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The best camera is the one you have with you...
Lens: Built-in 25-600mm equivalent zoom Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ62 ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/80s Aperture: F4 
Posted By: BigMackCam, 08-12-2018, 02:13 PM

I was playing around with the Panasonic DMC-FZ62 bridge camera I bought from my Dad a few months back, when I saw this little critter in one corner of my garden. She was moving every few seconds, and heading towards my neighbour's garden, so I had no time to run in and grab my K-3, fit the D FA100 2.8 Macro and go back out. My choices were the little Panasonic bridge camera, or nothing. I went with the Panny. Two minutes after that, she was gone...

Sometimes, the best camera really is the one you have with you

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This is very good.
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He was well camouflaged so you were lucky to spot him. Well done.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SJM Quote
This is very good.
Thanks As I indicated, not my preferred camera for the shot, but in the circumstances it did its job well enough

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He was well camouflaged so you were lucky to spot him. Well done.
Thank you I suspect "he" was a "she", by the looks of the belly area

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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Two minutes after that, she was gone...
Excellent capture Mike. Frogs ( and toads ) are very skittish and hard to get, so very well done. Your dad's ex-Panny did an admirable job.
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Excellent capture Mike. Frogs ( and toads ) are very skittish and hard to get, so very well done.
Thanks, Pete She was well behaved for a few seconds, so I got three shots of her in this position and a couple of others that were slightly obscured by plants... but she didn't want to hang around

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Your dad's ex-Panny did an admirable job.
There's more truth in that than you know... Because of the limited creative possibilities due to the sensor size and the lens' real (rather than equivalent) focal length range, I typically leave this camera in P mode, and adjust only the ISO and EV compensation. So it was in this case... I set the ISO at 100, and due to the darker overall scene, dropped the EV comp down by two thirds of a stop. The camera did the rest. Not a lot of skill involved, frankly, but I have a photo - and in this instance, that's what counted
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There's more truth in that than you know..
I have a Pentax X-5 bridge camera and my settings ( P mode ) are the same as yours for the same reasons..............................
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Nice work.

I have a Samsung NX100 with the folding 20-50mm kit zoom that goes with me (almost) everywhere.

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Outstanding photography. Thanks so much for posting.

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Very cute frog! They look very healthy.

Any idea what type of frog they are?
I'm thinking they're a type of moor frog, but that doesn't narrow it down much.

Anywho, nice picture! Frogs and toads can be really hard to take pictures of sometimes. Especially all the baby toads we have this time of year where I live.

A general way to tell if a frog or toad is male or female is their size. The females are generally much larger than the males because they bear eggs and whatnot. This isn't always the case, though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
I was playing around with the Panasonic DMC-FZ62 bridge camera I bought from my Dad a few months back, when I saw this little critter in one corner of my garden. She was moving every few seconds, and heading towards my neighbour's garden, so I had no time to run in and grab my K-3, fit the D FA100 2.8 Macro and go back out. My choices were the little Panasonic bridge camera, or nothing. I went with the Panny. Two minutes after that, she was gone...

Sometimes, the best camera really is the one you have with you
Frogs and toads are hard to see, and they don't like to hang out to pose. Good job to get this.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
I was playing around with the Panasonic DMC-FZ62 bridge camera I bought from my Dad a few months back, when I saw this little critter in one corner of my garden. She was moving every few seconds, and heading towards my neighbour's garden, so I had no time to run in and grab my K-3, fit the D FA100 2.8 Macro and go back out. My choices were the little Panasonic bridge camera, or nothing. I went with the Panny. Two minutes after that, she was gone...

Sometimes, the best camera really is the one you have with you
Fine example of the proverb you quoted.
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