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/alnamvet68/media/hombrecito.jpg.html)

These two pictures were taken 2 years apart.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Alnamvet68 on February 15, 2015, 10:37:32 AM
(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b634/alnamvet68/choclo1.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/alnamvet68/media/choclo1.jpg.html)

(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b634/alnamvet68/viejito.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/alnamvet68/media/viejito.jpg.html)

(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b634/alnamvet68/49b47ed2-13b9-497f-8ed7-a9e13ecdfe2e.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/alnamvet68/media/49b47ed2-13b9-497f-8ed7-a9e13ecdfe2e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: skandic on February 15, 2015, 11:05:25 AM
Keep them coming Alnamvet68. Having never been out of North America I love seeing other parts of the world. The one above, is it Central America? I'd also like to hear more about the different corn, looks really good. :)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: MnSportsman on February 15, 2015, 11:11:39 AM
(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b634/alnamvet68/hombrecito1.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/alnamvet68/media/hombrecito1.jpg.html)

(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b634/alnamvet68/hombrecito.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/alnamvet68/media/hombrecito.jpg.html)

These two pictures were taken 2 years apart.


The top picture is from:
http://mundohuano.utero.pe/2014/06/19/tarapoto-snoqualmee-y-roslyn/


The bottom is from:
https://www.pinterest.com/lotusbluelight/traits-and-portraits/


They are not the same person.


Interesting...
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: MnSportsman on February 15, 2015, 11:18:39 AM
(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b634/alnamvet68/choclo1.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/alnamvet68/media/choclo1.jpg.html)

(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b634/alnamvet68/viejito.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/alnamvet68/media/viejito.jpg.html)

(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b634/alnamvet68/49b47ed2-13b9-497f-8ed7-a9e13ecdfe2e.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/alnamvet68/media/49b47ed2-13b9-497f-8ed7-a9e13ecdfe2e.jpg.html)


The first pic is from:
http://www.shutterstock.com/s/%22peru+food%22/search.html


The second is from:
http://jooiworld.com/posts/bolivia-part-one.php




The third is from:
http://dangerous-roads-and-bridges.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-death-road-bolivia.html


Again.... interesting...


Perhaps a look at the definition of "plagiarism", might be a good idea.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagiarism


I don't know what is going on here... just thought I would mention some observations.

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: skandic on February 15, 2015, 11:37:27 AM
 MnSportsman, now I'm puzzled :-\
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: MnSportsman on February 15, 2015, 11:45:16 AM
MnSportsman, now I'm puzzled :-\


So am I, Skandic.


And also this one from earlier...


 
(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b634/alnamvet68/hochi.jpg) (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/alnamvet68/media/hochi.jpg.html)


I found at:
http://www.eatingsaigon.com/


Perhaps someone can explain it better for us...
:shrug:








Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: skandic on February 15, 2015, 12:00:02 PM
I agree, very strange! An explanation will be....interesting.

I'll add one of mine, my favourite bird pic, of a Northern Hawk Owl. Note: I took this all by myself  ;)
(http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j376/oldbushrat/flora%20and%20fauna/IMG_1547.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Alnamvet68 on February 15, 2015, 12:06:30 PM
Explanation is simple, these travelogue fotos were taken by several family members in South America, who sell their fotos to any number of stock foto houses around the world. Nothing nefarious here.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: MnSportsman on February 15, 2015, 12:47:19 PM
Explanation is simple, these travelogue fotos were taken by several family members in South America, who sell their fotos to any number of stock foto houses around the world. Nothing nefarious here.




   OK. Well, I was thinking that the photos here in this topic were taken by the B&B members posting here, and were being posted to share personal photos & photography skills + gear, with the other members here at B&B. Thus, my confusion resulted from seeing that these photos did not originate in the same place, but from multiple websites and were not appearing to be personally taken, but gathered from other places & posted here in this topic. Which was not usually the case for the members posting their photos here.


  So, your explaining that they were stock photos from some other folks taking the pictures to sell, makes things clear & I understand now....




 






   
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on February 15, 2015, 12:57:22 PM
I agree, very strange! An explanation will be....interesting.

I'll add one of mine, my favourite bird pic, of a Northern Hawk Owl. Note: I took this all by myself  ;)
(http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j376/oldbushrat/flora%20and%20fauna/IMG_1547.jpg)
That's a great shot, scandic.......nice 'capture!'   We don't have 'em down here, as far as I know, either. :shrug:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: skandic on February 15, 2015, 04:01:22 PM
Nope, they're more of a northern bird. Here's their range:
http://www.owling.com/rm-h_owl.jpg
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on February 15, 2015, 04:06:58 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Hawaii/079_zpsfa063976.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Hawaii/079_zpsfa063976.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on February 17, 2015, 12:49:46 PM
A few from earlier today... kind of a big deal here in Knoxville.

(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy108/mike1564/DSCN0049_zps4bc09aa0.jpg)

(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy108/mike1564/DSCN0040_zps06ae00b8.jpg)

(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy108/mike1564/DSCN0058_zpsfd60c9a0.jpg)

(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy108/mike1564/DSCN0076_zps014e5054.jpg)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on February 17, 2015, 03:23:02 PM
Those are nice Sarge  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on February 17, 2015, 04:10:52 PM
Yes, those ARE pretty shots! :thumbsup:      Reminds me of those glass trees that glass blowers create for sale to tourists.  I'm also wondering how your power lines held up under the strain? :shrug:   Thank for sharing, Sarge! :cheers:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on February 17, 2015, 04:22:37 PM
Thanks, guys. Pretty but made a real mess. Power lines down and outages all over the area. We've been lucky so far and haven't lost power. Supposed to be sub zero the next couple nights.


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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on February 17, 2015, 04:43:34 PM
This is recent history being made, 2 weeks ago, Lake Ontario was pretty much 90% open water, now its about 10% open water which you can just make out at the top of this pic as the thin line of blue several miles off-shore. With another 10 days of temps below 32F It could well be the year the lake freezes over, it is something simply not seen in this day and age....

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/IMG_5371_zps8jvzfhd7.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on February 17, 2015, 06:29:26 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Juniper%20Springs/JuniperSpringsHike052.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Juniper%20Springs/JuniperSpringsHike052.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on February 17, 2015, 07:16:29 PM
That's interesting, Zammer. That would be a sight to behold for me. It's rare to see even a pond frozen over around here.

Beautiful shot, Crash.


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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: kanukkarhu on February 19, 2015, 09:10:27 PM

A few from earlier today... kind of a big deal here in Knoxville.

(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy108/mike1564/DSCN0049_zps4bc09aa0.jpg)

(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy108/mike1564/DSCN0040_zps06ae00b8.jpg)

(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy108/mike1564/DSCN0058_zpsfd60c9a0.jpg)

(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy108/mike1564/DSCN0076_zps014e5054.jpg)
Didn't think it usually got that cold down there. So much for my winter "bug out" plans! Lol! Stunning pics, but I can imagine if you're not used to ice, it could be kinda dicey...

Awesome pics everyone! :thumbsup:


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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Spyder1958 on February 25, 2015, 03:33:51 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10505551_1086021814747144_990932035031937503_n.jpg?oh=eed8af8b42cfcbe053ed93d513906545&oe=55518718&__gda__=1431185860_d5f7358b3be47bb148052d879fc6a44b)


Bald River falls,Tellico, Tenn
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on February 25, 2015, 05:06:18 PM
I've been there, but not in winter.......PURTY! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on February 26, 2015, 07:04:40 AM
Beautiful, Spyder! I've been there but it was long ago.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on February 26, 2015, 07:13:40 AM
My back yard this morning...

(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy108/mike1564/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/DSCN0112_zpslcsla79w.jpg)

(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy108/mike1564/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/849994dc-438c-408e-b6a0-ea9ac23a78d7_zpsocvi2nfl.jpg)

There were total - two ran immediately, these two watched me for a moment.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on February 26, 2015, 07:40:35 AM
Ah, the false bravado of youth. ;)

Nice photo, Sarge! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on February 26, 2015, 08:44:10 AM
LOL! The older I get...the better I was.... 

Thanks, wolfy!

Meant to type there were 4 total but hopefully the 2 + 2 explains it👍


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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on February 26, 2015, 03:14:01 PM
Like the Wolf-man says... Nice photo  :cheers:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on March 14, 2015, 11:25:18 PM
Any day I get to see my grandson and his new puppy, is a good day  8)

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/Me%20with%20KJ%20and%20Superman_zpsifoyaegw.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on March 15, 2015, 08:49:16 AM
Awww, CUTE...........the grandson and the puppy, I mean. :[
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on March 15, 2015, 08:52:55 AM
Yea, KJ is turning into a handsome young man ;) the pup on his lap is named Superman...lol... I have no idea why, just is
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on March 15, 2015, 09:01:26 AM
Cool. 8)   Come to think of it, that's the first time I ever heard of that name for a dog.....but it's still cool! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on March 15, 2015, 09:02:32 AM
Nice picture Zammer, nothing like family.
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Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 28, 2015, 05:24:41 PM
It has been a while since I popped in here. I wanted to share a few pictures I took yesterday while out in the desert. Saw a bit of wildlife. I was glad to have a real camera with me for a change.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/San%20Rafael%201/IMG_2521.jpg)

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/San%20Rafael%201/IMG_2522.jpg)

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/San%20Rafael%201/IMG_2530.jpg)

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/San%20Rafael%201/IMG_2531.jpg)
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Post by: wolfy on April 28, 2015, 05:53:17 PM
Nice shots, PW! :thumbsup:    What kind of snake and cactus?   Both are beautiful. :cheers:
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Post by: Old Philosopher on April 28, 2015, 06:17:01 PM
Is that a Gopher Snake?  The only thing I know about cacti is "don't sit on 'em"!
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Post by: lgm on April 28, 2015, 06:54:19 PM
I like the desert, Love the way it smells in the morning.
thanks for the pictures.
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Post by: wsdstan on April 28, 2015, 08:27:15 PM
Nice shots PW.  Those Gopher snakes are pretty.  Pretty decent antelope too.

