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Title: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: Chako on July 03, 2014, 05:53:36 PM
It wasn't the nicest day, being overcast and all, but I decided today was the day to take out my wildlife rig. Now I haven't done much of this type of photography in the last 6 years or so...so it felt good to take out the camera. I only visited Bellvue Park, a city park located in the east end on the waterfront. The excursion was brief, only lasting around 20 minutes, but I think I got some good images, and I must admit, I am a bit rusty.  :-[

There were plenty of Mallards around to take photos. These guys were relatively tames as I think half the city feeds them.

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8532small_zpsb5e0d0ea.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8532small_zpsb5e0d0ea.jpg.html)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8534small_zpsacfb0910.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8534small_zpsacfb0910.jpg.html)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8535small_zps85604366.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8535small_zps85604366.jpg.html)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8537small_zps37313119.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8537small_zps37313119.jpg.html)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8538small_zps80e50b8a.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8538small_zps80e50b8a.jpg.html)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8543small_zps2a7a8eb9.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8543small_zps2a7a8eb9.jpg.html)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8553small_zpsdefbf1ae.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8553small_zpsdefbf1ae.jpg.html)

Then there was this little guy.

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8545small_zps0d6f5c64.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8545small_zps0d6f5c64.jpg.html)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8546small_zpsa0a3c908.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8546small_zpsa0a3c908.jpg.html)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8547small_zpsa4a8e992.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8547small_zpsa4a8e992.jpg.html)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8548small_zps8299cddb.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8548small_zps8299cddb.jpg.html)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8552small_zps937cb8d8.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8552small_zps937cb8d8.jpg.html)

Nearby, was this one as well.

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8560small_zps663fa78d.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8560small_zps663fa78d.jpg.html)

And another red squirrel...only an action shot of sorts.

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8563small_zps665c817c.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8563small_zps665c817c.jpg.html)

And the always present gulls.

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8567small_zps77ee9b70.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8567small_zps77ee9b70.jpg.html)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8568small_zpscb38eb28.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8568small_zpscb38eb28.jpg.html)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8569small_zps3f7bc942.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8569small_zps3f7bc942.jpg.html)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8571small_zps721de5c3.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8571small_zps721de5c3.jpg.html)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8572small_zps16ad991e.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8572small_zps16ad991e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: sawman on July 03, 2014, 11:52:37 PM
Killer pics Dan!!!  Here, we have dozens of geese that visit quite often and oddly enough they like to eat dry cat food  :think:
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on July 04, 2014, 12:02:09 AM
looks great Dan,  makes me want my camera even more.  I guess I will get it around February  :hu:

ah well,  it will be great when I get it
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: Chako on July 04, 2014, 12:27:18 AM
Thanks.

With the Canon EOS 1D Mark II N's cropping factor of 1.3X, the 50-500mm Sigma lens I use turns into a  virtual 65 to 650mm lens.

Here is a shot with the lens set to 50mm = 65mm.
(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8555small_zps44cb74b6.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8555small_zps44cb74b6.jpg.html)

And the same photo, only with the Bigma set to its longest reach of 500mm = 650mm.
(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8554small_zpsfa538f2a.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8554small_zpsfa538f2a.jpg.html)

Just remember that our eye is very close to what a 45mm lens will offer you.

Now with my Canon 50D, which has a cropping factor of 1.6X, that 50 to 500mm lens reproduces results similar to an 80 to 800mm lens. A better reach, but the EOS 1D Mark II N has 45 sensors that can track moving things...and can shoot 8.5 FPS if needed.

For all of the above photos I used:
- Canon EOS 1D Mark II N.
- Sigma 50-500mm lens
- BushHawk gun stock mount with cable release trigger.
- Canon 580EX flash with Better Beamer attachment.
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on July 19, 2014, 07:51:10 PM
Thanks.

With the Canon EOS 1D Mark II N's cropping factor of 1.3X, the 50-500mm Sigma lens I use turns into a  virtual 65 to 650mm lens.

