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Pictures from the Galapagos

Postby IanKennedy » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:54 pm

A Masked Boobie:
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A Galapagos Owl:
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A male Frigate Bird:
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A female Frigate Bird:
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A Galapagos Sea Lion:
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A Blue Footed Boobie taking off:
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A Blue Footed Boobie in flight:
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A baby Sea Lion:
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A Galapagos Lava Gull:
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A naughty baby Sea Lion:
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A Sally Lightfoot Crab:
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A Marine Iguana:
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A Sea Turtle:
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A pile of Marine Iguanas:
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A Crested Heron eating a baby crab:
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A Blue Footed Boobie and Chick:
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A Masked Boobie:
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A baby Albatross:
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An adult Albatross in flight:
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A Galapagos Yellow Warbler:
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A Whimbrel :
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A Herron:
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A Plover:
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A Galapagos Giant Turtle:
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A Galapagos Giant Tortoise doing an impersonation of ET:
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The head of a Galapagos Giant Tortoise:
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A Galapagos Land Iguana:
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A Galapagos Land Iguana:
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A male Frigate Bird:
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Dinner time for a Galapagos Giant Tortoise:
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An inquisitive Galapagos Giant Tortoise:
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Another Galapagos Sea Lion:
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A Galapagos Gull:
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A Galapagos Swallow-tailed Gull:
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A very happy Marine Iguana:
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A Galapagos Swallow-tailed Gull:
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Another Land Iguana:
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A Galapagos Heron about to go fishing:
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Proof that they're really Marine Iguanas:
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Proof that they're really Marine Iguanas:
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Some Coral:
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Galapagos Penguins at the Equator:
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A Galapagos Hawk:
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A Galapagos Locust:
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See, I told you it was a penguin:
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The reason why they're called Masked Boobies.
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An immature Red Footed Boobie:
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The Galapagos Heron:
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A Red Footed Boobie:
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who can grip branches.
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A Tropic Bird:
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Re: Pictures from the Galapagos

Postby Teaos » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:10 pm

Looking at the bird in flight photos you must have one hell of a shutter speed and IS.
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Re: Pictures from the Galapagos

Postby IanKennedy » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:27 pm

Teaos wrote:Looking at the bird in flight photos you must have one hell of a shutter speed and IS.

Indeed, that last shot, for example, was taken at 1/3200th of a second at 200mm using f/2.8 with a four stop IS lens. Also worth noting, that is not a bird that hovers it moves very very quickly. That said IS only prevents motion of the camera not the subject, however, I took that shot from a Zodiac just like this.

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Needless to say I'm very happy with my new Camera £3900 well spent :)
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Re: Pictures from the Galapagos

Postby Teaos » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:40 pm

]Wow very nice, I just recently brought my girlfriend a Camera, a T3 Canon Rebel, a nice starter camera. comes with a standard 17-55mm wide angle lens.

I am planning on getting her This lens for Christmas. A 55-250mm, one of my astronomy friends say that in dark skys he can make out the moons of Jupiter with it and the phases of Venus.
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Re: Pictures from the Galapagos

Postby IanKennedy » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:10 pm

Teaos wrote:]Wow very nice, I just recently brought my girlfriend a Camera, a T3 Canon Rebel, a nice starter camera. comes with a standard 17-55mm wide angle lens.

I am planning on getting her This lens for Christmas. A 55-250mm, one of my astronomy friends say that in dark skys he can make out the moons of Jupiter with it and the phases of Venus.

The 55-250 will go well with that body and gives a nice range when coupled with the kit lens. I have this body:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-EOS-Mark-III-Body/dp/B007FGYZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354828304&sr=8-1

and 4 lenses. This was taken with this one:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-70-200mm-2-8-USM-Lens/dp/B0033567D8/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1354828383&sr=1-2
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Re: Pictures from the Galapagos

Postby Teaos » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:20 pm

I was tempted to go for the T3i or even the T4, but its her first real camera apart from point and shoots. She did a photography class for uni and knows all the features ect, so I thought this would be a good learning one before we went all out for a better one.

A hell of a kit you have.
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Re: Pictures from the Galapagos

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:50 pm

Ho-ly crap those are some gorgeous shots.
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Re: Pictures from the Galapagos

Postby IanKennedy » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:54 pm

Teaos wrote:I was tempted to go for the T3i or even the T4, but its her first real camera apart from point and shoots. She did a photography class for uni and knows all the features ect, so I thought this would be a good learning one before we went all out for a better one.

A hell of a kit you have.

Basically any SLR is going to be a massive step up from a P&S camera. Just in terms of options alone they take getting used to. You can always sell bodies and lenses on eBay if you want to upgrade. I started with a second hand 300D and worked up from there when I knew it I was interested enough to spend extra money.
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Re: Pictures from the Galapagos

Postby Tinadrin Chelnor » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:54 pm

They are some amazing photo's.
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Re: Pictures from the Galapagos

Postby Teaos » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:04 pm

Ian can you recommend any good books or websites that have user friendly advice on using these types of cameras?
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Re: Pictures from the Galapagos

Postby IanKennedy » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:25 pm

Here's an interesting shot for you:

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That is not a tail, or anything else solid, at the bottom of the photo. I managed to capture the bird mid-crap!
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Re: Pictures from the Galapagos

Postby IanKennedy » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:29 pm

Teaos wrote:Ian can you recommend any good books or websites that have user friendly advice on using these types of cameras?

http://www.digitalslrphoto.com/dslrbasics/ isn't bad as a starter guide.

Some useful tips: http://thomashawk.com/2006/04/10-tips-for-new-digital-slr.html
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Re: Pictures from the Galapagos

Postby Graham Kennedy » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:05 pm

It's worth noting here that those pics are rather scaled down. The originals are 5760 x 3840 pixels...
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Re: Pictures from the Galapagos

Postby IanKennedy » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:47 pm

GrahamKennedy wrote:It's worth noting here that those pics are rather scaled down. The originals are 5760 x 3840 pixels...

Indeed. Photobucket shrinks them when you upload. Here is an original, click the link to see it, you may have to zoom to full size:

http://www.ditl.org/EE6A5325.jpg
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