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Old Jan 8, 2005, 8:14 AM   #1
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I was thrilled to find out yesterday that I can get somewhat acceptable pics with my FZ20 on cloudy days at iso 400. Of course had to clean up with noise software, but I thought from things I read that it was unusable. Till I can afford an slr, at least I can do some shooting on cloudy days or at dusk.
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Old Jan 8, 2005, 8:15 AM   #2
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#2 Took Normcar's advice and replaced first pic with one shot same day without branch in front of bird
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Old Jan 8, 2005, 11:26 AM   #5
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Thanks for posting these shots using 400ASA. I have an FZ10 and accidentally left the ASA on auto, so got a ton of bird shots at 200 as it was really overcast and dark. I thought they were unsalvageable as there was quiite a bit if noise. Then I did the smart thing deleted them all!!! I should have run them through NeatImage and may have come up with some keepers.

I am with you, will have to keep using my FZ10 till I can get a Nikon or Canon DSLR. I long to be able to shoot at 400 without any noise.

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And there's a whole lot more to bird photography than what camera is being used.: light, composition, background, choice of ange to shoot, choice of camera settings (for any camera that has manual choices), time of day, angle to the sun, post-processing (as you have skillfully done here), and a whole lot more like desire, commitment, practice, practice, devotion to task.

The camera is a very small part of the whole when a person really starts thinking about it.

These are really good photos. A few have branch problems that you might have considered cloning out just to get a better look at the nice birds. The noise, once processed, doesn't seem to be too bad at all unless someone takes a magnifying glass and begins chipping away.

Heck, look at that magnificent Mandarin that Wendy got the other day. That's one of the nicest looking photos I've seen yet, unique because of subject and not camera.
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Thanks for the encouragement, Normcar. Wendy, keep shooting, that Mandarin shot in the water was beautiful.
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These are some pretty nice shots!! I particularly like the nuthatch. It's a
good capture showing how little a grip is need by some birds to hold
on to something. I'd like to see a human try to hang from a tree by just the tips of their fingernails.
Besides, I love these litlle guys!!!!
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