Here is a shot with the lens set to 50mm = 65mm.
(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8555small_zps44cb74b6.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8555small_zps44cb74b6.jpg.html)

And the same photo, only with the Bigma set to its longest reach of 500mm = 650mm.
(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/Chako_photo001/CB__8554small_zpsfa538f2a.jpg) (http://s145.photobucket.com/user/Chako_photo/media/Chako_photo001/CB__8554small_zpsfa538f2a.jpg.html)

Just remember that our eye is very close to what a 45mm lens will offer you.

Now with my Canon 50D, which has a cropping factor of 1.6X, that 50 to 500mm lens reproduces results similar to an 80 to 800mm lens. A better reach, but the EOS 1D Mark II N has 45 sensors that can track moving things...and can shoot 8.5 FPS if needed.

For all of the above photos I used:
- Canon EOS 1D Mark II N.
- Sigma 50-500mm lens
- BushHawk gun stock mount with cable release trigger.
- Canon 580EX flash with Better Beamer attachment.

this is the best I could do with a little point and shoot,  from about 10 feet away!  (I threw the other 104 pictures away as they were fuzzy, blurry, or plain.

so I took 105 photos as fast as I could ZOOMED in, and this is all I got.

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/MISC/DSC00564.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/MISC/DSC00564.jpg.html)

I cannot wait to get my DSLR and start playing.

I know a good camera does not make me a photographer any more than standing in my garage makes me a car,  but I am excited anyway
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: derekmac on July 19, 2014, 08:07:05 PM
Jeez, I somehow missed this thread.  I love wildlife photography!

Here are just some of what I have (only ones on photobucket)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Animals/DSC02374_zps9ef52cad.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Animals/DSC02374_zps9ef52cad.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Animals/DSC02288_zps534abd61.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Animals/DSC02288_zps534abd61.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Animals/DSC02099_zpsa23f6ca8.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Animals/DSC02099_zpsa23f6ca8.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Animals/DSCF0173_zpsf3632bd5.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Animals/DSCF0173_zpsf3632bd5.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Animals/_DSC0115_zps71a4834f.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Animals/_DSC0115_zps71a4834f.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Animals/_DSC9306_zpsf6982873.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Animals/_DSC9306_zpsf6982873.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Animals/_DSC9277_zps6d554b01.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Animals/_DSC9277_zps6d554b01.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Animals/_DSC9176_zpse52516b8.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Animals/_DSC9176_zpse52516b8.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Animals/_DSC9160_zps0bcb1120.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Animals/_DSC9160_zps0bcb1120.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Animals/_DSC9141_zpsd997e94a.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Animals/_DSC9141_zpsd997e94a.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Animals/_DSC9113_zps46aa7378.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Animals/_DSC9113_zps46aa7378.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Animals/_DSC4430_zpscd93312f.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Animals/_DSC4430_zpscd93312f.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Animals/_DSC3516-2_zps4092f8a3.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Animals/_DSC3516-2_zps4092f8a3.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Animals/_DSC5925.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Animals/_DSC5925.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: derekmac on July 19, 2014, 08:09:08 PM
Great pics Dan!!  That lens has a different bokeh effect too it.
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: Chako on July 19, 2014, 11:50:52 PM
Your photos are wonderful. That Raccoon was very expressive.  :tu:

Yeah, I love the results of the Bigma. It is big, heavy, and slow...but the photos it takes are not bad for a lens that cost a fraction of an OEM 500mm prime lens.

detron, a DSLR will help you out a lot.
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on July 20, 2014, 12:26:30 AM
Your photos are wonderful. That Raccoon was very expressive.  :tu:

Yeah, I love the results of the Bigma. It is big, heavy, and slow...but the photos it takes are not bad for a lens that cost a fraction of an OEM 500mm prime lens.

detron, a DSLR will help you out a lot.

I know,  and I am stoked!  I keep telling myself to be patient, but we all know how useless that action is.
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: derekmac on July 20, 2014, 01:04:27 AM
Your photos are wonderful. That Raccoon was very expressive.  :tu:

Yeah, I love the results of the Bigma. It is big, heavy, and slow...but the photos it takes are not bad for a lens that cost a fraction of an OEM 500mm prime lens.

detron, a DSLR will help you out a lot.
Thank you Dan, that means a lot to me.  :salute:   Yep, that guy was a cheeky bugger!!  :D  I would LOVE to have a 500mm prime, but my wife won't let me re-mortgage the house to get one!!  :rofl: 

Your photos are wonderful. That Raccoon was very expressive.  :tu:

Yeah, I love the results of the Bigma. It is big, heavy, and slow...but the photos it takes are not bad for a lens that cost a fraction of an OEM 500mm prime lens.

detron, a DSLR will help you out a lot.

