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Old Apr 28, 2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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Default Panasonic 45-200mm, various landscapes and birds, Arizona

I find this lens actually very good for framing landscapes, this is taken at the Wahweap overlook of lake Powell in Page, AZ, looking to Tower Butte on the Navajo Reservation.


P4242696_post_processed by ramcewan, on Flickr

Sedona, AZ after a rain storm


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Always birding, even on vacation... grey crane in glen canyon while rafting the river, used the mega-OIS

in the shade

crane in shade glen canyon 20120424 by ramcewan, on Flickr

in the air, clipped the top of his wing


crane in flight glen canyon 20120424 by ramcewan, on Flickr

some ducks on the river red from the reflection of the canyon walls


ducks in glen canyon 20120424 by ramcewan, on Flickr

some birds on top of a building, haven't looked them up in my bird book yet


pair of birds sedona 20120426 by ramcewan, on Flickr
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 1:30 PM   #2
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Nice capture on the crane.
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 6:28 PM   #3
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Nice capture on the crane.
yes i got lucky with timing it, was just snapping away and got him right as he took off kept snapping but lost tracking

here's another landscape with this lens at it's widest 45mm, not bad at all imho sunset side lighting the canyon wall was pretty magnificent in person


Sedona Red Rocks at Sunset 20120426 by ramcewan, on Flickr

Today, home less than 24 hours and I had the 45-200mm back out again when my wife spied a big bird in the woods. Crop of the cleanest shot I got which showed it's eye. Autofocusing in the woods like this was hard since there are soo many branches and leaves and other contrasty objects for the lens to grab focus on, best results achieved using single point focusing (always) and the box reduced to 14x and placed on the bird with as little else in the box as possible.


Hawk Eye in woods 20120428 by ramcewan, on Flickr

off in a flash a moment later pounced upon some unlucky forest floor dweller, this time my timing was just a split second off from a good in air shot


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p.s. a faster shutter speed probably would also have been good on the in-air hawk
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We were watching the sunrise on the grand canyon and looked down at the next ledge about 15 below where we were (I prefer the spots with ledges below the edge as at least if I fall I might land on the ledge instead of dropping straight down...) and noticed this squirrel hanging out seemingly enjoying the same sunrise from the tip of this rock with about 1,000 feet of nothingness beneath it. Maybe he was just warming up in the sun but I prefer to think he was also enjoying the view


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Does the very first photo on this thread appear that red in actual view?
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Does the very first photo on this thread appear that red in actual view?
I boosted contrast and a little bit of saturation. This is the out of the camera jpeg. In person I felt it was redder than the out of camera jpeg, maybe I went too far though?


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Wasn't critisizing the photo, just wondered if it was that red as I've never been to the GC.
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This part of lake Powell and the glen canyon damn are in the small city/town of Page, AZ about 2.5-3 hours drive from the grand canyon south rim. It is a drive we made twice back and forth which was a mistake, once for the rafting and once for the slot canyon,should have planned it better but oh well.

The area you drive through is known as the painted desert but to me it was miles and miles of nothingness in shades of red, tan, black and a weird green I was told comes from lichen growing on the petrified sand dunes. It is all within the Dine (pronounced De-nay meaning the people) or as well call them the Navajo nation.

This shot is literally on the edge of page, they were building some new houses here and we were with a few minutes to kill before our tour so we stopped, literally 5 minutes from the center of town. Tower butte is on the right lake Powell is visible in the middle ground. This was from the 14mm. It's really funny how the 14mm is perfect in the grand canyon, taking in close to 50% of the view and being full of interesting rock formations and canyons, but out here you can see it is so very wide. f5.6 unprocessed jpeg from the camera, hoya cpl in use. Here you can see the redness very well.


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this is on the road to Page, AZ, you kinda drive down (1,500 feet) from the canyon rim and take a left at the start of this ridge of rocks which you then drive roughly 75 miles until you climb (1,000 feet) this pass through the ridge. This is looking back at the 75 miles of desert. The road, a 2 line highway, was paved the turnoff we were at was not paved.


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the scale is hard to understand from the photo alone so I am also attaching this center crop, those dots are houses.
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