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    The small sensor/ultrazoom/bridge etc thread

    Cheers for that Alby. That is a cracking shot of a Hoverfly, just goes to show what these FZ cameras can do. Looks like you have a few more FZ years experience than me! I got my 1st FZ camera a decade ago. I bought the FZ28, i was seduced by its 18x optical zoom! But way back then i should have...
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    The small sensor/ultrazoom/bridge etc thread

    No problems Dan, if i can offer some advice on the FZ330, then its all good (although ive only been shooting with it for just a year) so my experience might be limited. I suppose you could run the FZ330 along side your FZ82, use the massive zoom/reach of the FZ82 for birding, an use an FZ330...
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    The small sensor/ultrazoom/bridge etc thread

    A couple of great IR images here Alby, that ole FZ38 did well.
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    The small sensor/ultrazoom/bridge etc thread

    Another example of why i like the "tiny, puny" 12 megapixel sensor of the FZ330!! Back in June, i was shooting images of Marbled White butterflies, it was close to 6.45pm, the sun had gone behind the clouds, an i had to shoot into the light. Because of the conditions, i dropped the shutter speed...
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    The small sensor/ultrazoom/bridge etc thread

    Good idea for a thread...I too, thought about storming the "High End Bridge Camera" thread...but with my puny little tiny sensor FZ330, i probably wouldnt have been accepted;) Ive been shooting with Panny FZ small sensor cameras for a decade now(along side other systems like - Nikon DX/FX, Nikon...
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    "Panasonic G series" Owners Thread

    Thanks for the comment. I use both canon 250 an 500D close up filters. These filters are easier to use, than the Raynox 250/150's, because the magnification on the 250D/500D is not as great as the Raynox lens. I only really use Raynox lenses, when im shooting much smaller subjects. For larger...
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    "Panasonic G series" Owners Thread

    Great session Tuesday evening for Butterflies. Female Marbled White Butterfly. No cropping to image. Panny G80/12-60mm/250D close up filter, shot at 49mm. Handheld, AF, Jpeg. f/5.6, 1/100, ISO 640. Time - 9.01pm!...sun was setting. Female Marbled White Butterfly, at sunset. No cropping. by...
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    Wild Adder at home with added shots

    Another nice shot Alf. Is he a "reptile man", ive never heard of him, to be fair, why should I have! ;) Anyway, back to your Adder, the blue hue to the belly/lower body scales, suggests that she is on her way to sloughing/shedding her skin(hence her darker appearance). Once she "sheds" she will...
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    Wild Adder at home with added shots

    Great images Alf, a good find...and a fantastic snake/adder. These beautiful snakes can be very addictive ;) Im wondering who told you this snake is a male?!...because although im no expert on Vipera berus (adders) I would say this is a female all day long. Male pattern colouration is generally...
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    Adonis Blues...electric, stunning...one of our best in UK.(extra images added).

    Oh, I see Dave, a fair bit of travelling involved then. Im a lazy photographer, as in - if it aint local to me, then I don't generally make the effort. However, a few years ago, when we had an influx of Long Tailed Blues in the country, I did make the effort...I drove a 120 mile round trip...
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    A couple of Broad-Bodied Chaser shots

    A couple of nice images. Im still waiting for Odonata activity to start in my garden, they are a bit late this year?!
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    Feeding bees

    Interesting observation Alf, well spotted.
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    Some Recent goings on

    Great selection here, nice one.
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    Adonis Blues...electric, stunning...one of our best in UK.(extra images added).

    Thanks for that Alf. I had a great session on that day. Im thinking of going out this afternoon/evening, its too sunny/hot here in Kent right now (the butterflies will be way too active!!) so hopefully, some clouds will roll in later, an i'll get lucky. ;)
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    "Panasonic G series" Owners Thread

    Female Adonis Blue Butterfly, image is not cropped at all. Panny G80/45-150mm/500D close up filter...shot at 150mm. f/8, ISO 250, 1/400. Handheld, Jpeg, Autofocus, no flash. Female Adonis Blue Butterfly. No cropping. by Tort Man, on Flickr
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