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Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 28, 2015, 08:37:22 PM
Not sure about the snake and cactus. It does look like pictures of a gopher snake, though.
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Post by: zammer on April 30, 2015, 03:29:24 PM
Nice pics Pdubs, and thanks for reviving this thread......


Here was my morning before work today...other than a crop this was how the camera saw it.
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/sunrise2%20apr%2030-15_zps5oczhy1h.jpg)
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Post by: wolfy on April 30, 2015, 03:56:27 PM
Red sky at morning, sailor take warning! :shocked:
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Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 30, 2015, 05:42:25 PM
Beautiful shot Zammer!
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Post by: zammer on April 30, 2015, 05:54:25 PM
Thanks boys... turned out to be a real nice day
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Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 03, 2015, 06:51:33 PM
Went to an aviary yesterday. This was one of the few pictures where I was able to do a good job focusing out the cage wire.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/PWmain%201/random%20image%20dump/PWmain2/IMG_2889edit.jpg)

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Post by: Sarge on May 03, 2015, 07:12:32 PM
Nice shots, PW and Zammer!

Here is a sunrise on Douglas Lake last week.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/03/90bd01e5117996d8815cc552003ef476.jpg)


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Post by: imnukensc on May 24, 2015, 10:48:45 AM
This spring was the first time I've ever seen rose breasted grosbeaks at one of the feeders.  Several hung out for a week or so on their northward migration.

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/IMG_1584_zpsrgjtpx7z.jpg)
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Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 28, 2015, 04:05:49 PM
Really cool birds! We have "spotted towhees" here with black heads and brown bodies. Birds have so much variety.

Cool pictures guys! :thumbsup:
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Post by: imnukensc on June 03, 2015, 02:19:42 PM
Just out of frame to the left is an empty bird feeder.

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/WGI_0003_zpscsbvupaz.jpg)

Here she is heading to empty out the other one.

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/WGI_0004_zpssmz0nd5i.jpg)

I'm not going to refill those feeders.  If she/they start hitting the ones right next to the house, I may leave those empty for a while, too.  It's expensive enough to keep the flying pigs fed without the deer eating it all.
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Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 09, 2015, 09:14:38 AM
Lol!

We have chipmunks and squirrels that raid our feeders all the time. This year is different, though. It was a really dry winter, and then the end of spring and beginning of summer has been uncharacteristicall y rainy. The whole valley is green this year, when it usually is brown. Our two feeders have been up for days without needing a refill. Last fall we had about 25 pinion jays on the ground fighting for the seeds that fell from the feeders.
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Post by: upthecreek on June 13, 2015, 07:29:46 PM

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/IMG_1348.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/IMG_1348.jpg.html)

Creek
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Post by: greyhound352 on June 27, 2015, 04:42:10 PM
I thought I would share this link to some great photos around Florida landscapes.
These pictures are not mine, I don't have that kind of skills. Some of these shots are Amazing! Especially Justin Battles stuff.

(Note: You must be a facebook member though to see the pics.)  https://www.facebook.com/groups/FloridaLandscapes/
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Post by: Sarge on September 01, 2015, 01:40:57 PM
(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy108/mike1564/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-06/B991DB34-F662-428D-BA26-A866FDD1441E_zps6pcrxpdu.jpg)
House Mountain, Knoxville, TN
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Post by: imnukensc on September 01, 2015, 01:50:18 PM
Very nice, Sarge.   :thumbsup:
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Post by: wolfy on September 01, 2015, 04:02:46 PM
Yup! :thumbsup:
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Post by: crashdive123 on September 01, 2015, 05:27:33 PM
Awesome pic.
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Post by: PetrifiedWood on September 16, 2015, 07:20:15 PM
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/2015%20misc/IMG_20150916_190807.jpg)
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Post by: MnSportsman on September 16, 2015, 07:31:20 PM
Whoah! P.W.! Talk about gold at the end of the rainbow!  The whole hillside looks like it is all gold!
;)


Thanks! Nice pic!
:thumbsup:
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Post by: PetrifiedWood on September 16, 2015, 07:36:20 PM
Whoah! P.W.! Talk about gold at the end of the rainbow!  The whole hillside looks like it is all gold!
;)


Thanks! Nice pic!
:thumbsup:

That's why they call it the "golden hour", just before sunset. ;)

Though I did bump up the saturation quite a bit and came down on the brightness some too. It looked rather flat before.
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Post by: imnukensc on September 16, 2015, 07:53:29 PM
That right there is purdy, PW!
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Post by: wolfy on September 16, 2015, 08:16:20 PM
I can usually spot photos that have been 'enhanced' from a mile away, but in this case, I think the time of day and the condition of the sky and landforms allowed for a lot of the 'personal interpretation' that came together and helped you bring it off.  NICE WORK, Boss, it looks very natural! :hail:
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Post by: Bush-Ninja on September 16, 2015, 11:49:32 PM
Amazing thread. Some really great pics here. Will be posting soon :)
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Post by: Bush-Ninja on September 17, 2015, 12:01:46 AM
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Nicolas_Goswell/064_zpsab4oehfk.jpg)

Moses Mabhida Stadium - Durban. They built this for the 2010 soccer world cup.
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Post by: Bush-Ninja on September 17, 2015, 12:04:02 AM
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Nicolas_Goswell/2014%20-%201%202_zpsc7jfkhvc.jpg)

Sunrise at Scottburgh. KwaZulu Natal South Coast.  One of the best things about surf fishing are the amazing sunrises.
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Post by: Bush-Ninja on September 17, 2015, 12:04:55 AM
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Nicolas_Goswell/2014%20-%201_zpseavbkj1g.jpg)

Durban Harbor - city fishing before work
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Post by: Bush-Ninja on September 17, 2015, 12:05:31 AM
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Nicolas_Goswell/2014%20-%202_zpsvtmrnaxc.jpg)
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Post by: Bush-Ninja on September 17, 2015, 12:07:08 AM
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Nicolas_Goswell/2014%20-%204_zpsmic43gls.jpg)
Fishing at the Bluff- Durban South. Awesome spot but you have to tresspass on navy land to get there..
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Post by: Bush-Ninja on September 17, 2015, 12:08:30 AM
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Nicolas_Goswell/2014%20-%206_zpsl2ntqj0o.jpg)
Old WW2 lookouts along the beach at Cave Rock. There was once a huge rock formation here but it was blasted so that the Germans couldnt recognise the area and bomb it.
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Post by: Bush-Ninja on September 17, 2015, 12:09:46 AM
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Nicolas_Goswell/office%20view_zps3la9vung.jpg)

The view from the balcony at work. I often check the weather at the beach from here so i can go fishing after work.
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Post by: Sarge on September 17, 2015, 07:35:09 AM
Great pic, PW, and pics, Bush Ninja!


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Post by: woodsrunner on September 17, 2015, 09:47:46 AM
nice double rainbow shot PW :)
thanks B ninja cool shots from another country, always of interest...woods
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Post by: PetrifiedWood on September 17, 2015, 11:37:41 AM
Nice pics Ninja! I like the panorama. :thumbsup:
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Post by: zammer on September 17, 2015, 02:19:11 PM
(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/2015%20misc/IMG_20150916_190807.jpg)

You live in a land that does the dramatic contrasts well  Pdubs :cheers:

Thanks for adding your pics to the thread Ninj, always cool to see stuff that I probably would never get a chance to see otherwise  8)
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Post by: wolfy on September 17, 2015, 04:18:18 PM
Ninja, I REALLY like that photo of yours in post #1282......I almost expected to see Jesus walking on the water under that shaft of light! O:-)
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Post by: Bush-Ninja on September 18, 2015, 12:29:48 AM
Ninja, I REALLY like that photo of yours in post #1282......I almost expected to see Jesus walking on the water under that shaft of light! O:-)

Glad you like it Wolfy, its one of my favorites too :) That was taken on my way to the Durban Harbor Mouth. You have to walk about 4km along the beach, then duck through the fence at the old whaling station which was shut down in the late 1970's, and then sneak past the navy base up on the hill. Awesome spot to fish, and its really peaceful cos not many folks dare to pass through. I usually fish on the Southern breakwater. I have a few more pics somewhere. will try post soon.
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Post by: Bush-Ninja on September 18, 2015, 12:34:12 AM
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Nicolas_Goswell/2014%20-%202_zpsbsplc6or.jpg)

The old whaling station in the distance. Navy base up on the hill to the left.
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Post by: Bush-Ninja on September 18, 2015, 12:35:41 AM
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Nicolas_Goswell/2014%20-%207_zps6frgeaxj.jpg)
The old railway from the Bluff to Durban. This used to run from the south, northwards to the harbor and into the city.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bush-Ninja on September 18, 2015, 12:36:59 AM
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Nicolas_Goswell/3_zpsjr7c8pw7.jpg)

View from the Northern breakwater (locals call it North Pier though it isnt a pier) looking North to Durban City
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Bush-Ninja on September 18, 2015, 12:39:47 AM
(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/Nicolas_Goswell/2014%20-%203%201_zpsuwn8wprg.jpg)
just one of the random items ive found along the beach over the years
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Post by: imnukensc on September 22, 2015, 05:17:39 PM
Great pics, BN!

