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Apr 22, 2024 06:57:32   #
Glossy Ibis at sunset at Loxahatchee National Preserve.

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Apr 21, 2024 08:14:57   #
BAchme wrote:
I finally need to purchase the Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom bundle. Is it better to do the monthly or, the yearly subscription? I assume purchasing from Adobe is best.

Any insight here before I make a purchase?


I do it by the month. I also do it on autopay. With this plan they update me all the time with the latest stuff.
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Apr 21, 2024 08:12:23   #
btbg wrote:
I decided to post these images because of recent discussions about whether or not people should use 2x extenders. I know these are birds, but putting them in the bird subsection will prevent the converter discussion.
The photos are taken with a Nikon 400f2.8s lens. The built in 1.4 converter is being used and coupled with a 2x converter. The wren also has a 5mm extension tube for closer focus.
So, the question is are these photos sharp enough, or should people not use the converters and attempt to gain the extra reach by cropping. I believe that any loss of image quality from using the converter is more than offset by the additional reach and the ability to come closer to filling the frame, but I thought it would be interesting to see where any discussion would go. Those of you who believe that no one should use teleconverters, go ahead and have your say. The photos will be posted in the first reply.
I decided to post these images because of recent d... (show quote)

First, you posted in the wrong section.
Second, no teleconverter ever produced improves image sharpness.
Third, combining teleconverter's really makes sharpness suffer, as seen in your images.
Forth, I use a 600mm f4 without any converter on a full frame mirrorless camera that I use for my wildlife photography.
Fifth, I never use teleconverter's because of the reasons I have given.
Sixth, Good luck and keep on shooting until the end.
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Apr 21, 2024 08:08:02   #
JohnR wrote:
Been an interesting few years subscribing to UHH but its become far too vitriolic with members criticizing posts quite unhelpfully simply to boost their own over inflated egos. Suppose its only to be expected though in a country where children have the Constitutional Right to take guns to school to k**l their teacher and other pupils! Yes and elect a criminal con merchant as President.

Keep well those who do not fit this profile.

Cheers JohnR

I have never let criticism bother me. I use this site as a learning and help site, helping others when I can.
Why not stick around, otherwise we will miss your wit and knowledge.
Don't let the bullies win, stay and call them out, bullies generally hid behind their insecurities by being i***ts.
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Apr 21, 2024 08:04:15   #
A Glossy Ibis chick waits for mom to regurgitate a meal while another chick waits for it's turn. Wakodahatchee Wetlands.
Sony a1, Sony 600 f4 @ f4, 1/640 sec. iso 2000, I was shooting into a shaded spot so I switched to Auto, I also switched to small center spot focus so the branches would not interfere with the focusing. The center spot was placed on the chick.

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Apr 20, 2024 07:10:15   #
coolhanduke wrote:
Prior to heading for the Eclipse I took my cameras in to Nikon for sensor cleaning.

When I went to pick them up the manager told me that my lens mount on the D850 was bent.

I questioned how that could happen because I do not recall doing anything that would cause that.

He asked if I keep my lenses mounted when the camera is in the camera bag. I said yes.

He said that if my 200-500 or 80-400 were mounted it is very possible that it could get bent in the bag when lugging it around.

Thinking about it, with the battery pack on the D850 and the 200-500 mounted, it really does not lay flat at all.

So from now on, I am going to disengage my long lenses when packing my body and lenses.

Cost to repair, $350.
Prior to heading for the Eclipse I took my cameras... (show quote)

When traveling, my bodies and lenses ride separately
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Apr 20, 2024 07:07:20   #
dotfinley wrote:
We had a specially made maple wood plaque made for a photo , the wood maker suggests an epoxy to adhere the photo to the plaque, I am not familiar with any expoxy, these 2 were suggested, any recommendations? I was going to have Staples print the 8x11 photo on glossy paper, is there any special paper I should use instead.

The plank/photo will then be coated with a clear epoxy resin.

He is suggesting an epoxy product called Promise TableTop Epoxy Resin.
ArtResin is another brand that the web suggests for glossy printed photos.
We had a specially made maple wood plaque made for... (show quote)

When I did plaques for my department, I got a plaque that let me put the photo under a sheet of plexiglass using four buttons that went into the wood. Under the image was a affixed printed metal tag identifying the individual in the image. Works very well and you need nothing but the plaque and image. Most trophy places carry these, they are quite inexpensive.
I have attached an example of this process.
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Apr 20, 2024 06:53:35   #
hdfilmnoir wrote:
Is printing to metal a good choice for wildlife?