I know,  and I am stoked!  I keep telling myself to be patient, but we all know how useless that action is.
It you know how to compose a picture (which it seems like you do), then getting a DSLR will allow you imagination to run wild, capturing photos that you would have not thought possible before.  When you start going beyond the kit lens that comes with the camera, you'll also have a wow moment, as the glass quality is usually much superior.
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on July 20, 2014, 01:11:36 AM

It you know how to compose a picture (which it seems like you do), then getting a DSLR will allow you imagination to run wild, capturing photos that you would have not thought possible before.  When you start going beyond the kit lens that comes with the camera, you'll also have a wow moment, as the glass quality is usually much superior.

I am basically getting this package plus a decent tripod.

http://www.amazon.com/Digital-18-55mm-3-5-5-6-75-300mm-Telephoto/dp/B00HS0BXGA/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1405811130&sr=8-10&keywords=t5i

not saying every piece of this is the best, but this to me is a good start.  and as I play, I will get more stuff.

I really like everything I have read about the Canon rebel t5i, (Which is a lot)  and am SO excited to get started.

Chako has been a huge help, and he is not the only enabler who made me want a DSLR  :pok:   :rofl: 
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: derekmac on July 20, 2014, 01:17:46 AM

It you know how to compose a picture (which it seems like you do), then getting a DSLR will allow you imagination to run wild, capturing photos that you would have not thought possible before.  When you start going beyond the kit lens that comes with the camera, you'll also have a wow moment, as the glass quality is usually much superior.

I am basically getting this package plus a decent tripod.

http://www.amazon.com/Digital-18-55mm-3-5-5-6-75-300mm-Telephoto/dp/B00HS0BXGA/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1405811130&sr=8-10&keywords=t5i

not saying every piece of this is the best, but this to me is a good start.  and as I play, I will get more stuff.

I really like everything I have read about the Canon rebel t5i, (Which is a lot)  and am SO excited to get started.

Chako has been a huge help, and he is not the only enabler who made me want a DSLR  :pok:   :rofl:
:whistle:     :rofl:

That looks like a great package to start out with.  :tu:   Canon really does make good cameras, and they have more lenses and accessories than you can shake a stick at!  I've always been a Minolta lover, which mean I'm now a Sony lover (don't care for anything else Sony puts out, minus the PS3/PS4). 

I think you'll be really happy with that setup, and can't wait to see what you do with it.  :cheers:
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on July 20, 2014, 01:22:04 AM
I have the determination

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/SAKs/Explorer%20snow%20flakes/20140117_151451.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/SAKs/Explorer%20snow%20flakes/20140117_151451.jpg.html)

but it would be nice to have better tools.   

the bright side to waiting on getting the camera ( :think:) is I am learning before I get it, which will make it less scary once I do get it
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: derekmac on July 20, 2014, 01:30:05 AM
I have the determination

but it would be nice to have better tools.   

the bright side to waiting on getting the camera ( :think:) is I am learning before I get it, which will make it less scary once I do get it
Just think how that would look with a dedicated macro lens!!  :drool:

That it will.  I recommend to read, read and read some more.  I've been using SLR cameras since I was in late elementary school, and had to teach myself how they work.  Getting my first DSLR had a fireworks display going off in my head.  Imagine, not having to wait to get film developed to see how they turned out!! :dd:
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: Chako on July 20, 2014, 01:34:09 AM
About that kit...

The 75-300mm lens is better than the 70-300mm lens, which is a bit of kit I would warn you to stay away from. The other lens is good as well. However, be sure that you get Canon's battery charger that should come with that kit. I note a third party charger which is BS as a new camera ships with the official OEM battery and charger. Plenty of disreputable dealers take these out and sell them for more and replace them with junk.

