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    Olympus E-3 Hands on Report

    I finally manged to get hold of the beast today in Tokyo, at the Olympus showroom. They had only one camera, and one 12-60 SWD lens. When I arrived there was a sign-up sheet and I was 4th in line. ...
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    Re: World's Lragest Camera

    Will:

    Maybe not, on second thought - the Marine base was closed a while back.

    Peter
  3. Thread: Hollyhocks

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    Re: Hollyhocks

    Almost like tissue paper, aren't they?

    Thanks for looking.

    peter
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    Wrotniak E510 Live View Update

    Here:

    http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/oly-e/e510-rev.html#LIVE

    Anyone care to comment on the histogram/live view boost issue he mentions?

    Peter
  5. Thread: Hollyhocks

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    Re: Hollyhocks

    Ann:

    Thanks!

    According to Wikipedia there are 60 species of Hollyhocks. The common one is here:


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcea_rosea
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    World's Lragest Camera

    Our tax dollars at work.

    http://www.photographyblog.com/index.php/weblog/comments/the_worlds_largest_photograph_and_camera/

    Peter
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    Re: Top of the Badlands

    I hope you get some change back:smile:

    Peter
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    Re: Top of the Badlands

    I have the 11-22 so I think the 14-35 would be too much overlap for me, and much heavier as well. But, the 14-35 plus the new 50-200 SWD might be overall lighter than the 35-100, and possibly...
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    Re: Top of the Badlands

    Bob:

    Wonderfully detailed image with a good "atmospheric" sense to it, if you get my meaning.

    The 35-100 is next on my list...:smile:

    Peter
  10. Re: Upgrade to CS3 Question. Opinions Wanted!

    I'm using CS2, and the question for me is - why would I *not* upgrade to CS3 and forget about LR altogether. (I have never used LR or Aperture, but I have read about them extensively. My conclusion...
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    Re: Iím glad that itís summer here.

    EB: And we are glad you were there to take the shot. Nicely done

    Peter
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    Re: Humming Bird and Doe

    Moxie:

    As John says, the females are usually drab so they can be camouflaged when sitting on the nest. Are these Anna's Hummingbirds do you know?

    I think the shot of the deer would have worked...
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    Re: Red Crested Pochard

    Bill:

    Dunno mate: I suspect the bottom one is a juvenile, (s)he does not have a black neck like the adults do. But maybe someone who really knows might weigh in.

    Best,
    Peter
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    Red Crested Pochard

    C&C welcomed


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    Peter
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    Re: Astilbe "Venus"

    Luc:
    Thanks!. Yes I had to be very careful with sharpening to make them appear natural and still show enough detail.

    Peter
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    Re: Oulton Pastoral Scene

    Bill: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed.

    Best,

    Peter
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    Re: Plug ins for PS

    The two plug-ins I use most frequently are Optipix 3.1 and Photokit Sharpener. Oh, and the HP Photosmart plug-in for my B9180 printer. OK, that's 3.

    I have created and/or aquired about 30 Actions...
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    Re: Hollyhocks

    Peter & Bill:

    Thank you both. I had to do some cloning on one flower to remove a partial leaf, I hope you did not notice that.

    Peter
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    Re: Unidentified Duck

    Bob: Yes, I didn't nail it 100%, but it's OK for Smugmug I guess.

    Pete: I thought it was maybe a tufted or a merganser. How come the ones I shoot never look like they are supposed to? Maybe this...
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    Unidentified Duck

    Shot at Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park in Norfolk. Can anyone ID this critter? I tried Google but no luck. (BTW, colors are unretouched!)

    TIA, Peter

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    Re: Severe Thunderstorm Warning

    Maddog:

    Those are impressive clouds, almost looks like smoke from a fire.

    The image has a blue cast on my monitor.

    Peter (another old Engineer - ChemE)
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    Re: Oulton Pastoral Scene

    Clay:

    I hadn't really noticed that until you pointed it out...maybe my poor brush technique; I used the History Brush in Multiply mode, 30% opacity, to darken some values, I guess I overstepped in...
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    Hollyhocks

    Every English Country Cottage has some...


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    Peter
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    Re: Oulton Pastoral Scene

    Don: Yep, the original had a lot of noise in the shadows, which I tried to salvage, or "make some artistic use of". ACR is no help here. I shot this at 200 ISO, I generally avoid anything higher...
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    Re: Oulton Pastoral Scene

    Henk: Thank You! We don't get skies like that in Texas too often.

    Peter
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