Druid's photography thread

Discussion in 'User Created Art' started by Druid of Lûhn, May 4, 2013.

  1. Emerlas

    Emerlas Emerz

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    wow Druid
    I've been to Scotland it's gorgeous
    great photos, you must have a nice camera to take such epic photos
     
  2. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Thank you girls :)

    Yes the second one is foxglove SJ. They had it all over the place and I even got a picture of a white variety.
    (now I can poison everybody with digitalis :devilspin)

    @Emerlas: the camera is what I like to call a semi-automatic: the lens is attached and the manual settings aren't as extensive as, say, a Canon 5D or whatever, but it's better than a simple point-and-shoot. The lens is amazing though, but to get pictures like that, I need to zoom in and stand back to reduce the depth of field (acting as a macro lens).
    It's a Nikon Coolpix P100.
     
  3. S.J. Faerlind

    S.J. Faerlind Flashlight Shadowhunter

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    and if we have heart disease, we might even thank you :D
     
  4. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Not when you see how much 1 portion is. I don't deal in small amounts.
     
  5. Taliesyn

    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    Ooh! He's a "dealer". :eek:
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Know your way around them do you? I haven't seen your name on the poison trade system though. My speciality is “rap oison”, which we drink in the “Pub of the Fellowship”. (Whoah, too much to process in one sentence there)
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Here are some pictures of roses that I took at the (famous?) David Austen Roses garden in the UK:
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  8. Julie

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    ^I've seen one of these with her feathers up,gorgeous, and much much bigger than I expected..
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    It's only the males that put their feather up for show.

    They had about 4 there, just wondering around the gardens, shop and terrace.
     
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    I second that emotion S.J.! Gorgeously romantic and pricelessly beautiful!
     
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    :)
    OMG Druid... those pics almost make me want to grow roses. I'll bet some of them smelled amazing!
     
  12. Druid of Lûhn

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    The whole place smelled really nice :)
     
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    :smurf:Now I'm jealous
     
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    wow, druid your camera sounds awesome and slightly complex at the same time
    I love the roses, gorgeous!!!
    :D:D
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Thanks :)

    As to the camera, it looks like a small DSLR with a fixed lens, that does zoom, but is controlled by a trigger (like a normal point-and-shoot).
    The ISO is limited between 160 and 32 000 I think, but with only few options between.
    Aperture f-stop varies from 2.8 to 8.0 and is controlled with a little scroll-wheel.
    Shutter-speed varies from 8 seconds to 1/2000 of a second and is also controlled by the scroll-wheel.
    White balance can be calibrated but the presets are awful.
    Flash is built in and its intensity can be changed, but it stays bright in one place and slightly bluish.
    Any lens addons can not be used (such as different lenses, filters, etc.)
    The focus, when set to manual, is controlled by buttons, which is horrible.
    It only takes JPEG pictures.

    I once shot with a proper DSLR and I was sooooo happy! My main grief is the focus on my camera, as when using manual focus and turning the thing on the lens is really good and accurate.
     
  16. Taliesyn

    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    That peacock is beautiful! We have one living in the CBD of our fair city, and it's a friendly thing! :)
     
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    ^ I thought they were always smug
     
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    I'm with Julie there! Peacocks are so full of themselves I'm surprised they haven't burst yet!
     
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    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    Ha ha! Well, this one seems to love people. It will come up and see if you have food. I never feed it though as that's not a good habit to encourage in an animal like this.
     
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    This one came up for the food, but it doesn't mean that it's not one of the most full-of-itself animals in the world.