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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:29 pm 
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I had a pc crash a while ago, but now I've bought a new laptop so it was about time to edit my latest pictures and upload them. Here are some animal pictures, ordered, for lack of a better criterion, by size :)

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C&C much appreciated, Hope you enjoyed!

(There was also a duck, but that one goes to the duck-topic :))

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Really nice pictures overall. Especially number 8 is amazing.
Only thing is that number 1 is a little boring, nothing special to me. But in all fairness bees are damn hard to photograph, i've tried myself :wink:

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Thanks!
Number 8 is probably one of my favorites too. It takes these little ones less than 1/3 of a second to open all five mouths (I can know, as i shot in continuous shooting mode ;)) The evolutionary pressure is full on on them opening their mouths as wide as they can and as fast as they can whenever they hear/see something move near them. It works the same way for having as bright as possible colour inside their beaks. Just as well for us photographers ^__^

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nice photos paul, i like no. 4 as i have not seen a butterfly captured like that before,its different.
Regarding the birds i too like no. 8,( they remind me of how you see carol singers on xmas cards with their mouths wide open singing loudly),lol. :D I also like no.9 obviously been fed because they look so content, love their tiny little faces, especially the little bird with the white breast on the end,hes looking straight at you,they are really tweet :lol:
well done, sue

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great pictures! i like the dragonfly the most.

you should really consider resizing next time.... :shock:


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thanks palakaboy, by resizing you mean posting smaller thumbnails i guess? or cropping some of the pictures?

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He's scared of the dragonfly in such big dimensions (;


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Hi Paul
All the pics are great...the dragon fly is the best shot...
May I know which camera did you use and the lenses? I'm planning to go bird park soon, I was wondering if I could get any suggestion while taking pictures. I'm completely new to photography. I own D60(18-55VR) and was thinking to buy 55-200VR. Any suggestion on this?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:17 pm 
Some very nice shots there. And I like them in this size. When there are some nice/interesting details to see in a photo you need a bit of size. Otherwise the effect is largely lost.

I saw in the EXIF data the dragonfly was taken at 42mm. I assume with the 14-42. That should give the largest magnification of the kit lenses for macro work. Was it taken at or near the closest focusing distance? The DOF very nicely spans almost its entire wingspan. Not bad at f/8. Thanks to the 4/3 sensor I guess.

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@ Ben: I think i was pretty much on top of the dragonfly. My luck that he didn't fly away! I think with the kitlens (and fourthirds sensor ofcourse) you can probably get DoF you woldn't get with any real macro lenses.

@ blogurworld: I own an E510 by Olympus myself, and I use mainly the 70-300 lens for birds and anything else that won't let you come very close.
For that reach you would need a lens up to about 450mm with nikon i think (confirmation?) maybe 450 woyuold be a bit overkill, but I think 200mm may not be enough for birding. Big Pix would know the most about this though!

@naniani: I was thinking about calling that #8 : "do re mi" :)
The whole barn where I was was full with swallow nests. The come back there every year to nestle. The swallow help to keep their horses free of insects.

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#8 is a killer-shot :shock: :idea: :!: 8)
This is evolution@work...

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