A little fella that hung out on one of the porch screens yesterday.  Crappy pic, but you get the idea.

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/IMG_1754_zpsad9skmyy.jpg)
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Post by: Sarge on September 22, 2015, 08:37:58 PM
Good one, Nuke. I haven't seen one of those in years.


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Post by: Bush-Ninja on September 23, 2015, 12:47:18 AM
Great pics, BN!

A little fella that hung out on one of the porch screens yesterday.  Crappy pic, but you get the idea.

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p632/imnukensc/IMG_1754_zpsad9skmyy.jpg)

Now thats pretty cool! Looks like some bits of bamboo
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Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 24, 2015, 02:42:10 PM
Not really a good picture, but all I had was my phone. This was in the driveway on the way to pick my daughter up from school.

(http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/ThePetrifiedwood/2015%20misc/IMG_20151124_142954.jpg)
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Post by: wsdstan on November 24, 2015, 04:06:43 PM
Nice buck, and a real nice front yard. 
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Post by: Apercula on January 18, 2016, 01:58:23 AM
Indian River, Sitka, Alaska
(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii150/Ganrin/IndianRiver.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/Ganrin/media/IndianRiver.jpg.html)

Bald Eagle at about 10 feet range, Sitka, Alaska
(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii150/Ganrin/BaldEagle2.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/Ganrin/media/BaldEagle2.jpg.html)

cheap point and shoot kodak
(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii150/Ganrin/Tulip1.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/Ganrin/media/Tulip1.jpg.html)

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii150/Ganrin/CrabApple.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/Ganrin/media/CrabApple.jpg.html)

old horse pasture in our front yard
(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii150/Ganrin/Deer3.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/Ganrin/media/Deer3.jpg.html)

back yard
(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii150/Ganrin/100_2840.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/Ganrin/media/100_2840.jpg.html)

Grizzled Veteran
(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii150/Ganrin/IMG_0190.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/Ganrin/media/IMG_0190.jpg.html)

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Post by: Apercula on January 18, 2016, 02:23:34 AM
I almost ran over this one mowing this spring. It hopped up out of the tall grass, ran down about 15 feet, went back into the grass and laid down. So I went in and got the camera.

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii150/Ganrin/IMG_0804_zps6aelxaaz.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/Ganrin/media/IMG_0804_zps6aelxaaz.jpg.html)
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Post by: imnukensc on January 18, 2016, 06:34:16 AM
Great pics.  Thanks!
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Post by: wolfy on January 18, 2016, 09:10:26 AM
Great pictures, Apercula!    Those little fawns have scared the crap out of me several times by doing that same thing.  When there mamas tell them to "lie down and be still," they must mean it! ;D
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Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 18, 2016, 12:54:29 PM
Really nice pictures! Thanks for sharing them.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on January 18, 2016, 01:03:42 PM
Nice shots!


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Post by: wsdstan on January 18, 2016, 07:08:06 PM
Nice photos.

We get a couple of fawns a year in the swather.   They won't move when they are real little until it's too late.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on January 22, 2016, 08:14:22 AM
Been snowing here in the foothills of VA for about 3 hours now. Getting cabin fever already.

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/IMG_1666.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/IMG_1666.jpg.html)

Creek
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Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 25, 2016, 03:58:01 PM
Time to build an igloo!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on January 25, 2016, 06:36:20 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Hawaii/079_zpsfa063976.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Hawaii/079_zpsfa063976.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 26, 2016, 10:30:19 AM
Wow! Right place, right time!
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Post by: Sarge on January 26, 2016, 07:17:46 PM
Snow or sun? Snow or sun? I'll take the sun.

Great shots, guys!


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Post by: Old Philosopher on January 29, 2016, 07:40:39 PM
Really good stuff still going on here!  Love it!!!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on January 30, 2016, 04:57:12 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/7th%20WSF%20Jamboree/092_zpsgzgeac8d.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/7th%20WSF%20Jamboree/092_zpsgzgeac8d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on January 30, 2016, 08:44:36 AM
Thanks, CD! You know that draped water effect is my weakness.
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 31, 2016, 10:41:35 PM
Great shot Crash! That one could go in a calendar! :thumbsup:

Did you use a ND filter to slow the shutter speed? I couldn't get mine slow enough even using ISO 100 without a filter to block some of the light.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on February 01, 2016, 03:57:41 AM
Great shot Crash! That one could go in a calendar! :thumbsup:

Did you use a ND filter to slow the shutter speed? I couldn't get mine slow enough even using ISO 100 without a filter to block some of the light.

I did not use an ND - just a UV (I think we used to call them skylight filters).  I still have to play with it some but this was with the new Nikon D3300, tripod and electronic shutter release.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: RDStone on February 04, 2016, 04:01:29 PM
I'll toss one in.  I'm really enjoying this thread.  This is one of my favorite hiking spots here in the San Juan Mtns of Colorado.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1570/24760625075_1e18c2e30c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DJ1FbT) (https://flic.kr/p/DJ1FbT)
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Post by: wsdstan on February 04, 2016, 04:26:10 PM
That is a beauty.

What are the names of those peaks?  Uncompahgre by chance?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: RDStone on February 04, 2016, 04:31:50 PM
That is a beauty.

What are the names of those peaks?

Thanks WSD - It's a spectacular place for sure.  Peaks from right to left: Mt. Sneffels (14er), Cirque Mountain, and Potosi Peak on the left.  Thanks for takin a look!  Bob
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Post by: Old Philosopher on February 04, 2016, 10:59:21 PM
Great scenic, Bob. Thanks for sharing!
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Post by: RDStone on February 05, 2016, 07:48:42 AM
Great scenic, Bob. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks OP and you are welcome.  Happy Friday!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on February 07, 2016, 02:59:25 PM

I'll toss one in.  I'm really enjoying this thread.  This is one of my favorite hiking spots here in the San Juan Mtns of Colorado.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1570/24760625075_1e18c2e30c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DJ1FbT)
 (https://flic.kr/p/DJ1FbT)
Awesome!


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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on February 09, 2016, 03:17:27 PM
Wow, beautiful! Love to see those aspen turning.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on March 20, 2016, 06:51:39 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Hawaii/129_zpsb21bfd4f.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Hawaii/129_zpsb21bfd4f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on March 20, 2016, 11:11:03 PM
Wow! Looks like a great vacation spot. :D
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Post by: RDStone on March 21, 2016, 06:24:07 AM
That is gorgeous Crash.  I love that water color.  Thanks for sharin!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on March 21, 2016, 07:51:44 AM
Outstanding, Crash!


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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on March 21, 2016, 09:03:32 AM
Yeah, that's a beautiful shot......nicely composed, also! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on March 22, 2016, 06:45:06 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Bandy%20Creek/BrandyCreek231.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Bandy%20Creek/BrandyCreek231.jpg.html)
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Post by: Sarge on March 22, 2016, 07:16:50 PM
Surreal! Beautiful!


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Post by: zammer on March 24, 2016, 10:08:50 PM
Hope I'm not breaking any unwritten rule in this thread but I was impressed with this shot that was taken today, but not by me. My daughter went out for a drive with her mom and mom's fiancee, along the way they saw a hawk in a tree and because the trees were covered in a thin layer of ice they thought it would make a good pic. Now I'm not sure who actually took the pic but it was one of the three, and here she be...

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/Hawk%20taking%20flight%20from%20icy%20tree_zps7vautnhg.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on March 24, 2016, 10:15:28 PM
That's a GREAT shot, zamms! :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:   Your daughter should be extra proud of that one....opportunitie s like that don't come along every day.  I took a similar one of a backlit redtail hawk taking flight from the top of a utility pole one time, but it was a little flawed.......it had a huge stream of white hawk-poop trailing from its exhaust port. :doh:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on March 24, 2016, 10:26:14 PM
That's a GREAT shot, zamms! :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:   Your daughter should be extra proud of that one....opportunitie s like that don't come along every day.  I took a similar one of a backlit redtail hawk taking flight from the top of a utility pole one time, but it was a little flawed.......it had a huge stream of white hawk-poop trailing from its exhaust port. :doh:

LMAO...
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Post by: Old Philosopher on March 24, 2016, 11:02:45 PM
Nice action shot! Congrats to the photographer!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on March 25, 2016, 04:06:51 AM
Awesome picture.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on March 25, 2016, 02:09:42 PM
WOW!


