BIF (kinda) at Royal Botanical Gardens

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jaybp Forum Member • Posts: 81
BIF (kinda) at Royal Botanical Gardens
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I went to the RBG Arboretum with my family today, because we thought our kids would be pretty thrilled to have birds fly onto their hands to eat.

I got a few BIF shots I was happy with, but it's sort of cheating as I was able to pre-focus on my daughter's hand and just wait for birds to start flying into frame.

I was shooting in A-mode, but looking back, I probably should have been full manual so I could set the shutter speed on my own. It was usually fast enough, but a few shots would have been better with a faster shutter.

Nothing particularly artistic about any of these shots, but they're the kind of family snapshots that I adore having.

All shot with the E-M1. I think one or two were with the 12-40, rest with the Olympus 40-150.

Enjoy!

Olympus E-M1
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Martin.au
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They're great.

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Steven Wandy Veteran Member • Posts: 5,187
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Very cool place and it does look like your kids enjoyed themselves. (And the shots are really nice also.)

Probably would have picked S mode, that way you could have picked the shutter speed you wanted and let the camera bother with the rest of the exposure stuff. Well done anyway.

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Trevor Carpenter
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Lovely pictures to treasure

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Cheryl A Regular Member • Posts: 170
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Those are the kind of pictures that just make you smile and give you the warm fuzzies....

I especially like the one with your daughter making a face, and the one of her arm with the bird  in her hand, feathers out.

Cheryl

guido1953 Senior Member • Posts: 1,374
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Very nice family outing with some great pics.

Regards,
Guido

Dr Hal Senior Member • Posts: 1,017
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This is why photography is a fabulous hobby.  Our photographs become more valuable as time passes.

Hal

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jaybp OP Forum Member • Posts: 81
Full set

I put the full set up on Flickr, if anyone's interested: http://www.flickr.com/photos/parlar/sets/72157641092193375/

I'd normally trim a set down much more before posting to Flickr, but these shots were just too much fun

Jay P.

nzmacro
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How special are those huh, wonderful to see and takes me back to when my daughter was younger.

All the best and thanks for the smiles

Danny.

Mike Fewster Veteran Member • Posts: 5,560
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jaybp wrote:

I went to the RBG Arboretum with my family today, because we thought our kids would be pretty thrilled to have birds fly onto their hands to eat.

I got a few BIF shots I was happy with, but it's sort of cheating as I was able to pre-focus on my daughter's hand and just wait for birds to start flying into frame.

I was shooting in A-mode, but looking back, I probably should have been full manual so I could set the shutter speed on my own. It was usually fast enough, but a few shots would have been better with a faster shutter.

Nothing particularly artistic about any of these shots, but they're the kind of family snapshots that I adore having.

All shot with the E-M1. I think one or two were with the 12-40, rest with the Olympus 40-150.

Enjoy!

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Adelaide Australia

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19andrew47
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What a great set to look back on in the future!

Andrew

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Very nice.  I wasn't that in to photography when my son was little and so only have bad instamatic pics which I treasure but wish were better.  Oh well this set is pretty cool, the girls are pretty cute. By the way I don't think it was cheating to prefocus on your daughter's hand.  i consider that smart and pretty clever and will remember that if faced with a similar situation.

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