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That last one of the three flowers is great - the foreground bokeh makes a great frame.
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I've been a bit busy recently, doing some commercial work (kitten portrait commission) + a couple of trips, resulting in over 1000 pics to plough through.
In the main the EM5 has been working well although it struggled at times yesterday shooting in pretty extreme conditions of light and shade
I thought that this grab shot of a passing Oyster Catcher at Brownsea Island, Poole was not too bad though
Quote: doing some commercial work (kitten portrait commission)
I bet the pics have cuteness overload!
Good pic of the oyster catcher.
I'd like to see some of the kitten shots =^..^=
I'll say "awwwww" in advance.
Denny: snakes, hippos and gators - eek!
That poor snake looks like it might be close to blind - we have our share of rattlesnakes here, so I'm really used to snakes. Just watch where I'm walking when I'm out in the field. Wish I could take photos of them with glass between me and them!
What did it struggle with Brian....focus, or exposure?
Roger, exposure was the main problem, I was either working with ISO1600 and only getting 1/80th sec or there abouts when trying to shoot a squirrel at 300mm or getting glare off the water when shooting Avocets and the like, losing contrast and colour despite using the hood (Polariser wouldn't have helped much as I was shooting too close to the sun for it to be effective)
I will dig out a couple of Kitten pics as you asked so nicely Anne
Anyone following this forum and thinking of joining the club might be interested in this. They also do it with the kit lens for £860.
Obviously they're grey imports, but I know people who've bought from the company, and they seem reliable.
(The free 45mm is not applicable to this. )
Not a good time to be buying grey imports, not with the current free lens offer running.
Here you are Anne, some pics of Scruffy & Toby
Nice felines Brian - what lens did you use?
Thanks CB and Anne.
These were shot with the 12-50 kit lens CB (I do all my studio work with it too and find its very capable)
It was lovely to have a chance to play with them as we lost the last of our two Burmese about 3 years ago and have been a "Cat Free Zone" ever since. The trouble was that these two made themselves at home so quickly they just wanted to be cuddled and have a kip rather than play.
Apparently all the best posing was done when I was showing one or other of their owners the shots we had got to that point in the procedings, then "moggies" strutted their stuff. As soon as I picked up the camera again it was "Go on, give us a cuddle"
Nice kitty pics, Brian. I particularly like the 3rd one (above).
Our wee cat is notoriously uncooperative with cameras. He usually walks towards the photographer, so unless you keep backing away you soon end up with some out-of-focus fur to show for your efforts.
That's the way it goes with animals!......Either you don't have a camera handy when they're 'doing their thing', or else they they stop doing it when you have.
With regard to the Avocet shots, it sounds as if most cameras would be struggling under those conditions.
You obviously caught the cats when they weren't paying attention.....lovely shots.
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