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Monday, November 17, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

How fast

People sometimes ask me how fast my camera is. I answer: "It is fast. It takes five photos in a second with shutter speed up to 1/8000." What does this mean in real life? The illustration is below. These images were taken in a shadow at dusk at ISO 640 and speed of 1/2000. I could have probably achieved better result at 1/1600. This is a point and shoot sequence. What I did was to choose the settings i thought would be appropriate for the lighting conditions and the action that I was about to photograph, then wait, then follow the target and press and hold the button. The photos came out underexposed so I did some color correction in Photoshop. The newer DSLR models should be even faster, have better auto-focus and produce more detailed images.
Pacific Black Duck, Tasmania
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Be sure not to miss...


I'm creating a new label today – Be sure not to miss... With it I will tag posts that link to other posts on other nature blogs or sites. Every now and then I come across posts that I like so much and I think that visitors of my blog would like too...

And to start with, here's a link to a fantastic post about a Tawny Frogmouth family. Be sure not to miss it!

http://sandystraitsandbeyond.blogspot.com/2008/11/tawny-frogmouths.html

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Splash in focus

Silver Gull, Tasmania
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Monday, November 10, 2008

A free trip to New Holland (meal included)

New Holland Honeyeater, Tasmania
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Do you love Galahs?

I do! Let's see if you remember how to recognize the ladies from the gentlemen (gentleparrots to say...)
Galah, Tasmania
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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Promote PoAA! – a button for your blog or site


I've been thinking to create a promotional button for Portraits of Australian Animals for its anniversary, but then I didn't have the time. Now the button is ready and you can easily post it to your sites or blogs by copying and pasting the code below:

- plain clickable button

- clickable button in a box

Thank you for your support!