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Old Jun 27, 2006, 6:29 PM   #1
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Furby has been a trusted friend in our home for many years. However, I think he's been feeling neglected lately and yesterday he made a break for it. We searched all over the house to no avail, he must have gotten out. We knew he couldn't get very far--his batteries are nearly dead!

I set up a video surveilance outside the house and this is what I found. Furby has been hiding in some strange locations. I think he was hoping to hitch a ride with one of the meter readers making their rounds.

Nikon D100, Sigma 28-70mm f2.8 lens, ISO200 (both shots)
First shot: 1/180th, f8, program mode, matrix metering
Second shot: 1/125th, f5.6, program mode, matrix metering


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Old Jun 27, 2006, 6:44 PM   #2
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Or, maybe he thinks he can charge his batteries off the meter. The second shot is especially good (without the distracting shadows in the first). You've got to go out and talk him into staying. Whatever you did, or said, you must apologize. Those are sensitive creatures, after all.
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Old Jun 27, 2006, 8:48 PM   #3
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Thank goodness you located your runway Furby. I like the color contrast of the Furby and the house. It appears you runaway Furby has a utility thing going on. You may consider using a shorter leash.

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Old Jun 28, 2006, 1:15 AM   #4
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If you were in Northern California I'd say Furby works for PG&E! Something to be said about the DSLRs. Great colors, nice contrast...very clean shots at ISO 200, Cal. I think my H1 can handle 200 but the FZ20...NO WAY!!!
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Old Jun 28, 2006, 2:31 AM   #5
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That's a mean looking fellow guarding your electric meter. I think the combination of Furby and the electric meter makes the shot. I don't think a plastic duck in a similar setting would have done the same.

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