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  • Birthday 04/02/1966

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  1. MT Net

    Let the Games Begin!

    Yep, that were us. The walleye fishing has been spotty at best. The water is very low for spring - about late August water levels. Temps last weekend were 68 degrees and stranger yet, mayflies were beginning to hatch. Rafts of mayflies were floating in Pike Bay, so I figure the big hatch is within the next two weeks. Smallies were on the move after them mayflies. With the strange walleye patterns and all too many muskie casters, I'm looking forward to some excellent smallie fishing this year. The one under my boat measured just shy of 19 last year - I hope he's still there to protect the nest.
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    Let the Games Begin!

    Hey Mr. Pike 1, I haven't seen you on Vermilion for a while. Of course I haven't been able to head up there as much. Just wondering if you still chase those Vermilion smallies.
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    Stolen photos

    Someone pirated a photo from my Webshots album. The strange thing was the pirated photo was poor, before I knew what I was doing, ( still don't, but have improved since then). I have much better photos out there and could not figure out why a lousy image to be pirated. Must have been sentimental reasons. I never understood stealing other's photos and claiming as their own. Where's the pride in this?
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    Six Shooter

    Fantasticphotos! Thanks for the light painting tip. Something for us to try for ourselves. My favorites are 1, 2, and 5. I guess I like how the images draw my eyes to an angular viewpoint. However, I feel 4 to be an important photo showcasing the plaques. Tough choice to decide.
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    Mallard Comparison

    I like "B" best, I think with living things, they need room in the photo tp move. "A" seems he is too cramped, nowhere to swim, at least that is my impression. Also, I like the warmer tones in your latest editions.
  6. Three photo HDR image to bring out the details in the bark.
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    Images in the Flames

    Cool series of photos! Rather mesmerizing viewing the flamrs.
  8. Here is little satan, our little White West Highland Terrier. He is thirteen years old now and deaf. But he is still the trouble maker he was when we first invaded our home.
  9. I like your last shot. Something about it draws you into it.
  10. That jay is fantastic. Now I wonder how do you get the chickadees to hold still for a photo?
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    Zone Focusing ?

    Steve, I'm shooting strictly manual mode. something I wanted to do and learn by trial and error since purchasing this DSLR. 95% of the timeI shoot manual, 5% in AV, forcing myself to get a handle on how this all works together. Now to learn exposure comensation and how that works. Ah, I see what I've done in comparison to your image, Dbl, I've overexposed my image to be too bright. The sky is overly bright with more noise. The fun is to revisit and re-shoot these images after learning from the mistakes made. Thanks again, you all have been a great help to novices like myself.
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    Zone Focusing ?

    With my Canon XTi, I find the autofocus will not work on my 17-85 mm and 70-300mm lens in low light conditions. The autofocus searches, but will not lock in. This shot below had to be on manual focus on the bird. The Mississippi River was flowing a bit, the autofocus could not pick up either the bird or red light in the river. I had to work fast as the bird kept moving. and manual focus is nearly impossible in this dark of conditions. Maybe this is a problem with the XTi, or, at least mine. Lens: EFS 70-300 USM IS Exposure: 1.3 seconds, f5.6, ISO: 800, focal length 300mm, manual focus. By the way, I discovered this bird in the shot below while viewing the LCD to see how sharp I was able to get the image. Lens: EFS 17-85 USM IS Exposure: 13 sec, f11, ISO 400, focal length 38mm, auto focus center weighted on the bright light of the building. I chose f11 for greater depth of filed, but unfortunately, the Wells Fargo Center is blown out.
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    Out on the farm!

    What a great afternoon. So many cool things in those old barns. I like the fence shot and the harness.
  14. Back in the days of film SLR photography, I vaquely remember a trick called zone focusing. That was back in the early 1980's. Since, my mind has been awash in digital stuff from point and shoot to now a DSLR. Autofocus begins to fail as the light conditions darken, making it more difficult to focus in low light / night photography. The film SLR camera lens used to have an aperture ring and a distance right on the lens housing. Also, there were all these converging lines and graphs on the lens barrel as you zoomed in or out. Not so on our modern DSLR lens. Is it possible to zone focus with a DSLR? Rather, how is it done without the distance range meter? BTW, I did a search on this forum and didn't find anything, sorry if this was already discussed.
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    I shot a Grouse

    Thanks everyone. I am happy to say this grouse is still flying in the Tower area. Thanks for the tips. I'm finding that this lens takes some time trying to autofocus. With the converter I'm assuming my problem would be magnified. I guess I'll wait to upgrade and use my EFS 70-300 and crop in PS. I kind of wish I had saved more for the 100-400, ah well, that's a few years from now. I never realized how expensive this hobby would become. Thanks again.
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