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Old 14-10-2006, 19:14   #341
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I like that last one - great silhouette with just enough rim lighting to define the areas that are against the shadows. Numbers two, three and six are pretty cool too - nice work!
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Last shot is cracking - you have every right to be proud of it.
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I was just reading in Digital Photographer or some magazine like that about doing that exact type of shoot last night. Looks like you have nailed it 110%
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One last one from the other day.
This was another from fridays visit to Bushy park. This Red was standing in the last of the days sun, literally just before it dropped out of view. From the angle he was to me all I could get was his unlit side, however that did allow me to catch this lovely red highlight on both him and the grass which I thought contrasted nicely with the quickly darkening surroundings.

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Due to some unforseen circumstances (read 2 hours spent in Asda instead ) I didn't get to go to the chase in stafford, got these by the canal though:

Grey Heron:



Long Tailed Tit (didn't stay still for more than a second):



Mallard in motion:



And on the way back to Hampshire I snapped this fella at the service station:

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Can't see roar349's photos (blocked at work), but really like silverpenguin7's photo of the stag.
Took this at a visit to a Hawking centre outside Cardiff, unfortunately it was a quiet Sunday afternoon, and most of the birds were caged.

Was trying out my new lens. Gotta say I took a few pictures with my 24-105 IS, and were way sharper than the new longer zoom.
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Great shot Math. Looks like new lenses are the order of the day! These are the first two shots taken with my new Nikon 18-200mm VR.

Female Chaffinch

Female Chaffinch

Male Chaffinch

Male Chaffinch
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More deer I'm afraid...

I was meeting a friend in Richmond this afternoon and so took my camera with me as I knew I'd have an hour or so to spare whilst I was there. I wasn't too hopeful of even going to the park as it kept raining and the sky was pretty dull. Still, I decided that I'd make use of the spare hour I had so I went for a quick drive through the park to see what was about. As soon as I drove in to the park there were deer everywhere, with Stags sitting in the long grass - beautiful, except they were nowhere near the car parks. So I decided to drive right the way round to see what else was about. I spotted one lonely male near the car park at the top of the hill of the park so decided to park there and take my chances. Needless to say he wasn't playing ball at all and walked off as soon as I fired off a couple of frames..


D200, 200-400 VR at 400mm (VR on), 1/80 second at f4, ISO200, monopod.

I decided to head down the hill and walk along the bracken in case I'd missed anything when driving by. Low and behold this chap was hidden in there.


200-400 at 300mm (VR on), 1/80 second at f4, ISO200, monopod.

The shots were all a bit samey as he just stood and posed in the same position the whole time!


200-400 at 250mm (VR on), 1/60 second at f4, ISO200, monopod.

I got a fair few shots of him before he decided he had had enough and walked away. Very different conditions to my recent trip to bushy park (where I had a clear sky and nice sunset) but I quite like the coolness of the light and the damp look to everything from the showers, although I could have done with an umbrella! lol

My favourite shot is this one...


200-400 at 400mm (VR on), 1/80 second at f4, ISO200, monopod.



This is full frame, although I did try a slightly tighter crop but it felt too busy where as this somehow gave the deer more room to breath and also gave a greater sense of the enviroment he was in.


Given this was a quick pop to the park just on the off chance I'm pleased to have come away with something worth keeping especially as I was there for such a short time and there is such a huge area for the deer to cover!
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My favourite shot is this one...


200-400 at 400mm (VR on), 1/80 second at f4, ISO200, monopod.
I can see why - that's superb.
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Great shot of the chameleon ifijay.

I processed this shot, from earlier in the year, recently. Although I think it's a half decent shot, I don't think it's anything special. However, Flickr seems to have gone crazy over it, propelling it to as high as 42 (my highest, that I have seen) in explore.