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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on March 25, 2016, 04:01:28 PM
What Sarge said.   :)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on March 25, 2016, 07:08:21 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Guana%20State%20Park/GuanaWildlifePreserve035.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Guana%20State%20Park/GuanaWildlifePreserve035.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on March 25, 2016, 07:49:58 PM
Nice! Is that a flower blossom reflecting in its eye?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on March 31, 2016, 03:36:47 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Hawaii/338_zpsb65244c4.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Hawaii/338_zpsb65244c4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on March 31, 2016, 08:38:39 AM
Crash....That pic reminds me of my yute, when I would scramble around the rocks along the coast of Nova Scotia.....  8)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on April 01, 2016, 06:56:22 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Big%20Talbot%20Island/BigTalbotIsland204.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Big%20Talbot%20Island/BigTalbotIsland204.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on April 06, 2016, 06:41:09 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Cumberland%20Gap/CumberlandGapTrip062.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Cumberland%20Gap/CumberlandGapTrip062.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on April 19, 2016, 06:59:25 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Hawaii/103_zps52e91879.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Hawaii/103_zps52e91879.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on April 19, 2016, 07:54:36 PM
Where was that Crash?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on April 20, 2016, 04:18:31 AM
Where was that Crash?

That was on Molokai.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on April 20, 2016, 06:31:26 AM
I was thinking somewhere in Hawaii or at least some Pacific island, but didn't want to open my mouth and insert my foot. 
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on April 20, 2016, 06:50:45 AM
I would have been wrong, too.....I was thinking maybe the Napali coastline of Kauai. :shrug:    Doesn't really matter, I guess.....it's a beautiful shot, no matter where it is! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on April 20, 2016, 06:52:29 PM
Here's another from Molokai.  This is the bay where they "dropped off" leppers (Hansen's disease).  If it was too rough to dock (which was often) they just threw them overboard.

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Hawaii/130_zpsae89a773.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Hawaii/130_zpsae89a773.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on April 20, 2016, 06:58:57 PM
I'd have guessed that was the Oregon coast.  :P
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on April 20, 2016, 10:21:07 PM
I'd have guessed that was the Oregon coast.  :P
I'd have been wrong right along with you, Wolfy. Seen one ocean, ya seen 'em all.  :lol:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on April 22, 2016, 06:13:57 PM
This one might be a little more recognizable.

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Hawaii/163_zpsdcd01475.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Hawaii/163_zpsdcd01475.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on April 22, 2016, 07:30:46 PM
Yup....I know that one. 8) :-X
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on April 22, 2016, 08:02:37 PM
Yep.  Been there!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 09, 2016, 05:14:54 PM
O.k...its quiz time, name momma bird and where do you think the nest is ( place or object it is on )  always amazes me how nature will use whatever it can, like plastic garbage bags ...lol

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/guess%20who_zpsimoetq32.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on May 09, 2016, 05:36:29 PM
Looks like she is an Osprey.

No way to tell what the nest is on but at my place they eat fish on top of a power pole.  That might be my missing coat above the trash coat.   :-\
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: pete28 on May 09, 2016, 05:37:59 PM
If I had to guess I'd say an osprey on top of a power pole.

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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on May 09, 2016, 05:45:04 PM
A parrot on top of a muskrat den.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on May 09, 2016, 05:53:28 PM
Osprey.  No idea what the nest is built on.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 09, 2016, 06:10:32 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Merritt%20Island%20National%20Wildlife%20Refuge/MerritIsland024_zps40c97d7f.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Merritt%20Island%20National%20Wildlife%20Refuge/MerritIsland024_zps40c97d7f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on May 09, 2016, 07:32:29 PM
Looks like she is an Osprey.

No way to tell what the nest is on but at my place they eat fish on top of a power pole.  That might be my missing coat above the trash coat.   :-\

That was too easy,lol  yes you are corrct an Osprey on top off an old hydro tower to be exact. Here are two more pics...

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/guess%20where_zpsleyvpj8e.jpg)

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/guess%20what_zpsuqhochip.jpg)

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on May 10, 2016, 12:44:16 AM
Looks like she is an Osprey.

No way to tell what the nest is on but at my place they eat fish on top of a power pole.  That might be my missing coat above the trash coat.   :-\

That was too easy,lol  yes you are corrct an Osprey on top off an old hydro tower to be exact. Here are two more pics...

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/guess%20where_zpsleyvpj8e.jpg)

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/guess%20what_zpsuqhochip.jpg)

Nice photo equipment, Zammer!
Around here they erect poles with platforms between power lines and water features to entice the osprey to nest there, rather than the power lines.  Our major cause of power failures is not the weather, but birds getting fried on the lines and blowing transformers.  We have an "Osprey Cam" in the area, and last year the nest was empty because the female got toasted on a high tension wire.  Another couple has moved in, so we should see some chicks this year.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 16, 2016, 02:29:57 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Bandy%20Creek/BrandyCreek285.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Bandy%20Creek/BrandyCreek285.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on May 16, 2016, 02:42:36 PM
Purty as a pichur! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 16, 2016, 07:10:46 PM
Love the autumn leaves! :thumbsup:

You should order a custom jigsaw puzzle of that one.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 25, 2016, 06:20:35 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSpringsandTripHome405.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Blue%20Springs%20State%20Park/BlueSpringsandTripHome405.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Apercula on June 07, 2016, 07:11:49 AM
I went out to try for a hummingbird shot, and found this on the deck rail, the aphid is still alive.
(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii150/Ganrin/ed109244-1b84-40bb-9fe8-405aa23f2422_zpsyoat1lpm.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/Ganrin/media/ed109244-1b84-40bb-9fe8-405aa23f2422_zpsyoat1lpm.jpg.html)

Intended target.
(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii150/Ganrin/1d1bbc71-e0e0-4c2c-ab4b-9efe631f22aa_zpsi4kddewj.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/Ganrin/media/1d1bbc71-e0e0-4c2c-ab4b-9efe631f22aa_zpsi4kddewj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Quenchcrack on June 07, 2016, 07:32:35 AM
Nice close up of the aphid.  What kind of lens did you use?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Apercula on June 07, 2016, 02:44:18 PM
My camera is a mid range Canon point and shoot, PowerShot SX130is, I was shooting in auto and couldn't get a focus using zoom so I moved in closer and the camera automatically switched to "flower" mode. The distance from lens to bugs was about 3 inches.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on June 07, 2016, 05:38:54 PM
Neat photo Apercula. 
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on June 08, 2016, 10:46:32 AM
Recent fishing trip...the sunrise was a lot better than the fishing.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160608/13c247655137a978940139a195385584.jpg)

Another shot of House Mountain, TN
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160608/e5ed020f9aa60e18cf44d39a90d8af74.jpg)


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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 08, 2016, 06:14:14 PM
Great shots......sorry about the fishing.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 14, 2016, 05:55:53 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/6th%20WSF%20Jamboree/6thJamboree2095_zps388768cb.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/6th%20WSF%20Jamboree/6thJamboree2095_zps388768cb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on June 14, 2016, 06:02:43 PM
That's a nice shot, Crash! I like me some mountains.


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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: lgm on June 15, 2016, 04:18:08 PM
(http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b429/Chrisley7/DSCF5780_zpsqlpcmc0v.jpg) (http://s1042.photobucket.com/user/Chrisley7/media/DSCF5780_zpsqlpcmc0v.jpg.html)
BWCA.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on June 15, 2016, 04:36:16 PM
TWINS! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on June 15, 2016, 06:43:30 PM
That's awesome!


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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 16, 2016, 12:03:53 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/6th%20WSF%20Jamboree/6thJamboree2095_zps388768cb.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/6th%20WSF%20Jamboree/6thJamboree2095_zps388768cb.jpg.html)

That's begging to be someone's desktop wallpaper. Nice.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 16, 2016, 12:06:48 AM
1377 posts in a thread I started 4 years ago. Still going strong. I'm gratified.
There have been some outstanding contributions here!

:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on June 16, 2016, 09:39:34 AM
Yep, great thread!


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Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 22, 2016, 10:17:33 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/7th%20WSF%20Jamboree/013_zpssnkioglu.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/7th%20WSF%20Jamboree/013_zpssnkioglu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on June 22, 2016, 10:23:43 AM
Nice shot.....it looks remarkably like Smith Falls along the Niobrara River in Nebraska! :shocked:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 22, 2016, 03:37:44 PM
This was Looking Glass Falls in the Pisgah National Forest.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: treez on June 22, 2016, 04:40:41 PM
Anytime I am there, there is usually too many people to get a good shot. That turned out great!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 22, 2016, 06:14:44 PM
The trick was reeeeeeal early in the morning.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 22, 2016, 08:52:51 PM
As you know, Crash, I'm a sucker for that "draped water" effect. Nice work!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 22, 2016, 11:45:56 PM
There have been some really nice pics since the last time I popped in here!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Apercula on June 24, 2016, 04:26:46 PM
We have a very productive Eastern Bluebird nest box, it has produced 3 to 5 nestings per year for at least 12 years. This year's dominant pair is on their third nesting already. They overwintered in the box because we fed mealworms all winter, and the first nesting was in April.

