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Old Nov 15, 2005, 9:46 PM   #1
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Old Nov 15, 2005, 9:56 PM   #2
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A few more (Portraits too) here in 3 pages:
http://iciclelanding.com/aperture?al...amp;view=album



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Old Nov 15, 2005, 9:58 PM   #3
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Wow !

Very Closeup (to the size and kind of subject) and Sharp too

taken at a zoo or in the wild ?!? even with the zoom it's not easy to get so close...

Narmer, can You please give accessories (if any) used ? how far were You ? f/3,3...


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Old Nov 15, 2005, 10:00 PM   #4
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Variation of tree shot.


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Old Nov 15, 2005, 10:04 PM   #5
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Thanks JCR

I was at 1,5 - 2m, I already posted the full one on this forum (this is from Ercolano archaeological site, where they use the hawks to catch pigeons which spoil the monuments). Only FZ20 needed, no tele add-on , no flash. Exif included in the pic.

Here is the non cropped one, only resized and PP.
(Really don't dare to thinkhow'd it come out if I had had a 8Mp FZ30)




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Old Nov 15, 2005, 11:08 PM   #6
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The "hawk" is mighty mighty good as is the other view of the tree, but that dog
lieing in the mud is oustanding, indeed.
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Old Nov 16, 2005, 1:40 AM   #7
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thanks Francesco,
it's so nice to take us with you on this excursion.
I like the dogs and the night shot.
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Old Nov 16, 2005, 3:27 AM   #8
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Narmer,

I know you are waiting for the FZ40 but I would love to see how you do with an FZ30.

Your knowing the FZ20 and use of PP skills makes for some astounding pictures to enjoy.
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Old Nov 16, 2005, 8:19 AM   #9
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Thank you

Sven and Tazzie
that dog was touching for I shot just when it was looking up atus passing by on the trail.
But what made this picsad is that -owing to the fact that it didn't move and was lying in a strange position and place- it looked to us as it was going to die rather than simply resting.
I hope we all were wrong...

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as I often say 3 Mp more are REALLY a great plus, which makes the pictures look visibly sharper and with more resolution than 5Mp ones, when both viewed or printed at the same size, as screen resol. and A4 sheet size.

Now FZ30 greater LD resolution is an outstanding bonus for macros whenit is not easy to understand the sharp focus in a few mm range.
F11 makes you gain some DOF in Macros with Nikon 6T or higher magnifications.
I think that color casts are less evident than FZ10-20 which are prone to yellow hues when there is a lot of green, blues when there is too much blue. (WB shifts ?).
Also there must be some more saturation in blues, providing better skies color.

Very probably there is more noise than FZ20 when both full res. images are visualized, but an 8Mp images, when viewed at screen size -280pixels or lower- will show the same noise, if not less than a similarly viewed 5Mp one, thus only a slight "dirt" in the UE or uniform color zones (skies).

On the other hand I am not one of those who changes PC or Camera each year.
I prefer to arrive to the point where it is really impossible to resist, as I did before taking the FZ20, until whenI was operating with a no-zoom Canon A300.
And what makes me resist, though I could afford the expense of a FZ30, is that Even if I know FZ40 won't have as many improvements on FZ30 as the latter had over FZ20, there could be also little additions like, in order of importance for me:

1) larger CCD*, and slightly less f, and slightly more MP (9Mp would be fine, 8 impossible for market reasons)
* = More dynamic range and less abs. noise.

2) some more buttons (for direct selection of ISO, metering mode, focus type, which could be easily done with the left pad pressures !!!)

3)Smaller minimum aperture (around F14)

4) More resistent body finish

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Old Nov 16, 2005, 8:33 AM   #10
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You take some amazing photos thanks for sharing....

Can you explain how you do the click to enlarge thing or is it too complicated for a dummie like me?
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