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Flowers.... roses apparently :-)

19 January 2019 - 04:34 PM

This shot I took at a 90th birthday party... I was sitting at the table having finished eating when I spotted this photo... a rose bush. It seems to have gathered a lot of 'likes' on FB.


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Z7, 24-70f4 @70, f13 (f8 didn't have enough dof), 1/160, ISO 90 (auto)... cropped and the shadows dimmed a little.


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A visit to Orana wildlife park... warning image heavy.

07 December 2018 - 05:15 PM

Yesterday (friday 7th) I joined a group of photographers at Orana park for a Nikon NZ sponsored event... there were bodies and lenses to borrow... I was hoping to play with a 500pf... or 300pf.. but they were already borrowed by the time the queue got to me :angry:... so I had to resort to my own 200-500  :rolleyes: ... here are some of my photos... cropped and fiddled with.. compared to the samples on FB ( which were only the 2mp versions bluetoothed to my phone)


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Z7, 200-500 f5.6 (mostly at 5.6) except for the last two meerkats 24-70S f4.@f4.... and GPS info in Exif.

We will remember them.

13 November 2018 - 05:36 PM

Last sunday was the 100th anniversary of the armistice of the first world war, a conflict of great significance to New Zealand... we lost 16,697 killed and 41,317 wounded... +1000 who died later.... out of a total population of just over one million.. virtually every family lost some members. I attended a small ceremony on Witch Hill where a memorial in the form of a seat was built in 1917. Witch Hill is a small peak on the 'port hills' above Christchurch.. about 1400 feet (421m)... it involved a bit of a climb from a carpark at the top of Rapaki track. Here are a few photos I took of the event.


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Z7, 24-70S f4. All pics have GPS info. and if you are keen a rough video of the event  https://youtu.be/gDVy6iMwlZw  I need to carry my external microphone a bit more often... the wind noise is a problem.

Two Z's are better than one .

05 October 2018 - 08:51 PM

I was hunting for my other EN-EL14 charger today ..since the one I regularly use went with the Df...I thought I would have a play with my old P7000.. and came across a long forgotten Fujifilm camera.... and lo and behold it turns out to be another Z...7 even..well Z700 :P :D so now I have two Z...7s.


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A few test shots with 200-500 &(FTZ)

02 October 2018 - 09:41 PM

Tried a few shots in the back yard today with my 200-500, 5.6 lens using the FTZ adapter... at 500mm/5.6 & handheld.. I was rather impressed with these few.. I used the 'pin' focusing on the little statue and that is quite sharp.


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and cropped 


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Then a commotion in the tree ... a few sparrows squabbling amongst the branches... single point focus and very heavily cropped.


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Set to auto ISO with 'faster' for the lens focal length.So higher shutter speed, IBIS + VR...  The Z7 seems pretty impressive :rolleyes: :)