Those screw on lenses are junk and I wouldn't recommend you use them at all. Those close up filters are useful however and are a good addition, as are the other filters. Backpack is nice as is the rest of the gear.
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on July 20, 2014, 01:38:44 AM
I have the determination

but it would be nice to have better tools.   

the bright side to waiting on getting the camera ( :think:) is I am learning before I get it, which will make it less scary once I do get it
Just think how that would look with a dedicated macro lens!!  :drool:

That it will.  I recommend to read, read and read some more.  I've been using SLR cameras since I was in late elementary school, and had to teach myself how they work.  Getting my first DSLR had a fireworks display going off in my head.  Imagine, not having to wait to get film developed to see how they turned out!! :dd:

I watched a review (more of a 30 minute beginners guide) to the Rebel t5i,  and the reviewer was very happy with what Canon had done with the touch screen, and what he called a beginners mode.  basically it can work like a simple point and shoot as far as "modes" but displays the professional info at the same time.

so if I selected "Landscape"  it will adjust to that, but display the ISO, and all other settings it used to achieve this mode.  I think this would be a great help with learning how these settings affect the outcome.
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on July 20, 2014, 01:40:34 AM
About that kit...

The 75-300mm lens is better than the 70-300mm lens, which is a bit of kit I would warn you to stay away from. The other lens is good as well. However, be sure that you get Canon's battery charger that should come with that kit. I note a third party charger which is BS as a new camera ships with the official OEM battery and charger. Plenty of disreputable dealers take these out and sell them for more and replace them with junk.

Those screw on lenses are junk and I wouldn't recommend you use them at all. Those close up filters are useful however and are a good addition, as are the other filters. Backpack is nice as is the rest of the gear.

glad you pointed that out,  what about this one?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C9ELXBK/ref=s9_simh_gw_p421_d0_i3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1PWEZC6E100ZF9NG1Z71&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200382&pf_rd_i=507846

the close up lenses are cheap enough that I can obtain them later if I have to
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on July 20, 2014, 01:42:07 AM
I might buy things individually, but the 18-55 and the 75-300 lenses and the up close lenses are my main desires, along with a tripod
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: Chako on July 20, 2014, 01:49:58 AM
All DSLRs have a point and shoot mode. If not a green mode, then a program mode that will do the job nicely. Even the super expensive Pro models have a program mode. They won't usually have that green mode.

Those scenic modes are almost a waste. I never use them...but I guess they could help a beginner out...but I can assure you, once you know your camera and how it operates, you won't be using those modes. So long as it has Program, Manual, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, and bulb, you should be set for anything.

As for the touchscreen...that is always a bad idea on a camera. At least Canon gives you knobs and buttons also. Whenever I hear touchscreen, I am thinking finger prints...and on an LCD that you will use to review your photos...not a good thing I think. That the LCD is a pivot model is a big boon for macro work or over crowd picture taking.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-700d-rebel-t5i

Here is a good review of that camera.  :tu:


Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: derekmac on July 20, 2014, 01:57:24 AM
I didn't notice the third party charger.  I would strongly recommend staying away from third party charges and batteries for it.  Spend the few extra bucks and get OEM.

Dan is right about the filters.  You really don't need filters with a DSLR, but I use Hoya UV filters (since I had them) to help protect my lenses.  I also like to shoot waterfalls, so I use an ND filter for that.
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on July 20, 2014, 02:06:14 AM
All DSLRs have a point and shoot mode. If not a green mode, then a program mode that will do the job nicely. Even the super expensive Pro models have a program mode. They won't usually have that green mode.

Those scenic modes are almost a waste. I never use them...but I guess they could help a beginner out...but I can assure you, once you know your camera and how it operates, you won't be using those modes. So long as it has Program, Manual, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, and bulb, you should be set for anything.

As for the touchscreen...that is always a bad idea on a camera. At least Canon gives you knobs and buttons also. Whenever I hear touchscreen, I am thinking finger prints...and on an LCD that you will use to review your photos...not a good thing I think. That the LCD is a pivot model is a big boon for macro work or over crowd picture taking.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-700d-rebel-t5i

Here is a good review of that camera.  :tu:

that very review is on my bookmarks bar , I found it a few weeks ago, and read it many times.   :tu:

I know there are pros and cons for the touchscreen, but it is not required to operate, so I do not mind it being there, if I never touch it, I am not hurt by it being there.


