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Paul Robert

Paul Robert

Member Since 15 Jul 2014
Offline Last Active Sep 07 2014 05:49 PM

#25782 Bees

Posted by Paul Robert on 21 August 2014 - 02:35 PM

Close up. Getting better.

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#25660 Bee sequence

Posted by Paul Robert on 18 August 2014 - 01:38 PM

It is like Jerry said, you have ot lock on them when they land. When they do, just star blasting. LOL!

I live nature. I am done for today. Well maybe. Coming up on the "golden hour" might have to do some landscape stuff. LOL!

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#25659 More bees about 15 minutse ago,

Posted by Paul Robert on 18 August 2014 - 01:16 PM

My lens is to slow. f.5 f stop. I want to stop the wings. It is hard to capture these guys with manual focus. Can I do anything in post production?

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#25533 This is my first HDR picture.

Posted by Paul Robert on 15 August 2014 - 05:34 AM

Got my camera back form the sensor cleaning, and wow! was it dirty. Anyway, I bought 2 new lenses for 60 bucks. A NIkon 135mm and a 500 mm Sigma. Both are prime lenses. This was shot with my 25mm Rikonion.

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#24590 A few from the first roll

Posted by Paul Robert on 19 July 2014 - 05:17 AM

I would agree with the shines statement. Very vibrant! Nice job.

#24533 Hawks in flight 2

Posted by Paul Robert on 17 July 2014 - 07:58 PM

I'll be all right. I beat death, whats a little dust on the sensor ISO apature shutter speed machine.

#24523 Cardinal in the Snow and Ice

Posted by Paul Robert on 17 July 2014 - 05:03 PM

I love cardinals. I have one that sings to sleep and wakes me in the morning.

#24521 Hawks in flight 2

Posted by Paul Robert on 17 July 2014 - 04:47 PM

I really need to learn about post production. I am all about the RAW capture. My exposure is narfed. The sky was crazy blue today, very vibrant. Not at all dingy like these pictures. 

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#24520 Hawks in flight 1

Posted by Paul Robert on 17 July 2014 - 04:43 PM

I look at some of the other bird photography and know I have got ways to go, but I am pretty happy with my maiden performance. Manuel focus and all. :D

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#24508 2nd pictures from the D2H. My hawks!

Posted by Paul Robert on 17 July 2014 - 02:48 PM

Well I bought an extended warranty, so the camera is going to get cleaned. The place is in Georgia, so I will have to ship it, and wait, again, but I want it clean. I got to use it, so I like the camera, so hay, if I get it out this week I can hopefully have it back next week. I guess 

National Geographic will just have wait a little longer for the newest star in raptor photography.  :P

#24491 2nd pictures from the D2H. My hawks!

Posted by Paul Robert on 17 July 2014 - 01:38 PM

I walk everywhere in my home town. I fell of a building in 2008, died, was resituated, and spent 6 months in 3 different hospitals for a traumatic brain injury. My reaction time is slooooooooooow, so I don’t drive. On my walk home last week, I hear this high pitch squealing, and when I look, I see a hawk perched in dead tree, just like in the pictures. In the tree next to it, I see 3 more. I was like holy hawks! It just so happened that was same day I bought the D2H. LOL! So I have been waiting for that darn camera, so I can spend time with my hawks. I walked past that a gazillion times, and never knew they were watching the crazy guy talking to himself! LOL! Today was the first day we hung out, about an hour. I think I am off to a good start. Something is on the lens or sensor. There are spots. That is why I posted the pictures. One, if not all of you, will know. Help!

I was about ran out of film! LOL! The D2H is fast, wow! I have so many pictures. In Adobe Bridge, you can see the wings flap. LOL! I have to get more CF Cards.

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#24461 First pictures from D2H!

Posted by Paul Robert on 17 July 2014 - 10:24 AM

Thank you all for the kind words. You three have offered me so much help and encouragement; I am very excited about photography. The camera works awesome! It is so fast, man! It is fast. I notice that when I was switching modes, nothing was really happening, I was perplexed, slept on it, and this morning I came to the conclusion it was in the lens camera connection. Merko_61 has confirmed my suspicion. I want to do HDR lanscapes, but the bracketing feature doesn’t work with the old lenses. Suggestions are welcome. I love this camera, and next month I buying that telconverter.  I put an ad on craigslist in my hometown for old Nikon lenses.I am enjoying old school style and I believe that I will learn a lot about photography this way.



#24437 First pictures from D2H!

Posted by Paul Robert on 17 July 2014 - 08:52 AM

This is one of the chipmunks that live outside my patio door. LOL! They hustle across my back porch all day long. I took some test shots today. I think all the features; the priority modes, are not going to happen for me because of the manual lenses. I will go old school, I can play that game.

I know you think I’m crazy for saying this but, National Geographic anyone?  LOL! :P

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#24354 Hello, my name is Paul!

Posted by Paul Robert on 15 July 2014 - 06:14 PM

Thanks Nicole and Thumper!

I just got back from a buy.

For 50 bucks, I bought Rokinion 1: 2.8 28mm wide angle. Going to rock some HDR landscape photo with that.

Rokinion 80-200 macro zoom lens. For birds. Going to have to get a teleconverter to bring it up to 400.

Bogan tripod. The tripod is a tank, but light.

The glass is super clean. Nice lenses. The worst thing that could happen, I’m out 50 bucks. The tripod is worth that.