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  • ReGuRgIt8oR 8 Jun 2004 19:12:10 2,597 posts
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    I made a post on a digital camera thread a while back about my new camera and someone asked me to post some piccies.

    So er, here is the first I deem fit for public consumption. It's of an Eagle Owl -

    TIF file - 8MB.

    JPG file - 300k

    So I ask the camera/photo guru's this - is it any good ?

    I do have many more piccies that I am very pleased with but as they mainly are of my family I'll spare them the humiliation.

    Does anyone else care to display their photos ?
    Iirc Keyser was going to release some of his but I've never seen them.
  • Whizzo 8 Jun 2004 19:16:24 43,033 posts
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    Open this link and minimise really quickly, make sure your speakers are on. :-)

    Nice picture Gurgy!

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  • cyk 8 Jun 2004 19:25:04 306 posts
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    Not a bad shot Gurg, however :) I guess its a limitation of your camera that the Owl isn't in focus enough. Nicely captured though.

    You can see my pictures at my portfolio and newer ones at my Deviant Art account. Getting DSLR soon too, moving on up from the excellent Canon A70.
  • ReGuRgIt8oR 8 Jun 2004 19:29:08 2,597 posts
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    Chopped ! How dare you.

    The location, the bird, the position are all 100% legit.

    The ONLY chopping involved was to crop original image and to use the clone stamp to remove an unwanted item.

    I think it gives the illusion of me being high up but in fact the bird was only 6 foot off the ground as it was swooping down to look for food.


    Edit -

    Cyk, it was shot on "auto" (I think) mode so the camera may be able to do better if the muppet operating it knew what he was doing. Oh and I did want to take it with a few different settings but the damn bird didn't agree to do 10 fly pasts !

    Edited by ReGuRgIt8oR at 18:31:54 08-06-2004
  • ReGuRgIt8oR 8 Jun 2004 19:33:50 2,597 posts
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    Actually the "crop" removed the ground that was in the original photo as I thought it was a better picture after I cropped it. Am I correct in this belief ?
  • The_Lid 8 Jun 2004 19:59:15 233 posts
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    ReGuRgIt8oR wrote:
    Chopped ! How dare you.

    The location, the bird, the position are all 100% legit.

    The ONLY chopping involved was to crop original image and to use the clone stamp to remove an unwanted item.


    Fails to tell us that aforementioned "unwanted item" was a spear holding owl at required height from ground.

    Only joking, great shot
  • Deleted user 8 June 2004 20:00:04
    ReGuRgIt8oR, it's a great shot, the moment (wings up!), eyes, everything. My only comments are the tone of the picture (a bit too cold) and the cropping. I think it would work better with a bit of the right margin cropped off.

    What I'm looking for is a more dynamic shot, as the bird flies through the frame. However, when tested it could be totally wrong so I'm not so sure.

    I used to have many more pictures online and I'm rebuilding it. You can see a few of them here though.

    Nice to see several photography fans on the EG! cyk, I'll take a look at your pictures as soon as my bandwidth allows me. :)
  • Nemesis 8 Jun 2004 20:01:41 18,594 posts
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    WOPR wrote:
    WOPRs Gallery

    Quite chuffed with these shots. None of them have been retouched in any way.

    Gah, no porn! Not even a Mac picture.

    /disappointed.


    Still...how much does that camera cost mate?
  • mal 8 Jun 2004 20:04:08 22,334 posts
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    ReGuRgIt8oR wrote:
    Actually the "crop" removed the ground that was in the original photo as I thought it was a better picture after I cropped it. Am I correct in this belief ?
    I reckon so. Makes it look like it could have been right up in the air and you'd done a really good job of tracking it with a high zoom!

    It could be slightly better if the shutter speed was higher so there's no so much blurring from where you were tracking the bird slightly, but it probably wouldn't be significant on a 6x4 print. It's only because I'm viewing the picture at about three feet by two it looks a bit fuzzy!

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • lost_soul 8 Jun 2004 20:18:17 9,369 posts
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    I've a few pics from Thailand up here.