I do like that it can pivot around and close against the body so it is not exposed. 

I am sure after I get it, I will love THIS and hate THAT, but I guess I have to start somewhere, and my budget is about $900  TOTAL (tripod, and extras)
this seems to be the best fit for me in this range.

I do appreciate any and all guidance,  I wish there was a way to include HOW i say something here (mood)  when I read the above it sounds like I am being rude, but I am not.

I am very glad you gave me the heads up on the 70-300 vs 75-300,  I had no idea about that one.
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on July 20, 2014, 02:10:40 AM
I didn't notice the third party charger.  I would strongly recommend staying away from third party charges and batteries for it.  Spend the few extra bucks and get OEM.

Dan is right about the filters.  You really don't need filters with a DSLR, but I use Hoya UV filters (since I had them) to help protect my lenses.  I also like to shoot waterfalls, so I use an ND filter for that.

I appreciate the heads up.  I plan to buy this stuff separately, basically this shows the body and 2 main lenses I want.
the up close lenses are not that much, and I want to pick out the tripod I want, and the bag, etc.  the KITS are just a starting point for me.

Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: Chako on July 20, 2014, 02:12:17 AM
Oh that camera is very nice detron. I am sure you will love all its features when you get it.

have you thought about getting a cheaper used DSLR camera?
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on July 20, 2014, 02:17:26 AM
my final question for you two (right now anyway)

I do plan to buy an official boxed camera, so I do not get rooked on the battery and charger (thanks for pointing that out)

Canon offers this kit

Canon EOS Rebel T5i 18-55 STM + EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens  http://www.amazon.com/Canon-55-250mm-4-0-5-6-Telephoto-Digital/dp/B0011NVMO8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1405815265&sr=1-1&keywords=F-S+55-250mm+f%2F4-5.6+IS+STM+Lens

what are your thoughts on the 55-250mm lens compared to a 75-300mm lens?

here is the lens itself, I read through the amazon reviews, but they may be 30 canon employees for all I know
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: Chako on July 20, 2014, 02:20:56 AM
That lens is better than the 75-300mm. The 70-300mm series are all dreadful. I might even be able to successfully argue that the 70-300 is one of Canon's worst lenses.

IS means image stabilized, which means you can hand hold in lower light without the use of a tripod. That IS feature is always nice.
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on July 20, 2014, 02:23:22 AM
thank you very much,  I have learned a lot more, and now my camera desire is approaching the carnal level  :rofl:

I am excited, and sad that I have to wait so long.  oh well. 

I appreciate all the help
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: derekmac on July 20, 2014, 02:36:50 AM
IS really does help in low light shooting.  My camera body has it built in (I can turn it off), and it helps more than you think it would.

I don't think you'd miss the 50mm on the long end, but you'd probably like the extra 20mm on the short.  I'd follow Dans advice on the lenses, he knows what he's talking about.  ;)
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: Chako on July 20, 2014, 03:14:18 AM
Yes, my Pentax system has built in stabilization in the body. This means any lens I put on it benefits. Unfortunately, Canon does not do this. On the flip side, stabilized lenses do tend to do the job better then built in body systems...unless some manufactures have tweaked this in their newest systems. Everything with photography is about compromise.
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on July 20, 2014, 03:56:56 AM
(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Bugs/20131006_122931.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Bugs/20131006_122931.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/20130922_105535.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/20130922_105535.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/20130825_093133-1.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/20130825_093133-1.jpg.html)



these is with my cell phone,  (DSLR CANNOT GET HERE FAST ENOUGH)

Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: ducttapetech on July 20, 2014, 04:04:18 AM
Cool pics everyone!
He is one I took a couple of weeks ago when I was out in the brush.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/20/esabapyg.jpg)

That's us mobile.

Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on July 20, 2014, 04:05:24 AM
and this one is a cell phone through a Vic older style Mag glass

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Bugs/20140626_200858.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Bugs/20140626_200858.jpg.html)

again,  come on DSLR!
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on July 20, 2014, 08:06:41 PM
Nature, U crazy

cell phone photo.  I was cutting the grass, and this was on the shed,  due to the bright light and high angle (above me head) I thought it was just a single fly   :facepalm:

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Bugs/20140720_115938.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Bugs/20140720_115938.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Bugs/357fa2d3-c4cc-48bf-a233-a94e02e3b32e.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Bugs/357fa2d3-c4cc-48bf-a233-a94e02e3b32e.jpg.html)


 :rofl:   :facepalm:
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: mrynnr on July 20, 2014, 08:36:16 PM
Hahaha geez.


Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: mrynnr on July 20, 2014, 08:36:25 PM
(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o757/mrynnr/Mobile%20Uploads/56F69179-0320-4CB8-9C93-441D75B51EE4_zpsartsyaft.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mrynnr/media/Mobile%20Uploads/56F69179-0320-4CB8-9C93-441D75B51EE4_zpsartsyaft.jpg.html)


Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on July 20, 2014, 08:55:43 PM
(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o757/mrynnr/Mobile%20Uploads/56F69179-0320-4CB8-9C93-441D75B51EE4_zpsartsyaft.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mrynnr/media/Mobile%20Uploads/56F69179-0320-4CB8-9C93-441D75B51EE4_zpsartsyaft.jpg.html)

very nice!
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: mrynnr on July 20, 2014, 09:31:04 PM
(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o757/mrynnr/Mobile%20Uploads/780E8FD3-1F1B-4E73-B755-7F1C61548D48_zpsrgv0oxzj.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/mrynnr/media/Mobile%20Uploads/780E8FD3-1F1B-4E73-B755-7F1C61548D48_zpsrgv0oxzj.jpg.html)
Friendly neighborhood bear.


Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: Chako on July 20, 2014, 09:55:41 PM
Flies mating...that is just :rofl:.

Nice photos everyone. Much enjoyed seeing them.  :salute:
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: enki_ck on July 20, 2014, 10:06:29 PM
Flies mating...that is just :rofl:.

Nice photos everyone. Much enjoyed seeing them.  :salute:
He's just rubbing her back. :whistle:
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on July 20, 2014, 10:17:10 PM
and it looks like he is whistling  :whistle:
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: mrynnr on July 20, 2014, 10:19:55 PM

and it looks like he is whistling  :whistle:
i didn't notice it the first time but it sure does look like it lol


Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: sawman on July 20, 2014, 10:37:48 PM
Love the flies!!!  Keep them coming folks, this has been Bookmarked :D
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: dmanuel on July 21, 2014, 02:38:50 AM
Here is one I recently took while on a weekend trip

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10457591_10152528890047302_5777091885497851305_n.jpg)
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on July 21, 2014, 02:44:27 AM
Here is one I recently took while on a weekend trip

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10457591_10152528890047302_5777091885497851305_n.jpg)

very nice dmanuel!  that is a great shot
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: dmanuel on July 21, 2014, 03:29:01 AM
Here is one I recently took while on a weekend trip


very nice dmanuel!  that is a great shot

Thanks for the kind words. Found a few more that were taken last month that are decent enough to share.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10329057_10152428926617302_1216118263713842876_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/10342441_10152428918627302_2593416507691791258_n.jpg)
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: derekmac on July 26, 2014, 10:32:18 PM
We took a family trip to the Wildlife Park today, and here are a few of the pics that I took.

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4664.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4664.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4667.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4667.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4673.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4673.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4675.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4675.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4694.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4694.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4696.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4696.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4711.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4711.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4712.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4712.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4718.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4718.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4731.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4731.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4736.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4736.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4743.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4743.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4744.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4744.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4751.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4751.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4756.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4756.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4757.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4757.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4762.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4762.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4771.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4771.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4776.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/derekmachfx/media/Wild%20Life%20Park/_DSC4776.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: Grathr on July 26, 2014, 10:35:22 PM
Great pics :salute:


Sent from a device made from star dust using tapatalk
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on July 26, 2014, 10:35:55 PM
looks great derekmac!

