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Old Feb 22, 2007, 2:23 PM   #1
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Got my Fz50 yesterday so im a beginner, I took these today. Im really liking the camera.






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Old Feb 22, 2007, 3:59 PM   #2
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Nice shots of the cardinal, and love the sparkle in the water on the last one.
Looks like your off to a great start.
Keep shootin' and sharein'
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Old Feb 22, 2007, 4:34 PM   #3
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Great job with the new camera. Love the shot of the water.
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Old Feb 22, 2007, 5:55 PM   #4
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Nice start...you are gonna love the camera. Those water shots are very nice
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Old Feb 22, 2007, 5:58 PM   #5
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Nice ... keep posting
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Old Feb 22, 2007, 7:34 PM   #6
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first shots!!!! WOW..those are great and I luv the way u captured the water as well!!
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Old Feb 22, 2007, 7:37 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies, Any advice on shooting birds? It seems to be the toughest to focus on, also need to figure out how to focus on flying birds.
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Old Feb 22, 2007, 11:41 PM   #8
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Your shots are very nice. You were lucky the sun shone for you. I had my camera quite awhile before I ever saw sun.

I have an FZ7 but I think the flying bird principle is probably the same. To catch take offs I use spot focus, focus on bird with shutter half down, then move so just the head is in the frame and shoot a burst mode on low speed burst. Repeat until the bird flys. I suppose you could use high speed burst, but I like low because it seems to turn out better. Birds in flight are harder. I aim ahead, high f stop if possible, and do a burst mode as they get into range. I have a hard time with little birds because they are both small and usually very fast. There are shots with notes in my flickr flight set, and for each picture you can access exif data to see shutter speeds used.

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I love cardinal....thanks for sharing!!! Donna
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Old Feb 23, 2007, 6:50 PM   #10
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Nice shot of the birds and I really like your water shots especially the last one. One suggestion, if you separate all the pictures some when you post I think each one would be more enjoyable to view. Thanks for sharing.
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