    I keep meaning to put more stuff up, but haven't got around to it yet.
  • cyk 8 Jun 2004 20:50:55 306 posts
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    ReGuRgIt8oR wrote:Cyk, it was shot on "auto" (I think) mode so the camera may be able to do better if the muppet operating it knew what he was doing. Oh and I did want to take it with a few different settings but the damn bird didn't agree to do 10 fly pasts !

    Edited by ReGuRgIt8oR at 18:31:54 08-06-2004

    No probs mate :) Figured that it was the cameras fault.

    Nice shots there WOPR, love the Penguins (not literally of course) :D

    Also like lost_souls's from Koh Tao.
  • Deleted user 8 June 2004 20:52:42
    Very nice shot, Gurgy! I don't do much action stuff but I do enjoy looking at them. I mainly shoot film but when time is on my side I'm going to scan my slides and make an online portfolio.

    WOPR, I love that one of the National History Museum. My only complaint would be the converging vertical! :D
  • mal 8 Jun 2004 21:13:44 22,334 posts
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    WOPR wrote:
    It's down to only 229 on Amazon which is crazy cheap. The dock is extra 40) but that's not essential. A 128mb SD card is only about 25 these days too. 10 x optical zoom and a HUGE screen on the back - magic stuff.
    Wow! I can't say I like the styling much, but 4Mpixel for that price - and those colours! Did you touch up the contrast/brightness on any of those pics?

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Angel_Treats 8 Jun 2004 21:21:20 11,072 posts
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    Some really impressive stuff here guys. Do any of you do this as a living, or is it only a hobby? Some of those animal shots, and Gurgy's owl, are like something out of National Geographic. And Lost Soul's Thai shots are absolutely beautiful.
  • WoodenSpoon 8 Jun 2004 21:41:12 12,275 posts
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    Ico? :D

    They're all very good.
  • Deleted user 8 June 2004 21:51:15
    Angel_Treats wrote:
    Some really impressive stuff here guys. Do any of you do this as a living, or is it only a hobby?

    I'm studying it. Hope to start a degree this September.
  • striker 8 Jun 2004 22:13:19 2,603 posts
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    WOPR wrote:
    It's down to only 229 on Amazon which is crazy cheap. The dock is extra 40) but that's not essential. A 128mb SD card is only about 25 these days too. 10 x optical zoom and a HUGE screen on the back - magic stuff.
    And a very positive review in Steve's Digicams, a great site for newbies and professional alike.


    Edit: Oh except the webdesign, it wasn't that good, but got much worst as it seems...

    Edited by striker at 21:16:45 08-06-2004
  • ReGuRgIt8oR 8 Jun 2004 22:14:27 2,597 posts
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    Did someone mention penguins ?

    I was also fortunate to be present at the first ever Penguin 100m race.

    Penguins JPG file - 600k.

  • Deleted user 8 June 2004 22:20:02
    I find dpreview.com is good for reviews.

    Some very nice shots here. Shame I never see anything close to those in work.

    /me curses "german film" and disposable cameras

    Edited by DiscoStu at 21:20:40 08-06-2004
  • Nemesis 8 Jun 2004 22:31:34 18,594 posts
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    WOPR wrote:
    Nemesis wrote:
    WOPR wrote:
    WOPRs Gallery

    Quite chuffed with these shots. None of them have been retouched in any way.

    Gah, no porn! Not even a Mac picture.

    /disappointed.


    Still...how much does that camera cost mate?
    It's down to only 229 on Amazon which is crazy cheap. The dock is extra 40) but that's not essential. A 128mb SD card is only about 25 these days too. 10 x optical zoom and a HUGE screen on the back - magic stuff.

    Features
    Professional quality10X Optical Zoom Lens (38-380 mm equivalent)
    Precision-crafted to fulfill the finer resolution requirements of digital imaging
    Incredible sharpness and clarity across entire image
    Striking edge-to-edge brightness
    Fast f/2.8 8.0 lens delivers sharp, bright images
    High-resolution viewfinder displays images just as camera sees them
    View all menus and settings right through viewfinder
    Large 2.2" high-resolution liquid crystal display
    A complete range of creative controls gives you the freedom to transform any scene into a work of art


    Edited by WOPR at 19:46:44 08-06-2004

    /takes notes.

