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When Cameras ATTACK

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Offline MilesOfTexas

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Re: When Cameras ATTACK
« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2010, 11:39:56 AM »
Here's what you get when you have my five year old daughter take a picture when it's too bright to see the LCD display and she doesn't quite understand how to look through the optical viewfinder. At least she got part of my hat. :icon_rolleyes:

Perhaps she was more interested in the landscape!  :rolling:
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Re: When Cameras ATTACK
« Reply #61 on: March 07, 2010, 11:58:48 AM »
Sorta like this macro shot where the blooms six feet away are in focus but the featured blooms are hopelessly blurry (and overexposed):

Well, I don't think this image was overexposed.  The flowers have some 'hot spots' because of direct sunlight on them.  A polarizer (depending on the angle of the sunlight) could have helped in preventing that.  Another trick is to use some white parachute material behind you (the sun light appears to be coming from behind you) to diffuse the direct light, without casting a harsh shadow.  The problem with flowers is that they reflect light almost as bad as a piece of shiny metal.  If I don't have a way to diffuse direct light, I try to pick times when the light isn't so direct.

To add to an off shot, here is a shot of a flower I took, but the DoF was way too shallow.  I was shooting it with my new camera (5D MarkII) and discovered that f/2.8 on this camera with a full frame differs a lot from my 50D with a APS-C sized sensor.

« Last Edit: March 07, 2010, 09:36:18 PM by MilesOfTexas »
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Re: When Cameras ATTACK
« Reply #62 on: April 04, 2010, 02:47:14 PM »
This is what happens when you trip and smash the lens.  Oh well another $170 Big Bend camera repair.

Moderator Note: Oops, another lost attachment...
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Re: When Cameras ATTACK
« Reply #63 on: March 19, 2011, 06:02:08 PM »
I had planned on posting this picture to the flower shots topic when I took it this afternoon while hiking in Barton Creek, but I didn't realize the auto-focus decided the leaves in the background were more interesting than the flowers. :icon_rolleyes:


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Re: When Cameras ATTACK
« Reply #64 on: March 20, 2011, 10:54:26 AM »
I hate it when that happens.  :icon_wink:

I had planned on posting this picture to the flower shots topic when I took it this afternoon while hiking in Barton Creek, but I didn't realize the auto-focus decided the leaves in the background were more interesting than the flowers. :icon_rolleyes:



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Re: When Cameras ATTACK
« Reply #65 on: October 30, 2012, 11:21:38 AM »
It's been a while since we've added anything to this topic. Here's what can happen when trying to use a P&S camera in bright sun on maximum optical zoom with only an LCD screen for a viewfinder. :loser:


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Re: When Cameras ATTACK
« Reply #66 on: October 30, 2012, 04:22:49 PM »
I had no idea this thread existed.  Finally a place on this board that I can truly be active.
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Re: When Cameras ATTACK
« Reply #67 on: January 24, 2013, 06:48:37 PM »
Here's the best my Canon A3300IS could manage in fairly low light with no flash and on maximum optical zoom. Jennifer was outside and came in to tell me there was a hawk in our front yard. I grabbed the camera and snapped a few pictures. It let me walk up to about 10 feet away before it took off. It was the size of your average red-shouldered hawk, but had a speckled chest. Maybe a juvenile? It wasn't light enough for me to get a good view of its tail, and my camera's pics aren't much help. :icon_rolleyes: The preview pics on my camera's viewscreen looked like the pics might be useful, but the full-size images are just about worthless.

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Re: When Cameras ATTACK
« Reply #68 on: January 24, 2013, 10:26:07 PM »
This is what I could suck out of the black hole you posted! ;)

I suspect it is a Coopers Hawk (by the shape)

Send me the original file and I might do better.

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Re: When Cameras ATTACK
« Reply #69 on: January 25, 2013, 05:56:47 PM »
I couldn't get much more out, but it is most likely a Copper's Hawk. They are pretty active at dusk, checking out the neighborhood bird feeders for dinner.
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Re: When Cameras ATTACK
« Reply #70 on: March 21, 2016, 08:25:16 PM »
Here's another one that was in the drive-thru at the local Chik Fil-A. Jennifer saw it take down the pigeon/dove and took a picture with her cell phone.


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Re: When Cameras ATTACK
« Reply #71 on: April 27, 2017, 07:17:20 PM »
My speciality is shooting video but the camera is running when you think it's not so when you hit the button to start it, it's being stopped. 

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Re: When Cameras ATTACK
« Reply #72 on: April 27, 2017, 07:36:38 PM »
I have some great inside-the-pocket snaps from my phone!
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Re: When Cameras ATTACK
« Reply #73 on: April 27, 2017, 09:51:03 PM »
My speciality is shooting video but the camera is running when you think it's not so when you hit the button to start it, it's being stopped.
At one of my daughter's birthday parties, my step-sister-in-law borrowed my camera and proceeded to take 10 minutes of accidental video.  :icon_rolleyes:

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Re: When Cameras ATTACK
« Reply #74 on: April 29, 2017, 12:13:13 PM »
My speciality is shooting video but the camera is running when you think it's not so when you hit the button to start it, it's being stopped.

My dad did that once when I asked him to video something for me... all the in-between was faithfully recorded, all the "real" action is lost forever  :icon_lol:
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You travel to see things differently.

 


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