I wonder if I can shoot that bird (nah....it's too far)

Discussion in 'Superzoom Salon' started by Luke, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Luckily the UPS man showed up right before I was going to walk the dogs. So I put the battery in and grabbed a memory card and headed out to see what I could shoot on a miserable overcast day (the rains had just finished).

    So I looked across the street and wondered if I could shoot the bird I saw at the top of the tree that was maybe 50 yards away. Seemed pretty unlikely. Here's the view from the wide end of the zoom at24mm equiv. (I don't even think you can see the bird in this shot, but it is in the tallest tree in the middle of the frame (and please pardon my wonky horizon.....it's not meant to be a good photo...just to show the distance).
    14070809651_d839ec5dda_b. DSCF7008 by Luke Lavin, on Flickr

    And here's the view at 1000mm equiv......
    14070812111_2c477e34e9_b. DSCF7007 by Luke Lavin, on Flickr


    it's not exposed properly to tell what kind of bird it is. Maybe if I tweak it a bit and crop in a bit more I can tell for sure.
    14070835801_2a9e0025c9_c. DSCF7007crop by Luke Lavin, on Flickr


    Yup..... it's the American Robin (Turdus migratorius). It must mean that spring has arrived in Wisconsin.
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    :yahoo: Yahoo for spring - and for being able to zoom in to see Turdus migrators!

    You made it, Luke!
     
  3. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    We had a few snow flurries yesterday and the day before. I think I need to start migrating with those robins (and maybe push back the return timing).

    Holy cow, 1000mm? Have fun!
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I hear you and I don't even live up as far north as you, Kyle.

    Luke what lens is that?????
     
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    whoops... I forgot the vital stats. It's a Fuji HS50EXR. I'm trying to live without an interchangeable lens camera to keep my LBA at bay.
     
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  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Aha! Good for you, Luke.:thumbup:
     
  7. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Sweeeeet!

    Luke, feel the force within you . . . the power of the 1000mm lens.

    A warning: superzooms are addictive; there is no treatment and no 12-step program. My feeling is that wanting to be cured of superzoom addiction is like wanting to be cured of chocolate ice cream -- I just don't see the need.

    Congrats on the new camera; it looks like a winner.

    Cheers, Jock
     
  8. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Keep us up to date on how the HS50 goes, Luke.
     
  9. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Cool!
     
  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I'll also be interested, I'm still looking for a superzoom to replace my FZ100 :)
     
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  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I knew there was an estate sale just down the street today, but I didn't know what time it was going to open. I didn't feel like walking down there and waiting around so I grabbed the Fuji to see if I could read the sign. Here's the view out our bedroom window....
    13950634207_d2735c1f14_c. DSCF7020 by Luke Lavin, on Flickr

    There's a sign in the yard with the maroon minivan. Obviously not a quality shot through a double paned window and screen, but at least I know it doesn't start until 9 o'clock. Hopefully they bought some cool records in the 60s.
    13950696888_b90ba2e50e_c. DSCF7021 by Luke Lavin, on Flickr
     
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  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    You're such a stealthy fellow, Luke!!

    Let me know if you find "Old and In The Way".:biggrin:
     
  13. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I though I had found one at the store the other day when I ran across a box full of Dead LPs. 4 Garcia's, but not that one.
     
  14. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I'll keep the faith!
     
  15. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Boy that grass looks great - are they selling that as part of the Estate?

    ours is just a meadow

    They are advertising it well ahead - 5th August to 5th Oct - they must have a lot of stuff if they need two months!!!!!!

    but I suppose it is only two days each week
     
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  16. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Oh you Europeans and your wacky date formats. :tongue:

    The lawn does look nice, but I'd prefer a meadow. The estate sale was a total bust. They had a nice console stereo that worked, but I don't need another. And they only had 6 records total. They had a little Olympus infinity 35mm camera in a carrying case pretty cheap, but I resisted.
     
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