 :rant:  I need a DSLR   :rant: I need a DSLR   :rant:  time is going slow   :rant:  waiting to get a DSLR
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: derekmac on July 26, 2014, 10:42:37 PM
Thanks guys!  :salute:

One annoying thing about taking pics at the park is all the fencing you have to shoot through.  It's not as bad when the lens is opened up, but the pics don't turn out as well as I would like.
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on August 17, 2014, 03:07:56 AM
I STILL need a DSLR   :rant:  but these are not bad for a point and shoot.

the wildlife was great at the Zoo today,  I will probably go to the Zoo a few days after getting my DSLR, since it is an awesome photo place!

so, with a crap camera, here is what I captured today


the special exhibit that goes away on Sept 1st is the stingray and shark petting pool.  I am a big shark person, and my youngest son is crazy about them too.
this is his third trip to the exhibit, and my first (family goes while I am at work  :'(  )  anyway the "pool" is an oval about 60 feet by 25 feet.

 (http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01029.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01029.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01035.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01035.jpg.html)

here is my youngest "shark testing" his G-Shock  :rofl:  it is a small bonnet-head shark.

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01039.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01039.jpg.html)

and some horseshoe crabs also  (and a gratuitous G-shock cameo)

 (http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01040.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01040.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01042.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01042.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01045.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01045.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01049.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01049.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01072.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01072.jpg.html)

Here is the youngest very happy (this is us RETURNING to this exhibit) we spent 3.5 hours in this exhibit.

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01127.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01127.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01130.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01130.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01135.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01135.jpg.html)




(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01097.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01097.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01104.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01104.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01120.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01120.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01180.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01180.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01207.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01207.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01221.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01221.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01222.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01222.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01229.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01229.jpg.html)

This pose seemed very strange to me,  so I took several shots.  (Come at me Bro!)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01231.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01231.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01232.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01232.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01237.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01237.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01239.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01239.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01240.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01240.jpg.html)


(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01247.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01247.jpg.html)

(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz255/detronphillips/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01262.jpg) (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/detronphillips/media/Zoo/14-8-16%20Cody%20and%20I/DSC01262.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: zoidberg on August 17, 2014, 03:21:39 AM
Awesome pics mate. Which zoo is it?  I have a love hate thing with stingrays, they trash my fishing gear.
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on August 17, 2014, 03:28:05 AM
Awesome pics mate. Which zoo is it?  I have a love hate thing with stingrays, they trash my fishing gear.

Milwaukee Zoo (http://www.milwaukeezoo.org/)

I have swam with them, so for me it was great.
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on August 17, 2014, 03:30:38 AM
also,  these photos are untouched, no cropping, no adjusting, just straight out of the camera
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: zoidberg on August 17, 2014, 03:47:57 AM
Awesome pics mate. Which zoo is it?  I have a love hate thing with stingrays, they trash my fishing gear.

Milwaukee Zoo (http://www.milwaukeezoo.org/)

I have swam with them, so for me it was great.
I have family living nearby in Madison. We're slowly saving up for a visit over there.
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: derekmac on August 17, 2014, 03:48:12 AM
Great pics Detron!! :tu:
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on August 17, 2014, 03:51:43 AM
Awesome pics mate. Which zoo is it?  I have a love hate thing with stingrays, they trash my fishing gear.

Milwaukee Zoo (http://www.milwaukeezoo.org/)

I have swam with them, so for me it was great.
I have family living nearby in Madison. We're slowly saving up for a visit over there.

if/when you do go to Madison, let me know,  I would be willing to drive the two hours to Madison to shake your hand!
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on August 17, 2014, 03:52:13 AM
Great pics Detron!! :tu:

thank you. 
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: zoidberg on August 17, 2014, 04:00:52 AM
Awesome pics mate. Which zoo is it?  I have a love hate thing with stingrays, they trash my fishing gear.

Milwaukee Zoo (http://www.milwaukeezoo.org/)

I have swam with them, so for me it was great.
I have family living nearby in Madison. We're slowly saving up for a visit over there.

if/when you do go to Madison, let me know,  I would be willing to drive the two hours to Madison to shake your hand!
You probably wouldn't have to drive that far, the kids will want to see the zoo.  :tu:
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on August 17, 2014, 04:03:12 AM
Awesome pics mate. Which zoo is it?  I have a love hate thing with stingrays, they trash my fishing gear.