Pappa Bluebird and new fledgling, on fledgling day of second batch, June 12th.
(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii150/Ganrin/ab680141-0f8e-4387-a6b7-1032130daa34_zpshddwv8lr.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/Ganrin/media/ab680141-0f8e-4387-a6b7-1032130daa34_zpshddwv8lr.jpg.html)

I thought that the adult female had nested again within a day, yesterday, June 23, I saw what appeared to be feeding activity by both parents, only 11 days from fledgling date of previous batch. This evening I decided to confirm a hatching, so I opened the box, using my camera to see inside as the nest is above my eye level. It looks like 4-6 new babies, third nesting of the year so far.
(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii150/Ganrin/2f273c5f-d83d-432a-8d17-6a6cf8750170_zps1z0she8t.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/Ganrin/media/2f273c5f-d83d-432a-8d17-6a6cf8750170_zps1z0she8t.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on June 24, 2016, 04:40:51 PM
We have to be constantly vigilant in checking our bluebird nesting boxes around here.  It is very common for wasps, sparrows, and barn swallows to take them over which keeps the bluebirds from even trying.  If you keep them cleaned out at the first sign of unwanted invaders, the bluebirds will usually fledge 2-3 batches per season, per box. :thumbsup:

We have lots of them around here, now.....mainly because of this organization.....

http://www.bbne.org/
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Apercula on June 24, 2016, 04:51:53 PM
I feed freeze dried mealworms all year. Last winter we had as many as 8 adults packed in the box together. As soon as the weather broke in the late winter, the dominant pair chased off the rest, and were nesting by the first of April.

Prior to today I had never opened the box when I thought it was occupied, didnt want to disturb them.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on June 24, 2016, 06:34:49 PM
On our third nesting here, too.  I clean out the nest box within a day or two of fledging and within a week or two at the most there's a new nest.  I feed live mealworms all year.  They won't touch the dried ones, but I saw a new to me product the other day that I'm gonna try this winter.  It's almost like a suet cake, except larger, that you can cut/break pieces off.  Contains mealworms, small pieces of peanuts, berries, etc.  I know the bluebirds really like the dogwood and holly berries here in the late fall/winter.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Apercula on June 24, 2016, 07:08:48 PM
I fed one batch of live mealworms, 10 years ago, they went through a 100ct tub in 5 minutes, and I knew I would have to find another way.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on June 24, 2016, 07:46:11 PM
I only feed them 15 mealworms twice a day so a 500 count tub lasts a little while.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 26, 2016, 11:08:44 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Jekyll%20Island/JekyllIsland027.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Jekyll%20Island/JekyllIsland027.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: lgm on June 26, 2016, 06:41:34 PM
Wow, you have a good eye.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 01, 2016, 07:01:40 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Big%20Talbot%20Island/BigTalbotIsland204.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Big%20Talbot%20Island/BigTalbotIsland204.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on July 06, 2016, 04:33:56 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Withlacoochee/WithlacoocheeCamp164_zpsd502edf0.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Withlacoochee/WithlacoocheeCamp164_zpsd502edf0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on August 02, 2016, 05:45:48 PM

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/IMG_0509.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/IMG_0509.jpg.html)

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 02, 2016, 06:12:36 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Withlacoochee/WithlacoocheeCamp164_zpsd502edf0.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Withlacoochee/WithlacoocheeCamp164_zpsd502edf0.jpg.html)
Why am I here in this stuffy room, and not out on that lake???
 :shrug: :canoe:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on August 07, 2016, 10:21:06 AM
Was down at a local marina the other night doing some fishing, in between bites I was photographing some panos, this turn out pretty good, hope it shows up here o.k. You may need to click on it for full size.

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/finigin/fishin%20at%20williams%20pano4b_zps5ianizdh.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on August 07, 2016, 01:26:35 PM
Beautiful shot.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on August 07, 2016, 03:44:59 PM
Red sky at night, sailor's delight!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on August 07, 2016, 04:47:45 PM
Went out on the flat water at 6:30 this morning and paddled for an hour. Was very nice.

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/outings%202016/IMG_0519.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/outings%202016/IMG_0519.jpg.html)

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 07, 2016, 04:56:16 PM
Went out on the flat water at 6:30 this morning and paddled for an hour. Was very nice.

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/outings%202016/IMG_0519.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/outings%202016/IMG_0519.jpg.html)

Creek

Good Mental Health day. I love conditions like that.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on August 07, 2016, 07:12:55 PM
Since I'm always up early, headed to the beach a couple of days ago.

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Knife%20Making/138_zpstturjdag.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Knife%20Making/138_zpstturjdag.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 07, 2016, 07:35:00 PM
Since I'm always up early, headed to the beach a couple of days ago.

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Knife%20Making/138_zpstturjdag.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Knife%20Making/138_zpstturjdag.jpg.html)
Nice!
So now we have "Red sky in the morning..."
Have you found any truth to that old sailor's ditty?
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on August 07, 2016, 09:12:12 PM
Since I'm always up early, headed to the beach a couple of days ago.

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Knife%20Making/138_zpstturjdag.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/Knife%20Making/138_zpstturjdag.jpg.html)

Looks like you caught the sunrise and I grabbed the sunset, well done  :cheers:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on August 18, 2016, 05:01:52 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/5th%20WSF%20Jamboree/Jamboree5419_zpsdb59318b.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/5th%20WSF%20Jamboree/Jamboree5419_zpsdb59318b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on August 28, 2016, 10:32:52 AM
Have several of these in the bushes.  :spider:

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/IMG_1797.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/IMG_1797.jpg.html)

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: xj35s on August 28, 2016, 12:12:55 PM
I love those spiders. My wife took this with a cell phone but it got a lot of feedback on FB. He was just excited to be out of the pasture. This is how he usually starts to canter.

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u173/XJ35S/IMG_20160825_134859_zpsaxnhhiia.jpg) (http://s168.photobucket.com/user/XJ35S/media/IMG_20160825_134859_zpsaxnhhiia.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on August 28, 2016, 03:50:38 PM
Nothing wrong with that as long as you avoid the hoofs. Beautiful  animal.

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on August 28, 2016, 04:02:12 PM
Cool spidey creek, any idea what kind?

Composition is everything xj, thats a keeper
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Apercula on November 07, 2016, 07:33:45 AM
A couple weeks ago the neighbor got an 8pt buck from our woods with a bow. Yesterday we had another one in the front yard mid afternoon. This morning the buck from yesterday came back through following a doe. He was mostly unconcerned when I went out on the deck with my camera.

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii150/Ganrin/IMG_1162_zpsnalb6m7a.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/Ganrin/media/IMG_1162_zpsnalb6m7a.jpg.html)

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii150/Ganrin/IMG_1161_zps27tialny.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/Ganrin/media/IMG_1161_zps27tialny.jpg.html)

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii150/Ganrin/IMG_1159_zps8iuqwbfl.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/Ganrin/media/IMG_1159_zps8iuqwbfl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on November 07, 2016, 05:53:02 PM
From the air show at Jax Beach last weekend (hard to believe I took 900 pictures in two hours).


(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/458_zpskdswaq2m.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/458_zpskdswaq2m.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on November 07, 2016, 06:00:57 PM
Nice deer photos Apercula.  I played with one tonight for 40 minutes and could not get him to come into the open.  He is a 5x5 and has good mass. 


Crash that is a terrific photo of those jets.  Wow factor there.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 07, 2016, 06:25:09 PM
Nice shots, fellas!
I set my game cam up a couple nights ago to see if I could catch the 5x5 and 4x4 that have been cleaning up our apple drops.
Next morning I found 110 10-sec vids on the camera. :doh:   I cut out a couple of blanks and ended up with a 17 minute movie of fat does.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Apercula on November 07, 2016, 07:16:52 PM
Nice deer photos Apercula.  I played with one tonight for 40 minutes and could not get him to come into the open.  He is a 5x5 and has good mass. 


Crash that is a terrific photo of those jets.  Wow factor there.

Had another 8pt come through this afternoon. Not the same one as this morning, he had a different shaped rack. A couple years ago we had a young buck bachelor herd come through with 7-8 fork horn to 6pt boys. It appears a few of them have made it to maturity.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 07, 2016, 07:43:56 PM
Eastern count vs. Western count always throws me. The deer in those pix is a  3x4 out here. Brow tines don't count. :shrug:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on November 07, 2016, 08:35:05 PM
Eastern count vs. Western count always throws me. The deer in those pix is a  3x4 out here. Brow tines don't count. :shrug:

Actually they do count.  Look at a Boone and Crockett score sheet.   
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 08, 2016, 07:57:03 AM
Eastern count vs. Western count always throws me. The deer in those pix is a  3x4 out here. Brow tines don't count. :shrug:

Actually they do count.  Look at a Boone and Crockett score sheet.
Of course they count when adding up inches. Same with Pope & Young. I'm talking about regional conventions, and how Joe Hunter counts "points".
When I first moved to New Hampshire from WA State, my friend called me all excited to come look at his neighbor's 8-point buck. I rushed over to view this monster.  In the pickup bed, what I found was a little 3-point ("western count"). They explained to me that a point was counted "if you can hang a finger ring on it".
That season I took my first-ever Whitetail. What I bagged, in my frame of reference, was a "fork-horn" buck, but I was more than happy to brag about my "6-point" trophy.   8)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on November 08, 2016, 08:25:59 AM
That is interesting that where you are, one state from me, you don't count brow tines but here they do.  My neighbor shot a 7x7 whitetail last year and it was a 6x6 with 6 inch brow tines.  He, and everybody else around here, counts them all.   :shrug:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on November 08, 2016, 08:54:20 AM
When I first started hunting deer as a kid, the method still in use by Ol' P was always the popular way of describing antler size here in my part of Nebraska, but it has evolved into the method described by Stan.  I began noticing the changeover when archery became more popular as a hunting method.  I find myself using both methods......depend ing on whether they are older hunters that are around my age or of the younger set who are mostly bow hunters. :shrug:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 08, 2016, 10:00:00 AM
That is interesting that where you are, one state from me, you don't count brow tines but here they do.  My neighbor shot a 7x7 whitetail last year and it was a 6x6 with 6 inch brow tines.  He, and everybody else around here, counts them all.   :shrug:
That is interesting. At least here in NW Montana, only tines on the main beam are counted. Also, we get a lot of asymmetrical racks, so it's common to talk about a 2 x 3, 4 x 5, etc.  Eastern Count, the 4x5 would be an 11 point, including the brow tines.

