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Old 11-30-2007, 01:51 PM   #15
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Wow great shots! Thanks for sharing 'em.
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:09 PM   #16
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Great photos. I have been looking into digiscoping with my D70 body. You just need to buy the digiscope and an attachment. So often the animals I want to photograph are too far off to get a good picture, at least with my lenses.

What is the weather like in Oklahoma this time of year? I am planning to head toward Texas in the next couple of weeks.
The weather here varies quite a bit. The temps are bouncing between highs of 50-80 and lows of 22-50s. You pays your money and takes your chances. I really like the refuge here and recomend it as a stop. I will be at the refuge untill I head east for christmas. Come and visit!
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Superb images Garfield! What glass do you have on that 200?
Hi Rodney, thanks for the kind words! Like you, I'm having a lot of fun with digital photography. I personally find it much more interesting than film as you can see and enjoy the results almost immediately and it's possible to try dozens of settings to get the "right" one without worrying about the expense of film and developing.

I also started with a D50 but traded up to a D200 fairly quickly. You'll LOVE the D300's capabilities. I'd like to get a D300 myself but I'm not sure the difference between the D200 and D300 are worth it for me. Besides I still need more glass!

As for lenses I started with the 18-200VR and then 70-300VR, but then made the mistake of trying some "pro" glass and since acquired the 70-200VR and 300/4 which I use with a the TC14EII teleconverter. I particularly enjoy shooting wildlife and have learned to relish sharpness and image quality that the best glass can deliver...




I also recently picked up a used Sigma 10-20 as a super-wide angle lens - very cool. On my very short list is a 17-55DX and 105VR Micro. Eventually I'd like to pick up a 500/4 or 400/2.8 for bird shots but that's going to take some saving.

Anyway, best of luck with your new D300, I know you're really going to enjoy it. Just keep in mind the D300, like the D200, demands really good glass to get the most out of it.

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Old 12-01-2007, 07:48 AM   #18
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That is a great picture!...and other posters have some really nice stuff also...I am jealous. We live on 80 acres in Northern Minnesota and my wife says I don't need an AS to go find pictures...just go sit out in the woods!

I have(had) a Canon 30D...which has now been sold to my son and DIL after only six months. I bought it in anticipation of likely buying a 40D when they were released as I wanted to get started with my "learning curve" last summer and didn't want to wait.

I have some film SLR experience and found the basics not too difficult. I am now at the stage of trying to figure out the "computer" and printing part....and I am creatively "disadvantaged".

These new DSLRs are great...only limitation is the "eye behind the lense"... .

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OK, so maybe the title was a little misleading , but this is just the reason I Airstream. This image was taken last night at the Washita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:27 AM   #19
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What a fantastic photo! I can almost hear that bird talkin'...!
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What a fantastic photo! I can almost hear that bird talkin'...!
Thanks Bill! Yeah, he was happy with all the peanuts I was feeding him LOL!

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What a fantastic photo! I can almost hear that bird talkin'...!
I second that! The bird seems to be outside of my screen. 3 dimensional!
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As a photographer wannabe I have to ask...

are these pictures straight out of the cameras or are you all using some sort of picture retouching software?
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As a photographer wannabe I have to ask...

are these pictures straight out of the cameras or are you all using some sort of picture retouching software?
Hi Sean;

I can't speak for Rodney, but I hope he'll join in.

Most "serious" DSLR owners post process at least to some degree. One of the benefits of digital photography is that you have the option to do the set up work before taking the photo and have the camera do the processing, or do most of the post processing on the computer afterwards, or do some combination of the two.

For example, the only post processing I did to the Blue Jay shot above was to crop it, as I had already set most parameters on my D200 to my liking, including white balance, colour space, saturation, sharpening and many other settings. But I always record RAW images so I can change settings after-the-fact on the computer if needed.

The flexiblity is almost unlimited, which can be seen as a good or bad depending on one's point of view.

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The flexiblity is almost unlimited, which can be seen as a good or bad depending on one's point of view.
I guess that is where the "art" enters the pictures.

That and deciding what to shoot...

What does DSLR stand for? I assume Digital something, something, something?
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Hi Sean;

I can't speak for Rodney, but I hope he'll join in.

Most "serious" DSLR owners post process at least to some degree. One of the benefits of digital photography is that you have the option to do the set up work before taking the photo and have the camera do the processing, or do most of the post processing on the computer afterwards, or do some combination of the two.

For example, the only post processing I did to the Blue Jay shot above was to crop it, as I had already set most parameters on my D200 to my liking, including white balance, colour space, saturation, sharpening and many other settings. But I always record RAW images so I can change settings after-the-fact on the computer if needed.

The flexiblity is almost unlimited, which can be seen as a good or bad depending on one's point of view.

Gary
Thats pretty much the deal. My personal rule is: if I can do it in a traditonal dark room, its OK to do it in Photo Shop.
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