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04-07-2003, 04:36 PM
Hey all. I've been seeing everyones pics they've posted, and hearing about all the digital cameras - wich was getting me kinda antsy - and then Rainer goes out and gets a new one, and then with spring and all. Well I just couldn't help myself. :lol
Anyway, I got a Fujifilm Finepix 3800 and a couple of extra memory chips and battery charger and batteries. I LOVE this camera. I must have shot over 200 pics yesterday just figuring out how to use it, and fooling around. Spooked the mule pretty bad shooting him at night time - LMAO - he didn't hink it was so funny though. Now he has 2 reasons to have the name Flash.:D
Any hoo - here are a couple of pics I took of our silver pheasants. They were both taken out doors under a partly cloudy sky and with a flash at the sport setting. I don't know what the shutter speed is, but the male bird is wing Whirring - a courtship display - and to the naked eye his wings are a blurr. Didn't keep track of the appeture either as I was just goofing around.
Comments welcome as always.
04-07-2003, 08:45 PM
they look real nice. The detail is awesome. Is that the 3.2 megapixel one? Congrats i am still stuck developing:(
04-07-2003, 09:35 PM
mmmmmm. . . . Pheasants. . . . . .
I think I hear Frank striking up the grill.
I like how you came in close and isolated the birds. Pretty darn sharp too.
The Fuji has had some pretty decent reviews.
Mike --> Don't worry dude, one day! One day you'll be all digital.
04-08-2003, 12:43 AM
wow! awesome pics. must be a nice camera.
04-08-2003, 03:35 AM
Nice pictures, I've seen golden pheasants but never even heard of silver pheasants.
Let's see Flash by flash. :lol
04-08-2003, 04:09 AM
Hey all -
Thanks for the comments. The cammera is 3.2 mega pix and these were shot at 3 mega pix normal res. I was very suprised at how well the camera stopped the motion, wasn't really expecting that. I went out and shot a friend's young horse today, and found out the the camera tracks motion. Got some tremendous shots - she was really happy too.:lol
fotodog - One of the reasons I got pheasants in the first place was so I could have pheasant anytime I wanted w/o having to get a hunting license, not to mention the prospect of biting into a peice of shot. I've cooked up a few, but everyone wanted to have pheasant for dinner and not do any of the dirty work, so we have 8 or 10 ringnecks running around the place right now. Kinda cool to see them and feed them, and a lot less work.:lol
04-08-2003, 05:11 AM
:) really nice and sharp shots. that's fun isn't it? ;)
04-08-2003, 02:05 PM
Oh rainer, what fun! I've got over 500 new pics on my comp in the last 2 days, and that's not counting the really bad ones I deleted on the camera before DL. I'm gonna wait until I get enough data in the files to fill up a CD before transferring. Of the 500, probably 60 - 70 percent are suitable for compositing which will be the main use for them, and maybe 10 - 15 percent are good enough to print the way they are with just a little cropping.
The bulk of my work is of animals, domestic and wildlife, and about half of that is action. If someone told me that they wanted to get into this type of photography, I'd advise them to get a digital camera. The feedback is almost instantaneous, and in this type of shooting that's very important, especially when learning to lead a target, and with horses and other hoof stock there are only 2 or 3 points in any given gait when the animal is in a nice ballanced postion, although the gallop is more forgiving, and you only have a fraction of a second to hit that mark. Also, working with horses and cattle you really have to keep an eye on perspective and how your lense and focal length are distorting the animal. With a digital camera I can see that as it's happening and change angle or focal length as I need, instead of doing a shoot, going to the processor, and then seeing that something wasn't right and having to go back.
Oh geeze, what a long post. I think I've run on long enough now.:roll
04-08-2003, 02:45 PM
Congrats loiosh. That is the camera I have. I am thinking of getting the wide angle lens for it.
04-08-2003, 03:21 PM
Hey Slater -
If you do let me know how you like it, I'm thinking about getting the tele converter or doubler, what ever you call it, and was thinking about the wide angle too. It would be great for shooting clouds, of which I'm aquiring a pretty big collection.:D
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