Testing out my new camera...80x zoom!

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Testing out my new camera...80x zoom!

Postby jpm5171988 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:01 pm

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Re: Testing out my new camera...80x zoom!

Postby duckman27 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:55 pm

Where are you at taking pictures of bullfrogs in the middle of winter?
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Re: Testing out my new camera...80x zoom!

Postby jpm5171988 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:58 am

Lake Conroe, TX. I don't think its a bull frog. This frog was tiny; probably about 3/4" in length.
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Re: Testing out my new camera...80x zoom!

Postby REM1100 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:03 pm

Which camera are you using? with 80X zoom or 8x zoom
Are you using a super compact or DSLR
Pretty good picture composition
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Re: Testing out my new camera...80x zoom!

Postby jpm5171988 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:56 pm

Its not a compact. Im not sure what DSLR means...? Im using a Canon Powershot SX20 IS. Its a digital 35mm camera with 12.1 MP.
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Re: Testing out my new camera...80x zoom!

Postby REM1100 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:11 pm

You have the super compact with 20x optical zoom out to 560mm which is beyond what most DSLR can do with atatched lens selection. It is a top line 12.1 megapixels and should do almost whatever the DSLR can do except at the higher optical zone end where it might soften up a bit because it goes to f5.6

The squirrel and dove shots were probably shot in normal AE point and shoot mode.
You could have set the camera to Vivid settings and bumped up the contrast and sharpness significantly and move the color saturation just a notch and the pic comes alive
Then pick any of the two modes Program or Aperture Priority and for the dove gave it a little fill flash

The frog you could have shot at the Macro Mode.

Sometimes I wish I would have not sold my Sony H-7 supercompact as there are times when a picture opportrunity arises and you can get the shot off with the proper settings and it would be hard to see any norticeible difference between that and a DSLR.
Also i wish I still had the super compact as my Sony A200 DSLR is out for warranty repairs and I am enjoying the thrills using the film backup camera

Sometimes you can get a supercompact to do most of the shots if you are starting out and you would not be addicted to getting more lens for that little bit of extra performance and have to lug around a sack full of lens like 9 for me.

So guys with the super compacts..please feel confident to post up some unique pics as this time of the year it fills in that time .gap where the guns are hung up

So you have a camera that has the potential of doing most function if you comopose the shot and set it up well :thumbsup:
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Re: Testing out my new camera...80x zoom!

Postby jpm5171988 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:25 pm

Im still trying to get aquainted with all of the camera's settings and how to use them to get desired effects. The good thing though is that Im reasonably skilled with photoshop, so what I can't do with the camera, I can do using expensive software :yes:
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Re: Testing out my new camera...80x zoom!

Postby REM1100 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:01 pm

It takes alot of pics using different setting plus go to a canon forum and look up the discussions on the powershot s10 and s20 is and you will pick up some hints plus go to Flickr and look up some gallery pics to compare to your shooting abilities
Enjoy and lets see some more pics
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Re: Testing out my new camera...80x zoom!

Postby jpm5171988 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:28 pm

OK. Thanks for the advice. Im pretty new to wildlife photography, but it is a secret passion of mine. Ill post some more pics when I can.
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