When I first started hunting deer as a kid, the method still in use by Ol' P was always the popular way of describing antler size here in my part of Nebraska, but it has evolved into the method described by Stan.  I began noticing the changeover when archery became more popular as a hunting method.  I find myself using both methods......depend ing on whether they are older hunters that are around my age or of the younger set who are mostly bow hunters. :shrug:

Never noticed a distinction between bow and gun hunters. But you are right about things changing. Back when I was living in Union, Nebraska in the early '70s, everyone was using Western Count.  But I mainly hunted with fellow service members from all over the country, so it really got confusing.  :crazy:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on November 08, 2016, 10:10:18 AM
That is interesting that where you are, one state from me, you don't count brow tines but here they do.  My neighbor shot a 7x7 whitetail last year and it was a 6x6 with 6 inch brow tines.  He, and everybody else around here, counts them all.   :shrug:
That is interesting. At least here in NW Montana, only tines on the main beam are counted. Also, we get a lot of asymmetrical racks, so it's common to talk about a 2 x 3, 4 x 5, etc.  Eastern Count, the 4x5 would be an 11 point, including the brow tines.

When I first started hunting deer as a kid, the method still in use by Ol' P was always the popular way of describing antler size here in my part of Nebraska, but it has evolved into the method described by Stan.  I began noticing the changeover when archery became more popular as a hunting method.  I find myself using both methods......depend ing on whether they are older hunters that are around my age or of the younger set who are mostly bow hunters. :shrug:

Never noticed a distinction between bow and gun hunters. But you are right about things changing. Back when I was living in Union, Nebraska in the early '70s, everyone was using Western Count.  But I mainly hunted with fellow service members from all over the country, so it really got confusing.  :crazy:
All that REALLY matters in Nebraska is that a legal deer has to have one antler of 6" or longer in length........not too bad. :shrug: :coffee:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 08, 2016, 10:53:49 AM

All that REALLY matters in Nebraska is that a legal deer has to have one antler of 6" or longer in length........not too bad. :shrug: :coffee:
In Montana, an "antlered buck" has a minimum 4" spike.  If it's less than that, e.g., barely visible through the hair, it's technically "antlerless" and can be harvested as such.  We don't have "doe season" or "doe tags", we have "antlerless deer" seasons.

(Boy...we sure derailed this photo thread!)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on November 08, 2016, 01:28:50 PM
Well, in an attempt to get it back on track.........

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/248_zpskfteg6qy.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/248_zpskfteg6qy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 08, 2016, 02:14:41 PM
:thumbsup:  I WANT your camera!!!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on November 10, 2016, 08:05:08 PM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/649_zpsg2mycntj.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/649_zpsg2mycntj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on November 10, 2016, 10:20:12 PM
Great photo!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 14, 2016, 04:42:15 PM
When you can't get the Fall colors to stand out....cheat!

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Trees/IMG_1350_zpsoslotcpy.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on November 14, 2016, 04:47:06 PM
 :rofl: :hail:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: upthecreek on November 14, 2016, 05:08:38 PM
Snapped this pic on the way home today. 2 of my favorite things. The American flag and rainbows. Made me smile.

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/IMG_0670.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/tottaway/media/IMG_0670.jpg.html)

Creek
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on November 14, 2016, 05:28:13 PM
 :thumbsup:  Cool pic, creek! 8)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 14, 2016, 05:38:37 PM
Good eye, Creek!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on November 14, 2016, 07:09:03 PM
Nice pics OP and Creek. 

I like that technique.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 14, 2016, 08:12:15 PM
Nice pics OP and Creek. 

I like that technique.
Color selection is built into my "new" camera. At the right time and place, it's sure easier than messing with Photoshop.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on November 14, 2016, 09:24:06 PM
Well, maybe I better get a newer camera that has that feature.  It really is appealing.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 14, 2016, 11:18:15 PM
Well, maybe I better get a newer camera that has that feature.  It really is appealing.
Some subjects lend themselves better to it than others.

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/IMG_1353_zps7p8hvsde.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 14, 2016, 11:30:57 PM
Another interesting effect. And no, it's not a video.

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/AnimatedBeaverDam_zpsc6ef0ecd.gif)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 14, 2016, 11:37:15 PM
So many posts here, not sure if I posted this before, or not.

(http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae250/Old_Philosopher/Photo%20Edits/HummingbirdMoth1_zps3e1351c4.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on November 15, 2016, 04:11:24 AM
(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/035_zpsplm7mzzt.jpg) (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/crashdive123/media/035_zpsplm7mzzt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on November 15, 2016, 09:24:25 AM
Another nice capture, CD!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on June 06, 2017, 03:01:34 PM
(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy108/mike1564/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-06/A5F8498F-3D53-43D8-BFA3-0E8D319C44EE_zpsog1xvdbw.jpg)
Panama City Beach, FL
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on June 06, 2017, 03:23:55 PM
WOW.......a full, DOUBLE rainbow! :shocked: :shocked:

Nice shot, Sarge!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 06, 2017, 03:28:26 PM
Whoa...dude!  Nice catch!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 15, 2017, 02:44:10 PM
Cool pic Sarge!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on July 22, 2017, 11:55:30 AM
The fires in Montana, over south of Billings and maybe those further north and east by the CM Russell wildlife area are sure making for interesting sunsets.

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1315/13758363/24776987/413475873.jpg)

The cows were up along the high ground west of the house.  They are on the left side along the skyline.

 (http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1315/13758363/24776987/413475876.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on July 22, 2017, 11:59:18 AM
Nice shots, Stan......beautiful, but eerie at the same time! :cheers:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on July 22, 2017, 01:14:56 PM
What ^^^he^^^ said!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on August 02, 2017, 08:28:37 PM
Same location, storm brewing in the western sky.

(http://i.imgur.com/vPdIg32.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: zammer on August 03, 2017, 07:25:54 AM
Looks ominous, nice shot
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: COLDBURN 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!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-M6d9p2wmOs4/T8-_dc6lUJI/AAAAAAAAGU0/EaSYaaV-WIA/s720/065.jpg)
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Oh my goodness that's awesomeness
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-M6d9p2wmOs4/T8-_dc6lUJI/AAAAAAAAGU0/EaSYaaV-WIA/s720/065.jpg)

Around and around she goes, where it lands, nobody knows!  ;D
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge 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.

(https://i.imgur.com/ujcmv50.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MAVmw2v.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bqwTkVV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/18I0fUL.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on February 02, 2018, 04:19:29 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Mdy6R11.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: madmax 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on February 02, 2018, 08:32:09 AM
WOW! :shocked: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on February 02, 2018, 09:47:58 AM
Nice shots, Sarge!

Crash, I'm SOOO jealous!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc 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.

(https://i.imgur.com/NEeLFEd.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on May 09, 2018, 10:59:12 AM
:lol: :cheers:  Nice photo!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: madmax on May 09, 2018, 11:00:16 AM
My favorite frog.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on May 09, 2018, 11:32:54 AM
 :lol:   Funny......plus some excellent camo going on there.  Great photo, nuke! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 11, 2018, 06:14:19 PM
Cool frog.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on May 11, 2018, 06:15:38 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/hddnhHu.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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!!!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on May 11, 2018, 09:11:54 PM
Me. too.  Great photo, crash!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on May 11, 2018, 09:50:24 PM
Sharp as a tack! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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!

(https://i.imgur.com/O7gofud.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XYLWTTy.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy 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. ;)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 09, 2018, 06:01:16 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/LmnsL32.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aX0gUwj.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on June 09, 2018, 06:12:57 PM
Well what kind did you buy? 

You are learning quick, those are great pictures.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan 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. 
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 12, 2018, 01:45:20 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/7ITpmxX.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on June 12, 2018, 04:50:02 PM
BIG SKY!  Pretty, too.....nice shot Ol' P! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 13, 2018, 02:47:08 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 14, 2018, 03:27:37 PM
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE ROCKIES


(https://i.imgur.com/OMXBTLy.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/8Akq4S6.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on June 14, 2018, 03:50:53 PM
You're gettin' real good with that new camera, OP!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher 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?

(https://i.imgur.com/XxD1fP9.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 14, 2018, 10:58:23 PM
I told you I'd drive you nuts with my new toy...er, tool.

