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#81 cor

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:11 AM

Alex, Canon's dont have a timelapse mode in-camera. You'd need to use a remote trigger, which could have worked but I think Phil didnt bring one. The nikon shooters at the dragons (Julian and myself) could use the in-camera intervalometer. Maybe he should have used video mode.. oh well, next time.

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#82 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:02 AM

Thanks guys, hadn't realised.

Is there any reason for a Nikon user to buy an intervalometer? Battery life, more flexibility etc? Sounds like a cool gadget.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:45 PM

Thanks guys, hadn't realised.

Is there any reason for a Nikon user to buy an intervalometer? Battery life, more flexibility etc? Sounds like a cool gadget.

Alex


I use one when I want to take images longer than 30 secs. I shoot my star trails shots at 2mins per frame so I use it for that. It is a cool gadget.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 05:24 PM

Alex: some possiblities:

1. you can shoot more than 30 seconds per frame, as Julian stated
2. you can do >999 image timelapses
3. you can do more complex things like, "wait 2 minutes and then take a 1-minute exposure every 5 minutes for 1000 exposures"
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:05 PM

I think the main reason to have one is +30s exposures. Gotta have one if you do startrails. I bought both my d2x and d7000 versions on ebay for < $20.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:54 PM

Yeah - that 30 seconds thing would have been useful yesterday! Shooting waves at dusk - and hit the 30 second limit. Alex

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:12 PM

Here are a couple of photos demonstrating the correct technique to use when taking photos of venomous, large wild animals. Note the athletic body poised like a coiled spring ready to run away at the first sign of danger.
This also demonstrates the highly technical specifications of the pole cam.

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Sorry Cor, are these yours or Phil's?
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:12 PM

Glad I was able to document the proper technique. Please also note the pink, leisure-themed shorts, specifically designed to mesmerize said large, venomous animal and distract its attention from the camera stuck in its face :D

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Edited by philsokol, 06 December 2011 - 09:19 PM.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:58 PM

Glad I was able to document the proper technique. Please also note the pink, leisure-themed shorts, specifically designed to mesmerize said large, venomous animal and distract its attention from the camera stuck in its face :)

Phil



The shorts obviously worked Phil. They attacked you not me! :D
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 06:31 AM

I think it was the glare from my head!
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 06:48 AM

And there was I thinking you guys were fearless photogs getting right up close to those dinosaurs! :D

Polecam... of course.

Great photos! I particularly liked Frank's Turtle shot up close. Were most of the supermacro from the komodo area?

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 12:35 PM

Hello, all. I've been continuing to post pictures from this trip over at Google+. When I'm done with the complete album, I'll post them all somewhere and leave a final link. It's been fun to post pictures, one by one, with a short story about each.

gee13: we had supermacro nearly everywhere we went. The ocean was, for some reason, full of tons of tiny things while were there.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 12:40 PM

Here are a few more:

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 09:52 AM

I finally got a gallery from the trip up:

http://www.philsokol...lor-Komodo-1111

Happy holidays to all!

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:57 PM

I realy like the moray eel....


Here's a few of mine. Some more when Im home.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 12:04 PM

I finally got a gallery from the trip up:

http://www.philsokol...lor-Komodo-1111

Happy holidays to all!

Phil, you are the king of yawning fish!
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:03 PM

Phil - the second shot in your gallery is a jaw dropper. Just outstanding! I am still waiting to see one yawn....very jealous

And that purple/red'ish Rhino must have been spectacular to see!

Very jealous of the trip and of your great gallery;

Cheers,

Steve

Edited by Stephen H., 21 December 2011 - 04:05 PM.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 11:15 AM

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 03:33 AM

Great stuff, as always.

Eric, did you use Fotomagico or FCP X for slideshow? You mentioned Final Cut, but did edit video then export it for Fotomagico?

Edited by scorpio_fish, 02 January 2012 - 03:34 AM.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:17 AM

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Mate you must have super bionic eyes because it took me few minutes to see it in the most magnified picture!!!!

The trip looked awesome and great pics!!!

Edited by johnjvv, 02 January 2012 - 04:20 AM.