Olympus' "Zilker Garden Walk Day" -- a fun time!

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daddyo Forum Pro • Posts: 12,434
Olympus' "Zilker Garden Walk Day" -- a fun time!
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This past Saturday here in Austin, Precision Camera teamed up with Olympus America to sponsor a free Olympus shooting day at Zilker Botanical Gardens.

Olympus reps and Precision staff were on hand with 'loaner' cameras and lenses. I'm not sure how many folks showed up, but it seemed like quite a few, as the gardens were awash with people shooting with Olympus gear.

I brought my E-M1 and a few lenses and had an absolute 'banner day' in terms of great subject material. I brought my 12-40mm, ZD 50mm macro, m9-18mm, 75-300mm, and Bower 7.5mm fisheye.

The funny thing is I almost left my 75-300mm at home and ended up shooting most everything with that excellent lens.

Here are just a few examples of images captured.

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ZD 50mm Macro

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An outstanding set Greg.  I think I need a 75 - 300!  Your results with it surpass what I expected it could deliver.

Andrew

Brad Ross Veteran Member • Posts: 7,927
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Greg, those are great, I do not see the female  Blue Dasher , only the male, the heron is very photogenic, I have the 75-300mm, but still take the 50-200mm with the EC1.4, on my short expeditions, even with the the OMD-1(with adapter), because I can still carry it,  turned 60 years old today,, :-D, but the 75-300mmm, is fine, as I enjoyed my 70-300mm regular Zuiko, the first tele zoom, I bought, back when,

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Thanks Andrew!

Almost every shot here was done on tripod, with a cable release -- that makes a big difference in what one can do with the 75-300mm near or at full zoom.

The beauty of this lens is that you can get very close up without being very close up!

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Happy birthday Brad!

You're still a young pup! I've got 7 years on you, which is one reason I love m4/3's -- everything hurts these days!

Thanks a bunch for the comments!

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Brad Ross Veteran Member • Posts: 7,927
Is it a Green or Night Heron or what?

looks too colorful for either

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Definitely a Green Heron...

He is definitely a colorful guy. 'Greenies' are pretty common in this area, but I wasn't expecting to see one at this botanical garden. He was not shy either, as I was only about 15 feet away from him -- I guess he's used to all the people walking around.

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