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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #240 on: October 08, 2012, 08:19:46 pm »
What I can afford  :P
But it's a nice one actually, it's a Kodak Z910 or something like that. Takes very nice photos, but only if your subject will sit still for more than 3 seconds. Birds, I find, do not fall into this category.
Sometimes I get lucky and get a nice shot, but not often.
Strangely, the camera seems to be perfect for the bat photography that we do in old mines and caves. Strange but true.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #241 on: October 10, 2012, 06:03:35 am »
Taken from my office window --

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #242 on: October 10, 2012, 02:01:52 pm »
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #243 on: October 10, 2012, 02:19:51 pm »
What I can afford  :P
But it's a nice one actually, it's a Kodak Z910 or something like that. Takes very nice photos, but only if your subject will sit still for more than 3 seconds. Birds, I find, do not fall into this category.
Sometimes I get lucky and get a nice shot, but not often.
Strangely, the camera seems to be perfect for the bat photography that we do in old mines and caves. Strange but true.

One thing you need to know Leon -- the BEST Camera -- is the one in your hand when you want to take a pic. Many of my pics are taken with a --MIK EN DRUK  ::)

The best thing i ever did was go on some Photographic workshops and learn what works and what not --

Money worth spent and some of these courses are only R350 for the morning
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #244 on: October 10, 2012, 02:22:37 pm »
What I can afford  :P
But it's a nice one actually, it's a Kodak Z910 or something like that. Takes very nice photos, but only if your subject will sit still for more than 3 seconds. Birds, I find, do not fall into this category.
Sometimes I get lucky and get a nice shot, but not often.
Strangely, the camera seems to be perfect for the bat photography that we do in old mines and caves. Strange but true.

One thing you need to know Leon -- the BEST Camera -- is the one in your hand when you want to take a pic. Many of my pics are taken with a --MIK EN DRUK  ::)

The best thing i ever did was go on some Photographic workshops and learn what works and what not --

Money worth spent and some of these courses are only R350 for the morning

Which course did you do Blazes - I am interested?
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #245 on: October 10, 2012, 02:48:08 pm »
What I can afford  :P
But it's a nice one actually, it's a Kodak Z910 or something like that. Takes very nice photos, but only if your subject will sit still for more than 3 seconds. Birds, I find, do not fall into this category.
Sometimes I get lucky and get a nice shot, but not often.
Strangely, the camera seems to be perfect for the bat photography that we do in old mines and caves. Strange but true.

One thing you need to know Leon -- the BEST Camera -- is the one in your hand when you want to take a pic. Many of my pics are taken with a --MIK EN DRUK  ::)

The best thing i ever did was go on some Photographic workshops and learn what works and what not --

Money worth spent and some of these courses are only R350 for the morning
Yip 100%, but having the right equipment makes it so much easier. (Some okes still rides Husqvarna)
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #246 on: October 10, 2012, 07:30:18 pm »
What I can afford  :P
But it's a nice one actually, it's a Kodak Z910 or something like that. Takes very nice photos, but only if your subject will sit still for more than 3 seconds. Birds, I find, do not fall into this category.
Sometimes I get lucky and get a nice shot, but not often.
Strangely, the camera seems to be perfect for the bat photography that we do in old mines and caves. Strange but true.

One thing you need to know Leon -- the BEST Camera -- is the one in your hand when you want to take a pic. Many of my pics are taken with a --MIK EN DRUK  ::)

The best thing i ever did was go on some Photographic workshops and learn what works and what not --

Money worth spent and some of these courses are only R350 for the morning

Which course did you do Blazes - I am interested?

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #247 on: October 10, 2012, 07:43:43 pm »
What I can afford  :P
But it's a nice one actually, it's a Kodak Z910 or something like that. Takes very nice photos, but only if your subject will sit still for more than 3 seconds. Birds, I find, do not fall into this category.
Sometimes I get lucky and get a nice shot, but not often.
Strangely, the camera seems to be perfect for the bat photography that we do in old mines and caves. Strange but true.

One thing you need to know Leon -- the BEST Camera -- is the one in your hand when you want to take a pic. Many of my pics are taken with a --MIK EN DRUK  ::)

The best thing i ever did was go on some Photographic workshops and learn what works and what not --

Money worth spent and some of these courses are only R350 for the morning
Yip 100%, but having the right equipment makes it so much easier. (Some okes still rides Husqvarna)

Not true  ??? Seen guys with camera's over R100k upwards who cant take pics to save their arse --beleive a camera should be in --Automatic mode --should be shot for that on those camera's..

