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Old Jan 6, 2011, 11:54 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,
Just got the FZ40 and am having fun with this slick little superzoom.
It will be perfect for capturing the moment during our outdoor treks and RV travel adventures. I understand it's IQ limitations but for the intended use it will be terrific. A couple images are posted. These were taken during the few days between snow storms when we could actually get outside. The second pic is interesting just to show a small band of wild horses that live here. Thanks to all the folks that post great images and share their knowledge on this forum.
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Old Jan 7, 2011, 2:30 AM   #2
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Lovely location, very nice shots! Congratulations on the new camera - keep posting pictures.
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Old Jan 7, 2011, 9:27 AM   #3
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Good job! Cool shot of the mountain. The second would have been better if the sun was behind you (but I know that's nearly impossible with wild subject). Actually, I'm looking at the post again on a better monitor and the image looks much better than it did on my little laptop...

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Congratulations on getting a great camera! The mountain shot has such beautiful colors in it; really nice!

I love horses, so of course love the shot of them also!

Thanks, and looking forward to many more of your images here!
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Welcome to the Forum and congratulations on your new FZ40 camera. Thanks as well for posting two photos. I like the first photo, though it needs to be leveled. The second photo appears to have been taken through a dirty window. Could that be possible.

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Old Jan 7, 2011, 12:21 PM   #6
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Nice shots Midnight Man show us some more!
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Thanks for sharing those two shots, both very good. Like mtclimber I think the horses may have been shot through a window, were you in your car?
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Thanks for the replies. I'm not sure what happened to the horses pic since we were walking near our home. I had to shoot angled into the sun or would have only gotten the north end of fleeing south bound horses. There is a UV filter on the lens. The image data is f/5.6, 1/320, ISO 80, P mode. Here is a second image shot within seconds, same data except EV -0.3 step, resized to fit upload KB limit. It's probably just my lousy camera handling. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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There's nothing wrong with your horse shot, they are just back-lit. Nature (sun) never cooperates with the photographer!
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