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  • By the way, I see this was your first post - glad you're here!
  • Survey is on the honor system.  Anyone can click it.  I clicked it, changed to 4, then clicked I want it and it changed back to 3, while bumping up the IWI to 71 from 70. Maybe someone has it, ...
  • Great overview Mr. Barney. My name is Dodge Rock and I am a super/mega-zoom shooter.
    Nikon magicians must have been reading our historic Coolpix forum comments/wish list when designing the new...

  • Created discussion thread More Birdwatching
    Bird watching me and showing many faces. Yellow-crowned night heron
  • I've considered covering the button with tape, just haven't gotten around to it yet.  Can't hit the "ok" button to cancel fast enough!
  • Replied in Thanks Avian
    Thanks for those good words. Shoot exclusively handheld, but do look for trees, railings, walls, or whatever is around to lean against and steady the camera if available(about 20%). P900's image ...
  • Fun factor x2.  I've used it for three years and still enjoy it.  Hope you do 2. They're actually beautiful birds!
  • Replied in Definitely
    I have a macro lens, but seldom use it.  Beautiful butterfy! Here's a 105mm equiv shot this morning in U mode, enhanced sharpening, contrast and saturation. I call it Fireworks.  Actually a ...
  • Even after assigning the lens switch to focus manually, it's tricky.  Takes too long.  Focus 'ring' around the lens is much better.
  • I like the settings you've chosen. Here's SOOC(resized for uploading in Faststone) with Active D-lighting turned on, and +1 for sharpening & contrast in Standard Shooting Mode. Mute Swan Final ...
  • Replied in P900 @ ISO1600
    Small, fast moving birds are difficult to photograph with any camera and a bigger challenge with a superzoom.  Looks good to me - definitely quite acceptable!
  • The second one was the before, sooc. Here's the sooc, edited in faststone & gimp. Faststone is an excellent tool to manage images quickly and gimp is great for PP. Best part is they're both freeeee. ...
  • Fine shot!  Around here, GBH rules and Great Egrets give way.  Snowy Egrets are the "rowdiest", but normally only toward other Snowys. Fun times!
  • So detailed I think I can see some fleas on it.  Nice shot!
  • Replied in Blue Tit
    That is one beautiful bird.  Nice shot!
  • This bird was close enough to fill up the evf at "only 950mm equiv", but was in the shade.  Bumped up EV to +0.7, then used D-lighting on normal, followed by Quick Retouch, also normal, during ...
  • What really helped me was assigning manual focus to the tele lever on the lens.  Set live preview and use half press/let-off to zero in on the focus.  You can do it, it just takes practice.  Works ...
  • Replied in Lots of Craters
    Nice shot.  Give moon scene mode a try next time too.  You can even dial in a blue moon!
  • Created discussion thread Wood Duck Duckling
    All taken in Bird-watching mode and resized/lightly edited online using iPiccy.
  • Thanks everyone - the camera thumbwheel is broken, so I rarely use manual, as it takes too long to toggle the command dial.  I primarily use bird-watching scene mode, but try out several different ...
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