Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Panasonic / Leica

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 23, 2006, 6:58 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
WackyRoger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chama, New Mexico
Posts: 6,206
Default

rhermans wrote:
Quote:
Ok Roger here goes,
the first one ranks with me as the best bird shot I made and the one I waited longer for than any other shot,
and the second the hardest macro ever. The dragonfly landed on my right hand, so I had to open my camerabag with my left and take the shot left handed difficult enough but great fun.



They both look very difficult to get and they both turned out very nice. You did GOOOOD.

TOTALLY WACKY roger
FZ 30, Nikon TCE17, QuikAim Max RDS, Zeiss Digiscope/Sony W7

WackyRoger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2006, 7:00 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
WackyRoger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chama, New Mexico
Posts: 6,206
Default

squirl033 wrote:
Quote:
thehotel wrote:
Quote:
squirl033, POST THEM, I am sure we all would like to see them.

TOTALLY WACKY roger
FZ 30, Nikon TCE17, QuikAim Max RDS, Zeiss Digiscope/Sony W7
okay... you asked for it...

this first one is something i'd been trying to catch for months, finally managed to get a halfway clear shot. pity about the dead cattail in the background, but some things can't be helped...



this onewasn't difficult to shoot, but getting close enough to these little fellas to get even a half decent crop shot is almost impossible. they seldom let humans get closer than about 50 yards; this one landed on a railing and let me slowly creep to within about half that distance before he flew the coop...

WOW they are Super. Both look like they were tuff to get.

TOTALLY WACKY roger
FZ 30, Nikon TCE17, QuikAim Max RDS, Zeiss Digiscope/Sony W7

WackyRoger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2006, 7:02 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
WackyRoger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chama, New Mexico
Posts: 6,206
Default

seemolf wrote:
Quote:
Let's take this one...
A very busy butterfly. I managed to take only 5 shots in continous mode.
....and only one with spread wings, this one:



And this one needed minor modifications to my optical system - fz5 ++




Merry christmas and/or happy holiday!

Sven
Sven, both are very well done and definitely worth your effort.

TOTALLY WACKY roger
FZ 30, Nikon TCE17, QuikAim Max RDS, Zeiss Digiscope/Sony W7

WackyRoger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2006, 10:05 AM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 48
Default

Hey, Sven, you sure have a lot of equipment attached to the front of your camera and it did a great job capturing the moon! Mind sharing what those various items are and what your support setup is?
drobie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2006, 11:39 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
tcook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,703
Default

Great shots Rocky, from what I have read the Kingfisher is hard to get close to, I have never even seen one myself. I have been trying to get a dragonfly but can't get near one.
tcook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2006, 11:41 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
tcook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,703
Default

An excellent butterfly shot Sven. With all those extension on the FZ-5 it must have been very difficult to get enough light for the shot.
tcook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2006, 3:07 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
squirl033's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 6,720
Default

tcook wrote:
Quote:
Great shots Rocky, from what I have read the Kingfisher is hard to get close to, I have never even seen one myself. I have been trying to get a dragonfly but can't get near one.
thanks, Fred. i'dgotten several pics of dragons perching on something, but had never caught adecent shot ofone in flight... then i managed 2 in 3 weeks! go figure...
squirl033 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 25, 2006, 3:46 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
seemolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,255
Default

I admire your skills to get anything in flight, Roger and Rocky!
This is a theme for my next camera ;-)

It is much easier when the DFs land on a different body, Ronny:


Drobie, this is a selfmade 10* TCon.
Ingredients: a reversed 50mm SLR lens, a tube and a 500mm SLR lens.
These parts are fixed with clamps for waste water tubes.
The white plates help me to adjust anything:



All of my methods are described on my webpages:
http://freenet-homepage.de/seemolf/TripsAndTicks.html
http://freenet-homepage.de/seemolf/moon.html

The light reduction of the "tcon100" is tolerable, tcook. The moon shots were taken with 1/60 sec exposure time. But atmospheric conditions on warm summer days are limiting for this setup. This is a "winter tele".

Sven

...but we were talking about difficult shots.
This was my third test to get a decent shot of the blind endemic crab (30mm) in a dark cave on Lanzarote. Shooting through the water surface, using the bounced onboard flash.
The additional LED beams were used for focussing.










seemolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 25, 2006, 10:47 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
WackyRoger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chama, New Mexico
Posts: 6,206
Default

Ronny that set up is amazing. Nice results from it.

TOTALLY WACKY roger
FZ 30, Nikon TCE17, QuikAim Max RDS, Zeiss Digiscope/Sony W7

WackyRoger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 25, 2006, 11:42 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
D.Ann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,932
Default

all my decent shots were hard to me...I see much talent on this forum. Donna
Attached Images
 
D.Ann is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 5:33 PM.