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FIREd 09-14-2013 02:56 PM

The Photographers' Corner
 
Photography seems to be a popular retirement hobby. So here is a thread dedicated to you, shutterbugs. Show off your photos, discuss techniques, and share tips!

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Meadbh 09-14-2013 03:31 PM

Cool! This will be a great thread.

I'm not a good photographer, but I have met one really interesting one:

Wildlife Cameraman | Operation Iceberg | Doug Allan

TOOLMAN 09-14-2013 03:38 PM

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Photography seems to be a popular retirement hobby. So here is a thread dedicated to you, shutterbugs. Show off your photos, discuss techniques, and share tips!

Testing attaching photo of a green heron pics in a lake this week

Skyward1 09-14-2013 09:15 PM

One of my favourite hobbies. Nice job on the Green Heron they are not easy to catch. A couple from me.

http://www.mikeswildlife.com/Other/B.../XL/221-XL.jpg

http://www.mikeswildlife.com/Other/B.../XL/386-XL.jpg

Gotadimple 09-14-2013 09:39 PM

Salmon Return to Pacific NW
 
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It's the middle of September, when the Coho salmon start migrating from the Pacific Ocean to Puget Sound, and through the many lakes to rivers and creeks. These pictures were taken in 2006, but the scene is the same every year.

Walt34 09-15-2013 07:05 AM

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Nice wildlife shots! One BIL (the smart one) is president of a local chapter of the American Truck Historical Society and I took some photos at a small show in Winchester, VA last year. This year's show is the end of this month. The effort these guys make to keep old trucks running is impressive. Some can't have just one.

mountaintosea 09-15-2013 03:09 PM

Although I'm not a photography buff I think this is a GREAT idea! Love looking at the photos!

frayne 09-15-2013 05:57 PM

Brother and Sister
 
http://www.early-retirement.org/atta...1f58386405.jpg

Chuckanut 09-15-2013 06:58 PM

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Istanbul

Ronstar 09-15-2013 07:35 PM

I'm still learning, but here's one I shot yesterday before I learned that auto focus is much better than focus on my own

http://www.early-retirement.org/atta...ab484b67be.jpg

Jager 09-15-2013 07:57 PM

From yesterday's shoot...

http://www.jeffreyhughes.net/photogr...five_years.jpg

FIREd 09-15-2013 09:55 PM

Tea: good to the last drop.

martyp 09-15-2013 10:04 PM

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Snapped this photo a couple of weeks ago while doing some light hiking in the East Bay Redwood Regional Park. Used a Sony Cybershot.

TOOLMAN 09-15-2013 10:19 PM

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Photography seems to be a popular retirement hobby. So here is a thread dedicated to you, shutterbugs. Show off your photos, discuss techniques, and share tips!

Pics from today

ShokWaveRider 09-16-2013 09:41 AM

These are really good. I am thinking of taking up the hobby, I would find it very interesting and helpful if you could post the following along with your photos if it is not too much to ask.

1) Camera type (E.g: Canon 7D)
2) Lens type & "F" number (28-105 IS Canon)
3) Flash or not

I do not want to disrupt the thread but do not know if it is appropriate to discus preferred equipment, but that would be helpful for us wannabees.

timeasterday 09-16-2013 09:54 AM

A couple of black bear cubs in Cades Cove - Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Canon 5DMKII - Canon 70-200mm MKII + 2X - f/5.6 - ISO6400 - No Flash

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5348/8...7947c370_c.jpg

TOOLMAN 09-16-2013 10:45 AM

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A couple of black bear cubs in Cades Cove - Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Canon 5DMKII - Canon 70-200mm MKII + 2X - f/5.6 - ISO6400 - No Flash

Great shot!

FIREd 09-16-2013 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ShokWaveRider (Post 1357752)
These are really good. I am thinking of taking up the hobby, I would find it very interesting and helpful if you could post the following along with your photos if it is not too much to ask.

1) Camera type (E.g: Canon 7D)
2) Lens type & "F" number (28-105 IS Canon)
3) Flash or not

I do not want to disrupt the thread but do not know if it is appropriate to discus preferred equipment, but that would be helpful for us wannabees.

It is most definitely appropriate!

Chuckanut 09-16-2013 11:00 AM

FWIW, I use an Olympus PL-5 and shot with the 45mm f/1.8 prime lens (90mm in traditional 35mm terms.)

Bestwifeever 09-16-2013 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by timeasterday (Post 1357756)
A couple of black bear cubs in Cades Cove - Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Canon 5DMKII - Canon 70-200mm MKII + 2X - f/5.6 - ISO6400 - No Flash

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5348/8...7947c370_c.jpg

Great photo! Any video of mama bear chasing the photographer :laugh:?


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