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Old Feb 23, 2005, 6:37 PM   #1
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Here are a couple of shots where I wanted to have my cake and eat it too, both close-up and wider angle to get some background. I couldn't decide which was more effective visually so I've posted both:








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Great work, Norm. I love the subtle shading on the redpoll. Keep posting 'em.

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Old Feb 23, 2005, 7:09 PM   #3
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Yep, awesome shots again.
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Old Feb 23, 2005, 7:44 PM   #4
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These are just beautiful Norm. And as far as which is better, wide or up close, when you do it one is as good as the other for me. Glad you posted them both. They really are great.



Norm I have a very heavy Bogen 3046 tripod and a Bogen 3275 geared head. And now I want a pan head. I have a book of Bogen video supports but there are so many of them to choose from. I've never used a pan head but I know I need one. A while back someone suggested I get a pan head and now I'm going to do that. But I need some help deciding which one. Could you, or anyone else out there, give me some suggestions on it. I also have a very light one piece tripod & head that I'm using now but its so flimsy I might as well be hand holding.



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Old Feb 23, 2005, 7:57 PM   #5
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Thanks all, your kind comments are encouraging to say the least.

Houston, I've got one cheap monopod and a manfrotto tripod with a reasonably decent ball head, and that is the sum total of my knowledge and experience with tripods and heads. I'm sure that you will get an answer from someone much more qualified than myself of this sort of thing. I would imaging that eric is the in-house expert on what you are seeking out.
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Norm, I agree with Houston. I can see why it was a hard decision. All great, but if I had to choose, I would say the wide angle of the Red Poll is my favorite. I just like how everything came together in that view.
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Old Feb 24, 2005, 4:48 AM   #7
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All good shots and crops. For me, I like the wide on the downy. It just
fits with the pose. There's a nice symmetry to it and makes the downy
look like he has a sense of purpose. I like the tight crop on the redpole.
It just really helps to accentuate that cute pose.
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Old Feb 24, 2005, 5:55 AM   #8
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I like them all, really great, however my preference is for the wide angle shots
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Old Feb 24, 2005, 6:50 AM   #9
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Exellent again Norm! Do these little guys hire themselves out as models? Their poses are A-1. Thanks again for the pictures. Cheers.....thekman.
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Old Feb 24, 2005, 11:15 AM   #10
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great shots!
I personally like the non-c-up's better.

Which lense did you use?
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