The year in pictures (2012)

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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Batty » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:15 am

I love numbers 5 and 12, Dug! :clap: :clap:

As always, Penfold ... :clap:
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Penfold » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:39 am

Sister Jennifer wrote:I'm kind of ashamed to say I've kicked a swan. Bloody thing started chasing one of the kids. I didn't know what else to do so I sunk the boot in. Not surprisingly, it started chasing me then.

I go to the Wetlands Trust and am around swans quite a bit. You did pretty much the right and only effective thing to protect your kids (although I know it sounds cruel), so don't feel bad about it. :D

Conforumist wrote:How many times zoom?

Sorry, I should have included some details but didn't think anyone would be interested in details. It was taken with a 600mm zoom at 160/1 of a second shutter speed at f/8 aperture. I did use a tripod for this one. :D
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:34 pm

I was just looking at the moon through binoculars last night Penners your photo has more detail than I could see. :mrgreen:
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Del » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:00 pm

Great pics AGAIN Penners and Dug. Clappityclapclapclapclap

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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Penfold » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:58 pm

:shock: :o
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:43 pm

Now there is an invitation for you Penner's. ;) :lol:
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Conforumist » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:25 pm

Penfold wrote:
Sister Jennifer wrote:I'm kind of ashamed to say I've kicked a swan. Bloody thing started chasing one of the kids. I didn't know what else to do so I sunk the boot in. Not surprisingly, it started chasing me then.

I go to the Wetlands Trust and am around swans quite a bit. You did pretty much the right and only effective thing to protect your kids (although I know it sounds cruel), so don't feel bad about it. :D

Conforumist wrote:How many times zoom?

Sorry, I should have included some details but didn't think anyone would be interested in details. It was taken with a 600mm zoom at 160/1 of a second shutter speed at f/8 aperture. I did use a tripod for this one. :D


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I figured the tripod was needed. I don't think anyone can be that steady.
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:10 pm

Great pictures guys
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Penfold » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:45 pm

Thanks Con but you don't necessarily need a tripod. This image was taken freehand quite some time ago. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the exact details but I think it was shot at 400mm or 500mm (might even have been 300mm) with a shutter speed of around 1/300th of a second and large aperture (about f/5.6). The image would have been cropped in quite a bit and then sharpened in Photoshop (you have to do the latter when photographing in RAW as opposed to Jpeg).

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Anybody with a reasonable size zoom lens (say 250mm to 300mm) and a camera with controllable shutter speed should be able to achieve fairly good results. Don't rely on the camera to do it automatically as the sensor will assume that because the surrounding sky is dark it needs a slow shutter speed. Actually, the faster the shutter the better since this will help prevent camera shake and, despite appearances, the moon is really travelling quite fast. It takes a fair bit of practice, trial and error, and quite a few attempts to get one decent effort though.

This site gives some excellent advice for photography tips for moon shots;
http://photography.about.com/od/photogr ... nshots.htm

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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Penfold » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:04 am

Here's one I just took tonight with a focal length of 300mm, shutter speed 1/500th second, aperture f/4. I took it hand-held without a tripod or by bracing the camera on a solid surface. :D

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(It has been cropped quite extensively which, unfortunately, affects the sharpness of the pic.)
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Conforumist » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:23 am

Ok smart ass! ;)
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Catch-up » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:17 pm

Great pictures guys!
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby jaznbonnie » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:58 am

This year our office Christmas party was lunch on the Wine Train here in Napa. Started the morning off right with a glass of champagne. :occasion-xmas:

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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:05 am

What just one. :mrgreen:
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby jaznbonnie » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:18 am

Well, it was followed up with a couple glasses of wine. :whistle:
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