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Offline Paul

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Sharing some of my pics
« on: November 26, 2008, 06:28:32 PM »
Was going through some old pics that I took, while "cleaning" my computer. This first batch are some that I won various contest with (no big deal, really). They were all taken with a Canon 30D and Canon 300mm 4/f IS USM lens.

White-breasted nuthatch



Northern-flicker



Woodchuck



Pair of water snakes



Yellow-bellied sap-sucker



Some kind of "hopper"



And the moon  ;D This pic was taken with a 2X teleconverter attatched to my lens



Those are all of my "winners," thanks for looking  :)

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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008, 07:54:20 PM »
Thanks for the showing ;)  tiphat
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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2008, 11:35:44 PM »
Wowww DD  :o

Please keep posting your pictures, I really enjoyed your last thread when you were doing this.

I only wish that even in this modern age I could take professional photographs like this.


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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2008, 11:54:07 PM »
Paul I like the photos.  The first photo of the white-breasted nuthatch is great.  Very good detail. 
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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2008, 12:12:32 AM »
Wowww DD  :o

Please keep posting your pictures, I really enjoyed your last thread when you were doing this.

I only wish that even in this modern age I could take professional photographs like this.


Mark

Totally agree, Mark...

Jaw stopping stuff, Paul.. and this is shooting I like to read about ! ;)

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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2008, 08:02:13 PM »
Thank you Alenika, Sparky114, WestCoast, and Msmoby_ru very much  :)

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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2008, 06:46:58 AM »
Wow, I completely missed this one.

Great photos!!!!
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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2008, 08:21:05 AM »
First photo what I found in internet was  looking like a DD's "watermelon".   :knit: good job,DD.

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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2008, 08:12:31 PM »
Thank you Markje and Mirror.

A few more pics. Didn't win anything with these (lol), but they are some of my personal favorites for different reasons.

Hooded Mergansers





Chipmunk



Squirrel



Dark-eyed Junco (it is very hard to get an exposure like with a bird that is both black and white).



Some turtles



Canada geese



Solitary Sandpiper (maybe, this type of bird is hard to ID)



Great Blue Heron



Mallard (I got very lucky with this shot, it has not been cropped)



Ring-billed gulls on a frozen section of Lake Ontario



Thanks for looking (again)

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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2008, 03:01:40 AM »
very nice pictures - your Sandpiper may be a young Curlew

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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2008, 03:41:03 AM »
Thanks Paul. I enjoyed watching the photos as usually  :THUB:
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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2008, 01:39:44 PM »
very nice pictures - your Sandpiper may be a young Curlew

Thank you MrMann. A Curlew would be vary rare in my area, so I ruled it out (still possible though). Unfortunately, the birds position makes a 100% ID, impossible.

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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2008, 01:40:39 PM »
Thanks Paul. I enjoyed watching the photos as usually  :THUB:

Thank you again Alenika  :)

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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2008, 02:28:13 PM »
 D-D,

 Nataly likes your photo's very much. It's also a kind of hobby for her, but we don't have a good camera. She took this using my 4 year old Olympus Stylus camera while we were in Colorado this summer.




 She has tons of mushroom and flower pics on her computer that she took in Ukraine. We both love photography, maybe someday we will get a real camera.  :)

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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2008, 04:02:57 PM »
Photography is always something which I am sorry I never studied. I take 35-40 pictures, and only one turns out great.  :(

DD - you are very talented in this area.  :bow:

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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2008, 04:40:24 PM »
Photography is always something which I am sorry I never studied. I take 35-40 pictures, and only one turns out great.  :(

DD - you are very talented in this area.  :bow:


I totally agree with you Manny, I to have this problem (even in the age of digital photography) my camera still has no idea of what to shoot and how. (or as I am becoming more aware of it must be the fault of the operator)   :rolleye0009:

DD you are extremely talented and please continue to post your pictures, it give me something, or a standard to aim for  ::)

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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2008, 05:19:17 PM »
Spectacular photos D_D.  The photo of the mallard is indeed impressive.
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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2008, 05:32:46 PM »
D-D,

 Nataly likes your photo's very much. It's also a kind of hobby for her, but we don't have a good camera. She took this using my 4 year old Olympus Stylus camera while we were in Colorado this summer.

