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Old Jun 11, 2007, 6:29 AM   #1
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Hello and Thank you All,

This guy suddenly landed on the piling, looked aroud and flew away near the surface of the water. I always wanted to see what these birds looked like.

Finally, with my H9, I got a 'close-up' view, 465 mm at ISO125. I just picked up my camera, zoomed, and shot. I must have been on Auto or P to get the 125 ISO.

Two images follow, first the web sized original, second a 600x600 100% crop.

PP Auto Levels, Focus Magic at level 1:

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Old Jun 11, 2007, 9:03 AM   #3
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Thanks, Nick for sharing a slice of life with us-

There is some nice detail in that shot, which is a credit to the H-9. On a more humorous note, how did the face detection feature work with that East River Pheasant?

Have a great day!

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Hi Sarah,

Actually, when I pointed my camera at him, he gave me a Brookyn look like

you'd better not be using any 'Face Detection' on me'. (Ha!!! )

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Hi Sarah,

Actually, when I pointed my camera at him, he gave me a Brookyn look like

'you'd better not be using any 'Face Detection' on me'. (Ha!!! )

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Hi Sarah,

Actually, when I pointed my camera at him, he gave me a Brookyn look like

'you'd better not be using any 'Face Detection' on me'. (Ha!!! )

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Hi Nick,
Excuse my ignorance, but what is focus magic? Is that yet another software program?
Thanks, I just got the Sony A-100 and have learned much about it from what you have posted here.


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Great shot! Amazing at full zoom.

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Thanks Steve, glad you liked the shot.

Flying Fossil, your moniker is very appropriate because this exact bird always brought to mind a mysterious flying, swimming bird which I have not seen up close, until my H9 shot.

OKAY: FOCUS MAGIC is a software program that can sharpen your images without leaving artifacts.

It can also focus some blurry shots by your determinning the direction and number of pixels of the blur.

It is perhaps the most important program I use. It can be used as a stand alone and as a plug-in to Photoshop.

Here is their site, which is very good reading. Try their trial and you will be able to make a knowledgeable decision on its value:

http://www.focusmagic.com/

Hope you find this interesting. Good shooting with your A100.

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