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Old May 8, 2005, 12:43 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Here are two pictures that I took yesterday morning. I guess we were not the only ones to hear this frog croaking. The lighting was difficult. It seems the egret's body was in the shade but the beak was in the sun.





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Old May 8, 2005, 3:27 PM   #2
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Poor little frog....but a very nice capture of the event.
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Old May 8, 2005, 6:03 PM   #3
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Why is the frog glowing? Did he barbecue it?:blah:
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Old May 8, 2005, 6:14 PM   #4
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Why is the frog glowing? Did he barbecue it?:blah:
No, It's a rare TEXAS HOT CHILI frog. That egret is gonna have heartburn tonight!:X:lol::lol::lol:
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Old May 8, 2005, 6:43 PM   #5
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The glow is the dreaded red flare that happens with the FZ20 when there is a high contrast area (frog is overexposed) and when the focus is off a little. Oh well, I still like the photo.
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The glow is the dreaded red flare that happens with the FZ20 when there is a high contrast area (frog is overexposed) and when the focus is off a little. Oh well, I still like the photo.
This happens mostly at high zoom and wide-open aperture. From the EXIF, it appears you were at full 12x zoom and f2.8.


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Old May 9, 2005, 11:17 PM   #7
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This happens mostly at high zoom and wide-open aperture. From the EXIF, it appears you were at full 12x zoom and f2.8.
OK, that is what I did. I was taking a picture of an alligator with just his head (eyes and nose) sticking out of the open water. I had the camera in M-mode. My mom spotted the egret so, I quickly moved the tripod to get a shot. I made a judgement call to switch the FZ20 to P-mode. I wasn't sure what manual adjustment to make that was needed for the mostly shadow area.

As I use M-mode more, I wish the FZ20 would allow me to store multiple M-Mode presets. It gets annoying to have to be constantly adjust the shutter and apeture. This feature is now on my wishlist for the FZ30. I am also learning how nice it would be to have manual apeture and shuttler rings in addition to the focus ring. I think presets would be a cheaper solution for Panasonic.

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P mode also chose too slow a shutter speed to avoid motion blur in the shot.
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