#871

RE: Souyth China Sea

in General Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:37 am
by Jarra Sid | 938 Posts

Nice photo's Berb,What distance were you from the the bird's.

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#872

RE: Souyth China Sea

in General Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:16 am
by Brian.G | 475 Posts

Bob,

I think the heron might be a green heron but good photos mate.

Brian


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#873

RE: Souyth China Sea

in General Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:30 pm
by Berb | 133 Posts

Thanks Ray,Sid & Brian,had the Canon SX40 for about 3 month now,great little camera and you can pick them up for about£230,probably get even cheaper now as Canon have just announced its big brother the SX50 which has a massive 50x optical zoom where as the 40 a paltry 35x,mind you the SX50 gives you the option to shoot RAW but to do so with the SX40 you must add the Canon Hack firmware and even then its a bit of a chow on but i can live with JPEG on this type of camera.Shots taken from between 6-10 metres Sid so very close which you need to be to get the best out of this kind of camera in my opinion.
Still love my 7d and 400 5.6 & 100-400lenses thoughbut and dont kid yourself,you wont get the shots with this camera that you would with a DSLR but for a travel companion and general use camera you cant get vexed for the price.
As for the Heron i am almost sure its a Little Heron Brian so i will bet you a pint mate against your Green.
Hope this answers all your questions lads.

Cheers

Berb


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#874

RE: Souyth China Sea

in General Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:04 pm
by Brian.G | 475 Posts

Quote: Berb wrote in post #873
Thanks Ray,Sid & Brian,had the Canon SX40 for about 3 month now,great little camera and you can pick them up for about£230,probably get even cheaper now as Canon have just announced its big brother the SX50 which has a massive 50x optical zoom where as the 40 a paltry 35x,mind you the SX50 gives you the option to shoot RAW but to do so with the SX40 you must add the Canon Hack firmware and even then its a bit of a chow on but i can live with JPEG on this type of camera.Shots taken from between 6-10 metres Sid so very close which you need to be to get the best out of this kind of camera in my opinion.
Still love my 7d and 400 5.6 & 100-400lenses thoughbut and dont kid yourself,you wont get the shots with this camera that you would with a DSLR but for a travel companion and general use camera you cant get vexed for the price.
As for the Heron i am almost sure its a Little Heron Brian so i will bet you a pint mate against your Green.
Hope this answers all your questions lads.

Cheers

Berb




Berb

Lets compromise it's a little heron a.k.a green heron


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#875

RE: Souyth China Sea

in General Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:34 am
by Berb | 133 Posts

OK Brian Little Green Heron it is.


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#876

RE: Souyth China Sea

in General Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:58 am
by Ray-S | 207 Posts

Berb,
What's the sx 40 like, as far as macro goes.
I've toyed with the idea off getting one for holidays, and boiled it down to the Canon sx40 and Panasonic 150. My brother purchased the 150 and recons It's impressive, but has yet to try the macro. Also how does it handle highish iso, maybe about 800.

Ray


Ray

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#877

RE: Souyth China Sea

in General Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:20 pm
by Berb | 133 Posts

Ray
Never used the SX40 to shoot Macro so i would not know,best thing for you to do is go on the Birdforum website and go to the Canon sub forum under cameras & photography,here you will find a thread called SX40 Superzoom and it will take you a week to read all the info.
It covers Macro and most other things to do with this camera and has some splendid shots from some of the Birdforum members who use the SX40,Roy,C,Monkey Prince to name just two who have some great shots posted here
In the same sub forum there is also a write up on the new SX50 which is new on the market.
Hope this helps Ray and happy reading mate.

Bob


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#878

RE: Souyth China Sea

in General Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:06 pm
by Ray-S | 207 Posts

Cheers Bob, I'll check the sight.


Ray

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#879

RE: Souyth China Sea

in General Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:55 pm
by Brian.G | 475 Posts

Just as well that we are not allowed to swear on this site.......see the link below

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-no...etland-19698139

Brian


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#880

RE: Souyth China Sea

in General Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:32 pm
by Rob Adair | 397 Posts
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#881

RE: Souyth China Sea

in General Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:26 pm
by Paul Dan | 280 Posts

Quote: Brian.G wrote in post #879
Just as well that we are not allowed to swear on this site.......see the link below

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-no...etland-19698139

Brian


Brian I was going to post this myself but couldn't figure out how to do it but believe me there was a LOT of swearing as I was reading it. Unbelievable and what distress the bird must have been in for all that time.

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#882

RE: Souyth China Sea

in General Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:49 pm
by Brian.G | 475 Posts

Quote: Rob Adair wrote in post #880
Oh dear :-(

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/teena...e-owl-1-4956678


Oh dear indeed!!!


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#883

RE: Souyth China Sea

in General Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:14 pm
by Brian.G | 475 Posts

Happy birthday Jason, have a good 'un


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#884

RE: Souyth China Sea

in General Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:57 pm
by Jarra Sid | 938 Posts

Happy Birthday Jason....

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#885

RE: Souyth China Sea

in General Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:37 pm
by degsy_safc | 458 Posts

Happy birthday Jason - hope its a good one mate


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