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Old Oct 21, 2007, 8:05 AM   #591
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As promised.... I will share my close encouter with the green turtle....

1. She start filling the sand as she covered her eggs...


2. She manage to fill it and start to move to shore



3. Up close and personal... tried to fill up the frame


4. She now start crawling back to the sea... and my H9 start warning.... LOW BATT!!!


5. Manage to capture her as she slowly crawling back to the sea...


6. Finally my last shot out of the camera... which I used for 2 1/2 days travelling to Oman during the Eid..


I tell my self... I have to get a back-up battery so that this things will never happen again... I miss it when she finally reach the sea and start swimming and finally lost in my field of view.... although I have not captured it but still I witness it...

But then again... I love to share the moments...

Cheers!!!!


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Nice series style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff"of your Turtle encounter, icecoldblue! It appears that the flash is not as powerful as the H1 flash for I seean unlit background. However, the area that the flash covers is well exposed and focused.

Cyber, it seems like NO made a good impression on you!

Yesterday I took my R1 to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. Even though I absolutely love this camera, it is definitely not the best camera for this type of environment. As you can imagine, lighting was very limited and the fact that the R1 does not have an IS made me miss most shots due to camera shake. I did manage to get a few decent ones, which I'll post soon. I also tried my new polarize filter with it. It produced good results outdoors but because it cuts almost 2 1/2 stops, unless the subject is very well lit by the sun, the image will be blurred due to slow shutter speed. Anyway, I think the H1 is the best choice for the Aquarium trip.
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Old Oct 21, 2007, 11:39 PM   #593
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Nice series style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff"of your Turtle encounter, icecoldblue! It appears that the flash is not as powerful as the H1 flash for I seean unlit background. However, the area that the flash covers is well exposed and focused.
I can't compare cause I don't own H1, actually it was lit with a video camera the same time I took those shots cause our companion also taking with his handheld camcorder... so I guess lighting is not an issue....

I'm glad though that I took those shots when my battery runs out...

Cheers!
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Old Oct 22, 2007, 12:55 AM   #594
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Ah, now it makes sense. The newer H cameras supposedly have stronger flash than the H1, reason why I was surprised.

As for the battery, that's one thing I don't run out. I always have spare batteries with me (either AA or prop.). The same with memory cards.
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Old Oct 25, 2007, 6:12 PM   #595
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i'm loving all of your photos!! Because of these kinds of pics i went and purchased a DSCH2, and have not been disappointed with the results! i have been taking a few concert photos and this one of Miranda Lambert is one of my favorites!


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i also wanted to add a link to my photobucket of Miranda's pics..i hope you like them...i have just been starting out with my Sony and i really like the concert pics i have been getting!

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ydaze/Miranda/
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Great concert pictures! The H2 is a solid performer and if it wasn't for the fact that I already have the H1 and the FZ20 (both 12x zoom), I'd certainly go for the H2. However, my all time favorite camera (so far) is the R1. Here's a picture I took this past weekend at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. Very difficult place to use the R1 because the lighting is very dim and the R1 not only has a very slow AF in low light but it does not have an IS system, making very challenging to get good shots in places like that.
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Old Oct 26, 2007, 11:20 AM   #598
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Excellent R-1 photo, Tullio-

I have no Sony Cameras with me on this trip, but I did post some FZ-18 sample photos for you over in the FZ-18 thread. Happy Halloween to everyone.

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Good to hear from you, Sarah. Hope your cruise is going well and you're having lots of fun.

I've order the FZ18 from Amazon (got a great deal but they won't have it in stock until mid November, which is OK since I do have other cameras to keep me going). Also, thanks for posting FZ18 photos. I keep reading great reviews and at this time, I already have no doubt the FZ18 is a solid performer.

The R1 is my fav. camera ever. However, it has its weaknesses. AF in low light is probably the biggest followed by the lacking of an IS. Well, the combination of the two resulted in dozens of wasted images from my Aquarium trip. Light was very dim and the R1 had a hard time focusing on subjects. Since most of them were moving subjects (fish and other sea creatures), most images were blurred. The situation was aggravated by the lack of IS. Still, I managed to get a few decent pictures (the one I posted being one of them, of course). I will post some others later on. Cheers.


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That is good news, Tullio-

Glad to hear that you got a good deal on the FZ-18. The contract is going great. We switch ships this weekend, and then will head for Portland for Thanksgiving. On 12/03 we have a contract with Princess through mid February.

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