(https://i.imgur.com/2dJ06sl.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan 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.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 18, 2018, 12:54:20 AM
Whoo-Hoo! :banana:  I finally joined the club!

(https://i.imgur.com/6u6HJkO.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on June 18, 2018, 11:56:52 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 25, 2018, 12:11:05 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/U7VDKqq.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 30, 2018, 05:37:01 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/cGK1w8I.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on June 30, 2018, 05:37:58 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/0MQ2uog.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on June 30, 2018, 05:42:31 PM
Very nice.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on June 30, 2018, 07:30:45 PM
Good ones....thanks, Crash! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on July 01, 2018, 05:46:24 PM
Some great shots!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc 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.

(https://i.imgur.com/TINSVDq.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan 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. 
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN9DAaGMmfg
   
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy 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!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on July 03, 2018, 10:43:44 PM
Thanks Nuke.  Interesting sound and the bird book mentions that they do caterwaul during the day more than any other owl.  It is interesting that they eat fireflys.

We only hear the Great Horned owls at night.  They do a lot of who's, as many as eight I have counted but usually less.  Have never heard one screech but they do that I am told. 

We are supposed to have Barn owls around here too but I have only seen them in the southern half of Kansas when Quail hunting.  Once, about thirty years ago I saw a Snowy Owl in the south end of Kansas along the Cimarron river.  It was in November while hunting Blue Quail.  It is way out of their normal range.

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 04, 2018, 10:54:32 AM
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 know nothing about barred owls, but the Great Horned Owl is the principal predator of skunks. :shocked:
I see all your bird feeders.  Could that be like a luncheon buffet for these owls?  The Cooper's Hawks here think my bird feeders are their personal fast-food outlet.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on July 04, 2018, 11:22:21 AM
Cool pic. Bet that is a bird buffet. Haha.

I live sorta in the country and hear owls but never see them. I've only seen one or two in the wild...ever.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Pete Bog on July 04, 2018, 01:59:30 PM
We have a fair amount of owls here. We like having them around as they are nocturnal just like the pocket gophers. They keep those little pests in check.

One night, a few years ago - just outside our open window, one of the adults appeared to be teaching a young one how to "who". One of the funniest things I have ever heard in the wild.

Another night we were on the front porch and heard what sounded like baby raccoons in the woods. We got a flashlight. One of those million candlepower jobs you see everywhere and went to investigate. There, lined up on a tree limb were three or four little owls just a chortling away. What a surprise, we never expected owls to make that sound. Wonderful and memorable.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on July 04, 2018, 04:06:38 PM
I see all your bird feeders.  Could that be like a luncheon buffet for these owls?  The Cooper's Hawks here think my bird feeders are their personal fast-food outlet.

Well, OP, all I can say with 100% certainty about that is, "I don't think so."  The BOs, at least in my limited observations of them have never shown any interest in the birds on the bird feeders.  I've seen them land 10 feet away from a cottontail to get a lightning bug.  They've never even bothered 6 week old chickens that are still out free ranging in the yard when they show up in the evening.  Cooper's Hawks are another story.  I used to have a few other bird feeders further out in the yard.  The Cooper's Hawks loved them, but those feeders are no longer there.  I didn't care about the Cooper's Hawks getting an easy meal, but my wallet was thinner from paying for feeding the deer that would come tip the feeders to spill the black oil sunflower seeds for an easy meal.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 04, 2018, 08:25:58 PM
That kind of cohabitation is great to see. I always considered the owls as the "gentlemen" of the Birds of Prey.  I've seen redtails and Swainson hawks go after crows just for having the nerve to fly in "their" sky. LOL
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on July 05, 2018, 11:40:49 AM
Look who's eating the cantaloupe innards I threw out for the chickens.

(https://i.imgur.com/v2HWRcL.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 05, 2018, 01:59:43 PM
Haha! Good catch.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 27, 2018, 09:07:50 PM
While my daughter was doing a portrait shoot at a local Historical Village, this 1917 thrashing machine caught my eye.

(https://i.imgur.com/YSiX1rn.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on July 28, 2018, 08:33:41 AM
Looks like an Allis-Chalmers/John Deere hybrid GMO to me. :shrug:    Nice capture, Ol' P! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: madmax on July 28, 2018, 09:14:50 AM
Steampunk.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on July 28, 2018, 12:11:31 PM
Enlarge that one to 17x22 or so and frame it in barnwood.  Hang it in your office if you got one, the kitchen if you don't.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 02, 2018, 11:54:42 AM
Thanks! The next time I'm at the Village I'll take a full view so Wolfy can give us a positive ID.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 05, 2018, 01:19:03 PM
Looks like an Allis-Chalmers/John Deere hybrid GMO to me. :shrug:    Nice capture, Ol' P! :thumbsup:

Here ya go, Wolfy!

(https://i.imgur.com/q5VM3B3.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yOLk8Ii.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 05, 2018, 01:25:55 PM
Here are couple more trips down "memory lane", or maybe possibly "before my time".

(https://i.imgur.com/Xsci2Fe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/a3IJvbN.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on August 27, 2018, 12:34:06 PM
I know---crappy photos, but they were taken with with my wife's cell phone, sent to me via text message, downloaded to my computer, and then edited with Windows, so there ya go.  Anyway, this is the piebald fawn we watched for several minutes in the yard yesterday evening.  His/her twin was normal.  The doe was not piebald even though the photo makes it look like she has a big white splash on her side.

(https://i.imgur.com/tl0YXsc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dswpDnY.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on August 27, 2018, 05:33:01 PM
I have never seen one in all the years of being in the woods.  Pretty neat.

Either one would make a pretty good piece of art if blown up to about 11x14 or so and framed.  They look  like watercolors.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on August 28, 2018, 01:54:22 PM
I've been fortunate to see three including this one.  The first was a nice 8 pt (eastern count) buck the day before the season opened many years ago.  Then saw another doe several years ago on the property where I used to work.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: papadan on August 28, 2018, 02:14:02 PM
imnukensc  Whatcha got in that big old pot, vinnecin  stew, maybe? :-()
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: imnukensc on August 28, 2018, 03:35:00 PM
Nah, that's my fire pit/cooking rig.  When I bought this place 13 years ago, the previous owners left a big old cauldron that they had drilled a hole in the bottom of and turned it into a flower pot.  I thought this was a better use for it.

(https://i.imgur.com/0TM4mCf.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on October 31, 2018, 01:12:00 PM
Winter's coming to the Whitefish Range. Seen from the Tobacco Valley, NW Montana

(https://i.imgur.com/Fd6G1if.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: crashdive123 on November 07, 2018, 05:41:17 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/XMbupHk.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 29, 2019, 11:17:06 AM
I've been bitten by the photo bug lately and I have been taking a TON of pictures. I joined a photography contest site called "Gurushots" and have been holding my own in the contests. It's been fun and my skills have improved a bit.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: madmax on April 29, 2019, 11:31:36 AM
Wow!  I've been on an apocalyptic novel reading kick.  That could be a book cover.  Cool.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on April 29, 2019, 11:42:30 AM
Wow!  I've been on an apocalyptic novel reading kick.  That could be a book cover.  Cool.

Thanks! I have been so busy with life stuff lately that I haven't been able to participate with the forum as much, but now that my youngest is almost 3 she is a lot easier so I am slowly getting back to my hobbies and interests. This was taken Friday at Canyonlands N.P.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: madmax on April 29, 2019, 11:47:20 AM
Wild place.  I did some climbing there back in the day.  When Kelly retires after next school year we're going to revisit the west.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on April 29, 2019, 12:58:35 PM
I've been bitten by the photo bug lately and I have been taking a TON of pictures. I joined a photography contest site called "Gurushots" and have been holding my own in the contests. It's been fun and my skills have improved a bit.
Nice, PW!  I picked up a new bridge camera last summer, and just noticed I have 5,000+ new photos stacked up already! Ack!!  I must start posting more here....
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on April 29, 2019, 05:44:04 PM
Great photo PW, it would make a great one to blow up and hang on a wall.  Sky is really something and so is the depth.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on April 29, 2019, 06:25:40 PM
NICE SHOT! :thumbsup:

Haven?t been there.........yet. :shrug:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on April 29, 2019, 07:17:03 PM
"Turkey on the Run"

(https://i.imgur.com/Gzo49jW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5nVf60n.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on April 29, 2019, 08:38:03 PM
BREAKING NEWS!  "Zombie Bluejay attacks hapless bystander!"

(https://i.imgur.com/tdkdjpm.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on April 29, 2019, 08:42:17 PM
"Thunderbird Weather"

(https://i.imgur.com/iEC50Y4.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on May 06, 2019, 09:07:17 PM
"Here's lookin' at ya, buddy!"

(https://i.imgur.com/88vPLhT.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: madmax on May 07, 2019, 09:06:23 AM
That is one cool photo.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on May 07, 2019, 09:22:12 AM
That is one cool photo.
Thanks, Max!
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Post by: wsdstan on May 07, 2019, 03:36:03 PM
Neat pic OP. 
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wolfy on May 07, 2019, 05:02:13 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on May 07, 2019, 07:40:51 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/mWun5gu.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: madmax on May 08, 2019, 04:38:20 AM
The Trickster.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on May 08, 2019, 12:44:06 PM
That is one to crow about OP.  Nice photo, and probably hard to get.