Same goes for some peeps who think the have the best bikes and can't ride to save their arse. Although they think with the right equipment they can hehe --Not True  :peepwall:
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #248 on: October 11, 2012, 06:32:22 am »
What I can afford  :P
But it's a nice one actually, it's a Kodak Z910 or something like that. Takes very nice photos, but only if your subject will sit still for more than 3 seconds. Birds, I find, do not fall into this category.
Sometimes I get lucky and get a nice shot, but not often.
Strangely, the camera seems to be perfect for the bat photography that we do in old mines and caves. Strange but true.

One thing you need to know Leon -- the BEST Camera -- is the one in your hand when you want to take a pic. Many of my pics are taken with a --MIK EN DRUK  ::)

The best thing i ever did was go on some Photographic workshops and learn what works and what not --

Money worth spent and some of these courses are only R350 for the morning
Yip 100%, but having the right equipment makes it so much easier. (Some okes still rides Husqvarna)

Not true  ??? Seen guys with camera's over R100k upwards who cant take pics to save their arse --beleive a camera should be in --Automatic mode --should be shot for that on those camera's..

Same goes for some peeps who think the have the best bikes and can't ride to save their arse. Although they think with the right equipment they can hehe --Not True  :peepwall:

I recently read an on-line photo tutorial by an American photographer, who said the best camara is the one you have and the correct lense is the one you have on the camera. You then design the shot around what you have and his work is pretty damn good! He also advocates 1 camera and 1 lens to carry around - nothing more....

Thanks Blazes - I will givethem a call, see if I can arrange a few people to go with me!
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #249 on: October 11, 2012, 06:47:48 am »
What I can afford  :P
But it's a nice one actually, it's a Kodak Z910 or something like that. Takes very nice photos, but only if your subject will sit still for more than 3 seconds. Birds, I find, do not fall into this category.
Sometimes I get lucky and get a nice shot, but not often.
Strangely, the camera seems to be perfect for the bat photography that we do in old mines and caves. Strange but true.

One thing you need to know Leon -- the BEST Camera -- is the one in your hand when you want to take a pic. Many of my pics are taken with a --MIK EN DRUK  ::)

The best thing i ever did was go on some Photographic workshops and learn what works and what not --

Money worth spent and some of these courses are only R350 for the morning
Yip 100%, but having the right equipment makes it so much easier. (Some okes still rides Husqvarna)

Not true  ??? Seen guys with camera's over R100k upwards who cant take pics to save their arse --beleive a camera should be in --Automatic mode --should be shot for that on those camera's..

Same goes for some peeps who think the have the best bikes and can't ride to save their arse. Although they think with the right equipment they can hehe --Not True  :peepwall:
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #250 on: October 12, 2012, 08:49:46 am »
Gisteraand  - Paarl se riool damme.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #251 on: October 12, 2012, 09:04:01 am »
Enige iemand help?
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #252 on: October 12, 2012, 09:10:16 am »
Yip!
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #253 on: October 12, 2012, 03:19:27 pm »
Blazes, what lens are you using there? The normal 70-300?
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #254 on: October 12, 2012, 03:30:21 pm »
[One thing you need to know Leon -- the BEST Camera -- is the one in your hand when you want to take a pic. Many of my pics are taken with a --MIK EN DRUK  ::)

The best thing i ever did was go on some Photographic workshops and learn what works and what not --

Money worth spent and some of these courses are only R350 for the morning
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Have to agree with you Blazes - My uncle who is  a proffessor of Photography and has done some really great stuff for national geographic says the same - a few of his award winning photo's have been doen on his daughters throw-away camera's.

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #255 on: October 12, 2012, 05:20:37 pm »
Blazes, what lens are you using there? The normal 70-300?

I am using my 28 -300 most of the time --will only use my macro and wide angle for dedicated shots -- find the 28 - 300 works well as a all rounder --not the sharpest at some settings but gets the job done ok --
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #256 on: October 12, 2012, 10:15:02 pm »
Legadema, those are beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing!  :thumleft:
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #257 on: October 26, 2012, 08:07:09 am »
We had a trip to Kruger last week. The rain, although it made for great game viewing, made it difficult to take pictures, but here are some of the shots we got.
This first one is a giant kingfisher at Crocodile bridge. I think he's resident there, because I've seen one at exactly the same spot on the old bridge.
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #258 on: October 26, 2012, 08:12:19 am »
Mmm wait. I see my pictures need a bit more work, if I just resize the picture the actual birds become too small. Will have to take some time and do some cropping instead.  :P
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #259 on: October 26, 2012, 08:37:49 am »
Right, the giant kingfisher again.
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