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09-29-2011, 11:52 PM   #841
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Agreed with above.

I wish there were better things to get pictures of around here. I need practice...

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QuoteOriginally posted by samtr87 Quote
Agreed with above.

I wish there were better things to get pictures of around here. I need practice...
Hi buddy,

No worries, go on a backyard safari. Try and make the ordinary extraordinary. It's great practice and really satisfying. Give it a go, you can make some great photos around the house.

Here are some examples of what I did a long time ago:







Good luck,

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I wish there were better things to get pictures of around here. I need practice...
Just set up a bird bath in the yard. It always gives me something interesting to shoot (All K-x shots, all DAL 55-300).


Drinking Butcherbird


Noisy Miner bird bath


Magpie water monster 1
10-01-2011, 12:21 PM   #844
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Drinking a beer at my basement bar and I figured I'd take a shot with my new(to me) 135mm.



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cheers...


and a couple more with DAL18-55





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how were t he first and the third picture taken? they are absolutely amazing!
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The eagle shot is amazing..
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dane.dawg, the second dog shot is great! Also, the bee-in-flight shot is also a good one, love the comp on that one, looks as though the flower is a super sized monster of a flower compared to the bee ...




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OK, these are not my best K-x shots, but reasons why I love this camera. It's 1:30 A.M. last night. My wife thinks we have a burglar. It turns out we have three--out on our balcony. I grab the K-x, which happens to have the FA77/1.8 on it, switch to manual focus (AF was useless), and shoot these through the window at ISO 12800 by a single porch light (the last one at 3200 with flash) as the burglars escape.






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Agreed, the K-x is very good for capturing animals visiting the yard.

DAL 55-300, f9, 1/400, ISO 1600

Scarlet Honeyeater w 'Orange Marmalade' grevillea

DAL 55-300 f5.8 1/250 1600 ISO

Female Scarlet Honeyeater on Grevillea
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So is the DA55-300. I needed the large aperture on the FA77.
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Great photo everyone....here is one from my recent.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Agreed, the K-x is very good for capturing animals visiting the yard.

DAL 55-300, f9, 1/400, ISO 1600

Scarlet Honeyeater w 'Orange Marmalade' grevillea

DAL 55-300 f5.8 1/250 1600 ISO

Female Scarlet Honeyeater on Grevillea

great shots.
amazing quality at iso1600.i cant see any noise.
this is where i got lots to learn.i never go above iso 200 in daylight.
was ant filters used?
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great shots.
amazing quality at iso1600.i cant see any noise.
this is where i got lots to learn.i never go above iso 200 in daylight.
was ant filters used?
Thanks. 1600 ISO on the K-x is fine if everthing else is done right - exposure, focus etc. I often set the camera to Sv (Sensitivity Priority) mode @1600 ISO when shooting small birds since it pushes up the aperture (for extra DOF) and the shutter speed too. No, I never use filters on the 55-300.

As an aside, there is a guy on flickr who has recently been shooting the same birds, using a full-frame Canon 5D2 and a AUD$9000 EF 600mm f/4L IS USM Canon lens. His shots using his $10000+ setup are not at all better than my K-x/DAL 55-300 shots of the same birds.
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I would love to learn how to make shots like that.
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