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Jul 11, 2018 19:03:58   #
ditchdigger
 
I am a 92 year old neophyte photographer who recently developed an interest. About 3 months ago I bought a Sony RX10IV and am really enjoying trying to figure out all those modes and menus—- I think my learning curve has flatlined.

I am going to submit (if all goes well) a couple of shots I took last month of my saguaro during its brief blooming period. They are both jpegs right out of the camera except for cropping. The first is just a snapshot to show the cactus in bloom. The blossom in the second is from farther back standing on the ground in order to see into the face of the flower sticking out from the end of the arm. Both were hand held—-sun directly overhead. I am pretty sure I took both shots in auto mode (I was only a beginner then LOL).
The flower shot was taken from about 15 ft. 600mm then severely cropped. I was amazed at how sharp that funny red eyed fly looked when I could not even see it while standing on the ground.

An aside: I have since seen posts of that identical fly on flowers from as far away as Louisiana and even New Zealand. His little wings must be tired,and if I traveled that much my eyes would be red too!




 
Jul 11, 2018 19:22:48   #
rmalarz (a regular here)
 
Welcome to UHH. Congratulations on a successful post, and nice looking photos.
--Bob
ditchdigger wrote:
I am a 92 year old neophyte photographer who recently developed an interest. About 3 months ago I bought a Sony RX10IV and am really enjoying trying to figure out all those modes and menus—- I think my learning curve has flatlined.

I am going to submit (if all goes well) a couple of shots I took last month of my saguaro during its brief blooming period. They are both jpegs right out of the camera except for cropping. The first is just a snapshot to show the cactus in bloom. The blossom in the second is from farther back standing on the ground in order to see into the face of the flower sticking out from the end of the arm. Both were hand held—-sun directly overhead. I am pretty sure I took both shots in auto mode (I was only a beginner then LOL).
The flower shot was taken from about 15 ft. 600mm then severely cropped. I was amazed at how sharp that funny red eyed fly looked when I could not even see it while standing on the ground.

An aside: I have since seen posts of that identical fly on flowers from as far away as Louisiana and even New Zealand. His little wings must be tired,and if I traveled that much my eyes would be red too!
I am a 92 year old neophyte photographer who recen... (show quote)
Jul 11, 2018 19:24:15   #
alby (a regular here)
 
good job old timer... hope i can still be around at 92. let alone hold a camera. and that still
Jul 11, 2018 19:31:38   #
DanielB (a regular here)
 
Welcome Mr. Digger. Keep posting.
ditchdigger wrote:
I am a 92 year old neophyte photographer who recently developed an interest. About 3 months ago I bought a Sony RX10IV and am really enjoying trying to figure out all those modes and menus—- I think my learning curve has flatlined.

I am going to submit (if all goes well) a couple of shots I took last month of my saguaro during its brief blooming period. They are both jpegs right out of the camera except for cropping. The first is just a snapshot to show the cactus in bloom. The blossom in the second is from farther back standing on the ground in order to see into the face of the flower sticking out from the end of the arm. Both were hand held—-sun directly overhead. I am pretty sure I took both shots in auto mode (I was only a beginner then LOL).
The flower shot was taken from about 15 ft. 600mm then severely cropped. I was amazed at how sharp that funny red eyed fly looked when I could not even see it while standing on the ground.

An aside: I have since seen posts of that identical fly on flowers from as far away as Louisiana and even New Zealand. His little wings must be tired,and if I traveled that much my eyes would be red too!
I am a 92 year old neophyte photographer who recen... (show quote)
Jul 11, 2018 19:33:21   #
ditchdigger
 
Thank you,Bob. I’ve learned a lot on this forum from people like you...have a lot more to learn but not a lot of time.
Jul 11, 2018 19:40:12   #
ditchdigger
 
Hanks, alby—-have to give steady shot most of the credit.
 
Jul 11, 2018 19:45:52   #
ditchdigger
 
Thank you, Daniel. I will try(I am not very good at this) to post some more as I improve...hopefully!
Jul 11, 2018 19:46:51   #
James56
 
I also want to welcome you here and glad to have you. Love the area that your from. Was out that way in 2011. I too have the older Sony RX10III. Took me a few months to learn all the features but now that I have, it's a great camera. Your first photos are pretty good, so I want to encourage you to keep at it. Hope you have many years with us.
Jul 11, 2018 19:58:30   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
Welcome to the forum.
Jul 11, 2018 20:01:21   #
fredtoo (a regular here)
 
Good to see you DD. Just my personal opinion, but I would say you can hold your own with most of the people on this site.

I will be watching for more!

Fred T.
Jul 11, 2018 20:13:38   #
ditchdigger
 
Thanks, James
 
Jul 11, 2018 20:15:57   #
ditchdigger
 
Thank you, long shadow...I’ve got a lot to learn from people like you.
Jul 11, 2018 20:22:46   #
ditchdigger
 
Thanks for taking the time, Fred. If I get lucky and take a good or interesting photo I will try to post it.
Jul 11, 2018 20:29:51   #
gregoryd45 (a regular here)
 
ditchdigger wrote:
I am a 92 year old neophyte photographer who recently developed an interest. About 3 months ago I bought a Sony RX10IV and am really enjoying trying to figure out all those modes and menus—- I think my learning curve has flatlined.

I am going to submit (if all goes well) a couple of shots I took last month of my saguaro during its brief blooming period. They are both jpegs right out of the camera except for cropping. The first is just a snapshot to show the cactus in bloom. The blossom in the second is from farther back standing on the ground in order to see into the face of the flower sticking out from the end of the arm. Both were hand held—-sun directly overhead. I am pretty sure I took both shots in auto mode (I was only a beginner then LOL).
The flower shot was taken from about 15 ft. 600mm then severely cropped. I was amazed at how sharp that funny red eyed fly looked when I could not even see it while standing on the ground.

An aside: I have since seen posts of that identical fly on flowers from as far away as Louisiana and even New Zealand. His little wings must be tired,and if I traveled that much my eyes would be red too!
I am a 92 year old neophyte photographer who recen... (show quote)


Very nice ditchdigger, welcome to UHH, love your sense of humor
Jul 11, 2018 20:38:02   #
robertjerl (a regular here)
 

Good start, enjoy the new hobby.
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