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01-26-2017, 08:30 AM   #5056
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Cattle Egrets (I believe) and crocodiles

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Properly called Yellow Billed Egrets down south of the equator.
Nile Monitor Lizard- Pilansberg National Park
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I like the result but I am personally disappointed

This was in the Ngorogoro Crater in Tanzania with zebras in the foreground, a pair of lioness and then wildebeests in the back ground

This is the Nikon Coolpix P 610 that my wife used on the Safari. I like the result but honestly on this scene and some others it beat the pants off of my K 5 II + Tamron 70 - 300 mm macro zoom ld 1:2
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It's embarrassing. I carry a ton of PF equipment, M carries a megazoom Panasonic EVF and gets images as good as and sometimes better than mine, and I'm not happy about telling her that. To be honest, she has a better eye for artistic composition.

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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
It's embarrassing. I carry a ton of PF equipment, M carries a megazoom Panasonic EVF and gets images as good as and sometimes better than mine, and I'm not happy about telling her that. To be honest, she has a better eye for artistic composition.
I carried a Nikon Coolpix p610 as well as a back up the exact same one she used almost exclusively (she also used an I Pad and Samsung phone camera)

it can be, at times, embarrassing to be honest
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I'm tempted to get a top-notch megazoom EVF for traveling, but I cannot abide the thought of leaving behind all the Pentax gear I've squandered my retirement money to purchase. It would be as if, back in the film era, I left my Pentax LX behind in favor of taking an Instamatic.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
I'm tempted to get a top-notch megazoom EVF for traveling, but I cannot abide the thought of leaving behind all the Pentax gear I've squandered my retirement money to purchase. It would be as if, back in the film era, I left my Pentax LX behind in favor of taking an Instamatic.
wait a second ---- I thought we were pming



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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
I'm tempted to get a top-notch megazoom EVF for traveling, but I cannot abide the thought of leaving behind all the Pentax gear I've squandered my retirement money to purchase. It would be as if, back in the film era, I left my Pentax LX behind in favor of taking an Instamatic.
I carry my Panasonic FZ1000 in my car. Its EVF is decent but I prefer the ergonomics of my K3. Still, when I'm just casually shooting, the Panny does the job.
Edit: This was shot with the Panasonic.
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Actually I have two Panasonic shirt-pocket P&S cameras - one with a modest range zoom the other with an amazingly long zoom for a camera a third the size of my K1. I regularly carry one or the other when we walk the dog. The longer zoom is more versatile, but the shorter zoom, predictably, has better IQ and is taken more often.
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A titbit for that alligator
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that animal is only a tibit if that alligator has a visa

this Thompson's Gazelle, found in the Serengeti National Park, is more concerned about lions and crocodiles.

[In fact, the next day we watched as a lioness took down a Thompson's Gazelle mere feet where this one (and it's reflection) crossed the stream]
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This 'gator is not allowed out in the sun. You cannot see it from this angle, but the eyes are pink.
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Albino Gator? They are apparently rare.
More food for the gator
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Yes an albino. I had a semi-albino blue jay in the yard years back (film era). There's a technical term for such white patcches and normal coloring, but it evades my deteriorating memory.
Florida birds again.
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Recessive Gene I think
Another of that newborn wildebeest calf- poor thing had milk on the mind, but mom was not particularly interested.
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