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04-25-2016, 09:34 PM   #6421
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Dumping a bunch of DA * shots from the zoo. I was shooting with the DA *200 on my K3
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I like the "Sumatran Tiger",
but the "Snow Leopard" is a too pixelated

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OK of all things I thought I would ever see here pole dancing did not make the list! Great shots!
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OK of all things I thought I would ever see here pole dancing did not make the list!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Schraubstock Quote
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I like the "Sumatran Tiger",
but the "Snow Leopard" is a too pixelated

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True that. Maybe too heavy a crop...

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04-26-2016, 03:52 AM   #6425
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Looking down the stairs from the lobby & lounge to the dining area of a place we stayed on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. When we booked this tour, we had no idea what quality we'd have for the accommodations.
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You lucky that bee fly sat still long enough for such a close-up.
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Took a few snaps of a demo going on near my work this morning. Soon there'll be nothing left of this building!



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You lucky that bee fly sat still long enough for such a close-up.
Well, sure, luck has something to do with it. But I think approach is at least half the work of decent wild insect macro - meaning not-studio & non-refrigerated (or otherwise manipulated) subjects. My wife and I spent about a half hour in a spot where a few bee flies were hanging out, trying to spot them as they landed, after which I tried to approach. Even when you manage to get close, these flies tend to fly off after the very first flash too, so you don't get twenty tries at a time. And they're very hard to spot after they've landed somewhere in a pile of fallen leaves. So it's not like I simply spotted one and took this single frame by sheer luck, IMHO. Over the course of about 30 minutes, I fired 10 frames, and this was the best one, though I'd still like a less cluttered background.

Luck is rather stumbling across this "street art boat" behind an abandoned building somewhere in Montreal... ;-)


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One more of the demo work.

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I took my K-3 Boat Racing this past weekend with my new DA* 60-250mm. All I can say is WOW!!! I'm beyond pleased with this lens. The pans were done handheld at 1/60th sec. This lens really is something else.















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QuoteOriginally posted by Doundounba Quote
Well, sure, luck has something to do with it. But I think approach is at least half the work of decent wild insect macro - meaning not-studio & non-refrigerated (or otherwise manipulated) subjects. My wife and I spent about a half hour in a spot where a few bee flies were hanging out, trying to spot them as they landed, after which I tried to approach. Even when you manage to get close, these flies tend to fly off after the very first flash too, so you don't get twenty tries at a time. And they're very hard to spot after they've landed somewhere in a pile of fallen leaves. So it's not like I simply spotted one and took this single frame by sheer luck, IMHO. Over the course of about 30 minutes, I fired 10 frames, and this was the best one, though I'd still like a less cluttered background.

Luck is rather stumbling across this "street art boat" behind an abandoned building somewhere in Montreal... ;-)


I've waited and waited in vain for one of those bee flies to settle for a moment. Eventually gave up and shot off six or seven frames of one on the wing, one of which was fair, at least you could see what it was (this was using Ektachrome 64 as I recall).
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Excellent job with the hydros! I've been following those since you used your K200D.
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Looking down the stairs from the lobby & lounge to the dining area of a place we stayed on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. When we booked this tour, we had no idea what quality we'd have for the accommodations.
Those are nice digs. When I was there 20 years ago, there was nothing like that. Do you have some safari photos to post soon?
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Those are nice digs. When I was there 20 years ago, there was nothing like that. Do you have some safari photos to post soon?
Many, maybe most of the good wildlife photos have long since been posted on other threads (ALPHABET RACE; WILDLIFE; I SPY). However, here's a hyena and white-bellied bustard.
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