This is the first time I will be using Bay Photo to print my bird picture on metal.
I have read everything I can on the subject and still have questions?
1. Not sure if I should print to canvas or metal for wildlife?
2. High Gloss, Mid-Gloss, Satin, Sheer Glossy, Sheer Satin, & Textured
3. Which is better a floating back which pulls the picture from the wall or just wire hang it?
4. I was thinking of going with the rounded corners and no frame?
I have attached a photo of what I’m thinking of printing.
Like to hear your thoughts and advise
Is printing to metal a good choice for wildlife? b... (show quote)

I have used metal prints for my wildlife photography for years, makes your colors POP. To be honest, folks in my part of Pennsylvania still prefer framed prints to buy rather than metal. My sales are usually 75% framed and 25% metal.
Personally I prefer metal, again, the colors just seem to come out richer.
Good luck and keep on shooting until the end.
PS. For some reason your image appears a little flat, I am sure some time in a post program would help it out, printing this print in metal as it is would not make it pop, needs a little work.
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Apr 20, 2024 06:50:48   #
Otter, Peaceful Waters, Wellington Fl
Sony a1, Sony 200-600mm @ 200mm 6.3, 1/3200 sec. iso 500.
I had been photographing this Otter out in the sun in manual exposure based on green foliage readings.
As it swam closer it dove under the surface and came up almost under me while I was on the board walk, he was in deep shadows and there was no time to change settings as he stared at me for a brief second before going under once again. I shoot in RAW so I brought it back in Photoshop RAW.
I have photographed these guys for months but this is the closest I ever got, this little guy always, if he sees me, will stop what he is doing and gives me a once over.

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Apr 19, 2024 18:55:47   #
topcat wrote:
Nice capture. He is framed very nicely. I like it a lot

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Apr 19, 2024 10:02:31   #
sergiohm wrote:
it's me in the morning!

Great shot!

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Apr 19, 2024 10:01:50   #
NJFrank wrote:
Much to like about this photo. The reflection the trail in the water . The subtle blue.But a little more of the scene in front of the bird. So it doesn’t look like he is leaving the frame.

Good point, I like the leading lines from the wake leading to the bird.
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Apr 19, 2024 07:13:31   #
Longshadow wrote:
Nope, and there's a real good chance I won't.....
I don't even care for Ebay anymore.

I am a top rated seller on Ebay for over 10 years. The buyer is very protected, as soon as the buyer wants to return an item, their money is reimbursed. No questions asked.
I have found it a very safe place to buy products, the buyer is always protected.
But you must follow the directions, and they are very simple.
Even a 5 year old could do it.
Good luck and keep on shooting until the end.
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Apr 19, 2024 07:10:57   #
KenProspero wrote:
Anyone ever deal with a company called Mercari?

It's supposed to be a consumer-to-consumer site. They claim that their policy is that they don't process your payment until three days after you receive a product, and that you can return it within the three-day period.

I've seen a few websites say they are legit.

Sounds Great.

They have a BBB rating of A

Sounds Great.

Their customer rating on the BBB site is 1.06 stars out of five (over 1000 reviews). WHAT? Given that some people misclick, I wouldn't have thought that was possible.

I see a listing for a Nikon Z 7 ii today for Under $400 -- with the 24-70 claiming that it has about 300 clicks. What????

My first, second and third reactions are this has got to be a scam. But if I'm not charged until I receive the item, I'm not sure I'm seeing what it is.

Anyway -- comfortable in the belief that if it looks too good to be true, it almost certainly is. I'm not going to bite.

But does anyone know what the play on the part of the seller is here.
Anyone ever deal with a company called Mercari? br... (show quote)

W.C. Fields - Never Give A Sucker An Even Break
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Apr 19, 2024 07:08:24   #
theehmann wrote:
Does anyone own this lens and if so I'd appreciate your impressions.

Thanks so much.

I used to shoot that off my D7200 camera, it is a APS-C lens so the field of view would be about 27-300mm. I used it for vacations and travel, liked it a lot, nice range.
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