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Old December 29th, 2007, 03:49 PM
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A few bird pics with the new camera.
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Old December 29th, 2007, 03:51 PM
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Old December 29th, 2007, 04:03 PM
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Old December 29th, 2007, 04:14 PM
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Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What she said!

The pics are lovely though, and so clear!

Must have missed the post, but what kind of camera did you get?
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Old December 29th, 2007, 04:16 PM
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Oh clm,they are just beautiful,I am sooo jealous,nice clear pics of beautiful subjects.
I had a huge Hawk hear today and he took one of my Pigeons,there are feathers all under the bird-feeders:sad:
But he was absolutely gorgeous,would have loved to be able to get a pic.
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Old December 29th, 2007, 04:27 PM
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Must have missed the post, but what kind of camera did you get?
It's a Panasonic FZ18 digital. I'm having a lot of fun with it. Nothing like a new toy.
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Old December 29th, 2007, 05:34 PM
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Great shots, I just love bird photo's
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Old December 29th, 2007, 05:54 PM
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wow nice shots of the cardinals!!
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The cardinal in the sun He was a real ham! They don't usually cooperate like that! And aren't those red-breasted nuthatches sweet?

Beautiful pictures, clm. I take it you're liking the new camera?
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Old December 31st, 2007, 04:08 PM
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Really nice shots CLM! Pretty good lens on that camera too.
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What great pictures! The clarity is amazing...
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Old December 31st, 2007, 06:31 PM
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I have all those birds, plus a few more. Wish I could get a shot of the junkos and the house finches, they are so pretty but disappear as soon as I approach :sad: and I don't want to hurt them!! The woodpeckers I got though not the chickadees, they were too fast too
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Old December 31st, 2007, 06:38 PM
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I love the pic's, the first ones, are they doves? i love the coloring and they seem to be so regal sitting there. patti
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Old December 31st, 2007, 06:44 PM
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Mourning doves. They look less regal in a blizzard, lol
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Old January 1st, 2008, 09:02 AM
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WOW clm,beautiful pics
I am looking around for another camera,one big question and excuse my ignorancebut what does SLR stand for?
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Wow, those are great pictures .
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WOW clm,beautiful pics
I am looking around for another camera,one big question and excuse my ignorancebut what does SLR stand for?
Don't quote me on this, I think SLR stands for single lens reflex. I believe an SLR camera, you can change the lenses like on a good film camera, so you can have a seperate zoom lens, or wide angle lens, etc. I believe they are very similar to regular film camera operation as well, ie likely more manual control , like a good film camera, so if you aren't into point and shoot picture taking and like to adjust your shutter speed, aperature etc, then an SLR may be the route you want to go. Now all of those things can be done on a lot of non SLR digital cameras too, but usually not as easily as on an SLR.
We had considered whether or not to get an SLR camera, but I don't like toting lenses around. I have a Nikon FG film camera and I just keep the long lens on it instead of bringing lenses around with me, so I figured not much point in going that route again.


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Thank's clm,so SLR is not something I really need..
All I want to do,like you,is to be able to get good close-ups from the house to the birdfeeders,approx 60 feet,not much to ask right
When that beautiful Hawk comes every day,I would love to be able to get a pic.
He looks like a Coopers Hawk but is bigger..
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 08:03 AM
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Thank's clm,so SLR is not something I really need..
All I want to do,like you,is to be able to get good close-ups from the house to the birdfeeders,approx 60 feet,not much to ask right
When that beautiful Hawk comes every day,I would love to be able to get a pic.
He looks like a Coopers Hawk but is bigger..
You'll need something that has a good optical zoom. 10X or better for optical. For 80 ft away, you'll need to enhance it with the digital zoom too, so a camera with 3 or 4X digital zoom. Some regualar digitals also allow for enhanced telephoto lenses. For anyone not knowlegable enough with cameras, you could go someplace like Blacks or Henry's, they'll be able to let you know what would best suit for the type of pics you want to take.

We've got a big hawk like the one you've descriped. I thought it might be a goshawk or harrier actually. He's big enough that the squirrels take off when he's around. We have a couple of redtails too and the kestrels. Had 2 redtails fighting over territory at home yesterday, so neither one of them got to eat.

Hubby saw a big owl fly over last night while he was sitting out with the pups. My parents have a big gray owl at their place too. I hope I get to see it soon.
Hubby saw a huge woodpecker yesterday too, of course I missed it, but he said it was at least twice the size of the downy's we usually see.
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 11:33 AM
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This is as close as I get from my house(inside),those are all morningdoves,there usually are even more.
My camera is a 3xZoom..
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 12:02 PM
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Well, my shot of the doves was from about 40feet away, using the camera at medium quality (6mp instead of the 8.1 max) and at enhanced 18 X optical, which for that camera, when you knock it down to 6 mega pixels instead of 8.1, you can get the optical zoom up to 23 X . if you knock it down to 3.8 megapixels, you can go up to 28X optical zoom.

I would have a hard time with a 3X zoom as well. Fine for taking indoor pics when you don't need to zoom in too close though.

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Old January 2nd, 2008, 12:05 PM
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Looks like those doves have found a great place to nap in between meals eh. I have loads of them too. They line up with all the other birds on the wires running up airport road and along my fences and in the dead tree in the neighbours yard. Looks like a scene from the birds when I first get home before I fill up the feeders for their dinner.
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