DAP MV

DAP MV

Lives in United States Silicon Valley, CA, United States
Joined on Jun 6, 2015

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  • Thanks, Sherm. The info is definitely useful. You're right, though, we're getting into a "will it work or not" problem. Does anybody have any experience with the flash rings and P1000/P950? The ...
  • I would like to start a discussion about using a camera built-in flash for macro pictures. The best opinion about the issue defined above is: DON'T! The camera built-in flash encapsulates all ...
  • Firstly, a correction: In my previous post I let a grammar error slip in. The correct sentence should, of course, be "... if I posted a picture ... , Sherm would...". This is what happens when you ...
  • Let's put it this way: if I posted a picture of copulating spiders (which I have in my collection of spider pictures, and which can be find in almost every book about spiders), Sherm will ban me ...
  • This is interesting... When I post a picture of two lizards which seem to be in love only because of human misconception (since we are misinterpreting the situation anthropomorphizing), I am ...
  • Replied in Me, again.
    Sorry to hear it, Rat. At least the worst is over by now. (Always look for a bright side of life…) It’s good to hear from you again. Hang in there and keep posting.
  • Created discussion thread Couple in love
    We had a few hot days in the Bay Area, with temperatures topping 100F. When you go hiking in such a weather you can see a lot of reptiles sunbathing. Some of them in weird positions. These two ...
  • I am assuming this is a tomato from your garden. What the heck did you use to fertilize it ?!!! Seriously, though, great composition. Cool picture. I have a small collection of degenerated lemons ...
  • Created discussion thread Love is in the air
    Here is a picture violating all my rules of posting: not enough that its quality leaves much to be desired, the picture is cropped. My line of defense: the spiders were really small... Here you see ...
  • Created discussion thread Special event
    At the back entrance to one of the parks in Palo Alto there is a small area which people used to use as a parking blocking access to the gate, so a few years ago they posted a sign "No parking, ...
  • Really cool pictures. Especially the first one. Please share some details on the technique you used to take them. I am interested, because many years ago (I believe, Coolpix P900 times) I put ...
  • Replied in Sad puppy eyes
    Thank you, Augustin. Cool dragonfly, cool shot, cool story! I read in at least two places about insects and spiders coming to life after being soaked in alcohol--but I'm not sure whether it was ...
  • Created discussion thread Sad puppy eyes
    Before getting to the conclusion of this post I have to build a context. Hence, sorry for the long intro. In general, there are three ways of photographing insects and arachnids. 1. Approach animal ...
  • The first two pictures show incredible details of this, as you said, underrated bird. Great capture! Quoting Ansel Adams: The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.
  • Created discussion thread Goslings
    Goslings of Canada goose. We sleep in the sun and have you and your pictures in... well, you can see yourself where. Go away!
  • Created discussion thread Look like vegetation
    Spiders are in reality timid creatures, especially at this time of the year, when they are young, small, and vulnerable. They try to blend into environment and hide from predators. The two ...
  • It might help if you posted a sample of the video so other could see what it looks like. Two things that come to mind are: 1. P1000 has contrast based autofocus system. I observed many times that ...
  • From my experience, adjusting focus by changing camera position in respect to the subject is a must, but you can do it in autofocus mode, too. I have autofocus set such that it continuously adjusts ...
  • Very nice, especially the first one. A word of advice: in situation like in the second picture, focus on the eye. You can narrow down the focus area in the frame from the menu. Then, in most cases, ...
  • To summarize it in one word: exclusively. I always shoot raw+jpg. You will find sample shots in every one of my posts pertaining to P950 and P1000. During post processing most often I use: Adobe ...
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