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Old Jun 13, 2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default Oops ... I did it again!

Ok, not me ... but this one :



Olympus OM-D with 50-200mm SWD, cropped and tweaked with the Topaz Details Light filter in Photoshop Elements 9 (which still doesn't support the OM-D raw files!).

This shot was done just after a rain shower so the park was basically empty ... no humans ... just me and my dog (which found out about the "big dog" above about 10 minutes after I started taking pictures of it )
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 11:02 PM   #2
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Really nice capture. The 50-200 SWD is a hard tele optic to beat. Are you using the accessory grip on your E-M5? How's the handling with the 50-200 SWD? Seems like it would be fairly nice with the grip/vertical release attached.
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Beautiful capture, nice job.
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Really nice capture. The 50-200 SWD is a hard tele optic to beat. Are you using the accessory grip on your E-M5? How's the handling with the 50-200 SWD? Seems like it would be fairly nice with the grip/vertical release attached.
Hi Greg,

I don't have the grip (... read ... I don't have grip yet) but I am certain it will be easier to handle with it

However, it wasn't too bad. For sure, the lens is heavy so I basically tried to brace my arm using my own body ... or rely on the 5 axis stabilization.

The above shot was done "free hand" ... at the same time that I was trying to stop my dog to bark and she was pulling ligthly on the leach.

To make a short story, the 50-200SWD is working fine on the OM-D but it is a tiddy bit slower to focus than on my E-30

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My 50-200 SWD was a wreck to AF on the Pens, so I made the decision early on I was not going to deal with the added weight of the DSLR lenses if I was going to go the Pen route, or just stick with a DSLR.

In my case, the big lenses lost and they're now gone.

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for some reason I am seeing a lighter stripe on the image across the middle right below the animal's belly. It's like a section was highlighted and the exposure changed. Otherwise a nice shot of the deer looking right at you!
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Barbwire out of focus
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Barbwire out of focus
lol - I thought maybe it was my monitor!

maybe try selecting the section in photoshop and boosting contrast or darkening exposure selectively on this section and you'd never know
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When I was at Palo Duro Canyon last year, I saw deer jumping over barbed wire fences just outside the park for the first time in person. I think they could have cleared an 8 or 10 foot high fence if they had needed to. It was effortless and impressive.
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When I was at Palo Duro Canyon last year, I saw deer jumping over barbed wire fences just outside the park for the first time in person. I think they could have cleared an 8 or 10 foot high fence if they had needed to. It was effortless and impressive.
growing up in the north east country deer were a constant presence and driving dirt roads at night people often times hit deer. One time when I was 17 I was driving home from an after school job at 9pm at night down a narrow dirt road, the kind with hedge rows on either side with farmers fields beyond those. A big white tail buck leaped out from one of those hedge rows and literally jumped the across the road to the other side in one leap just clearing it's back legs over the hood of the car, as I continued forward, the whole thing happening so fast I didn't even get to the brakes. Was a scary moment I'll never forget. That deer must have jumped 12 feet laterally and about 6-7 feet vertically...
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