    Need a digital cam for Sunday.
  • Deleted user 8 June 2004 22:40:18
    WoodenSpoon wrote:
    Ico? :D
    Holy crap, I've never thought of that! You're right!!! :)
  • sam_spade 8 Jun 2004 23:10:17 15,745 posts
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  • Deleted user 8 June 2004 23:45:03
    For those interested that don't understand Swedish, that "ICO" pic was taken using a positive film cross-processed as a negative. That is, no Photoshop/digital 5k1llz0rz involved, only pure chemistry! :)
  • cyk 9 Jun 2004 12:21:00 306 posts
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    Angel_Treats wrote:
    Some really impressive stuff here guys. Do any of you do this as a living, or is it only a hobby?

    Only a hobby, one that just got quite expensive too :)
  • Tricky 9 Jun 2004 13:02:40 4,361 posts
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    rhythm wrote:
    WOPR wrote:
    And 10x optical speaks for itself.

    Yeah - I'm about to sell a ton of camera and darkroom gear to try and raise the money to get a Fuji S5000 (or maybe S7000) with the 10x zoom being the prime attraction

    /strokes S7000 lovingly.

    Gorgeous camera and you can find it really cheap these days - certainly for much less than the 500 RRP. It's just a shame that my photo-taking skills are shite :-s
  • striker 9 Jun 2004 13:21:04 2,603 posts
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    But the S7000 zoomm is 6x optical, isn't it?
  • cyk 9 Jun 2004 13:31:00 306 posts
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    striker wrote:
    But the S7000 zoomm is 6x optical, isn't it?

    Yes, 6x optical. But oddly doesn't do ISO 100. Barrel distortion at full wide angle, pincushion distortion at telephoto, and "Super Macro" barrel distortion. Sure its got a high zoom, but its likely to kill every photo you take. I was tempted by the S7000's features, but after reading the DP Review it put me off it.

    Edited by cyk at 12:31:30 09-06-2004
  • striker 19 Jun 2004 13:26:19 2,603 posts
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    ReGuRgIt8oR wrote:
    I think it gives the illusion of me being high up but in fact the bird was only 6 foot off the ground as it was swooping down to look for food.
    I honestly thought you were on a plane!


    WOPR wrote:
    It's down to only 229 on Amazon which is crazy cheap. The dock is extra 40) but that's not essential. A 128mb SD card is only about 25 these days too. 10 x optical zoom and a HUGE screen on the back - magic stuff.

    Features
    Professional quality10X Optical Zoom Lens (38-380 mm equivalent)
    Precision-crafted to fulfill the finer resolution requirements of digital imaging
    Incredible sharpness and clarity across entire image
    Striking edge-to-edge brightness
    Fast f/2.8 8.0 lens delivers sharp, bright images
    High-resolution viewfinder displays images just as camera sees them
    View all menus and settings right through viewfinder
    Large 2.2" high-resolution liquid crystal display
    A complete range of creative controls gives you the freedom to transform any scene into a work of art
    I'm seriously considering one of these. I've always liked photography but the developing costs of normal cameras along with the cheap cameras I've always had meant I never really cared much about it.

    Now looking at photo.net and other photo sites, I'd really like to get into it.

    And that camera seems perfect.
  • cyk 19 Jun 2004 13:50:24 306 posts
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    Considering its a Kodak, that seems like quite a good camera.

    Steves Digicam Review

    If anyones got 1500 to spend, I'd recommend the Canon 10D :D Just got one, and its without a doubt the best camera I've ever held / used.
  • ReGuRgIt8oR 19 Jun 2004 14:57:19 2,597 posts
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    Nice Otto.

    Especially like the Bled "Island" shot and the Sumatra kids. Little lad at back with a stick or twig (hope it's not a roll-up) in his mouth and kids in masks makes it for me.
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