Blue and Gold Macaw in Flight

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I processed this shot, from earlier in the year, recently. Although I think it's a half decent shot, I don't think it's anything special. However, Flickr seems to have gone crazy over it, propelling it to as high as 42 (my highest, that I have seen) in explore.
42 - wow that is excellent, it is a good shot however and it obviously appeals. Well done.
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Sorry for posting even more deer pictures but thats been my main project over the last month or so! The weather has been great for the last few days but I have been working. Today I finally had a day off and despite a stinking cold I decided I was going to make the most of the nice weather. I spent the last 2 hours of daylight in Richmond Park in a field photographing a small gathering of deer. The light was nothing short of beautiful, and the nearer the horizon the sun got the more golden the light became.

All shot with D200 & 200-400 VR tripod mounted.







And finally my favourite shot. The sun was very low here and was casting shadows in to the field. This deer was facing away from me but was standing in a pocket of light between two shadows (which you can see in the foreground/background grass) but was facing away from me eating. I knew this could be the shot of the day for me as the rest of the shots were fairly standard issue I thought but this one just seemed to look a little different somehow. Finally after lots of waiting a jogger on the path up ahead caused him to look over for a few seconds and I took the opportunity, I also got a landscape version but prefered the portrait...

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This is the first time I have been brave enough to post up any of my pictures. Please bear in mind these were only taken on a 5MP Kodak EasyShare CX7525 but any comments would be appreciated...

Sleepy Rhino


Aware Meerkats


Can't remember the species but think it was a lizard...


Staring Meerkat

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Old 08-11-2006, 17:39   #355
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Those aren't bad for a compact, just a little soft. The orange lizard one is quite good, I like the lighting and the pose he's taken up.

I was at Woodbridge on Saturday and there were lots of birds around. Mostly gulls but I also saw loads of rooks plus about 6-8 Lapwings and quite a lot of Turnstones - I'd not seen the last two before so I was really pleased. They were pretty far away and I only had my 70-300 cheapy lens so I didn't get any decent shots (my brother managed to get a pretty reasonable shot of a Turnstone but I managed to blunder in and scare it off before I could get a shot of it), but I took these:

Turnstones and gull

A distant view

A couple of mute swans flew just above the water across in the middle of the river while we were watching the Lapwings. I managed to grab a shot but they were a long, long way out (the river Deben is pretty wide here!), this shot is cropped a bit and was taken at 300mm:

Swan flight
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Great shot of the chameleon ifijay.

I processed this shot, from earlier in the year, recently. Although I think it's a half decent shot, I don't think it's anything special. However, Flickr seems to have gone crazy over it, propelling it to as high as 42 (my highest, that I have seen) in explore.
I can see why. Very striking.

Not that I'd likely manage a shot like that, but one thing that's a little odd is the colours on the bird are a little smudged looking to me. Don't know if that's the right way to describe it.
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Indeed - almost like some Gaussian blur has been applied. Nice.
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Not sure what happened there.
The feather detail was never fantastic, but it wasn't that bad.
I've reprocessed the photo now anyway, as I thought it was tad over-exposed, and some of the feather detail has come back.

BTW, really like the deer shots SP7

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I just found a whole folder on my computer tucked away full of scans of some of my slide film from when I first started out playing with camera's about 5 years ago!! I even remember my settings, as I was kicking myself at having slow film on an overcast day and was worried it wouldn't be sharp as I was shooting at a slower shutter speed than the focul length and I was at the widest apperture for the lens. Funny how things come back to you!

I remember taking this, I used to carry my camera along the river when walking to the shops and one day saw this guy sitting on a post. I slowly approached him and couldn't believe my luck when I noticed the sign! The perfect sign for a Heron to be watching out for fish from!

I think there is a slight colourcast but I can't seem to shift it. What do you think, is there or isnt there?!
Oh, and the post IS winky in real life!

Nikon F80, Sigma 100-300 EX at 300mm, 1/250 second at f4. ISO 200 film(!!).

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Old pics I just decided to put on flickR and need some help identifying/classifying them...


Iguana yes? Any tag/pool suggestions welcome


Any ideas what this is?


Any ideas what this is?

Lovin the Rhino + Deer shots!!!
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