She has tons of mushroom and flower pics on her computer that she took in Ukraine. We both love photography, maybe someday we will get a real camera.  :)

Thanks Jinx and Nataly  :) Jinx, please ask Nataly to post some of her pictures here at RUA,.. and tell her that I said the pic of the hummingbird is very nice.

Christmas is just around the corner, stimulate the economy  ;D

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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2008, 05:37:22 PM »
Photography is always something which I am sorry I never studied. I take 35-40 pictures, and only one turns out great.  :(

DD - you are very talented in this area.  :bow:


I totally agree with you Manny, I to have this problem (even in the age of digital photography) my camera still has no idea of what to shoot and how. (or as I am becoming more aware of it must be the fault of the operator)   :rolleye0009:

DD you are extremely talented and please continue to post your pictures, it give me something, or a standard to aim for  ::)

In my dreams only I fear  :(


Thanks Manny and Sparky114,

I've taken thousands of pictures, and these are just some of the few that think are decent enough to share here. I would say that 80% of the pictures I take go straight to the recycle bin.

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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2008, 05:38:04 PM »
Spectacular photos D_D.  The photo of the mallard is indeed impressive.

Thank you WestCoast  :)

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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2008, 06:06:15 PM »
"D_D,"

  Awesome Photos. I admire your talent because i could never take pics like you do. I (*I have some fine motor tremors*) can't seem to get a 'steady shot'. Great job!

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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2008, 06:15:55 PM »
D_D   Nice pix .

 Several years ago I was out canoeing near the cottage,when I spotted a squirrel out over the water on a fallen tree. It was odd,and they it jumped into the water !  Very rare to see, what was even more bizzare is that the little guy was swimming towards me,and than hit my canoe.  Looking at it I noticed it had no eyes,only the fur covering where the eyes should of been.
 
 So being the kind,gentle,compassionte,sensitive... you getting all this Manny ?   I scooped the animal up on my paddle and placed it in the canoe. I later took it to a rehab hospital where I thought it could live out a sheltered life.  I was thinking of keeping it as a pet,but thought someone else  could care better for it. So upon me signing little Stevie Wonder over to the place, I left and I heard a call from a bird of prey ! :o
 I asked your not going to use it as bait are you ?  She just raised her eyebrows. I have never been back  :(


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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2008, 06:40:11 PM »
"D_D,"

  Awesome Photos. I admire your talent because i could never take pics like you do. I (*I have some fine motor tremors*) can't seem to get a 'steady shot'. Great job!

Thank you ECR844,

With most newer digital cameras, you can take pictures in the manual mode. If you can learn how to adjust the cameras aperture, ISO speed, and shutter speed, you can make up for some of the unsteadiness. If you do not want to take the time to learn how to shoot in manual mode, you can always get a tripod from Wally World  :)

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« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2008, 06:42:56 PM »
D_D   Nice pix .

 Several years ago I was out canoeing near the cottage,when I spotted a squirrel out over the water on a fallen tree. It was odd,and they it jumped into the water !  Very rare to see, what was even more bizzare is that the little guy was swimming towards me,and than hit my canoe.  Looking at it I noticed it had no eyes,only the fur covering where the eyes should of been.
 
 So being the kind,gentle,compassionte,sensitive... you getting all this Manny ?   I scooped the animal up on my paddle and placed it in the canoe. I later took it to a rehab hospital where I thought it could live out a sheltered life.  I was thinking of keeping it as a pet,but thought someone else  could care better for it. So upon me signing little Stevie Wonder over to the place, I left and I heard a call from a bird of prey ! :o
 I asked your not going to use it as bait are you ?  She just raised her eyebrows. I have never been back  :(



Thank you Donhollio,

and I'm sorry but...

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It's gotta suck to be at the bottom of the food chain.

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Re: Sharing some of my pics
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2008, 02:53:19 AM »
DD, how much is it to hire you to take pics of me?  :innocent: