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Old Jan 3, 2005, 2:26 PM   #21
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Sans opinion....une photo seulement!

CP4500 with Swarov AT-80HD. Hand Held.

Can anyone guess what this bird is holding in its formidable claw?

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Old Jan 3, 2005, 2:34 PM   #22
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Looks like a fish


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Old Jan 3, 2005, 3:26 PM   #23
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An archer fish? Or a small trout. Or a little salmon.
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Old Jan 3, 2005, 6:58 PM   #24
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Steve CZ : I am agree with Kenny-Leong, is look like a small salmon. I try with digital zoom. Carlitin
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Old Jan 3, 2005, 8:21 PM   #25
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nice digital zoom-up there carlitin
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Old Jan 4, 2005, 7:41 AM   #26
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The bird is a Sooty Falcon. Incredibly good looking and very rarely spotted on land, but this one was hunting (successfully) for a big bug breakfast along the coast near Muscat when I had this once-in-a-lifetime photo op. The object in its claw is a headless cicada.

I hit the shutter release just as thefalcon was chomping off the head of it's prey....

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Old Jan 6, 2005, 8:40 PM   #27
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Oh....ya shutter lag can be a nuisance sometimes...but, I am firmly entrenched in the opinion that in many cases a little anticipation can overcome it quite handily. I have stopped a zillion golf swings bang on the money right where I want them perfect freeze frame exquisite detail, just because I know the camera and what it will do. (and when to expect it to do it) But for those few times when I did not have a predictable subject, well luck played a roll, but luck goes both ways, good and bad. All in all for the most part shutter lag is a thing I have learned to work with. I (blush) don't have the 8800, still poking around reading and looking at everything I can lay my hands on, muttering to myself wondering how long it will be til the next crop of digicams pops up...and still limping along w/my 7i for now. But I keep coming back to 8800 discussions of course, cuz that camera so far has the edge in enticing my fingers to my wallet. I wonder tho, if you guys can't pull a little magic with the 5 best shot doolie feature and offset the lag a bit that way? Best regards,

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Old Jan 8, 2005, 11:41 PM   #28
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Here's mine. Low light focusing in a sink. VR on 1/1500 sec. shutter.
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Old Jan 9, 2005, 12:37 AM   #29
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Abstract: Playing in the sink
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Old Jan 9, 2005, 11:12 AM   #30
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Very nice sink shots of water/spash. Good color.

While waiting for my 8800 to have a dead pixel fixed by Nikon, I've been using my Canon Digital Rebel. I'm remined of the difference in shutter lag between a DSLR and regular digicams. I may have gotten this shot with my 8800, but would have had to shoot a lot more pictures. The quicker shutter response on the DSLR meant I got the shot the first time.

There's a camera for every shooting situation. That's why I have 3 -- a pocket-size Olympus 5MP, the 8800, and the Digital Rebel. Most of the time I've got the 8800 due to size, flexibility, etc.

By the way, this shot used an expensive Canon IR (antishake) zoom lens.

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