missedshot

missedshot

Lives in United States OR, United States
Works as a Retired diesel mechanic
Joined on Dec 16, 2014

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  • Replied in X-S1 or S1?
    Also, if you shoot through fences or brush and limbs, the manual focus ring on the X-S1 is much better than the S1.  The auto focus is fast and accurate on the S1 but using the manual thumb wheel ...
  • Replied in X-S1 or S1?
    I agree with the last two posters.  I spent sleepless nights trying to decide between the three cameras mentioned.  If you intend to do "birds in flight" the manual zooms are probably best.  With ...
  • Replied in update:
    Made it over to the aquarium and talked to the director.  Definitely a Sea Lion rolling in the surf.  A method of temperature control.
  • Your moon experience brings back fond memories.  I was blown away by my first try with my Fuji S1.  Although only a 50X zoom I find it pretty good.  This wasn't my first try, one of hundreds. The ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry wet hawk
    The Oregon shower that just passed was dripping off his beak.  He was soaked and very disgusted, whether it was me or the rain I'm not sure.  My daily outing, rain or shine.
    Placed 19th in the challenge. The Oregon shower that just passed was dripping off his beak. He was soaked and very disgusted, whether it was me or the rain I'm not sure. My daily outing, rain or shine.
  • Thank you for the great discussion.  You put into words my exact condition.  Just the last couple years I've been sucked into the bird photo thing.  I'm still concentrating on large Raptors but ...
  • Wow, I've tried that one before and never come close.  If I can assume you have experience with a "shotgun", do you find those abilities translate well when using a camera?
  • Created photo thread After the storm
    We had unusually high wind for a few days. I lost my best bird tree visible from home. Anyway when the sun peeked through yesterday I figured the Eagles might be out hunting. After five minutes at ...
  • Yes, getting "old" sucks!  My camera is what keeps me out of the "easy" chair.
  • Sorry, had to blur out the fence a little.
  • First of all, I hate to see animals fenced in, although that's the only way I'd ever be able to photograph them.  My 10yr. old Grandson came to visit so I handed him my Fuji S1 bridge camera for ...
  • Replied in Oregon Coast
    Migrating Whales didn't show up so stayed for the "Grand Finale". Was just considering the possibility that the waves pounding those rocks may not have touched dry land since leaving Japan.
  • Created discussion thread Anyone doing Fuji HDRs?
    I haven't practiced the in camera HDR with my S1 much.  No Whales showed up so I stayed around till the Oregon, left coast, sunset.  I waited till most of the sun was obscured by clouds to lessen ...
  • Created discussion thread Fuji for beginners
    My nine year old Grandson came to visit.  The Bald Eagles weren't good enough for him.  He swiped my S1 and did these shots today, with very little interference from me. This younger generation. ...
  • With the Mode dial set to P at the bottom left of the screen is shutter speed.  Press the exposure compensation button on top of the camera.  You will see a lit ring highlighting which option is ...
  • Replied in Spot
    Mako 2011, thank you for your always expert advice.  Not to detract from the original post but is there a way to expand the exif here?
  • Definitely a fin or a flipper. Here's a still from the S1 video I took. Maybe a deceased Sea Lion? In the video when the fin/flipper is pointed toward the camera it is very thin and even seems to ...
  • These were taken near Coos Bay, Oregon.  It's a wonder there's any fish left out there.  My Grandson's  Fiance is a Marine Biologist/Student working for the University of Oregon near there.  I'm ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry bee
    First close up attempt.
    Placed 42nd in the challenge. First close up attempt.
  • Submitted a challenge entry a bug
    Front yard visitor.
    Placed 55th in the challenge. Front yard visitor.
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