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Inspired by Greyheron's superb work with his Panasonic Lumix GF1 plus Leica DG Macro 45mm f2.8 lens, and after having picked Mike's brains over the last couple of weeks, I took the plunge and bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Micro Four Thirds camera from Park Cameras (near me and offering best deal at present, both online and off) plus the 45mm macro lens.

Experimented over the weekend and came up with my first upload with this kit - a grass snake (I think - would appreciate positive ID)) taking a dip in a small wetlands conservation area near Seaford, E. Sussex. I was probably about 6 feet away, teetering at the edge of the water holding the camera outstretched at arm's length. Fortunately it has a viewfinder, so it is possible to check focus before shooting, rather than rely on the live screen in bright sunshine.

Please view large if you have a moment

Settings: F/3.5 1/4000sec aperture priority -1EV ISO 100 handheld

Many thanks as always for the C&Cs on my Chickadee upload Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix G2
Lens:Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F/2.8 MEGA OIS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Bathing Beauty
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:7 Jun 2010 - 12:28 PM
Tags:Bathing, Beauty, General, Grass, Pond, Snake, Sports / action, Water, Wetlands, Wildlife / nature
Votes:48

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 12:33 PM

Cracking capture Sylvia of the Grass Snake. Impressive colour saturation and detail especially under the water. Certainly a different way to do Macro and one handed outstanding.
Look forward to seeing more closer results
Richard

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Imagephotographics

Excellent capture Sylvia - well done

Chris

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 1:05 PM

Very well captured, Sylvia, I would have run a mile if I'd seen it! Carol

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 1:14 PM

Excellent capture Sylvia. Hope you weren't in the water to capture this. Scary thought..........Sandy

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Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 10577 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 1:58 PM

Pretty good for your first outing Sylvia, I know Mike is looking forward to seeing your work with this camera, hopefully he will have time to take a look while in the States.

Regards
Terry.

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
7 Jun 2010 - 2:07 PM

Superb!!!
cor

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finepetportraits

Looks great, well done!

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 3:43 PM

Cracking capture Sylvia

Jon

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 5:46 PM

superb picture

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 6:18 PM

Very well spotted Sylvia,excellent capture !!

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
7 Jun 2010 - 6:24 PM

great shot well spotted
jj

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 6:40 PM

a wonderful "nature at it's best" shot

Adrian

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Vince_S
Vince_S  4 England
7 Jun 2010 - 7:15 PM

Very well captured.
Vince

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brownbear
brownbear  5 England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 8:00 PM

An excellent shot, perhaps teetering, one handed is the way to go,saves lugging tripods about.
Geoff

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 8:17 PM

an excellent capture.... you got great focus and detail here and love where it is situated amongst the little flowers.... have to agree with the above comment... maybe it is the way forward lol x x x

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 8:26 PM

Stunning capture Sylvia. What a shot -- to not only find the snake but also catch it swimming. Spot on and the new camera sounds brilliant.
Ron

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6527 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 9:16 PM

What a great start with the camera, a super shot. - gary

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 9:25 PM

Great capture Sylvia, well spotted
Steve

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DannoM
DannoM  556 forum posts England
7 Jun 2010 - 10:12 PM

cracking shot Sylvia, great first shot with the new gear. Look foward to seeing more.
Dan

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andy210966
7 Jun 2010 - 10:18 PM

Super shot Sylvia and reminds me when my brother and I used to trapse around the countryside looking for these lovelies! Bred them and released them back to the wild. Ho Hum heady days....!! Lovely work!

Andy

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 11:32 PM

Great shot Sylvia, must have a look for the reviews on your new camera, looks quite a usefull piece of kit,
Geoff.

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maratsuikka
8 Jun 2010 - 6:08 AM

EXCELLENT SYLVIA

LOVE THE FLOWERS...

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 6:52 AM

A great shot and a good advert for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 8:12 AM

Congratulations Sylvia for winning the lottery... Smile
Enjoy the new toy!
Super image,
Johanna

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2010 - 7:20 PM

This is a wonderful first image to have captured with your new camera Sylvia...well done Wink

Flight OK...I'm aching somewhat though...off camping in the Upper Peninsular for a week starting tomorrow Wink ...keep up the good work...

Best wishes,
Mike

Last Modified By Greyheron at 8 Jun 2010 - 7:22 PM

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LeighRebecca
9 Jun 2010 - 12:45 PM

Super work with your new camera and lens. Enjoy. Smile

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2010 - 12:02 PM

astonishing shot ! i have the Panasonic g1 and i love it hope you love this little camera as much as i love mine

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2010 - 4:19 AM

Looks good! Quite a challenging exposure to test your new kit, but it seems spot-on.

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