I thought it might be a Flicker but the beak isn't like my photos.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on May 08, 2019, 05:31:49 PM
That is one to crow about OP.  Nice photo, and probably hard to get.

I thought it might be a Flicker but the beak isn't like my photos.
That one was shot for a photo challenge contest.  There were a lot of crows around at the time.
He/she didn't know I was anywhere around. The shot was taken with my Panasonic FZ80 with a 35mm telephoto equivalent of 2,369mm.

I can actually play with the settings and get the equivalent of over 6,000mm out of it, the the atmospheric distortion (heat waves) at ground level make the images pretty worthless.  Yeah, I can get a portrait of a ground squirrel 1/4 mile away, as long as I tell you it's a ground squirrel and not a groundhog.  Fuzzy, furry blob... Hahaha!
 
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on May 08, 2019, 05:33:09 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/hZoEnRm.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: hayshaker on May 08, 2019, 06:04:11 PM
now that's creative
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Post by: wolfy on May 08, 2019, 06:41:32 PM
Looks cold.......and enchanting!  Nice one Ol'P! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on May 08, 2019, 06:52:27 PM
Yes, very creative.  Looks like the opening scene in a movie about something scary.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on May 08, 2019, 08:04:21 PM
I was trying to get a shot of the zombie clouds/colors around the moon, but the wind was blowing so hard the clouds were moving fast. Only parted a couple time for a few seconds.

SO...what you see is what I saw, no fancy footwork behind the curtain.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on May 18, 2019, 12:30:57 PM
Messing around with HDR software again. It's probably a bit over the top.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on May 18, 2019, 01:36:26 PM
I really like the foreground, great depth in that canyon, it shows up well.  I agree about the sky although I have seen those kind of gray shades and formations. 
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on May 18, 2019, 03:44:17 PM
That sky looks typical for Montana this time of year.  Nice pic.

When you say "HDR Software", what is your reference?  I'm asking because my camera has an "HDR Mode" where it brackets 3 pix and then averages them in-camera (both .jpg and RAW).
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 08, 2019, 11:12:34 PM
That sky looks typical for Montana this time of year.  Nice pic.

When you say "HDR Software", what is your reference?  I'm asking because my camera has an "HDR Mode" where it brackets 3 pix and then averages them in-camera (both .jpg and RAW).

Essentially it's the same thing. I take 3 bracketed pics and process them in software called "Photomatix". For regular photo editing I have been using Affinity Photo which was like $55 for a one time purchase. It's rough;y analogous to Photoshop, but with photoshop you have a recurring subscription fee.. They recently released an upgrade to Affinity Photo and the next time I opened the program I was surprised to see it had updated automatically, so my one time purchase includes at least one free upgrade to the latest version.

I have also been fooling with astrophotography and image stacking to reduce noise from using high ISO to gather a lot of starlight. This is in my back yard.

Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on June 09, 2019, 06:26:45 PM
Great star shot PW.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 10, 2019, 07:49:27 AM
Great, PW!  Unfortunately I found out after I bought my new camera that a 2.5x sensor will not handle astrophotography.  Plus this camera doesn't have a full range of A & S controls in Manual mode. 
It does, however, have one heck of a telephoto capability!  (Jupiter and four of it's moons...and a random nebula/galaxy I didn't identify at the time)

(https://i.imgur.com/BpQgLeP.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 10, 2019, 11:03:18 AM
Great, PW!  Unfortunately I found out after I bought my new camera that a 2.5x sensor will not handle astrophotography.  Plus this camera doesn't have a full range of A & S controls in Manual mode. 
It does, however, have one heck of a telephoto capability!  (Jupiter and four of it's moons...and a random nebula/galaxy I didn't identify at the time)

(https://i.imgur.com/BpQgLeP.jpg)

By 2.5x do you mean the crop factor of the sensor?

I shot my picture on a 1.6x crop sensor and it turned out ok, but not ideal. I still think it's possible with all in one cameras if you have a manual exposure mode and can choose "bulb" exposure or can at least select a 20 second exposure time. The stars might be faint but then you can use stacking software to bring them out more.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 10, 2019, 11:11:06 AM


By 2.5x do you mean the crop factor of the sensor?

I shot my picture on a 1.6x crop sensor and it turned out ok, but not ideal. I still think it's possible with all in one cameras if you have a manual exposure mode and can choose "bulb" exposure or can at least select a 20 second exposure time. The stars might be faint but then you can use stacking software to bring them out more.
The sensor in my bridge camera is the smallest on the market for conventional cameras. This camera does NOT have a bulb setting (major disappointment), and the Manual setting doesn't even allow me full access to its range of exposures/shutter speeds.  It's SO "smart" that it thinks it knows better than the operator. Grrr.....  If I didn't know anything about photography, I'd truly love it.....
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 10, 2019, 12:25:23 PM


By 2.5x do you mean the crop factor of the sensor?

I shot my picture on a 1.6x crop sensor and it turned out ok, but not ideal. I still think it's possible with all in one cameras if you have a manual exposure mode and can choose "bulb" exposure or can at least select a 20 second exposure time. The stars might be faint but then you can use stacking software to bring them out more.
The sensor in my bridge camera is the smallest on the market for conventional cameras. This camera does NOT have a bulb setting (major disappointment), and the Manual setting doesn't even allow me full access to its range of exposures/shutter speeds.  It's SO "smart" that it thinks it knows better than the operator. Grrr.....  If I didn't know anything about photography, I'd truly love it.....

Yeah it's too bad a lot of the nicer bridge cameras force you to give up too much control over exposure. I had used a Canon SX40HS for years and it has a great zoom range (40x) and while it doesn't have a bulb setting, it does allow you to use manual exposure, but it's not convenient to do so. I have a newer Nikon P900 with a huge zoom range (still a tiny sensor though) and it has a much better full manual mode. It's not great for everything but it is a heck of a nice option for wildlife photos in decent light because of the zoom. And it's got a built in "time lapse" movie mode for pictures of clouds racing by or cars buzzing along. It also has an intervalometer feature you can use to make your own time lapse movies. I can't upload it because it's too large but I have a time lapse of my wife's tarantula molting and that's really a neat thing to see.

But most of my recent pictures have been taken with a 6 year old Canon T3i. It's a consumer grade APS-C sensor (1,6x crop factor) DSLR. It doesn't have WiFi or bluetooth or touch screen but it has decent 18mp resolution and I used it to teach myself to use manual exposure. And I've also been shooting RAW files as well because it allows so much more latitude in processing the pictures. I am still not and probably never will be as good as a professional but my pictures have definitely shown some improvement.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 10, 2019, 12:44:18 PM

Yeah it's too bad a lot of the nicer bridge cameras force you to give up too much control over exposure. I had used a Canon SX40HS for years and it has a great zoom range (40x) and while it doesn't have a bulb setting, it does allow you to use manual exposure, but it's not convenient to do so. I have a newer Nikon P900 with a huge zoom range (still a tiny sensor though) and it has a much better full manual mode. It's not great for everything but it is a heck of a nice option for wildlife photos in decent light because of the zoom. And it's got a built in "time lapse" movie mode for pictures of clouds racing by or cars buzzing along. It also has an intervalometer feature you can use to make your own time lapse movies. I can't upload it because it's too large but I have a time lapse of my wife's tarantula molting and that's really a neat thing to see.

But most of my recent pictures have been taken with a 6 year old Canon T3i. It's a consumer grade APS-C sensor (1,6x crop factor) DSLR. It doesn't have WiFi or bluetooth or touch screen but it has decent 18mp resolution and I used it to teach myself to use manual exposure. And I've also been shooting RAW files as well because it allows so much more latitude in processing the pictures. I am still not and probably never will be as good as a professional but my pictures have definitely shown some improvement.

My camera in question is a Panasonic Lumix FZ80.  It's computing capabilities are mind-boggling.  One other limitation I found out after the fact is that the Panasonic RAW format is not compatible with Adobe products, so I can't use "Camera RAW" programming.  Adobe was nice enough to produce a free program to convert just about any RAW format to a Digital Graphic, which retains all the metadata.  I have a workflow now where I convert all my .rw2 files to .dng files as they are downloaded to my computer.  Eliminates about 3 other PITA steps I was going through before finding the .dng solution.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on July 27, 2019, 08:18:56 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/yugykVR.jpg)
House Mountain, TN
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 27, 2019, 11:14:27 PM
Very pastoral, Sarge.  Nice!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on July 27, 2019, 11:17:49 PM
Beginning of Fire Season, Northern Rockies.....

(https://i.imgur.com/yxo0oyN.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: wsdstan on July 28, 2019, 03:46:38 PM
Nice shot.  We had a lot of that activity here the last few weeks.
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Sarge on July 29, 2019, 06:44:44 AM
Thanks, OP.

Love the lightning pic!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 06, 2019, 09:23:12 PM
Little North Fork Falls, Lincoln County, MT

(https://i.imgur.com/vXSqwxL.jpg)
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: PetrifiedWood on August 29, 2019, 04:51:49 PM
I like that lightning picture!
Title: Re: Shutterbug showcase
Post by: Old Philosopher on August 29, 2019, 09:24:59 PM
I like that lightning picture!
Thanks, PW!