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« on: 04/07/2007 20:26:49 »
I took these photos this evening near the stables.





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« Reply #1 on: 04/07/2007 20:49:52 »
WOW WOW WOW!!! I love when the deer come round I just never have my camera ready! Terrific shots Doc! Terrific! You have a trrific Camera!

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« Reply #2 on: 04/07/2007 20:59:49 »
These were taken using my Fuji S5500. It's got a fabulous telephoto. I was at least 200yds from them. And I wasn't using a tripod; just holding the camera steady using a fast shutter speed.


I take my Fuji around with me practically everywhere & keep the Canon for specific shoots.
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« Reply #3 on: 04/07/2007 21:46:02 »
Thanks for the great photos!

That deer was aware of you even though you were over 200 yards away, amazing.

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« Reply #4 on: 04/07/2007 21:51:54 »
Thanks, Bernard. I'm pleased with that 1 of the young stag. As you said, he was obviously aware of me (or certainly appears to have been) even though I was that far away behind a bush.
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« Reply #5 on: 04/07/2007 22:19:18 »
These were taken using my Fuji S5500. It's got a fabulous telephoto. I was at least 200yds from them. And I wasn't using a tripod; just holding the camera steady using a fast shutter speed.


I take my Fuji around with me practically everywhere & keep the Canon for specific shoots.

It Takes Great pictures.. I know nothing about cameras.. Mine is supposed to do other stuff IE video etc.. but I don't know how to do it! I just learned how to erase them and upload them and I have had the camera almost a year now! LOL!~

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« Reply #6 on: 04/07/2007 22:22:30 »
What camera is it? I may be able to give you a few tips.

I'm a camera addict - still & video. I've got the Fuji, Canon EOS IID & a Samsung, another 1 I can't remember the make of that I use just for snapshots, a mini-cam the size of a matchbox, plus a Canon, a Sony & 2 Panasonic video cameras, 1 of which is broadcast quality.

I've got 4 full-size tripods including a Bilora fluid head with spirit level, mini-pods, clamp-pods, various spotlights & other gadgets.
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« Reply #7 on: 04/07/2007 23:26:27 »
It is a FUJI FINE PX 4.1 mega pixels
4 scene modes 3X optical zoom
anti glare LCDAnd a FUJINON zoom lens that says 3x6.4-19.2mm 1:3.3-5.5
Super CCD

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« Reply #8 on: 04/07/2007 23:43:54 »
Fujis are good cameras.

Is yours a point-and-shoot? If so, there should be a dial with symbols on it. The camera symbol is for ordinary pics and the video cam symbol for mpegs. That's all you need to know really.
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« Reply #9 on: 04/07/2007 23:45:35 »
Has no dials at all!

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« Reply #10 on: 04/07/2007 23:48:52 »
Oh. On-screen menu?
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« Reply #11 on: 04/07/2007 23:50:25 »
Yes on screen menu! It has all kind of settings on the back accessed through push button digital display, like a mini computer!you can set it for Auto, landscape, manual, portrait or movie as far as shooting mode goes!
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« Reply #12 on: 05/07/2007 00:06:02 »
I have had someone tell me I could by a zoom lens to add to my camera!

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« Reply #13 on: 05/07/2007 00:32:17 »
It sounds a bit like my Fuji. I've got all sorts of on-screen options for resolution, shutter speed, aperture, multi-shot, etc, but also got the selector dial. It's also got mpeg capability with sound & can be used as a webcam.
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« Reply #14 on: 05/07/2007 02:20:13 »
I know mine does movies etc. biut I don't know if it does sound! Maybe..LOL

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« Reply #15 on: 05/07/2007 06:10:18 »
Which model is it?
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« Reply #16 on: 05/07/2007 06:15:28 »
FinePix A 400

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« Reply #17 on: 05/07/2007 07:06:08 »
I don't think you get sound with those & I'm pretty sure you can't fit other lenses either.

This is my Fuji.







It's got sound for movies & voice memos (voice memos can be attached to photos), & there are additional lenses for it. There's a pop-up, 3-mode flash on the top.

The on;y difference between mine & the 1 in the pics is that I've got a 512MbXD card in mine & this 1 only has 128Mb which you can see in the side shot.
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« Reply #18 on: 05/07/2007 07:18:39 »
Morning Doc - I have 2 questions.....

Red deer or Roe?

and,

Did you consider the Canon D40 / D50 range? If you did, then what made you buy the Fuji?

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« Reply #19 on: 05/07/2007 07:23:26 »
Morning Doc - I have 2 questions.....

Red deer or Roe?

and,

Did you consider the Canon D40 / D50 range? If you did, then what made you buy the Fuji?

I believe they are red deer.

I chose the Fuji as it's under 200 and much higher spec than the D40/50.
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« Reply #20 on: 05/07/2007 07:23:56 »
P.S. Good morning to you, my dear chap
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« Reply #21 on: 05/07/2007 07:29:14 »
I'm looking to buy Em a camera for her B'day, and it would be along these lines. I'll have a look at the web again, but there any down-sides to the Fuji? My main requirement is the capacity to "turn on and shoot", and not have any of this crystal ball reading the some digitals require. Which lens is it? I'm after something that goes from 35 - 200 perhaps....

