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Old May 15, 2011, 12:23 AM   #1
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Default A trip to the National Park

The following shots are part of my last official outing (for 2011) of the Images Alberta Camera Club. We went to the Elk Island National Park (close to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) and took a couple hundreds shots. I used the 70-300, 12-60 and the 9-18.

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With the 12-60:


and finally the 9-18:



and all using the E-30 and shot in Raw (converted with ACR and basic editing with PSE 9.0)
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Old May 15, 2011, 7:21 AM   #2
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Wow, that's a little close for that last shot! I'd need IS to take that one. Nice job.
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Hi,

Good series of images. How long have you had the E-30 + 12-60mmSWD and how are you liking that the E-30 vs the E-520?


Also, since you mentioned that you're using Adobe's ACR with PSE9, try using the fill light slider found in Camera RAW to lighten up the face of the Buffalo in the last frame. You'll be surprised as to how much detail you'll be able to recover.

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Old May 15, 2011, 9:21 AM   #4
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Thanks Zig!

I have the E-30 since about a year and I got the 12-60 a bit later. Both are making a very good combination ... and I think I'll get the 12-60's big brother this week. I like the 70-300 but the image quality of the 50-200 must be better!

The E-30 is, so far, perfect for me (keeping the E-520 as backup) ... mainly in term of size (small hands here). It tool me a while to get used to the E-30 layout (I still like the E-520 better for it) ... but I'm getting there

I will try the lighten up the face if the Buffalo today .... and I'll post the results.
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....this looks to have been a fun outing, you'll quickly fall in love with the 50-200.
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Good stuff. First time I've ever seen a Buffalo next to a picnic
table : )
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...and first time I see a Buffalo (Bison) ... 10 feet from me ...
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...and first time I see a Buffalo (Bison) ... 10 feet from me ...
Thanks for posting these! In Yellowstone, idiotic tourists walk right up to bison as if they were approaching a domesticated cow. Moose too. But those animals apparently take pity and don't usually attack.

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First, what an interesting series, and I would never get that close to a bison!!

Second, you just remind me how much I want an E-30, but can't afford it now.
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Fantastic series, what a beautiful animal the Bison is.

Thank you for posting.
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