Milwaukee Zoo (http://www.milwaukeezoo.org/)

I have swam with them, so for me it was great.
I have family living nearby in Madison. We're slowly saving up for a visit over there.

if/when you do go to Madison, let me know,  I would be willing to drive the two hours to Madison to shake your hand!
You probably wouldn't have to drive that far, the kids will want to see the zoo.  :tu:

well then,  one hour!   :cheers:
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: ducttapetech on August 17, 2014, 04:56:40 PM
Great pics everyone.
Here is a couple of my workshop toad that took today.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/17/e2azemut.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/17/eqygame6.jpg)

That's us mobile.

Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: zoidberg on August 17, 2014, 11:30:57 PM
So did you lick it?  :P
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: ducttapetech on August 18, 2014, 01:06:02 AM
Lol! No, not into licking toads. Funny thing is, this toad has been around for a few years. I pretty sure it is the same one. Always hangs around in the shop and likes to get petted. Weird. If it shows up again next year, I just might have to give it a name.

That's us mobile.

Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on August 25, 2014, 02:06:33 AM
I am still on a cheap point-and-shoot,  but I should have the zoo layout memorized once I get my new camera.

anyway went back to the zoo today, and here are some pics.

first,  anyone know what these are?  they are very small, and look similar to a tick.  I touched this post and suddenly had 10 or 12 of these on my hand.  I did not feel them, my son pointed it out.  got them off within 10 seconds of contact, and checked myself and my son good, no stragglers.   ::)

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This swan was HUGE and these pictures were taken from only a meter away!  BIG BIRD!

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This guy saw his reflection and was rather funny to watch

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umm,  new use for paracord!!  well played zoo, another good use for paracord.   :facepalm:   :tu:

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it is funny to me that the point-and-shoot with 4x optical zoom, when zoomed in, still seems smaller than what my eyes see   :facepalm:


Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: Chako on August 25, 2014, 02:28:05 AM
I believe they are aphids...but could be wrong on that one. If so, harmless to all except to vegetation.

Nice shots Detron.  :tu:

I wish I had a zoo anywhere near me.
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: detron on August 25, 2014, 02:29:52 AM
I believe they are aphids...but could be wrong on that one. If so, harmless to all except to vegetation.

Nice shots Detron.  :tu:

I wish I had a zoo anywhere near me.

I think you are right on the aphids,  I have only ever seen green ones,  but a quick image search, and it looks the same!   now I do not have to worry about ticks in the hair.
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: derekmac on August 25, 2014, 02:33:31 AM
Great pics Detron!! 

Dan, how far is the Toronto zoo from you?


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Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: Chako on August 25, 2014, 02:49:46 AM
Toronto is about a 10 to 11 hour drive. :D
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: derekmac on August 25, 2014, 02:58:08 AM
Damn, I can drive from NS to Montreal in that time!!  I didn't think you were that far.


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Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: Ron Who on September 11, 2016, 09:12:48 PM
I like hunting dragonflies (with a camera).

Currently there are 39 species in my collection, all shot within 10 km (approx 6.5 mi) of my home.

My wildlife pictures, most of them dragonflies and damselflies, and also some birds and butterflies, are at http://waarneming.nl/user/photos/72622
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: Chako on September 12, 2016, 11:28:02 PM
Lots of very nice photos there.  :tu:
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: Stormdrane on June 04, 2018, 07:01:42 PM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1731/42562760221_6fd4b2315d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27R8gKt)
snakes around the house (https://flic.kr/p/27R8gKt) by David Hopper (Stormdrane) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/stormdrane/), on Flickr
Title: Re: A little Wildlife Photo excursion.
Post by: Stormdrane on June 11, 2018, 12:09:32 AM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1722/42003398764_a80951fe6e_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26ZGp5q)
Deer in the neighborhood... (https://flic.kr/p/26ZGp5q) by David Hopper (Stormdrane) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/stormdrane/), on Flickr