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« Reply #22 on: 05/07/2007 07:32:53 »
My only gripes with it are that it takes a while to set itself up after you switch it on (about 4-5 seconds) & there is no image stabilising facility. If you have it set to Auto mode, it'll take most shots just fine without any fiddling around. That's what I use 90% of the time. Check it out here...

http://www.trustedreviews.com/digital-cameras/review/2005/03/15/Fujifilm-FinePix-S5500/p1

The S5500 has now been superceded by the S6500 so I don't know if you can still get the S5500.
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« Reply #23 on: 05/07/2007 07:39:15 »
My only gripes with it are that it takes a while to set itself up after you switch it on (about 4-5 seconds)

Hmmmn, yes, this is exactly the thing that I want to avoid. With the old SLR's, it was never a problem. Is there not a stand-by mode so it's ready to go rather than a cold start?

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« Reply #24 on: 05/07/2007 07:40:59 »
MIne is not like those at ALL! It is a tiny digital Camera really small in comparison .. yours looks real! LOL Mine looks like a little silver toy! LOL

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« Reply #25 on: 05/07/2007 07:45:57 »
Here is mine!

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« Reply #26 on: 05/07/2007 07:55:20 »
My only gripes with it are that it takes a while to set itself up after you switch it on (about 4-5 seconds)

Hmmmn, yes, this is exactly the thing that I want to avoid. With the old SLR's, it was never a problem. Is there not a stand-by mode so it's ready to go rather than a cold start?

There's not a stand-by but you can turn off power save. That way it stays on but, obviously, gets through batteries quicker.

To be honest, it's not that much of a problem. Most digital cameras take at least 2-3 seconds to warm up & unless you've only got a couple of seconds to get the shot, it doesn't make a lot of difference.
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« Reply #27 on: 05/07/2007 07:56:05 »
Karen - my Samsung & the other 1 I can never remember the make of are like yours.
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« Reply #28 on: 05/07/2007 09:10:57 »
Did you buy it online? I've looked at a couple of online routes, and they seem to be a bit cheaper - is this your experience too?

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« Reply #29 on: 05/07/2007 09:35:42 »
Karen - my Samsung & the other 1 I can never remember the make of are like yours.

Cool. I bought mine at Kmart for about 269 .00

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« Reply #30 on: 05/07/2007 09:37:02 »
Did you buy it online? I've looked at a couple of online routes, and they seem to be a bit cheaper - is this your experience too?

No. I saw it in a shop & bought it on a whim.
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« Reply #31 on: 17/07/2007 13:24:13 »
I took these photos this evening near the stables.







Hey Doc! Have your deer been back and are they regular visitors to the pasture?

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« Reply #32 on: 17/07/2007 17:16:15 »
They seem to congregate in a field just down the road from the stables. I see them there 3-4 times a week.
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« Reply #33 on: 18/07/2007 23:22:46 »
That is cool. We have a Lot of deer around here. They are quite happy to eat my favorite roses! LOL

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« Reply #34 on: 18/07/2007 23:50:12 »
Poo !!..I did not have my camera with me this morning when I went fior a walk, but fortunately I happend to have my paints, brushes and easel with me and I managed to quickly render this image whilst walking through the local woods.

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« Reply #35 on: 19/07/2007 18:38:52 »
Poo !!..I did not have my camera with me this morning when I went fior a walk, but fortunately I happend to have my paints, brushes and easel with me and I managed to quickly render this image whilst walking through the local woods.



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« Reply #36 on: 19/07/2007 18:42:28 »
LOLOL !!...DR BEAVER !!!!!!!....*giggles and laughs*
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« Reply #37 on: 19/07/2007 18:55:46 »
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« Reply #38 on: 20/07/2007 02:17:54 »
Poo !!..I did not have my camera with me this morning when I went fior a walk, but fortunately I happend to have my paints, brushes and easel with me and I managed to quickly render this image whilst walking through the local woods.



LOL! Such a talented man you are!

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« Reply #39 on: 20/07/2007 02:19:52 »
Poo !!..I did not have my camera with me this morning when I went for a walk, but fortunately I happened to have my paints, brushes and easel with me and I managed to quickly render this image whilst walking through the local woods.



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WOW She is striking! LOL I bet when she nibbles everything stands still!

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« Reply #40 on: 20/07/2007 03:23:00 »
You say this are wild or in an enclosed area? We have about 5 deer that run around our house. Those were A LOT of deer!

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« Reply #41 on: 20/07/2007 09:40:16 »
They're on a large country estate.
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« Reply #42 on: 20/07/2007 14:06:12 »
Oh I see. Deer are purdy.

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« Reply #43 on: 20/07/2007 15:44:51 »
That last group are really handsome bucks! Quite Beautiful!

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« Reply #44 on: 20/07/2007 17:35:20 »
They're on a large country estate.

Are they annually erhhmm  "managed" ?
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« Reply #45 on: 20/07/2007 17:48:11 »
LOL LOL..Are you implying what I think you are??

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« Reply #46 on: 20/07/2007 17:49:52 »
*sheepy sneaks up to the deer and paints a target on one*
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« Reply #47 on: 20/07/2007 17:52:38 »
Yep I thought so Sheepy! LOL..LOL see your still messing around with graffiti! LOL For shame....For shame..LOL LOL

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« Reply #48 on: 20/07/2007 17:55:56 »
HAHA..

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« Reply #49 on: 20/07/2007 17:56:41 »
Yep I thought so Sheepy! LOL..LOL see your still messing around with graffiti! LOL For shame....For shame..LOL LOL

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