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Old Mar 7, 2010, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default Trip to the beach

And there was nothing to shoot.

The Winter birds are leaving, the Spring birds aren't here, so I make the best of it.

Spent a while setting up the background of this image.

"Abstract Sparrow"



This Brandt Goose, almost a 100 yards off, spotted me anyway. Apparently ANY human activity is suspicious. Probably right about that...




The Scaups are still floating around Dead Horse Bay, and even though their numbers diminish every day, there will still be some around into April.

In the first image, one of them is watching the Bottle Collector, one is watching me, and the other is keeping tabs on Chato.








And when in doubt, shoot a Gull!



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Old Mar 7, 2010, 5:48 PM   #2
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Sweet pictures, (just a beginner) as i see you use ISO 800 for these pictures and also i believe that the light was sufficent when you took these pictures. So could you explain it please why higher ISO? Because there was a post about night concert picture and a user suggest the other one to use ISO 800, i am confused, if you use ISO 800 at this light that user must use ISO 6400 or something.
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Sweet pictures, (just a beginner) as i see you use ISO 800 for these pictures and also i believe that the light was sufficent when you took these pictures. So could you explain it please why higher ISO? Because there was a post about night concert picture and a user suggest the other one to use ISO 800, i am confused, if you use ISO 800 at this light that user must use ISO 6400 or something.
Naah! I use a telescope with a fixed f stop of f10 (even though the EXIF states f11). So, to capture action shots I need all the shutter speed I can get. Before Noise Ninja came around I used ISO 500.

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are these pictures after from Noise Ninja? You need more shutter speed so you increase ISO i get it.

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are these pictures after from Noise Ninja? You need more shutter speed so you increase ISO i get it.
Five of them needed some use of Noise Ninja, one didn't. The better the light, the less need. My machine is NOT a good low light camera.

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Definition of low light camera is measured with ISO Sensitivity?
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Some machines are not good at low light no matter what the ISO. Mine is one of them...

Well, it ain't THAT bad. However, Noise Ninja has restored my belief in God...

Actually with ISO 400 or less, my machine has very little noise except for night shots. Clearly obsolete...

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I'm impressed with your tele set up Dave. nice work.
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