Hi all peeps


pandora

Link Posted 18/01/2009 - 20:23
Hi everyone my name is Carole, my technique is basically point and shoot. Well I do know some technical stuff about my cameras capabilities but Wildlife has a habit of not posing for you (Try asking a golden eagle to hang around so you can get your tripod up or find a post to put your bean bag on!!) My new yearís resolution is to be more patient!! After seeing some of the pictures in the gallery and on posts in the forums, I feel I would like to achieve better pictures most of the time instead of some of the time. Saying that photography to me is a fun hobby so I am not looking for professional standard in my pictures just some I can say oh yes thatís a blue throated whatever instead of oh yes thatís a bird!!.
K5,Pentax DA*300mm,Pentax HD DA 560mm.

Hyram

Link Posted 18/01/2009 - 21:27
Welcome Carole.

Wildlife is certainly a tricky subject and very often you have to accept what you get, making a mental note to try again another day.

I am sure that even the really expert wildlife photographers on the forum will confirm that the numbers of photographs discarded can be very high.
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T

Hardgravity

Link Posted 18/01/2009 - 21:58
Welcome to the forum, from another frustrated bird photographer.

most of my bird shots are ' wozzat' ones!
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

Pothers

Link Posted 18/01/2009 - 21:59
Hello Carole and welcome to the forum
Steve
K20D, DA16-45mm f4, M 50mm f1.7, M 28mm f3.5 & Tamron 70-300
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pothers/

pandora

Link Posted 18/01/2009 - 22:17
Thank you for the warm welcome,I am glad I am not on my own with these unresponsive birdies
K5,Pentax DA*300mm,Pentax HD DA 560mm.

hefty1

Link Posted 18/01/2009 - 22:51
Hello Carole and welcome to the forum
Joining the Q

misiek_knm

Link Posted 18/01/2009 - 23:29
Hello Carole, and welcome.
Don't worry, I even don't shoot (either way) wildlife, mostly they are my family pictures - and still my photos are far from being 'really good' But working on that!
Kind regards,
Michal R. Hoffmann
K20D, DA 16-45mm, A 50mm F/1:1.4, DA 55-300mm; flash Pentax AF240Z

Greytop

Link Posted 18/01/2009 - 23:50
Hi Carole,

welcome to the forum, it's a fun hobby for me too
Regards Huw

flickr

user_removed

Link Posted 19/01/2009 - 00:06
Hello Carole,Welcome to the forum
Best wishes
Last Edited by user_removed on 19/01/2009 - 00:07

rpk20d

Link Posted 19/01/2009 - 00:23
Hobbyist here too!

Welcome
For the love of all things photogenic!

Pentax K20D | Pentax SMC II DA ALII 18 - 55 | Sigma 400mm AF f5.6 | Fisheye wanted for play time!

Centon K100 | Centon 50 / 1.7 | Centon 70 - 210 /4.0 - 5.6 (for my now retired film SLR).

Steve O

Link Posted 19/01/2009 - 08:56
Hello Carole, and welcome.
Steve
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Keep your words soft and nice in case you have to eat them.

ttk

Link Posted 19/01/2009 - 12:51
Welcome Carole,
You will enjoy it here.
Tel,

TGK

Link Posted 19/01/2009 - 14:35
Hi and welcome
Tracey
K100D Super,DA 55-300.
CS3

Roscoe

Link Posted 19/01/2009 - 15:41
pandora wrote:
Hi everyone my name is Carole, my technique is basically point and shoot. Well I do know some technical stuff about my cameras capabilities but Wildlife has a habit of not posing for you (Try asking a golden eagle to hang around so you can get your tripod up or find a post to put your bean bag on!!) My new yearís resolution is to be more patient!! After seeing some of the pictures in the gallery and on posts in the forums, I feel I would like to achieve better pictures most of the time instead of some of the time. Saying that photography to me is a fun hobby so I am not looking for professional standard in my pictures just some I can say oh yes thatís a blue throated whatever instead of oh yes thatís a bird!!.

Hello Carole,

Welcome to our forum,

Peter,
K20D SMC DA 18-55mm, SMC DA 55-300mm

mr.mellow

Link Posted 19/01/2009 - 17:38
Hello Carole and Welcomejust enjoy yourself.
The older I get the faster I was.
Dave
K-3 II, K10D, DA16-85, DA*50-135, DA12-24, DA18-55, DA 50, Sigma EX DG 70mm Macro, Sigma 70-300mm, Sigma DG 120-400mm APO HSM.
Metz 58 AF-1.

My Flickr link
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